Sunday, Jan 24, 2010

St. Croix

Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI

St. Croix Virgin Islands (U.S.) 50 Miler

This Event Took Place Sun. Jan 24, 2010

Welcome to the St. Croix Scenic 50

The St. Croix Scenic 50 takes place on the beautiful island of St. Croix, USVI. The course is an out-and-back route that begins in historic Christiansted and follows along the scenic rigid to Frederiksted before turning around. Be sure to take a moment to enjoy the breathing taking views as you work your way back to Christiansted and out of town to the lovely Buccaneer resort. The finish line lies between two palm trees on the magnificent Mermaid Beach. The event also includes a delicious breakfast and award ceremony at the Buccaneer the morning following the race.

50 Mile and 50 Mile Relay Course Description

The 50 mile course starts at the east end of Company Street and heads west turning through Times Square onto King St. and then onto Northside Road. After a few miles and the decent down Morning Star Hill the course turns onto Northshore Road briefly before beginning the ascent up Scenic Drive East. The course follows Scenic Drive (turning into dirt jeep trails) over St. Croix's beautiful mountains into the Rain Forest before dropping onto the island's western shore at Ham's Bay.  Following the shoreline, runners stay on Ham's Bluff Road into Frederiksted, turning onto Strand Street to the Turn-around Aid Station next to Frederiksted’s Veteran’s Park.  The course follows the same route back along the Scenic Road and up Morning Star Hill. At the top of Morning Star Hill, runners will take a left on **** towards Judith’s Fancy. Runners will follow the marked course through the neighborhoods on the back streets parallel to Northside Road and will rejoin Northside Road at Five Corners. From there the route continues to Christiansted and then proceeds through town on Kings Street then out of town on Hospital Street to East End Road finishing at The Buccaneer's Mermaid Beach.

The Team Relay Event divides this course into four legs (approximately 11.9, 11.8, 11.8, & 14.5 miles long) to be run by a 2-4 person team, using the "Top of the Beast" and "Turn Around" Aid Stations as transition points. The Team Relay Event has the same 5 a.m. start as the 50 Mile Individual Event.

50KM Course Description

The 50 Kilometer Individual Event starts at 7:00 a.m. at the top of the Beast. Runners will head west along the Scenic Drive and drop onto the island's western shore at Ham's Bay. The turnaround will be at the Beresford Manor aid station. From here runner's follow the same route as the 50 mile course and finish at The Buccaneer's Mermaid Beach.

Local time: 7:22 PM
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