Race day has been set for Monday February 20, 2017, 7am (Presidents Day).
This trail race on St. John features beautiful views, diverse ecosystems, and challenging single track climbs and descents. The course from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay follows a renowned series of National Park trails that traverse peaks, ridges, ravines, and beaches across the entire island. The total distance is 13.6 miles (Half Marathon+) with an elevation gain of 2,772 feet (more…).
This is a race for experienced trail runners who are inspired by beautiful surroundings to challenge themselves. Runners are expected to be largely self-supported and navigate the course that reaches deep into remote areas with no vehicular access or spotty cell service. Since the course periodically crosses roads, however, there are many opportunities for friends and family to follow runners’ progress across the island and cheer them on.
All proceeds from the race will go to St. John Rescue, the local volunteer emergency response organization. Everyone appreciates their efforts, but those who use the trails are particularly glad to have them on call.
The race starts at 7am on Monday, February 20th, 2017 at the National Park Service dock in Cruz Bay. Bib pickup and a mandatory safety meeting will be held the previous night in Cruz Bay. If there is sufficient demand, a shuttle will be provided to return runners to Cruz Bay after the awards ceremony at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay.