Caribbean Islands Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Caribbean Islands activity »
  1. 1 Ten reasons you might not want to visit Cuba
  2. 2 not sure where to go caymen island or panama city panama
  3. 3 What does Turks Beaches day pass include?
  4. 4 Cuba for 6 days
  5. 5 Trip Report Credit Card-Carrying US Independent Travelers Go to Cuba
  6. 6 Upcoming Cuba Trip
  7. 7 Using USA credit cards in Cuba
  8. 8 Casual dining in San Juan area
  9. 9 Caribbean Vacation Advice
  10. 10 Honeymoon destination help!!!!!
  11. 11 Honeymoon Help!!
  12. 12 when to visit barbados
  13. 13 Barbados Beaches
  14. 14 Punta Cana
  15. 15 Family Friendly Resort w/ Fam of 5 (+1?)
  16. 16 Puerto Rico Questions: elec conv? hiking boots for El Yunque/
  17. 17 Suggestions for a 1 month first visit?
  18. 18 Surfing School recomendations, Puerto Rico?
  19. 19 Nonstop Flights from East Coast to Martinique and Guadeloupe from the US
  20. 20 Trip Report Unwinding and Warming Up on Eleuthera
  21. 21 Trip Report Havana City Walk - Travel Report
  22. 22 Restaurant Recommendations
  23. 23 Trouble booking hotels!
  24. 24 Tropical Island Trip HELP
  25. 25 Airport transfer PUJ
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report 8 TUFF MILES

Jump to last reply

Imagine this: an 8 mile "race" that on March 22, drew 1300+ runners from "everywhere" to St John. So what's the catch? This is THE meet for the annual toughest, most grueling race around. Trust me, there's even a group from Ohio who make this an annual "must do" event as well as a group dressed in unitards - head to toe and covered fingers - gear that looks like Who-ville or Thing One and Thing Two outfits in bright blue, orange, purple and red. Anyway, I've driven the 8 mile route from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay and trust me … it is crazy non-stop up-down "hills", more like mountains, with hairpin turns and breathtaking views if you've got enough oxygen coursing through your brain to notice. This year, at the 2nd mile mark, runners were hit with a wall of torrential rain that made the course that much more challenging … by the time the first runner (#7) crossed the finish line (in under an hour!) his back side was covered in splattered mud, a scene repeated by all the runners who followed. "Our" runner turned in a personal best and came in under an hour in 17th place!!! What a race! What an event to attend and cheer on the runners! What an event (for someone else) to compete in!!! Mark your calendars for next year's race - it's a hoot!

Advertisement