Hike Barbados: Special Hike – Hill Challenge – East Coast Road

May 1, 2019

6:00 am

Barclays Park, East Coast Road, St. Andrew

Event Description

Special hike!
Call Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 or Sandra at 230-4583 OR Email hikebarbados@gmail.com for details.

Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

Now in its 8th year, the Hill Challenge is an endurance challenge specifically designed for fitness enthusiasts, seasoned hikers, trail runners and generally fit persons.

The challenge will cover approximately 13 miles or 21 km over some of the roughest, toughest terrain in Barbados. Starting at Barclays Park, the course will take competitors over an estimated 9 hills including Spa Hill, White Hill, Saddle Back, Springfield and Chalky Mount, with elevation gains of 1,000 plus meters.

Competitors will have 6 hours to complete the challenge.

The competition is open to persons 15 years and over. Participation of children under 18 years of age is subjected to the approval by the organizing committee.

Pre-Race Briefing 5:45am
Start Time: 6:00am

Entry Fee:
Apr 8th-30th Bds $35
On the Day Bds $50

Register online at http://www.run246.com/home/hc2019

Barbados National Trust Hikes

The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment).

Times
All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
Afternoon hikes (Stop ‘n’ Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.

There is a morning hike and, in addition, either an afternoon hike or a moonlight walk on every hike date EXCEPT the date of the Great Train Hike.

Place
All hikes start and finish at the meeting place.
There is a printed booklet with a calendar of the year’s hikes available from the National Trust at Wildey House, Wildey, St. Michael

Dress
Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.

Walk Descriptions
In the morning, there are four hikes of different pace.
All hikes last approximately 3 hours., but…..
The Stop ‘n’ Stare group walks for 5-6 miles,
The Medium group 8-10 miles,
The Fast Medium group 10 to 12 miles, and
The Fast group 12-14 miles.

Advice for first time walkers
The sun is hot!  You will get tired more quickly than you think.
The best thing to do is to go on the Stop ‘n Stare on your first hike.
If you’re comfortable with that, work your way up.

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