Hey everyone, it’s October 1st! Rabbit! (How many of you say that on the first of the month like me???) Today marks the first day of registration for those of you off island who plan to participate in next year’s 8 Tuff Miles. Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Neither can I!
Here are the details:
The 2015 8 Tuff Miles race will be held on Saturday, February 28. As always, the race will begin at 7:15 a.m. behind the National Park Visitor’s Center in Cruz Bay. For those of you unfamiliar with 8 Tuff Miles, it’s a pretty intense race that begins and ends at sea level; however runners reach an elevation of 999 feet during the course.
Curious just how tough this course is? Check out this quick video we made last year of most of mile one:
We hear that there is some pretty cool stuff happening at next year’s race. For starters, organizers are planning a kick off event the weekend of February 21-22 that will include an overnight, community-support and family oriented “light up the night” event. We’ve also heard that there is a pretty major pasta dinner planned for runners the night before the race. It’ll be held at Cruz Bay Landing for $25 per person. There’ll also be a fun recovery party happening on Sunday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oppenheimer.
So we’re curious… who plans on running next year? Mr. News of St. John plans to sign up for year two and Mini News of St. John plans to run his first race. Me… well, I’ll be cheering you all on on the sidelines.
On a completely different note…
Does anyone remember what happened on October 1, 2013??? Two words: Government Shutdown. Seriously, how crazy was that? Here’s a little reminder to jog the memories of those of you who may have forgotten…
Lastly, today’s the day that the Coastal Zone Management will announce whether they’ve decided to approve or deny a permit for the proposed Coral Bay marina. We’ll let you know how that turns out as soon as we can. Have a great day everyone!