Every year, St John is home to one of the most unique races in the world. The 8 Tuff Miles. And this year’s 8 Tuff Miles race kicks off on February 29th at 7:15am. This winter is the 24th annual running of the event. While the race is fun, it is also for a great cause. Each year, the profits from the event are given to local students to help fun their college dreams. Last year alone, six children were awarded college scholarship funds! For more information on the 8 Tuff Miles race click here.
How is this Race Different?
The 8 Tuff miles is a race unlike anything else. St. John is an extremely mountains island in the heart of the Virgin Islands. So, runners gain nearly 1,000 ft elevation on the run, in addition to the eight mile trek. The race path takes you from Cruz Bay all the way to Coral bay. And the views along the way are absolutely stunning. Plus there will be plenty of live Caribbean music and fun along the way. St John does not have an airport. So, runners have to be transported to the island via a boat. What better way to arrive in style than on a privately chartered yacht? Here is a list of boats that can take you to your dream race!
After the 8 Tuff Miles Race
The race is sure to be physically challenging for participants. So, runners must take to time to recover and relax afterwards. And there is no better place than St John.Most runners end up at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay for a famous raspberry colada. Your yacht charter can be waiting for you in the Coral Bay marina.
Other Things to Do on St John
The island is full of amazing beaches, restaurants, and so much more! Honeymoon beach is a beautiful hike from Cruz Bay. It’s about a mile to the beach but because you can’t reach it by car it’s usually not very crowded. And can be a personal oasis. Maho beach is a sure place to snorkel with sea turtles and sting rays. And now you can relax on the beach with delicious cold beverages from Maho Crossroads. Click here to learn more about what St John has to offer. So, St John is the perfect island to come relax for a day or two and experience a truly unique event. What are you waiting for?