On your marks. Get set. Go … to Active.com to sign up for next February’s running of the 17th annual 8 Tuff Miles road race on St. John.
It will be the biggest ever. Organizer Peter Alter says 1,500 competitors will be assigned bibs and numbers. “That will be VI history,” he said.
Off-island runners can sign up beginning Oct. 1. They get a two month lead on locals who must wait until Dec. 1. There will be 600 slots for off-islanders and 900 for locals.
Alter’s also fleshing out the event. He’s announced that Grammy Award winning musician Matt Still will entertain at the race’s awards ceremony. "And, yes, we will be roasting a few pigs, too.” By the way, Still is nationally known for making what’s been called the “Greatest Marriage Proposal Ever." (You can see it here.)