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What to do & what Not to do on Race Day 2018

Do not carry water or no need to carry water...
There are 12 water stations and each station has both water and Gatorade.

What to do and what not to do on Race Day 2018
For those traveling from St. Thomas to St. John on the morning of the race, Saturday February 24th there will be two ferry boats just for you and the other 500 entries that live on St. Thomas or who are staying on St. Thomas. These ferry boats will leave from Red Hook at 6:00 AM & 6:15 AM. Do not be late.
Arrive to the dock area at least 15 minutes before these boats are scheduled to depart. Remember there is limited parking in Red Hook so planning ahead is important. Ferry boat tickets are $7.00 each and can be purchased up to 10 days before they are used. Save time by making this purchase earlier in the week. Tell your friends to do the same. Our boats are the Varlack Venture ones. These boats will dock at the NPS Visitor Center when they arrive in Cruz Bay.
The Race Committee strongly recommends that you do not take the car barge on the morning of the race. The above mentioned ferry boats are the only boats we are working with. In other words, do not take the car barge.

Parking in Cruz Bay: Good luck! Please make arrangements to be dropped off. Parking in Cruz Bay is difficult on a good day. On race day there are hundreds of people looking for a parking spot. Please make arrangements to be dropped off.

Final Bib Number Pick-up: For those who registered on-line or for those who are in the Top 100 Corral you may pick up your bib numbers on the morning of the race between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM at the starting line area. Follow the signs that are on site.
More details regarding earlier bib number pick up will be posted in mid to late January.
On the morning of the race pin your bib number to the front of your body. Do not pin the large whole on the pull off tag portion.

SAG Wagon: Anyone who I registered for the race and wearing their bib number on the front of their body may check in a small back pack with the SAG wagon personal. The SAG (STUFF & GEAR) Wagon will be parked near the road and across the street from Margarita Phil's. You must be wearing your bib number in order to check in your bag /back pack. Your bag will be delivered and waiting for you at the Coral Bay finish line.

Restrooms: If possible try and use yours at home! We will have port-o-johns at the starting area but no matter how many port-o-johns we have there are never enough and there will be lines. If you are coming from St. Thomas use the facilities at the Red Hook Port Authority Building or on the boat. Plan ahead and be in place for the 7:15 AM start. Restrooms will also be at the finish line area.

Transportation back to Cruz Bay: Everyone is on their own. Taxis are usually around and can cost up $10.00 per person. Hitch hiking is always an option on St. John.

Your Tee Shirt will be waiting for you at the finish line. You must finish the race to receive your tee shirt and finisher medal. That's the way it work!

Awards: The Ninth Mile Award Ceremony will be at Mongoose Jct. in Cruz Bay just across the street from the starting line area and will begin at or around 3:30 PM. Here the awards and college scholarship announcements will be made. This part of the day should not be missed. This is also when we will be drawing names for our door prizes that include, A one thousand dollar shopping spree at Mongoose Jct. , a weekend at the St John Inn, plus we have four tickets on Cape Air from STT to PR and more. Live music with Brother Nature will be part of the year's award ceremony along with ale from the Tap Room and pig roast and chicken apps plus veggie foods. Also at the awards event, in a secret corner, you might be lucky enough to find  Magician Lisa Menna from Cause to Wonder. She has a MUST see-  comedy/magic show  on Thursdays at Fish Trap in Cruz Bay -  causetowonder.org 

 

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