Happy Monday everyone! It’s February, so you know what that means … it’s 8 Tuff Miles time! For those of you unfamiliar with 8 Tuff Miles, it’s a pretty darn impressive road road that happens on St. John every year. The race starts behind the National Park Visitor’s Center in Cruz Bay and continues 8.3 miles up and down Centerline Road to the ball field in Coral Bay. It’s an intense course, but doable according to several of my friends. (Yours truly has yet to conquer it … some day perhaps.)
This year’s race is happening on Saturday, February 27. It starts at 7:15 a.m. and there’s a three hour time limit. For those of you who will be on island that morning, please know that Centerline Road from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay will be closed.
Think you have what it takes to conquer 8 Tuff Miles? Well what are you waiting for? Register now!
For those of you who live off island, you can click here to register. For those of you on island, you can register at The Tap Room at Mongoose Junction. Peter Alter, the race’s organizer, will be at The Tap Room every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. So stop by, grab a beer and sign up.
Curious just how tough this course is? Check out this quick video we made two years ago of most of mile one:
And here are some pics from last year’s race: