Jacmel Riverbank 20k


Join us for one of the most beautiful events in Haiti. The course winds its way through the historic district of Jacmel and along the scenic riverfront. On the second half of the course, runners will be challenged with more difficult terrain and challenging climbs.

This is always a fun and beautiful course!

Click here to access a course map

There are three registration categories:

  • Haitians who currently live in Haiti.

  • Expats who live in Haiti full time.

  • International participants who are traveling for the event.

Event details and schedule

The event will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 6:15 am. The race starts and ends at Lakou New York on Jacmel Bay. The race will start promptly at 6:00 am. It is NOT CHIP TIMED so please make arrangements to arrive on time.

All participants (who have registered prior to race day) will receive a Run Haiti t-shirt. All finishers will receive a commemorative award.

Prize money will be provided to the top three finishers in three categories (Please see restrictions on prize money distribution listed at the bottom of this page):

•   First Place Male: $100

•   First Place Female: $100

•   First Place Haitian: $100


There will be Aid Stations approximately every 4km along the course. These will be stocked with WATER ONLY. You will need to stock your own nutrition for the course.

Packet Pick-Up is available:

•   Friday, March 22th, 5pm-8pm at Hotel L’ Adresse Du Confort across from hotel Florita and Cafe Koze

•   Saturday, March 23th, from 5:30am-5:50am just prior to the race

There are many options in Jacmel for comfortable Lodging during race weekend. We recommend Hotel Cyvadier Plage, although we can help arrange for lodging in other locations.

IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMAITON: There is a four-hour time limit for the race. Please keep this in mind when registering. Those who are not registered for the event prior to the start of the race are not eligible for the prize money. Those who do not wear their race number during the duration of the event are not eligible for the prize money. Those who cut the course or are found cheating in any way are not eligible for the prize money. Prize money will be awarded based off of gun time (not chip time). In the event that a Haitian runner wins a gender category, they will be awarded the prize money for that gender category but not the prize money for the "First Place Haitian" category. In that event, the next place Haitian runner that has not won a gender category will win the prize money for "First Place Haitian."  There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Registration is NON-REFUNDABLE but we can try and make accommodations for future events.