When: Sunday, December 3, 2016 at 7:15AM
Cruz Bay, National Park Visitor Center Parking Lot (beside ball field)
END: Maho Bay Beach pavilion
DISTANCE: 10 kilometers / 6.2 miles
AVG. GRADE: 3.9%
MAX. ELEVATION: 382 ft.
GAIN: 1,040 ft.
Registration will open online and in person on October 1. Registration is limited to 100 participants.
Registration Fee is $50 and includes on-course support and a high-quality race t-shirt.
Important! Participants MUST be able to run a consistent 13-minute mile across steep, hilly roads. Portions of North Shore Road will re-open to traffic at specific times during the race. If there are still runners who have not passed these locations by the time threshold, they will be removed from the course. If there are still runners on the course after 8:30AM, they will be removed from the course. Although walking IS allowed, the expectation and requirement is that all participants must run.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION ON THE MORNING OF THE RACE!!
Register at: www.tenbay10k.com
Check-In and Briefing Meeting
December 2nd from 5:00-6:30 at The Tap Room. All participants will be required to complete a liability release form.
Transportation and Lodging
Runners from St. Thomas should take the 6:30AM Red Hook ferry to be at the starting line in time for the 7:15AM SHARP start. The award ceremony will start at approximately 9:00AM. We will coordinate safari taxi shuttles to return you to Cruz Bay after the award ceremony.
SAG Wagon / What should I do with my stuff?
Please plan to have all of your "stuff and gear" fit in one of your own bags. In an effort to avoid waste, will not be supplying bags for this purpose. We will provide a numbered tag for each bag. Bags will be transported to the finish line in a SAG truck.
Volunteer & Sponsorship Opportunities
Detailed Course Description
The St. John Ten Bay 10K road race is a challenging and scenic running race on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is the first 10K race on St. John and first running-only race to take place solely along North Shore Road. The course traverses the north shore of St. John for 6.2 miles/10 kilometers while passing ten of the world’s most beautiful bays and beaches. The race begins in Cruz Bay, St. John (bay #1) and runs east on Route 10/North Shore Road, through the Virgin Islands National Park. After the initial climb out of Cruz Bay, things start rolling slightly easier—by St. John standards. Within the first 200 yards after exiting Cruz Bay, runners will look back down into town from the first of four picturesque overlooks. After the first hill and overlook, runners continue within the Virgin Islands National Park along North Shore Road, past the second overlook, with views onto the Caneel Bay resort property and out across to Lovango, Congo and Mingo Cays. These are only a few of the islands runners will see looking beyond the resort’s property, which is well-kept with the sugar mill ruins and plantation houses from a historic era on the island. By then, runners will have made their way past Honeymoon Bay (#2) and Caneel Bay (#3). Yet another hill lies ahead after passing the entrance to the resort, and after a quick descent, runners will pass a flat section along Hawksnest Bay (#4). The four previously-mentioned overlooks feature pull-off areas at which taxi tours and tourists stop to take photos and hear stories from their guides. Be sure while running to take advantage of every opportunity to view crystal clear waters from every opening in the island’s landscape, including one before Easter Rock above Hawksnest Bay. After passing Peace Hill, another historic sugar mill ruin, Denis Bay (#5) and Jumbie Bay (#6), runners come to the third overlook--the world famous Trunk Bay (#7). From the overlook, you may see snorkelers at the National Park Underwater Trail. Next comes a steep downhill that passes another historic plantation house ruin, then an even steeper uphill, with classic island switchback roads. Runners then reach the magnificent homes of the exclusive neighborhood of Peter Bay (#8). From here, a break from the ascents allows runners a chance to catch their breath and see the next set of ruins and campground along Cinnamon Bay (#9). After one last climb and an amazing overlook, runners come to a flat along Maho Bay (#10). They will run past the beach, around the corner to where the road splits in two, then turn around and run back to Maho Bay beach pavilion to finish.