Team UWI Barbados

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

What is a Virtual Race?

While the Covid-19 pandemic has restricted us from hosting our usual in-person race, the need is still there to support The University of the West Indies and other charities around the world. For the Virtual Race for the Kids, you pick your route to walk, run, swim or bike on race weekend. You pick your time and decide if you will do your activity alone, with family and/or friends. Please follow all health protocols. Track your route using the Race app, upload the map of your route in the app and on your social media with #RBCRacefortheKidsUWIBarbados for a chance to win a prize.

Register Now and Win a Race Shirt or Vest!

Only three weeks to go until global race weekend! Like, share and register for the Race for free by October 3, 2021 to win one of 25 Race for the Kids dry fit vests or t-shirts! Once you register you are automatically in with a chance to win! WhatsApp (246) 826 0594 if you have a query.

Back when we could gather in large groups...Vibes...But...We are still in the Race for the Kids as individuals or small groups. Let's stay fit and healthy despite the pandemic, following all protocols.

Principal Endorses the Race

Professor Clive Landis, Principal of The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, has always been an active participant in the RBC Race for the Kids. An avid runner, he recently encouraged all staff, students, alumni and friends to get involved the RBC Race for the Kids. "Physical activity is vital to ensuring a sense of well-being and coping with depression, anxiety and stress, especially now in the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the Campus is again participating in the RBC Global Virtual Race for the Kids because it is an excellent way to promote good mental health and have fun safely with friends and family, while giving to an important cause as part of a global caring community," he said. Register and start training for your walk or run today!

Kamilah Grateful to be a Race for the Kids Scholarship Winner

As a Muslim, Kamilah is a in a minority in Barbadian society as she was at the University.  She is determined to be an inspiration for young girls in our community.  She won a Race for the Kids scholarship in 2018 and graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Management with Upper Second Class Honours.  She is now working in the Human Resources Department with the regional company ANSA MCAL Group.  "My confidence and my ability to believe in myself improved drastically while at UWI.  Because of the scholarship, I was able to commit wholly to achieving my highest potential in my studies and also prove to myself that what I want is possible and purposeful." Congrats, Kamilah! We appreciate you sharing your inspiring story. 

Frequently Asked Questions 1 - 3

1. Is there a cost to register?
No. There is no registration fee for the race but we would love if all persons who register make a donation to the cause. The minimum donation is US$10.

2. Can I donate anonymously?
Yes, you can. There is a box on the donate page for you to check if you wish to be an anonymous donor.

3. Do I have to donate online?
We prefer if you do but offline donations can be accepted. Please WhatsApp us at (246) 826 0594 for options.

We launch on Aug 30!

Asking all students, staff, alumni and friends to give your support as we launch on Monday, August 30! Stay tuned for details on activities and prizes you may win for participating. Please give as generously as you can.

We are supporting The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

Charities and the people they support need our help more than ever and that is why we’ve signed up for RBC Race for the Kids on October 16-17 to raise much-needed funds for youth charities around the world.

We've signed up for the second global, virtual RBC Race for the Kids to raise much-needed funds for Cave Hill Campus.

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus partners with RBC Royal Bank to host the Race For the Kids 5K Walk/Run fundraiser. Funds raised are contributed to financial aid initiatives at the Campus including the First Year Experience programme, the Campus Scholarship Fund and the Campus Hardship Fund.

This event gives the Campus the opportunity to act in solidarity towards contributing to the financial challenges experienced by our students who are experiencing various forms of hardships. These hardships range from difficulties with meeting day-to-day expenses to being directly impacted by natural disasters.

Come out and show your support for our students and for the Campus. Every donation counts.

Thank you from us and all the RBC Race for the Kids participants and charities!

#RBCRacefortheKids

Our Achievements

Thank you to our Sponsors

$206

Winston Moore

$103

Sonia Johnson

$103

Antoinette Johnson

$77

Javier Reid

$77

Debra King

$77

Winston Moore

$52

Winston Moore

$52

Thelma Vicary

Keep up the good work Sone

$52

Lisa Alleyne

$52

Veronica Patricia Jones

Let's support the cause. Do something today that your future self will thank you for!

$52

Jacquelyn Gordon

$26

Sam Jones

👍🏾✊🏾

$26

Fianna Goodman

I am very grateful for the opportunities which the scholarship has afforded me and I am willing to give back in anyway possible.

$26

Olwen Edwards-pile

$26

June R Patmon

Best wishes

$10

Shania Rodgers

$10

Vadim

$10

Karla Nicholls