The #GirlsRunTT Challenge is a pillar of the MSCD’s Pink Reign Campaign.
The challenge seeks to encourage more women and girls to be physically active and increase their involvement and participation in sport.
In recognition of International Women’s Day 2022 (#IWD2022), the Ministry of Sport and Community Development (MSCD) will enroll and sponsor 400 women and girls across Trinidad and Tobago to participate in Bafasports’ Active Tobago 83-Mile Virtual Road Race Challenge https://bafasports.com/product/activetobago/ between the months of April and August 2022.
The challenge will take participants on a virtual journey celebrating the beauty and splendour of Tobago including Pigeon Point, the leatherback turtle, Goat racing, Brain Coral, Bird of Paradise, Crab, Glass bottom boat, Cocrico and Fort King George, one of Tobago’s most well-preserved historical sites whilst paying tribute to the late Lynette ‘Granny’ Luces, one of T&T’s most beloved long-distance runners. The MSCD is working with Bafasports Limited on this initiative.
Interested participants can register from 8 – 16 March 2022 at 4:00 pm by Register here. Applicants will also be asked to state in 25 words or less what they #choosetochallenge in recognition of International Women’s Day 2022. The MSCD will announce selected participants by March 29th, 2022 via its social media pages.
Virtual Race – FAQs (for 400 selected girls and women)
What is a Virtual Race?
In a virtual race, you can run or walk anytime and anywhere.
Where to run/walk?
Literally Anywhere! Here are some locations you can consider:
Queens Park Savannah
Chaguaramas Running & Cycling Path
West Park Savannah
Eddie Hart Savannah
Chaguaramas Running & Cycling Path
Lange Park Savannah
Edinburgh 500 Savannah
Brian Lara Cricket Academy
How do I Participate in the GirlsRunTT Challenge?
1- Selected participants will be announced via the ministry’s social media pages and also receive a confirmation e-mail and registration details via Bafasports
2- Run/walk the distance tracking it with an app. The link will be provided by Bafasports. Participants will have until August 31, 2022 to complete the 83-Mile Challenge.
3-Tag Ministry of Sport and Community Development and Bafasports in all pictures and videos throughout your participation, wearing the Pink Reign Campaign t-shirt and using the following hashtags: #MSCD, #girlsruntt #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2022.
4- Receive your medal at any one of the several Medal Collection locations nationwide via Bafasports.
5- Challenge Winners will be announced via the ministry’s social media pages.
6- GirlsRunTT Challenge Winners Prizegiving Ceremony.
What is the deadline for the completion of the GirlsRunTT Challenge?
The challenge is between April 1st – August 31st 2022. Participants will have until August 31, 2022 to complete the 83-Mile Challenge.
This year’s medals
What distance to run/walk?
For regular runners/walkers doing the 83 Mile Challenge, you can tackle the event in parts, doing as many runs or walks as you need to make the total 83 miles (equivalent to 36 laps of the Queen’s Park Savannah).
Where can I collect my medals and t-shirts?
Feel free to contact and visit the location closest to you for your medal. For any queries email firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp 283-1365 for assistance.
Trinebox North (Port of Spain)
#10-12 Borde Street, Port Of Spain
Tel: (868) 469-5041 (Whatsapp only)
Tue – Thu 8:30am – 4pm
Body Glow East (Trincity Mall)
Trincity Central Rd (upstairs, near the cinema)
Tel: (868) 289-BODY
Mon – SAT 11am – 7pm
Trinebox Central (Point Lisas)
Atlantic Plaza Pt Lisas
Tel: (868) 628-1100 Ext 4
Tue – Thu 9am – 5 pm
Trinebox South (San Fernando)
#109 Rushworth Street, San Fernando
Tel: (868) 223-8082
Tue – Thu 9am – 5pm
Milford Road, Tobago
Tel: (868) 628-1100 Ext 2326
Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm