Running on the island
Hi guys as an avid runner, about 40 miles a week I'm wondering if I can run outside anywhere on st Thomas or is it to dangerous. I really don't want to be stuck running on a treadmill.
Most people run along the sidewalk on the Waterfront in Charlotte Amalie or at the track near the University of the Virgin Islands. Just don't run after dark.
There's also a St Thomas Association of Road Runners. I think they're on Facebook.
On the East end, people run roadside early in the morning on the Smith Bay Road with a loop through Sapphire; and on the NPS property in Nazareth just beyond Red Hook opposite the IEK High School. Magens Bay early morning on the North side is also a popular (and beautiful) spot for runners and walkers while the hiking trail there also provides a good steep workout while many runners also take in the Peterborg peninsula as well.
Magens out to Peterborg plus a little more= 10K
Waterfront from Havensight to Crown Bay & return= 6 miles
Waterfront from Havensight to the airport or to UVI and back (I can't remember the distance)
The Park Road near Red Hook is 1/2 mile, so lots of loops. Some people continue on to Cabrita Point.
Have you signed up for 8 Tuff Miles? It is February 27th on St John- Cruz Bay to Coral Bay. You can register now at Caribbean Surf Co in Red Hook or Tap Room on St John. On line registration until 2/24. No registration on race day! (St John 8 Tuff miles Road Race on Facebook)
There are a couple of STAR (St Thomas Association of Roadrunners on Facebook) events coming up-
3/13: STAR Historic walk-about: a timed walk in historic St Thomas
3/20:STAR Ultrasprint 1 mile
There is also a new Hash House group: VI Hash House Harriers on Facebook.
Welcome to St Thomas!
Thanks everyone. Great info. Looking forward to a good run when I get there.