The 12th St. Croix International Marathon
Dec 7 2013
Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands PR
The Virgin Islands Pace Runners
The 12th St. Croix International Marathon set for December 7, 2013
What: The 12th St. Croix International Marathon a 26.2 mile road race for runners men and women 18 years and older…walkers invited…
The marathon is a race with enormous history…its origin is associated with the ancient games of the Olympiad in Greece and the myth of the messenger Pheidippides running from battlefield of Marathon to Athens to deliver the news that the Athenians had won victory over the more Persians…it is the only event designed for the Olympic Games.
Included on race day in addition to the 12th St. Croix International Marathon is The St. Croix Half-Marathon (will start at 6:00 am at Butler Bay and The St. Croix Marathon Relay (minimum of 10 teams for this race) The St. Croix Marathon Relay Teams = 6 runners per team/Legs—5k (3.1 miles), 10k (6.2 miles), 5k (3.1 miles), 10k (6.2 miles), 5k (3.1 miles), 7k (4.47 miles) a total of 26.2 miles
When: December 7 at 5am until…
The St. Croix International Marathon is the first marathon in the world to be run in the “New Millennium” (01-01-01) and it was for several years the first marathon run in the world each year since.
Where: Course--Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands on the road and street from Plaza Extra West (near St.Joseph’s Church) on Queen Mary Highway to Frederiksted to Vincent Mason Pool to Frederiksted to Hamm’s Bluff to Mahogany Road past Lagrange to Frederiksted Medre Cummings playground to Ham’s Bluff to Frederiksted to Market St. to Strand St. to Ann Abramson pier.
The course is certified by AIMS/IAAF and runners may qualify for the Olympics, World Championships and Boston Marathon…the course is scenic, it’s flat, it’s fast…the first five miles is slighty down hill, 20 of the remaining miles is along the seashore with one mile in the rain forest...
This marathon invites clubs/organzations/teams and will establish special categories them.
Organization: Organized by The Virgin Islands Pace Runners with support
from: The St.Croix Track Club, The V.I.Cycling Federation, The Virgin Islands Police Department, St. Croix Rescue; The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism; Volunteers
Sanctioned by: AIMS (The Association of International Marathons and Road Races), The IAAF (the International Association of Athletic Federations) and The VITFF (the Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation)
Who: Open to all levels of marathon runners including world class and first timers from all countries including IAAF afiliates. Walkers are invited...
Sponsors: Plaza Extra; Joel H. Holt, Attorney; LNL Publishing; others
Previous Winners Male:
2001 Marlon Williams V.I. 3:08.24
2003 Calvin Dallas V.I. 3:18.00
2005 Steve Burkholder V.I. 3:15.00
2006 Calvin Dallas V.I. 3:05.09
2007 Pamenos Ballantyne, St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2:40.28 (Race Record)
2008 Jose Rodriquiz Puerto Rico 2:55.39
2009 (Dec.) Billy Bohlke V.I. 2:55.28 (race date changed from New Year’s Day)
2009 (Jan.) Billy Bohlke V.I. 2:44.V.I
2010 Jose Rodriquez Puerto Rico 2:51.27
2011 Jason Wiley USA 3:22.03
2012 J.D. Nielsen USA 3:01.56
Previous Winners Female:
2001 Jo Shim V.I. 3:42.54
2003 Theresa Harper V.I. 3:48.00
2005 Theresa Harper V.I. 3:48.00
2006 Theresa Harper V.I. 3:57.44
2007 Theresa Harper 3:40.21
2008 Ruth Ann David V.I. 3:25.44
2009 (Dec.) Ruth Ann David V.I. 3:24.44
2009 (Jan.) Heidi Snow V.I. 4:14.55 (race date Changed from New Year’s Day)
2010 Maureen Manning, USA 3:18.14 (Race Record)
2011 Maureen Manning USA 3:39.08
2012 Ana Gutierrez V.I. 3:33.20