Great Train Run/Hike

The Colin Hudson Memorial Great Train Hike is held annually on the third Sunday in February. The total distance is about 41 Km (about 25 miles).

The hike starts at 6:00am at Independence Square in Bridgetown, although some groups start as early as 4:00am.

The hike is organized by the Barbados Hiking Association (BHA) with the support of the Barbados National Trust.

The 2024 Great Train Hike will take place on Sunday 18 February 2024

Hikers should contact the BHA at

The latest information can be found in the BHA Facebook Group. While efforts will be made to mark the entire route, it is recommended that you join one of the groups or accompany someone who is familiar with the route.

Runners should contact

History of the Great Train Run

In 2010, Ufukuzo Road Running Club member Ralf Luther ran the entire route, starting at Independence Square in Bridgetown at 4:30 am and finishing in Belleplaine at just after 8:30 am. Jerry Harewood (stages 1 and 2), Winston Mascoll (stages 3, 4, 5 ,6, 7 and 8), Vaughn Renwick (stages 5, 6, 7 and 8) and Paulina Valencia (stage 8) provided support on various sections of the route. 2010 Pictures

In 2011, Ralf was joined by Ufukuzo members Winston Mascoll and Andre Procope on the entire route, with Victor Henken (stages 1, 2 and 8) and Vaughn Renwick (stages 5, 6, 7 and 8) providing support.

They started at 4:30 am finished at just after 9:00 am in Belleplaine. 2011 Pictures

Vaughn's blog  entry of his experience in 2011.

In 2012, Winston and Ralf were joined by Ufukuzo members Lidia, Paulina and Roger (his first run beyond 20 miles) and Trinidadian visitors John (a veteran of 37 marathons) and Curtis (first run beyond 16 miles). For a third year in a row, Vaughn ran Stages 5, 6, 7 and 8. This year also saw Danielle (Stages 1, 3 and 8), Lauren, Dawn and Mark (Stages 3, 4 and 5), Rachel (Stages 3 and 4), Carla (Stages 4, 5, 6 and 7) and Eric (Stages 5, 6 and 7) running some sections of the route.

2012 Pictures

Lauren's blog entry for 2012.

2013 Pictures by Franz Philips

Past Events

Great Train Hike 2023

Great Train Hike 2021/2022 - cancelled

Great Train Hike 2020 - non-competitive

Great Train Run 2019 - non-competitive

Great Train Run 2016 - non-competitive

Great Train Run 2014 - non-competitive

Great Train Run 2013 - Race for individuals and teams