What to do & what Not to do on Race Day 2012
(updated Oct 25, 2011)
Do not carry water or no need to carry water...
There are 12 water stations and each station has both water and Gatorade.
What to do and what not to do on Race Day.
For those traveling from St. Thomas to St. John on the morning of the race, Saturday February 25th there will be two ferry boats just for you and the other 400 entries that live on St. Thomas or are staying on St.Thomas. These ferry boats will leave from Red Hook at 6:00 AM and 6:15 AM Do not be late. Arrive to the dock area at least 15 minute before these boats are scheduled to depart. Remember there is limited parking in Red Hook so planning ahead is important. Ferry boat tickets are $6.00 each and can be purchased 10 days before they are used. Save time by making this purchase earlier in the week. Tell you friends to do the same. Our boats are the Varlack Ventures ones. These boats will dock at the NPS Visitor Center when they arrive in Cruz Bay.
The race committee strongly recommends that you do not take the car barge on the morning of the race. The above mentioned ferry boats are the only boats we are working with. In other words do not take the car barge.
Parking in Cruz Bay: Good luck! Please make arrangements to be dropped off. Parking in Cruz Bay is difficult on a good day.On race day there are hundreds of people looking for a parking spot. Please make arrangements to be dropped off!
Final Bib Number pick-up. For those who registered on-line or for those who are in the Top 100 Corral you may pick up your bib numbers on the morning of the race between the times of 6:00 AM & 7:00 AM at the starting line area. Follow the signs on site.
On the morning of the race pin your bib number to the FRONT of your body. Do not pin the large whole on the pull off tag portion.
SAG Wagon: Anyone who is registered for the race and wearing their bib number may check in a back pack with the SAG wagon on the morning of the race. The SAG (stuff and gear) wagon will be parked near the road and across the street from Margarita Phil’s. You must be wearing your bib number in order to check in your bag/back pack. Your bag will be delivered to Coral Bay and waiting for you at the finish line.
RESTROOMS: If possible try and use yours at home. We will have port-o-johns at the starting area but no matter how many port-o-johns we order there are never enough and there will be lines. If you are coming from St. Thomas use the facilities at the Red Hook Port Authority building or on the boat. Plan ahead and be in place for the 7:15 AM start. Restrooms will also be at the finish line area.
Transportation back to Cruz Bay: Everyone is on their own. There is a city style bus that travels back and forth for $1.00. Taxis are usually around and can cost up to $10.00 per person. Hitch hiking is always an option on St. John.
Your Tee shirt will be waiting for you at the finish line. You must finish your race to receive your tee shirt and finisher medal. That’s the way it works!
Awards: This year the award ceremony will once again be at Mongoose Jct. in Cruz Bay just across the street from the starting line area and will begin at 3:30 PM Here the awards and college scholarship announcements will be made. This part of the day should not be missed by anyone even if you know you are not receiving an award. Here is where we will also announce the winner of the $1,000.00 Mongoose dollars shopping spree and you must be present to win that prize.