Press Release


The 21st Annual St.John 8 Tuff Miles Road Race

Saturday February 25th 2017

7:15am

Course:Cruz Bay to Coral Bay,St. John USVI
Via Centerline Road Distance 8.375 miles

 

 

Link to photos by Steve Simonsen 2007

HISTORY of 8 TUFF MILES

2016 - 1155 finishers

2015 - 1045 finishers

2014 - 1106 finishers

2013 - 1207 finishers

2012 - 984 finishers

2011 - 881 finishers

2010 - 899 finishers

2009 - 780 finishers

2008 - 726 finishers

2007 - 640 finishers

2006 - 627 finishers

2005 - 589 finishers

2004 - 515 finishers

2003 – 403 finishers

2002 – 356 finishers

2001 – 239 finishers

2000 – 187 finishers

1999 – 143 finishers

1998 -121 finishers

1997 – 21 finishers

 

Course Records:
Male: David Riddle Cincinnati, OH - 45:46 - Feb 22, 2014

Female: Jessica Rice, from Needham, MA - 56:03 - Feb 22, 2014

14 age group awards both male and female

3 deep in each age group

Over 85 awards will be handed out     

Prize money for the top female $300
Prize for the top male $300 Beer Dollars from the Tap Room

Finisher medals for each entry that completes the course

All entries who complete the course will receive an official race T- shirt.      


"Your February Physical"

   This course begins and ends at sea level. Along the way you will reach an elevation of 999 ft. There is approximately 1400 ft. of elevation gain in the first 5 1/2 miles and then it's back to sea level. The course actually measures 8 3/8 miles. The temperature at the start of the race is usually in the low 80's.

 


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Photo by Steve Simonsen
And they're off



Featured in Running Times Magazine June 2008


Columnist Doug Kurtis competes in 8 Tuff Miles

More background info on Doug Kurtis


8 Tuff Miles featured in Nov 2001 Issue

Also mentioned in the Dec 2008 issue as one of the "most daunting" race courses

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