- 2km (1.24 miles)
The race starts by swimming directly
toward the transition area for 150 meters, before
turning left and following the same large triangular
course as before. It's
a loop through Christiansted Harbour
with a finish
at the wharf area. The course will be
marked by small orange and white buoys on your
right and sailboarders on your left. Competitors
shall exit the water by a specially built ramp
at the finish line.
The swim begins on the beach at the Hotel on the
Cay. All athletes must
swim to the Start Area. Allow yourself
enough time before the swim start to cross over
to the starting area. All competitors
should be in the starting area by 6:00 am.
Spectators will not be allowed onto the island.
You will be started in waves. Listen for instructions
from the announcer concerning the start of the
race. You will be disqualified if you
start in the wrong wave. You must wear
the swim cap supplied by the
You will be starting in a running start.
Use Caution at the start of the race. If
you are experiencing problems at any point in
the swim, stop. Lift your swim cap and
wave it - there will be sailboarders stationed
every 100 meters. If you drop out of the
swim, please report to the officials' table
as soon as possible.
is a working channel. During
race week it is
unsafe to swim there except during the
COURSE - 90km (56 miles) -
Although every effort will be taken to limit
the number official vehicles on the course,
there still will be a number of official and
non-official vehicles on the course.
You are required to stay in the left lane at
all times. Failure to do so may result
From the transition
area you are going to make an 8-mile loop that
begins as you ride east on Hospital Street,
which turns into East End Road (Rt. 82).
Ride out on East End Road until you get to Southgate
Road. Turn right and ride south until
you reach Great Pond (Rt. 624).
You will be riding in the RIGHT LANE of Rt.
624 for .75 or a mile. Turn right and
ride west until Lowry Hill Road.
Turn right at Lowry Hill Rd. (Rt. 62), which will take
you back onto East End Road where you will make
a hard left onto the left-hand side of the road.
Exercise caution here, as oncoming bike traffic
is heading out in the right-hand lane to begin
Take East End Road back through Christiansted past the
transition area and turn left on King Street.
At Strand Lane, take a very sharp right turn
- this will put you on a very tight bit of roadway,
so be very careful - go one block and take a
sharp left turn onto Strand Street.
This is the "Hot Corner". Be extremely
careful on this part of the course.
It is a very fast, slightly downhill section
on a narrow roadway.
Turn right at Prince Street and left at Watergut, which
turns into Soboetker Lane. Follow Soboetker
Lane and turn right onto Rt. 75, which becomes
Northside Road, until you come to Northshore
Road (Rt. 80), You're going to to take a sharp,
downhill right turn onto Northshore Road (stay
left) and follow it until you come to Rt. 69
(Parasol Hill). Turn left and proceed up "The
Twenty-one miles into the bike, The Beast is a 600-foot
climb in a stretch of highway 7/10 of a mile
long with an average grade of 14 percent and
a maximum grade of 18 percent. You should
prepare yourself for this challenge by following
the suggested gearing: Pros - 24 or higher.
Accomplished - 26 or higher. Average cyclists
- 26 or higher with a 39 or 42 chainring.
The descent from the Beast features a twisty
section of road, with a sharp left hand turn
at the bottom - BE CAREFUL.
Turn left at Midland Road.
Turn right on Rt.
669. Continue straight
across at Rt. 70 intersection (make sure to
come to a complete stop during training). Turn
right after last speed bump. Turn left onto
Rt. 66 (Melvin Evens Highway).
the highway past the Sunny Isle Shopping Center
(which will be on your left).
Follow Rt. 70 until the intersection
of Rt. 62, where you will go straight. BE EXTREMELLY
CAREFUL AT THIS INTESECTION DURING TRAINING.
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU COME TO A COMPLETE
STOP BEFORE CROSSING AT THIS POINT.
Continue traveling eastbound on Rt. 62.
Take a right turn on Rt. 624. DURING THE RACE
YOU WILL BE RIDING IN THE RIGHT LANE
FOR .75 OF A MILE. Turn right on Rt. 60, where
you will return to the left lane. At the entrance
to Cramers Park, turn left on Rt. 82. Turn left
at Southgate Rd., and right onto Rt. 624, where
YOU WILL BE RIDING IN THE RIGHT LAND FOR .75
MILE. Turn right on Rt. 62, where you will again
climb Lowry Hill. Turn left towards Christiansted.
You must stay in the coned lane on extreme left
side of the road.
Returning to the Transition Area, you
will dismount approximately 50 meters before
the entrance, where CYCLISTS MUST GIVE RIGHT
OF WAY TO RUNNERS. Bikes must be walked into
the transition area.
- 21km (13.1 miles)
THIS IS A TWO LOOP RUN COURSE. YOU WILL
MAKE THE TURN TO START THE SECOND LOOP AT THE
EXIT OF THE PARKING
LOT ON HOSPITAL STREET, WHERE YOU STARTED
THE FIRST LOOP.
exiting the transition area you will run up
a grassy bank, and turn right onto a parking
lot road which intersects Hospital Street.
Turn left, at Hospital Street, which turns into
East End Road (Rt. 82). The Bike and Run
will share Hospital Street and East End Road
from the transition area area until Lowry Hill
Road (Rt. 62). Use caution in this area.
Take East End Road until you reach the Buccaneer Hotel
where the course will turn left onto a 2 mile
loop through the hotel grounds. The loop
exits back onto East End Road where you will
return to Christiansted and make a first loop
turnaround on Hospital Street and head out again
to the Buccaneer. Make the same loop through
the Buccaneer and return to Christiansted. When
finishing the second loop turn left on Company
Street, right at Prince Street,
and final right turn down King Street.
OF AID STATIONS:
- There will be
four aid stations in the start/finish
area - swim finish; run out; and overall finish.
Athletes should fill water bottles before
departing for the start area at the Hotel on
Bike Course - There will be
4 aid stations along
the bike course - miles 11,
21, 31, and 43. The Sprint
course has no bike aid stations.
Run Course - Run aid stations
will be located approximately every 6/10 of
a mile along the 21km (13.1mile) course.
This holds true for the Sprint as well.
The following will
be served at the Aid Stations:
-Bike - Water, Gatorade, GU (at mile 43), Bananas (at mile 30)
-Run - Water, Gatorade, Cola, GU, Bananas & Oranges, Pretzels,
A Sag Vehicle
will trail the field and transport athletes
back to the transition area. The race
organization will not be responsible for providing
aid to athletes who choose to remain on the
course once the cut-off time has elapsed.
TIMES (Subject to change)
In order insure the safety
of the participants,
and to minimize the disturbance
to the traffic patterns of the island, the following
cutoff times will be enforced. Please remember
that a race of this distance, in a tropical
climate, can be dangerous to those who overextend
themselves. Therefore, if you are asked to retire,
it is for your benefit.
1 hour from start of athlete's wave
5 hours from start of wave
LOOP RUN CUTOFF
6.5 hours from start of wave
(2017 Race Schedule will be posted as soon as