The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix (WCSC) will hold its 33rd Annual Women Race at 4:45 p.m., Sunday, June 4, in Christiansted. In-person pre-registration for WCSC’s two-mile peace race for women and girls will begin on May 15.
The Women Race is organized by the V.I. Pace Runners. “The Women Race continues to offer everyone in our community a special opportunity to get together, show support for victims and survivors, and enjoy a fun, healthy activity. Only women and girls can enter the race, but the encouragement from everyone else on the sidelines is very important,” said Clema Lewis, WCSC’s executive director.
Victims and survivors also participate in the Women Race, proudly demonstrating their triumph and healing from the trauma of abusive relationships, sexual assault and other crimes. In addition to individuals, various schools, clubs, organizations and businesses enter teams in the race. Teams that pre-register will receive special certificates. The fastest team (minimum of five members) will receive a trophy.
The Mary Mingus Perpetual Trophy will be awarded to the school with the most participants (minimum of 25 members). Awards will be given to “Racers” in several categories including presentations to overall winners and top age-group finishers.
The pre-registration entry fee is $20; it includes a commemorative T-shirt. Registration on Race Day is $25. Girls aged 13 and under can register for $1; a T-shirt is not included. Pre-registration is available through WCSC’s secure online form and starting on Monday, May 15, at the following locations:
- WCSC’s Crisis Center at 45 Fisher Street, Christiansted
- WCSC’s Closet To Closet Thrift Store at 15 Peter’s Rest. In addition, pre-registration tables will be set up at the following locations on the dates listed below, from 10 a.m. to noon:
- May 27 – Cost-U-Less, Kmart – Sunny Isle Shopping Center, Kmart – Sunshine Mall
- June 3 – Cost-U-Less, Kmart – Sunny Isle Shopping Center, Kmart – Sunshine Mall
WCSC thanks its generous 33rd Annual Women Race sponsors:
Ace sponsors include: Marshall & Sterling, Sonya Ltd., T.E.A.M. Consultants, and Caribbean Reservations Inc.
Major sponsors include: ADT Security, Bank of St. Croix – a Division of United Fidelity Bank, First Bank, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico; Supporting sponsors include: Sunny Isle Developers LLC, Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty, and Isle 95
Contributing sponsors include: Sterisil International LLC, Continuum Care, and Cindy & Murry Gerber
Patron sponsors include: Quality Auto Parts, Blue Sky Real Estate, Dr. Carolyn Merritt, Dr. Gary Jett, Plaza Extra East, Paradise Freight, and Peppertree Terrace.
DJ Myron will keep the crowd moving on and off the race route. Alene Springer of Funtastic Soca will lead the energizing warm-up for the Women Race.
WCSC’s mission is to support and empower people impacted by violence. Contact WCSC at 7739272 or visit its Web site: www.wcstx.org, for more information on the Women Race and the advocacy programs and services. Follow WCSC on Facebook: fb.com/WCSTX, on Twitter: @WCSTX and on Instagram: @wcstxvi.