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See You at the Finish Line: Run Barbados Weekend 2018

by Karen Rollins Dec 3, 2018

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The annual Run Barbados Marathon Weekend will hit the road from Friday 7th December – Sunday 9th December 2018 and this year more runners than ever from around the region, and the world, are expected to take part.

The weekend begins as always with the Friday Night Fun Mile starting and ending on the Bay Street Esplanade. This year’s mile has been split into five competing races including a fun race for costume runners, Junior Girls under 15 and Junior Boys under 15.

Local MC and comedian Mac Fingall will again provide commentary during the event and prizes will be given for first, second and third place in all categories as well as best dressed couple, most original costume and best dressed group of five or more people.

Runners and spectators can also register for the post-race ‘All you can Eat’ pasta buffet which costs $18 (US) and starts at 7pm. There’ll be eight different choices of pasta and a DJ to keep everyone entertained.

On Saturday 8th December, runners will assemble for the 5k walk in aid of the Substance Abuse Foundation, 5k run and 10k race. These events are preceded at 3.30pm by a warm-up session with popular fitness instructors.

Everyone is welcomed to join the ‘beach party’ atmosphere which will start at 3pm and continue throughout the 5k and 10k events with food and drink and a DJ playing Caribbean music.

On Sunday 9th December at 5am the half-marathon and marathon runners will take centre stage. The route for these races goes along the Esplanade through Bridgetown and past the scenic west coast of the island up to St James.

The race loops before competitors finish back on the Bay Street Esplanade – marathon runners will complete two laps of the half-marathon course.

All finishers for every race during the weekend will receive a commemorative medal and the chance to boast of being in one of the Caribbean’s most long-standing and highly-anticipated running events.

Visit the Run Barbados Facebook page for more details – see you at the finish line!