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The 6th Annual Cruise To Run


Jan 28 2013


Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands USA PR

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The Virgin Islands Pace Runners


  • 5K or Less



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St. Croix will be the first stop on this 5K Prediction Road Race...the course is flat out-and-back along the seashore and into the rainforest... Jerry Friesen, lifelong runner, race director of the Subaru Niagara Running Series, and founder of Cruise toRun, passed away Nov2nd, 2011 while out for his morning run. He was 51 years old. He left behind Jody, his wife of 25 years, his children, Lindsay, Rachel and Brett and faithful companion Zoey. He also left behind a wonderful legacy of integrity, passion and commitment. Jerry loved all things running, from helping new runners get started to putting on races and seeing people cross the finish line and achieve their goals. He was always trying to improve his races and give back to the sport that had added so much to his life. So it wasn’t much of a surprise when in 2005, he came home from a long run on a very cold winter day in his hometown of Grimsby, Ontario, Canada, with the concept of a running cruise. Over a year and a half laterandmuch hard work and determination the first Cruise To Run Caribbean was born. Later on came The Runner’s Give Back Program, his way to make a difference on the islands. He loved working with the different tourism boards and island running clubs and loved seeing the runners come together onboard the ship and out on the runs. When he saw the friendships formed, he knew he had something that would work. What started as a small business venture had blossomed into so much more….a wonderful cruising family. So, with his vision in mind, his wife Jody, along with the help of Guest Hosts, Bart Yasso and Sarah Reinertsen and many of his longtime friends, move forward with Cruise to Run Caribbean 2013. Join us, and experience Jerry’s dream of “The Ultimate Runners Vacation”. It will change your life.

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