If you live off island and want to compete in the 2014 8 Tuff Miles race, you better act fast. Online registration opened this morning and spots are expected to get scooped up pretty quickly.
According to race organizer Peter Alter, there will be 600 spots available for people living off island and 900 spots available for people living on St. John and St. Thomas. The cost to register is $50 for adults and $15 for people ages 19 and younger. Only people who do not live on St. John or St. Thomas are able to register at this time. People living on St. John or St. Thomas can register in person beginning December 1.
The race will be held on Saturday, February 22. Click here to register.
As many of you may know, 8 Tuff Miles is one of the toughest road races out there. The course begins and end at sea level, and rises to an elevation of 999 feet in between. It’s pretty grueling, yet rewarding at the same time.
To give you an idea of just how difficult the course is, we shot a little video that shows the majority of the first mile. Keep in mind, this is only the first of eight miles and it’s mostly all uphill.
We ran a story last month that showed the entire course route via a Google Earth video. Click here to check that out.