Race Information


The Montserrat Running Club Inc (a new not-for-profit organization), in collaboration with the Montserrat Tourist Board, the Montserrat Volcano Observatory and the Fittest Man Running Club wish to announce the 4th Montserrat Volcano Half-Marathon & Fun Run/Walk in support of three Montserrat charities.

This strenuous and unique event is designed to give participants a course that passes some of the key tourism attractions on Montserrat, particularly the active Soufriere Hills Volcano and some of the impact it has created. The course will be a very hilly one and will have spectacular sea-views all along the way.

Details on the event are included below.


Saturday December 1st, 2012

Race Time

Half Marathon – 6:00 a.m.
Fun Run & Walk – 6:15 a.m.

Starting Point

Half Marathon – Lookout Roman Catholic Church
Fun Run/Walk – Cudjoe Head

Participants are asked to be at the starting points at least half an hour before the race. Transportation arrangements will be made for visiting participants to get to the starting point and also to get back to their accommodations after the race.

Medical / Traffic

Red Cross and Ambulance services will be on hand and at the finish area. Half Marathon participants must be a minimum age of 16 on race day. Participants over 35 are advised to consult a doctor before attempting to train for or run the half-marathon. The Police Department will be assisting with traffic management.


Persons will be hand times at the start and finish

Volcano Half Marathon Training

Getting into shape for this year’s Volcano Half Marathon need not be a daunting task! The Montserrat Running Club have adapted a 12-week training schedule for beginner to intermediate level runners who want to take part. The example training schedule allows you to build up your stamina and fitness ahead of race day in gradual steps. The best bit is that you can take part in Montserrat Running Club events leading up to the race as part of your training. So download your schedule and get running!

Download: Volcano Half Marathon Training Schedule

Registration Fees

Half Marathon Fee

  • Local Residents: US$25
  • Non-Residents: US$50

Fees will entitle Half Marathon participants to a race packet that includes a T-shirt and some Montserrat souvenir items. Souvenir Medals made out of volcanic material will be presented to all finishers.

Fun Run/Walk Fee

Free of Charge! Fun Run/Walk participants can register on the morning of the race at Cudjoe Head and also purchase race T-Shirts.

Notes on Payments

  • Payments can be made in advance of the race or on the day when race kits are being picked.
  • Race kits can be picked up the week of November 26th – 30th, 2012.
  • Cheques should be made payable to: Montserrat Running Club Inc.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable

Race Kits for Half Marathon

Race Kits for half-marathon participants can be picked up at the Montserrat Tourist Board’s Office in Brades from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm during the week of November 26th – 30th, 2012.  This will include T-Shirts, finalised race map, race bibs with numbers and several souvenir items.


Half Marathon

Male Finishers:

  • 1st Place – US $1000
  • 2nd Place – TBA
  • 3rd Place – TBA

Female Finishers:

  • 1st Place – US $1000
  • 2nd Place – TBA
  • 3rd Place – TBA

Fun Run from Cudjoe Head to Salem Park

  • 1st Place – TBA
  • 2nd Place – TBA
  • 3rd Place – TBA
  • First Female Finisher – TBA

Fun Walk from Cudjoe Head to Salem Park

  • 1st Place – TBA
  • 2nd Place – TBA
  • 3rd Place – TBA
  • First Female Finisher – TBA

Pasta Dinner / Party

A pasta dinner/party will be held the night before the race. There will be a separate charge for this.

Race Bibs

Half Marathon participants will be provided with race bibs which must be worn by all participants on the front of their shirt and affixed by pins or other material.

Sponsored by

  • United Kingdom FCO
  • Montserrat Tourist Board
  • United Insurance
  • LIME
  • LIME