8 Tuff Miles registrations going fast

Registrations from off-islanders are selling faster “than ice cold beer at happy hour,” according to Peter Alter, founder and organizer of the 17th annual 8 Tuff Miles race.

This year’s race will be the biggest ever, with 1,500 competitors.  The sign-ups for visitors began Oct. 1, and nearly half the 600 slots are now filled. The balance, 900 entries, will be open to Virgin Islands residents on Dec. 1st.

Alter posted on Facebook his Top Ten States for registrations so far.

  • #1 Massachusetts, 42. “Easy flights from Boston to STT.”
  • #2 New York, 215. “No surprise here, there’s 8 million people in NYC.”
  • #3 Virginia, 23, “CJ. Cross is responsible for this.”
  • #4 Florida, 22, “People from FL. just want to see what a hill looks like.”
  • #5 Georgia 20, “We’ve never had so many people coming from GA.”
  • #6 North Carolina, 19, “Asheville, NC. is our Sister City.”
  • #7 Minnesota, 18, “Can’t blame ya for not wanting to be there in Feb.”
  • #7 Texas 18 “They heard we’re BBQing/roasting three pigs this year.”
  • #9 Pennsylvania, 14,  “Always well represented at 8TM.”
  • #10  New Jersey, 12, “They heard that Skinny Legs opens at 8:30a.m.”
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