Who we are
Zary is a well known Event Director. His most recent success is with the Barbados Open Water Festival. A passion to develop Sports Tourism in Barbados has led him to take the learning’s and experience promoting the Barbados Open Water Festival and apply it to Running and the success of the Run Barbados Marathon Weekend Series.
With over 24 years experience as an Entrepreneur in Barbados, Zary & his wife operate four restaurants and a Beach bar in Barbados and provide marketing services for a range of clients.
B.Eng, MBA, Marketing Director.
Kristina has been a lifelong sports enthusiast and first represented Barbados in tennis on the international stage, at the age of ten. She has won multiple Gold Medals at CARIFTA and was National Champion at 17. While in Canada studying she took up squash and on returning to Barbados joined the National Squash team. She has represented Barbados in squash at regional and international level including numerous Caribbean Area Squash championships, the Central American & Caribbean Games and the Commonwealth Games.
She is a former National Squash Champion and three-time Caribbean Over 40 Squash Champion. She is a past President of the Barbados Squash Association and headed the organising committee for the 2003 Caribbean Area Squash Championships. In the past she was an active recreational runner and participated in numerous 10km races in Barbados and Canada.
Her best showing in Run Barbados in 1989 was a 41:31 in the 10K (2nd lady home). Her involvement as a Director/Organiser of the Barbados Open Water Festival since 2013 has provided valuable knowledge in the global promotion of sports events, experience in social media and internet marketing as well as practical experience in the various aspects of planning and executing an international sports event.