St. Croix Run Honors Dr. King

Jan. 20, 2008 — A few dedicated long-distance athletes ran from Christiansted to Frederiksted (15.5 miles) on an overcast and relatively cool Sunday morning to honor the memory of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a non-competitive event.
University of the Virgin Islands exchange student Chris Cokrell, ran the distance in 2:26.51; St. Croix Country Day School student, Rian Bareuther, 2:26.51; HOVENSA security official Christian Webster, 2:38.00; attorney Elen Donovan, 2:51.39; retired St. Croix V.I. National Guard, Paul Radix, 3:01.13; and federal employee Ray Lutz, 3:12.
The runners were greeted with a rainbow over the sea as they exited the rain forest on Mahogany Road.
Each participant received a certificate signed by Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen; vice-president of the V.I. Olympic Committee Dr. Marlon Williams; V.I. Track and Field Federation President Ronald Russell and the founder of the Virgin Islands Pace Runners, Wallace Williams.

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