Run Barbados

Barbados is happy to host people who are on the move.

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. is promoting December’s Run Barbados festival, which features a 5K, 10K and half-marathon running races, a celebration of athleticism in a destination best known for its sun-splashed beaches.

Long-running Run Barbados attracts Canadians and others eager to lace up their running shoes in warm weather as winter weather sets in in northern climes.

“I think Run Barbados has been a very attractive option for Canadian runners,” says Peter Mayne, who oversees Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.’s Canadian office. “We’re trying to position this as the best way to end your year of running – end with the best.

“It remains a staple on the calendar,” he says. “We want to show how the island is able to put together this world-class event.”

The Canada Running Series, which organizes running races across this country, is involved with Run Barbados.

Runners of all levels are invited to participate.

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc is hosting a contest that will see s travel agent from this country win a five-night trip for two to Barbados during Run Barbados. They can participate if they wish but Mayne adds they don’t have to.

However, if the winner is a non-runner he or she is welcome to be watching alsongside course routes, getting a “feel for the whole atmosphere,” Mayne continues.

The winner will stay at the Courtyard by Marriott, found on the southern part of the island.

For the full story, check out this week’s digital edition of Canadian Travel Press