Barbados’ Fittest Men and Women Battle for Top Spot (Looking to raise $10,000 for Child Care Board)
Some of the island’s fittest men and women will compete against each other to see who will come out on top when the 2nd Annual Barbados IslandFit Games takes place at the Hilton Barbados Resort, May 15th-17th, 2015. The games will also feature celebrity U.S. CrossFit Games competitor, Elisabeth Akinwale, who will host three training workshops and a skills exhibition.
The three-day fitness event nicknamed BIG has expanded this year to include six fitness competitions. On Saturday, spectators can cheer on their favourites in the first round of competition. Competitors will take on the Drill Hall Hill Challenge, a one mile, on road, off road event; the Water Event which will be held at the Hilton’s scenic beachfront; and the Battle in the Fort.
Finalists proceed to the second day of competition for a Head to Head battle in three surprise fitness tests in the arena style Old Fort.
“People have been signing up, and are getting excited about the competition. We even have a contingent coming from Trinidad,” said Dr. Garth McIntyre, one of the organisers of the event. “We’ve tried to sweeten the pot a bit with not just trophies but over $14,000 in cash prizes,” he added.
“We are also encouraging everyone in Barbados to come out for the Drill Hall Hill Challenge. It’s open to everyone; all ages, all fitness levels. Most people can run or walk a mile. It’s for a good cause. We’re seeking to raise $10,000 in aid of the Child Care Board and Children’s Homes of Barbados,” he explained.
BIG also includes a Team Truck Pull and a new Masters category for the over 45 age group this year.