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Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, July 13, 2024


March 3, 2002 – Women's Jogger Jam time has arrived, and this year Therese Hodge of the St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners (STAR) wants to see 300 women doing the two-mile race on the afternoon of Sunday, March 17.
St. John runners, keep up your momentum from the 8 Tuff Miles, and come on over. Grandmas, walk the walk. Moms, bring the infants out in strollers. Serious athletes, beat your personal best from an earlier year.
Three hundred would be a record number of walkers, joggers and runners; young, old and in between, for the annual St. Thomas race.
It's a chance for women to be "waited on" by the menfolk, as fellows who usually compete in races turn out in large numbers to hold traffic, give bullhorn instructions, blow the starting whistle promptly at 5 p.m., man the water stops, and tear off number tags at the finish line. The fellows will pass out water, fruits, random prizes, recovery advice, T-shirts and awards at the end. The first 200 registered finishes will get a T-shirt, according to a release from STAR.
Early registration fee is $3 for youth 18 and under, $4 for STAR members, $5 adults; raceday it'll cost you $10. Register by March 16 during business hours at Fruit Bowl in Wheatley Center, Comfort Zone at Port of Sale Mall, Players in Havensight Mall, and Going Seanile downtown in Royal Dane Mall.
The Fruit Bowl will donate $5 to the Victim Advocates, Inc. for every registered finisher.
Parental consent on the registration form is required for participants younger than 18 years old. And participants must wear their assigned race number on the front of their clothing.
The race starts and finishes in the Wheatley Shopping Center, winding around roads behind the hospital. Awards will be given to the top finisher overall, and to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in seven categories: age 12 and under, ages 13 to 18, ages 19 to 29, ages 30 to 39, ages 40-49, ages 50-59, and age 60 and over.

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