34th Virgin Islands Half-Marathon is one of four events hosted by the award
winning Buccaneer Resort. The race has a history which has seen runners from
all over experience the challenge that is long distance running. The
fastest time run for the race is 1:06.32 in 1998 by Douglas Wakiihuri,
Silver Medal winner of the Seoul Olympics Marathon and IAAF World Champion
in the Marathon in Rome 1987 on a point-to-point course
with the finish in historic Frederiksted at the spot where the emancipation
of slaves in Danish West Indies took place. The race was part of the
anniversary celebration of the emancipation.
The Virgin Islands Half-Marathon--St.Croix joins the world renowned
St.Croix Iroman 70.3 Triathlon; The 13th Annual Coral Reef 5 Mile Swim (Buck
Island to Buccaneer); The Caribbean Classic Triathlon events hosted by the
Special race activities are in the planning state, including, pre-race carbo-fest and more
The Virgin Islands Half-Marathon--St.Croix is an AIMS/IAAF (pending) event.
- 6:00am Half Marathon Start
To ensure the safety of all
participants, The Virgin Islands Half-Marathon--St.Croix presented by
does not permit any other wheeled devices such as bicycles, roller blades,
baby joggers or scooters on the course. Pets are not allowed on course.
ChampionChip® Timing System
All Half Marathon participants will
receive a Black ChampionChip® timing device in their Race Packet. This chip
must be affixed to your shoe or ankle (instructions will be provided with
the chip) in order for you to have an official finish time. Black chips must
be returned at the end of the Race.
YOU MUST WEAR YOUR CHIP TO BE TIMED!
NO CHIP, NO TIME.
The course is AIMS
(Association of International Marathon and Distance Races)/ IAAF
(International Association of Athletic Federations) certified
(pending) loop course
with hills and with ocean vistas.
Medals and Awards
All Half Marathon finishers will
receive a Virgin Islands Pace Runners Virgin Islands Half-Marathon medal.
Age Division Awards
Age Division Awards will be presented
in The 34th Virgin Islands Half-Marathon.
Half Marathon Rules & Regulations
Applicable to all Participants
- You MUST be 14 years of age or
older on Race Day to register for the Half Marathon. If under 18 years of
age, you MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign the entry form waiver.
- Participants must begin the Half
Marathon during the Official Start and complete the Half Marathon Course
within 4 hours after the Official Start.
- There will be no registration
refunds or transfers.
- Each participant MUST wear a
ChampionChip® in order to receive a time. Participants who own a Yellow
ChampionChip® may use it in The 34th Virgin Islands--St.Croix Half
Marathon by entering the chip number on the printed entry form or during
- All participants are responsible
for returning their issued ChampionChip®. A $30 charge will be charged to
participants if the ChampionChip® is not returned.
- Baby joggers, pets, in-line skates,
bicycles (other than official bicycles) and other non-official wheeled
vehicles are prohibited on the course.
- All Half Marathon participants MUST
pick up their packets Saturday, December 6 at the Buccaneer Hotel during
designated hours. There will be NO Race Day Packet Pick-Up.
- Bib Numbers are non-transferable
and MUST be worn only by the participant to whom it is assigned.
- Half Marathon Officials reserve the
right, in their sole discretion, to modify, supplement or waive all or
part of the Official Rules. Participants shall be bound by any
modification or supplement of the Official Rules published prior to The
34th Virgin Islands Half Marathon--St.Croix.
- Failure to follow these
Official Rules, as may be amended, will result in immediate
disqualification, loss of awards.