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UWI-SPEC International Half Marathon

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Distance Half marathon

About UWI-SPEC International Half Marathon

The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus will once again host its signature UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon in October. First Citizens is the presenting sponsor of the UWI SPEC International Half Marathon.

This year, the Half Marathon will commence at the UWI SPEC from 5:30 a.m. with the 13.1 mile route remaining unchanged; the race will continue along the traffic-free Priority Bus Route (PBR) to the La Resource junction in D’Abadie, before doubling back to the UWI SPEC. The course will be complete with markers and water stops at every mile for the running convenience of the athletes from around the world including the Caribbean, USA, Latin America and Europe.

Over 1300 local, regional and international athletes will compete for over TT$ 135,000.00 in prizes, including specific categories for UWI students and staff, University Students and wheelchair as well as physically challenged competitors. Participation has grown over the years from 300 at its inception in 2004 to over 1000 in 2013 – for this the only traffic free race of its kind in the region.


Half Marathon

  • 21.1km

4 x 5K Relay

  • 20km


Award Medals

Over TT$150,000 in CASH PRIZES is distributed across a wide range of categories.


Timing of Atheletes in the UWI SPEC Half Marathon will be done using the ChampionChip provided by The Odessey Timing Company. ChampionChip is a miniature transponder in a specially designed plastic housing. This device contains a chip in combination with an energizing coil. These elements are encased in a waterproof glass capsule, meaning the ChampionChip can be used under all conditions (wet, dry, cold and hot).

UWI-SPEC International Half Marathon Route Map

UWI-SPEC International Half Marathon Route Map


UWI SPEC, St. Augustine Campus

St. Augustine,tt


The UWI Half Marathon will be staged on a properly measured 13.1 mile course, certified by the IAAF. The race will begin at the state-of-the-art UWI Sport and Physical Education Centre in St. Augustine, continue along the secured, traffic free, Priority Bus Route in East Trinidad and return to the University of The West Indies in St. Augustine.

UWI-SPEC International Half Marathon Trivia

Since the inception in 2004, the UWI Spec 1/2 Marathon has evolved into an international event with participants from all over the world.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.