Organizers are hoping to sign up 1,100 competitors for the next 8 Tuff Miles road race on St. John. That would be 10% more than last year's lineup of runners/joggers/walkers/funsters.
Peter Alter, the race founder, is making it easy for state siders to register. You can do it online at Active.com, after Oct. 1st. The first 366 spots will be filled on that site, then the remaining 734 slots will be for locals only.
The registration fee for the Feb. 25th race is $40 for adults, kids $15. New this year is the option for registrants to transfer their bib number to someone else, in case something comes up and you can't make the race. (Will we see them on eBay next?) Photo courtesy of Steve Simonsen.
Getting across the finish line is well worth it this year. First, everyone finishing the race gets a t-shirt!
Second, Alter said, "Last year a 100 lb. pig at the award ceremony was not enough so we're going to roast two 100 pounders this year. And we're going to have more brew too!"
Keep up to date with race perparations opn the 8 Tuff Miles Facebook page.