The course starts near V C Bird International Airport on the Atlantic Ocean side of the island. You will be able to feel the cool ocean breeze blowing across your face at the starting line in all the excitement as the race about to begin.
Except for a few slight elevations to give you a challenge, the course is basically flat. You will go from the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea and be able to look out at sea as you run. You will pass by the American University of Antigua, (Medical School) through Hodges Bay , then into Cedar Grove. Runners will then have the opportunity to run through St. John’s, the capital of Antigua, passing through local markets and past historic sites. The finish line is at beautiful Fort James Beach on the Caribbean Sea, where you can run right into the ocean! How’s that for a post-race cool down?
WATER/AID STATIONS AND MEDICAL SUPPORT
Water/Aid stations will be placed every mile of the race and you will have a choice of water or Gatorade at each station. We will have spotters along the race course wearing marked T-shirts to provide First Aid in the event of anyone needing help. Medical personnel will also be present along the route to ensure that all runners are provided with quality first aid care. FREE emergency care and ambulance will be provided for any runner at our modern hospital. The Mount St. John’s Medical Center.
TIMING AND RESULTS
The course will be open for four (4) hours to accommodate the half-marathoners and those who would like to walk it and receive our finisher’s medal. Any registered person has the option to walk the course if they choose to. However, they must maintain an average of 18.1 minutes to the mile to finish in time. Those who are unable to complete the race within the specified time will not get an official race medal or results and will be picked up along the course and brought to the Finish Line.
The OASIS Purified Water Antigua & Barbuda Half-Marathon is a chip-timed event. We will be using the services of an international race management company using Chronotrack timing system to track our results. The race will be held on a very high standard. The complete race results will be updated and posted and will be available immediately at the conclusion of the event.
All persons who complete the race within the four hours cut off time will receive a finishers medal. In addition awards are given to the top 3 males and females overall finishers in the event. The Governor General will present the Antiguans & Barbudans, the top three males and females over 40 and the top three males and females under 40 award. One person could receive more than one award. The Prime Minister will present the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the fastest overall runner. Could this be you?
Once you have been registered there will be no refund for cancellation, no exceptions. This means that you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate after we have received your entry. No one will be allowed to use another person’s BIB, so you may not give or sell it to anyone else.