The Barbados Relay Fair is a one of a kind event unmatched in energy, athletic talent and competitiveness unlike any other event in the Eastern Caribbean.
To attain 100% participation from across the Caribbean through school representation from every Caribbean territory.
- This is a novel sports tourism product that has been consistently growing over the last 10 years in attracting increased overseas teams to visit Barbados whilst attracting thousands of local spectators.
- The Caribbean is unified in no greater way after cricket than through its track and field successes. The successes of Jamaican Caribbean athletes in the Beijing Olympic games 2008 and more recently of Grenadian gold medallist Kirani James in the 2012 London Olympic Games speaks to the wealth of talent and potential of Caribbean youth.
- As Barbados continues to make strides towards the development of sports and their professional athletes such as Olympians 100m bronze medallist Obadele Thompson and 5th place finalist in the 110m hurdles Ryan Brathwaite structured developmental programs for athletes serve to stimulate interest in the sport and celebrate the achievements of all athletes in Barbados.
- The relay fair incorporates invaluable young talent, the spirit of true sportsmanship and competitive competition in a highly entertaining carnival of Caribbean cultures and sport to foster the development of regional talent to take Barbados and the Caribbean to the world.