Organizers of the 11th annual St. John Gatorade 8 Tuff Miles Road
Race are expecting a bigger crowd this time around. There’s a limit on
registrations to 700 people, according to Peter Alter, the
founder and director. Almost 630 people finished the course last year.
The race is set for February 24th. The course
goes from downtown Cruz Bay, along the spine of the island on
Centerline Road, and downhill (thankfully!) into Coral Bay. "If you are the person who
says, I’m going to do that race next year, then guess what," said
Alter. "It is next year."
Daily training began this week, with more runs and walks scheduled for next week. The schedule is on the Web site at http://8tuffmiles.com/.
8 Tuff Miles includes competition categories for
sprinters, marathoners, runners, joggers, and walkers. More than 80
island-made trophies will be awarded at the end of the day. And you
don’t have to be an island resident to participate. Just register (you
can do it online), pay your money – receive a t-shirt … and go!