The Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) has announced temporary lane and road closures will be in effect during the inaugural CARIFTA Triathlon, Aquathlon and Mixed Relay Championships.
The event, a first of its kind in Barbados, will be held at the Barbados Aquatic Centre and Gymnasium Complex in Wildey between 7th – 8th October.
Every effort has been made to minimise disruption to the flow of traffic on the nominated days, however BFIT wishes to advise the following:
- Saturday 7th October 2017 (6am to 8am)
Temporary closure of the left lane from the entrance to Sagicor to the Sir Garfield Sobers roundabout.
Temporary closure on both sides the Errol Barrow Highway from the Sir Garfield Sobers roundabout and the Graeme Hall roundabout.
- Sunday 8th October 2017 (6am to 8am)
Temporary closure of a 200m section of Highway R, from Upton to the Errol Barrow Highway. This involves the closure of the merge lane of the Errol Barrow Highway from the Upton Junction to the entrance of Sagicor, the Barbados Aquatic Centre and Gymnasium Complex.
On both days, there will be traffic restrictions around the entrance to the Wildey Gymnasium Complex, however the Northern entrance will remain open, and parking will be available in the two Northern parking lots.
BFIT President Darren Treasure is encouraging all Bajans to come out and support Team Barbados at the event which will see around approximately 100 participants from eight different countries competing.
“This inaugural CARIFTA event is extremely significant for the development of triathlon in Barbados, as well as throughout the region. And, being able to host it on home soil is not only a great privilege, but also a critical step forward for young triathletes aspiring to take their competitiveness in the sport to the next level. We thank the public in advance for their cooperation during these upcoming temporary lane and road closures which will allow for this exciting event to take place here in Barbados to showcase our athletes as well as our beautiful island to a wider audience,” he said.
Barbados was unanimously decided as the host nation for the 2017 CARIFTA Championships by 11 Caribbean Triathlon Federations. The event will include triathlon, aquathlon and mixed relay triathlon formats, with distances dependent on age groupings of 11-12, 13-15 and 16-19 years. BFIT is the governing federation for triathlon and triathletes in Barbados, sanctioning and organising various multi-sport events related to the discipline.