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

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. 

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:                                 

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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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