The below information is provided in good faith and based on the best information available from the organizers.
Check the event website or social media pages or contact the organizers for further information.


The next Run246 Newsletter will be published in early April.

BARBADOS has now moved to STAGE 3, further restricting the interaction of people outside of their homes.

"No person shall host or attend a private party, sporting event, meetings of social clubs, civic organization etc."


Please see below last week's message from BFIT (Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes) and ITU (International Triathlon Union).

Barbados is now in Stage 2, we ask all triathletes in Barbados to refrain from group training and generally exposing yourself to large groups in general in order to stop/slow the spread and potentially overwhelming our healthcare system, please do not take this lightly.  Remember an 14 ounces of prevention is worth 365 pounds of cure.

"The current situation regarding Coronavirus will affect everyone in many ways.  There is a wealth of advice that can be considered.  Here is the perspective of World Triathlon regarding coaches and athletes:

  • Follow the guidance from your own official government or region.  Advice may be specific to the region where you are and so it is not necessarily the same the world over.
  • Our first priority should be to our own and the greater community health.  This must take precedence over training and competition.  In any event, most if not all competition has been cancelled or postponed indefinitely.
  • Ensure you follow guidance from reputable official sources such as:
  • Anxiety and stress levels are likely to be much higher for many people, consider the use of non-contact ways of communication such as Skype/Zoom/Telephone/Social Media to keep contact, maintain good humour and aim to reduce stress levels in individuals.

According to the experiences of countries, where the COVID-19 outbreak is already in an advanced stage, the most important protective measure has proved to be social distancing. Travelling is already restricted in many parts of the world, but still there are many people moving internationally. Due to the relatively long, variable length incubation period of the virus and the fact that during the incubation period individuals are free from symptoms (asymptomatic) but can still spread the disease the risk is present worldwide and is/can spread quickly, even in territories which have no confirmed cases yet.

For this reason World Triathlon Development suggests the following measures to all National Federations, athletes and coaches regarding all activities other than qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games:

  • Take individual responsibility to stop spreading the virus and strictly follow local governmental guidelines.
  • Suspend national competitions, as these usually involve hundreds of participants including: athletes, coaches, organisers, officials, visitors, contractors, etc. sometimes with extensive travelling of many.
  • Suspend all travel.
  • Cancel other gatherings, including training camps, group training sessions, courses and seminars, social meetings, etc.
  • Make health and immune system maintenance the top priority instead of performance training.
  • From group sessions and face-to-face coaching shift to individual home training.
  • Stop physical exercises immediately if there is any concern regarding health and consult a doctor. 
  • Provide extended coaching support to athletes by adjusting their training plans, giving them guidance and offering advice being aware of the psychological stress of the uncertainty surrounding them."
BFIT wishes our community and the Barbados public health and wellness during these uncertain times.    If anyone should have questions about what you should be doing feel free to email us.  If you suspect you have the virus or have been exposed to the virus you should call the COVID 19 hotline 536-4500.

Yours truly,
--
BARBADOS FEDERATION OF ISLAND TRIATHLETES (BFIT)
c/o P.O. Box 31
Barbados Olympic Association
Garfield Sobers Gymnasium & Sports Centre
Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados

ALL Upcoming Events have been CANCELLED

21 March 2020 - 4:00pm - First Base 5K Run/Walk (Road) - STATUS UNCLEAR, LIKELY CANCELLED

28 March 2020 - 6:00am - De Heart Uh Barbados 10K and 5K Walk (Road) - CANCELLED

28 March 2020 - 3:30pm - BAR 10K Team Cross Country Challenge (Road and Trail) - POSTPONED

29 March 2020 - 3:30pm - Ray Bayley Celebrity Mixed Relay Triathlon (Triathlon) - POSTPONED

29 March 2020 - 4:00pm - DEM Tsunami Awareness 5K Run/Walk (Road) - POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER

5 April 2020 - 4:00pm - Melanie Kristin Price Foundation 5K Run and Walk (Road) - STATUS UNCLEAR, LIKELY CANCELLED

1 May 2020 - 6:00am - Hill Challenge 21.1km Run/Hike (mostly trail) CANCELLED - Training Runs, click here for info


Past Events

8 March 2020 - 3:30pm - RBC/UWI Race for the Kids 5K Run and Walk (Road)

23 February 2020 - 4:15pm Holetown Festival 5K Run (Road)


23 February 2020 - 6:00am Coverly 5K Run/Walk (Road) - RESULTS

22 February 2020 - 3:00pm BAR 5K Mixed Terrain Run (Road and Trail) - RESULTS

22 February 2020 - 4:00pm Guyanese Association of Barbados 5K Run/Walk (Road) - RESULTS

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Useful Links for other running and hiking activities in Barbados:

Road Races:  Ufukuzo Barbados Race Calendar 2020 (1st edition 2 January 2020 by Eric Clarke / Ufukuzo Road Racing Club)
                        Elite Sports Race Calendar (www.elitesports02.com)

Hiking:            Barbados Hiking Association Events Calendar 2020 - free hikes, more info on BHA/National Trust Hikes on BajanThings
                             Barbados Hiking Association Facebook Group - free hikes
                        Trail Blazers Barbados Facebook Group - free hikes
                        Xtreme Hikers Barbados Facebook Page - public hikes are free, private hikes can be arranged for a fee
                        Xtreme Hikers Barbados Instagram
                        Bajan Fusion Facebook Page - various fitness and healthy living related activities (fee)
                        Bajan Fusion Instagram Page

Hashing:         Barbados Hash House Harriers - every Saturday (3:30pm), Bank Holiday (11:00am) and Full Moon (7:00pm)


Obstacles:      Barbados Adventure Race - multiple events throughout the year  - Tune into: The BAR Cast: Android - Apple
                        Barbados Ninja Throwdown

General Info on Barbados:       Bajan Things  (William Burton sharing Bajan History, Folklore, etc.)