This Weekend’s Labor Day Festivities

Coral Bay Sign

There’s a lot happening this weekend for those of you lucky enough to be on island.

Sunday marks the 14th annual Love City Triathlon and Aquathon. A big change this year is the venue. The entire race will be held at the Maho Bay beach- from the starting line to finish line, as well as the picnic afterward. Here is this year’s course information:

According to the St. John Landsharks website, the triathletes will swim a half mile in Maho Bay. They will then bicycle to Cruz Bay, then back up Centerline Road to the Smoothie Stand and then down Kings Hill to finish back at Maho Bay. Once they’re there, they’ll run a challenging four mile course out to Francis Bay and Annaberg before returning to the finish line at Maho Bay.

(I’m tired just writing that! Kudos to all participating!)

The aquathoners will swim the same half mile course and will run the same four mile course as the triathletes.

The race is this Sunday at 7 a.m.

Participants must be a resident of the Caribbean, however all others are welcomed to watch. For those of you wanting to participate, you have until 4 p.m. tomorrow to register. You can download this form here and bring it to the Tap Room to enter.

Another great event happening this weekend is the Coral Bay Labor Day Parade. The event kicks off this Monday around 11 a.m. (Keyword: “around.” There may be a bit of island time in action here. But don’t be discouraged. Just go with it and have fun!)

The parade begins at Cases By the Sea, which is across from Island Blues in Coral Bay. It goes up to Centerline Road, takes a right and ends by the fire station. The parade route may be short, but we assure you it won’t be short on fun. There will be great food and live music following the parade.

And lastly, we had a bit of sad news to report out of Coral Bay. This weekend will be the last for Owen and his crew over at Cases By the Sea. So if you’re in the area, please stop by and have a drink with the guys before they close their doors for good. The closing is bittersweet, however, as indicated in their recent Facebook post.

Cases Facebook Post

Have a great holiday weekend everyone!

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