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Race Info

Race Info

Swim to Cinnamon Bay, swim to Trunk Bay, or go all the way to Hawksnest Bay.

On Saturday, May 24, 2014 Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host the 11th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The race consists of three courses:

  • Short Course from Maho Bay to Cinnamon Bay, about 1 mile
  • Intermediate Course from Maho Bay to Trunk Bay, about 2¼ miles
  • Long Course from Maho to Hawksnest, about 3½ miles. Swimmers can compete in the long course as an individual or as part of a 3-person team.

Swimmers may also compete assisted by snorkel and/or fins in an "assisted swimmer" category

An interactive course map can be found here.

 

Registration Fees

                                                     Advance: General:  Late (If registrations available): 
  February 1st through May 2, 2014 May 3 – 22, 2014

May 23rd (at Pre-race meeting only - if space is still available)

Youth (17 & under) $25 $25 $50
Adult (18 & over) $40 $50    $75

This non-refundable fee is a donation to Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and may be tax deductible.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 350 SWIMMERS 

  • NO REGISTRATION ON THE DAY OF EVENT!

To register 

On-line direct using PayPal (February 1 through 9:30pm on May 22, 2014 only) - ONLINE

By phone - (340) 779-4940

 In person at:

The Friends of the Park Store - Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay

Connections - Cruz Bay and Coral Bay, St. John

Caribbean Surf Co. - Havensight and Red Hook, St. Thomas

SCUBA – Christiansted, St. Croix

The following St. John hotels and villa rental companies are offering discounts of 10% to 25% to race participants and their companions:

Please ask for Power Swim rates; except for the Westin request the PWRSWIM rate, and for Caneel request the Escape rate

Cinnamon Bay Campground, while not offering special rates, may be the most affordable accommodation option. It is located the closest to the start of the race and will be the venue for the pre-race meeting.

Pre-race meeting

At the T'ree Lizards Restaurant at Cinnamon Bay Campground, Friday, May 23rd. All swimmers are strongly urged to attend this full briefing.

3:00 pm: Registration and pre-check in (complete paperwork and distribution of event t-shirts and goodie bags)

4:00 pm: Detailed briefing on the course and the event. This lasts about 45 minutes

  

Race for a Reason

Returning this year is Race for a Reason, which gives participating swimmers an opportunity to further support the mission of the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park. Donations made to the Friends of VINP during the Race for a Reason Fundraising Challenge will be used to support the “Learn to Swim” program in Virgin Islands National Park along with other projects and programs. All participants raising $250 or more for Friends receive a Limited Edition 2014 Beach-to-Beach Power Swim hat and the top 3 fundraisers receive special gifts following the race at the Beach Party/Awards Celebration at Oppenheimer Beach.

Race for a Reason is going online for 2014! Participants may create their own fundraising page online and race for prizes for the Top 3 Fundraisers. Link to our fundraising homepage here, and get started creating a personalized page! All donations made through these online pages are tax-deductible and benefit Friends of VI National Park.

 

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