Road Race Happening Sunday; Morning Road Closures

national park sign september 2018
Hello everyone and happy Thursday! There’s a great race happening on island this Sunday! There will be a few road closures too. Here are all the details straight from the race organizers:

Runners and walkers are invited to join the St. John Ten Bay 10K Road Race on Sunday, December 2nd at 7:15AM. The race features a challenging and scenic course within the Virgin Islands National Park along North Shore Road. Beginning at the National Park Visitor Center, the course traverses the north shore of St. John for 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), overlooking ten of the world’s most beautiful bays and beaches, finishing at Maho Bay beach.

There is a 2-hour time limit to complete the race. Runners and walkers must be able to keep at least a consistent 19-minute per mile place on steep, hilly roads. The westbound lane of North Shore Road will be closed during the event. Portions of the lane will re-open to traffic at specific times, and participants must reach checkpoints by a certain time threshold.

The $35 entry fee per athlete ($25 for youth) includes a Silipint finisher’s award, on-course support and post-race snacks. Prizes made by a local artist will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers.

Sign up online at www.tenbay10k.com or at The Tap Room on Saturday, December 1st from 4:00-5:30PM if space is still available. Participation is capped at 100 and there is no registration the day of the race.

Drivers traveling from Coral Bay to Cruz Bay on Sunday, December 2nd between 6:30AM and 9:15AM should plan to take Centerline Road/Rte. 10, as the westbound lane of North Shore Road/Rte. 20 will be closed. Drivers going to Francis Bay/Annaberg will be permitted to use King’s Hill Rd./Rte. 20. The westbound lane will reopen at Caneel Bay entrance at approx. 7:40AM, at the Peter Bay entrance at approx. 8:25AM, at Cinnamon Bay at approx. 8:40AM, and Rte. 20/King’s Hill Rd./Colombo’s Smoothie’s at approx. 9:15AM.

The race directors are committed to making this event plastic-free (no single-use plastic water or beverage bottles). For more information, including a course description and volunteer opportunities, visit www.tenbay10k or email Mary and Matt at tenbay10k@gmail.com.

2 comments for “Road Race Happening Sunday; Morning Road Closures

  1. Amy Nobile
    December 2, 2018 at 9:36 am

    So happy to see that the Landsharks are hosting this race again! I ran it in 2016 and it was amazing! I had just run the NYC Marathon and thought that this 10K would be no big deal, but honestly, the hills are no joke and I definitely had to walk up most of them, but the views were incredible and it was so cool to see everything up close that usually is just a blur because you just drive by in your Jeep really fast. Our Finisher prizes were metal straws! I didn’t know that plastic straws were doing so much damage to our environment. I love St. John, I hope I get to run this one again.

    • December 5, 2018 at 10:00 am

      Hi Amy, thanks for your note and for sharing your experience! The Landsharks hope to offer the race again in on the same weekend in 2019. Looking at December 8th as our tentative date. This year’s prizes were Silipint silicone pint cups. Hopefully we will see you next year :)

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