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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 typically begins with 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. For 2021, the race course will be altered to start at Cramer’s Park on St. Croix’s East End and the course will primarily stay on the East End of the island. For details on this year’s course, visit

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, and early entry discounts will apply. Further information will be available at and

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The races are now typically held the first weekend in late November or early December. (Previously, the triathlon was held on the first weekend in May.) Check our Calendar of Events for details once the event is scheduled.


The course is typically island wide, but may vary from year to year. For details on this year’s course, visit

For More Information:

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

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