EASTERN CARIBBEAN CHALLENGE 2019
7 MARATHONS - 6 COUNTRIES - 1 WEEK CRUISE
After the success of the Western & Southern Caribbean Challenges, we have now launched another marathon challenge with 6 new countries.
All events will be professionally managed by local authorities on each Island. The entire series is approved by Marathon Globetrotters and all finishers will receive accreditation from the club.
The events will take place in Guadeloupe, British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Dominica, St. Vincent and Martinique. The Eastern Caribbean Challenge is designed to accommodate every kind of runner and walker. Participants will get a chance to explore the islands, meet like-minded adventure-athletes, and soak in the sights and sounds of each destination. Not only that, the comfort of being on a luxury cruise ship will allow participants to relax and enjoy the evenings with family and friends. Runners & walkers can choose any distance they like ranging from 5K, 10K, half marathon to full marathon.
DATES: Mar 7 - 15, 2019
LOCATIONS: Guadeloupe, British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Dominica, St. Vincent and Martinique.
CRUISE PACKAGES: We have the following prices locked in till Oct 11, 2018.
INTERIOR STATE ROOM: USD 579.29 pp based on twin sharing.
OCEAN VIEW STATE ROOM: USD 724.29 pp based on twin sharing.
There are only 30 spots available and are guaranteed to fill up quickly. Interested participants would need to complete the RESERVATION FORM below. A deposit of USD 500.00 per cabin is required to reserve the spot on the cruise ship with the final payment due on November 1, 2018.
MARATHON PACKAGE: USD 895.00 per person. This includes one night accommodation in Guadeloupe (twin sharing), transfer from hotel to cruise ship, swag (includes T-shirt & Cap), race entry fee for all 7 professionally managed events by local organizers, medals for each event, welcome reception, credits on cruise ship and other activities. For full details, please read the "INCLUDED & FAQ" section below.
DAY 4 – Sunday 10 March 2019 – Garden Bay Marathon - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
The cruise will dock at the Torotola port at 8:00 am. Upon disembarking, we will start the race at 8:30 am on a 5.275km out and back course. Enjoy the fresh breeze as you navigate your way through the beautiful island. Runners would have till 5:00 pm to complete the race.
DAY 5 – Monday 11 March 2019 – Quartier d'Orleans Marathon - SAINT MARTIN
We will arrive at the port at 8:00 am. Upon disembarking, the race will commence at 8:30 am on an out and back course on the French side of the Island. Enjoy the sights of Saint Martin on a fast and flat course. Runners would have till 5:00 pm to complete the race.
DAY 6 – Tuesday 12 March 2019 – Titou Gorge Marathon - DOMINICA
The cruise will dock at the port at 8:00 am. Upon disembarking, we will start the race at 8:30am on a 5.275km out and back course. Enjoy the fresh breeze as you navigate your way through the beautiful island. Runners would have till 5:00 pm to complete the race.
DAY 7 – Wednesday 13 March 2019 – Volcanic Sand Marathon - ST. VINCENT
This will be the 6th marathon on consecutive days. We will again arrive at the port at 8:00 am. Upon disembarking, the race will commence at 8:30am on an out and back course. Enjoy the black sand beaches and natural beauty of St. Vincent as you navigate through the course. Runners would have till 5:00 pm to complete the race.
DAY 8 – Thursday 14 March 2019 – Fonds Blancs Marathon - MARTINIQUE
7th marathon in as many days. We will again arrive at the port at 8:00 am. Upon disembarking, the race will commence at 8:30 am on this beautiful island which offers French culture, international shopping, and world-class cuisine with a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere. Runners would have till 4:00 pm to complete the race.
INCLUDED & FAQ
PRICE: USD 895pp (Runner)
- One night accommodation in Guadeloupe
- Welcome reception in Guadeloupe
- Transfer from race hotel in Guadeloupe to cruise ship
- Race entry fee and transfers for all 7 events
- Nutrition and fitness talks and sessions
- Private dining with your hosts and fellow participant
- Most shipboard activities
- Cruise credits for on-board shopping
What’s not included:
- Cruise ship package
- Airfare from/to Guadeloupe
- Transfer from Guadeloupe airport to host hotel
- Return transfer from cruise ship to the airport
- Gratuities on cruise ship: ~$84 per person
- Alcoholic beverages
- Hotel room telephone, mini bar and hotel food and drinks between meals
- Accommodation after the cruise
- Personal items purchased
- All runners are required to wear GPS watches / devices as a backup for timing and distance monitoring.
- There will be no dedicated medical support on the course. Runners will take part at their own risk and are required to have trip cancellation and medical insurance.
Non-runners pay USD 300.00 only.
INDIVIDUAL RACE ENTRY FEE: USD 100.00 (only applicable to non-cruise runners). The price includes a finisher's medal & T-shirt.
For more information, please contact us by email
MARATHON PACKAGE REGISTRATION