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The St Croix Triathlon is one of the longest-running triathlons on record. Previously known as ‘America’s Paradise Triathlon’, and ‘Ironman 70.3 St. Croix’, the new St. Croix Triathlon will be a must-do event for triathletes worldwide. Known globally as ‘Beauty and the Beast’, it is a spectacularly beautiful and challenging event. The race includes a picture-perfect, crystal clear Caribbean harbor swim in the heart of historic Christiansted transitions to a scenic yet challenging ride that takes athletes up the world-famous 15% average grade climb known as ‘The Beast’. The run goes east from Christiansted, through historic Danish ruins, to the welcoming old-world grandeur of The Buccaneer Beach and Golf Resort. Throughout the event, racers are cheered on by residents, volunteers and visitors, with festivities occurring throughout the day and night in and around the historic district of Christiansted. 

Special for 2018, the St. Croix Triathlon will be a non-profit event for the purpose of supporting local non-profits working to rebuild St Croix after the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. ‘The Race to Rebuild’ will feature several clinics, parties and entertainment offerings over several days leading up the Sunday races. Iconic professional triathletes from past years will be present to give clinics and to share stories of their extraordinary racing careers. 

Participate in the Ironman Triathlon

Three races are offered for those who wish to compete, the Half-Iron, a Sprint and a sprint Aquathlon, with the Half-Iron designated as the ‘Caribbean Long Distance Championship’. Relays are offered in the Half-Iron and Sprint Triathlon races. Sponsored by the USVI Department of Tourism, and sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the event will be under the direction of Scott Fricks and Theresa Harper of VI TRI, both from St Croix. For those interested in participating, registration will be available on beginning December 15th, and early entry discounts will apply. Further information will be available at and Special hotel packages are offered by the host hotel, The Buccaneer, as well as other participating hotels, and are listed on the website. To become a sponsor to aid local St. Croix non-profit organizations, or to volunteer or entertain at the event, please contact 



Previously held on the first weekend in May, starting in 2018 the races will be held the first weekend in December (December 2, 2018).


Island wide : Beginning with the swim in Christiansted Harbor, followed with a bike ride heading West and up The Beast, then a run heading from Christiansted East around The Buccaneer.

For More Information:

For more information pertaining the the race, and to learn how you can volunteer or participate, please see the official website: