Calling all athletes looking for a new challenge! Registration is open for the second St. John Ten Bay 10K Road Race scheduled for 7:15AM on Sunday, December 2nd. The Ten Bay 10K features a challenging and scenic course within the Virgin Islands National Park along North Shore Road. Beginning at the National Park Visitor Center, the course traverses the north shore of St. John for 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), overlooking ten of the world’s most beautiful bays and beaches. The race finishes at Maho Bay beach.
There is a 2-hour time limit to complete the race. Runners and walkers must be able to keep at least a consistent 19-minute per mile place on steep, hilly roads. The westbound lane of North Shore Road will be closed during the event. Portions of the lane will re-open to traffic at specific times, and participants who have not passed checkpoints by a certain time threshold will be removed from the course.
The $35 entry fee per athlete includes a finisher’s award, on-course support and post-race snacks. Prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women. Commemorative race shirts (tees for men, tank tops for women) may be purchased for $30 until November 1st.
Sign up online at www.tenbay10k.com. Participation is capped at 100, so race directors encourage early registration. There is no registration the day of the race. An optional pre-race briefing meeting will take place at The Tap Room on Saturday, December 1st.
Looking for some good training runs to get ready? Check out the St. John Landsharks and Strides for Students Facebook pages for info about informal fun runs leading up to the event, and mark your calendars for the 5K Turkey Trot at Annaberg on Thanksgiving Day.
The race directors are committed to making this event plastic-free (no single-use plastic water or beverage bottles). For more information, including a course description and volunteer opportunities, visit www.tenbay10k.com or email Mary and Matt at email@example.com.