Three Marathons on Three Islands Set for March 5, 9 and 12

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It’s not too late for runners who love the longer distances to get ready for three different races conducted to accommodate some seriously committed Danish runners who run full-length (26.2 mile) marathons everywhere they travel.  They’ll run on St. Thomas one weekend (March 5), on St. John mid-week (March 9) and on St. Croix the next weekend (March 12).

All three events will feature a 26.2-mile (42K) full marathon, a half-marathon and a 10K (6.2 miles).  To avoid the heat and intense sun, the full marathon will start at 5 a.m., the half at 6 a.m. and the 10K at 7 a.m.  Local runners are invited to run any of the distances and encouraged to take advantage of a unique running opportunity. 

The St. Thomas course will start near Mandella Circle.  For the St. John races, a ferry transporting participants will leave Charlotte Amalie at 4 a.m. That race will start in Fortsberg, Coral Bay.  The St. Croix races will start at Fort Christianvern. 

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The Denmark-Virgin Islands Transfer Marathon is organized by Virgin Islands PACE and assisted by the St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners (STAR).  Volunteers are needed.  The event webpage provides information and registration:                                 

Log on to http://virginislandspace.org/transfermarathon.html

Or call 775-6373 or 643-8183 to volunteer.  Students can earn up to 10 community service hours.

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