On April 30, the 27th Paradise 5K was held. The distance was 3.1 miles of a rolling course that is a segment of Ironman 70.3 Run Course at The Buccaneer Resort, Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands. The 5K was organized by the Virgin Islands Pace Runners and sanctioned by the Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation.
One of the defining elements of a nation’s national track and field team is the status of its relay squads. Perhaps the most famous relay competition in the history of the sport is the annual Penn Relays coming up this weekend in Philadelphia.
Ground Strokes Tennis Club Inc. held its third annual Intra-Club Tournament on March 28 at the St. Croix Educational Complex tennis court. The one-day tournament featured players, age seven to 16, in four age groups.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) pre-qualifying World Junior Tennis Competition finished on Saturday, March 21, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The team, consisting of Alec Kuipers, Russell Armstrong and Nayan Bansal from St. Croix, finished within the main draw in 6th place overall.
The St. Croix area games of the Special Olympics Virgin Islands were held on Saturday. March 21. There are the results.
A new course and brisk winds challenged the 27 cyclists who competed Sunday on a route that took them once, twice or three times, depending on category, over the Christiansted Bypass, giving the name "Triple Bypass" to the course.
Athletes were in abundance at Sunday's Gillette West Is Best Sprint Triathlon and Try-a-Tri, which took place in front of Coconuts on the Beach Restaurant in Frederiksted.
For the second year in a row, Jessica Rice, 39, of Needham, Mass., was the first woman across the finish at Saturday’s 8 Tuff Miles race. A total of 1,046 people ran the course. Paul Jones, 39, of Apex, N.C., won the men's race in a time of 52 minutes and 34 seconds.
Runners in the 29th Annual Toast-To-The-Captain 8.4 mile road race were from different walks of life as they toed the start line before sunrise in the Christiansted National Historic Site on St. Croix. Runners included Billy Bohlke, a past winner of the race and a multiple Virgin Islands record holder in distance races.
Rain may have dampened some of the play but not the spirit and world-class competition at the Choice Wireless V.I. Open Tennis Tournament. Hosted Feb. 12-16 by the St. Thomas Yacht Club, nearly 90 tennis players from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Mainland, Central America and Europe – which included professional as well as a strong contingent of amateur or B division competitors – maintained this tournament’s reputation as the ‘Wimbledon of the Caribbean.’