A record number of runners on the international, regional and national running scenes have participated in the third annual Run in Paradise, hosted here.
Run in Paradise allows runners from around the world the opportunity to explore all that the destination has to offer, with participants treated to a spectacular variety of sights and sounds in Antigua, including the stunning beaches, intimate neighborhoods, rolling hills, and the bustle of energetic St. John’s city.
The event offered runners a Half Marathon, 5K race and a new 10K distance.
For 2017, participants enjoyed a revised course, which runs from the V.C. Bird International Airport past the American University of Antigua and the Jabberwock Beach.
The course then made its way through the Paradise View neighbourhood and into the heart of St. John’s before finishing on the beach at historic Fort James.
The race, which has featured professional marathon runners including the 2015 half-marathon winner Mike Korir, of Kenya, and the 2016 winner Elliott Mason, of Antigua, is open to participants of all abilities, including walkers.
After the race, participants and their families celebrate their accomplishments at the post-race breakfast at Fort James.
Photos by Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Live