About Us

Introduction

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.

The BRF is a highly competitive meet for all regional athletes strategically timed to serve as an instrumental competition in the peak preparation of athletes targeting their local interschool championships, the CARIFTA Games, World Junior Games and beyond.
This action packed day is filled with relays for all divisions from the primary school aged child competing in U13,  through secondary/high school categories – U13 U15  U17  U20 to Tertiary institutions/clubs as well as the master’s athletes
Relay distances cater to the athletes of all distances. These include the distance medley, Swedish medley 4×200, 4×800 relays in addition to the popularl 4X100m and showcase 4x400m.
The unique nature of this event creates the ambiance and energetic pulse of international competition with the vibe of the Caribbean carnival spirit , sportsmanship and the epitome of wholesome  family FUN and regional sports entertainment.

 

Mission

To attain 100% participation from across the Caribbean through school representation from every Caribbean territory.

To advance the development of regional athletes through hosting of  a highly competitive inter regional schools athletics competition.

Rational

  • 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.