Registration opened this morning for people living on island who want to compete in 8 Tuff Miles. The race is being held on Saturday, February 22.
According to race organizer Peter Alter, 600 spots were earmarked for people living off island and 900 spots for people living on St. John and St. Thomas. As of Sunday morning, there were about 200 spots remaining for off-island participants.
The cost to register is $50 for adults and $15 for people ages 19 and younger. You can register in person at The Tap Room in Mongoose Junction. If you are over in St. Thomas, you can register in person at the Caribbean Surf Company stores in Red Hook or Havensight, or at the Billabong store on Main Street. If you live off island or prefer to register using a credit card, you can do so by clicking this link.
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 in September that showed the entire course route via a Google Earth video. Click here to check that out.