The Carifta Games are an annual Junior Track & Field competition founded by the Caribbean Free Trade Association. The Games started in 1972 serving as the premier junior regional championship for the Caribbean/Caricom region.
The Games are held under the auspices of the IAAF & NACAC. Run over three days during the easter period the event features 150 separate events and 2 age groups
(Under 18 & Under 20).
The Games are considered one of the best development meets in the world. While former IAAF president Lamine Diack has stated the games are 'On par with the World Championships'.