St. Croix Triathlon


The St Croix Triathlon is one of the longest-running triathlons on record. Previously known as ‘America’s Paradise Triathlon’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, and ‘Ironman 70.3 St. Croix’, the St. Croix Triathlon is 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. Then, the race transitions to a challenging ride that takes athletes up the world-famous 15% average grade climb known as ‘The Beast’. Finally, the run goes east from Christiansted, through historic Danish ruins, to the welcoming old-world grandeur of The Buccaneer Resort. Residents, volunteers and visitors, will be cheering on racers along the course. Also, festivities will occur throughout the day and night in and around the historic district of Christiansted.

Especially for 2018, the St. Croix Triathlon will be a non-profit event to support the non-profits rebuilding St Croix after the destruction from Hurricane Maria. ‘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.

Competitors can choose from three races: the Half-Iron; a Sprint; or, 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, both from St Croix. For those interested in participating, registration will be available on RaceReach.com beginning December 15th, and early entry discounts will apply. Further information will be available at stxtriathlon.com and virginslandstriathlon.com. The Buccaneer is offering special hotel packages, as are other participating businesses listed on the website.

When:

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

Where:

Island wide. The course will begin 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: stxtriathlon.com.  To become a sponsor, please contact info@vitf.org.

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