Weekend Boasts Color Run, Jump Up and Ironman Triathlon on St. Croix


Photo Courtesy of Emily Sperber, Caribbean Sea Adventures

This past weekend was an eventful and especially fun one for St. Croix residents . . .

Color Run
The weekend kicked off on Friday with the children’s color run. Kids from toddlers to teenagers joined in on the fun in Christiansted. Everyone arrived wearing white. During the race various colors of cornstarch were thrown from the sidelines. The winner of the race was Valence Modeste.

Jump Up
One of the quarterly Jump Up celebrations took place Friday, hosted by the Christiansted Restaurant and Retail Association. The festivities include local music, dancers, food / drinks, shopping and more. The streets of Christiansted are closed so that they can fill with patrons and ensure their safety.

AZ Academy held its annual fundraiser during Jump-Up this year, across from Crucian Gold on Strand Street. The event “locked up” prominent community members, and asked their family / friends to help them post “bail.” The event raises around $30,000 annually for the school scholarship fund.

Ironman Triathlon
Sunday capped off the weekend with the annual Ironman 70.3 triathlon. Although the St. Croix course is a shorter distance then other qualifiers for the annual Ironman competition in Hawaii, it is approved due to the difficulty of the course. Competitors started with a swim in Christiansted harbor; followed by a bike route that included The Beast (a sharply steep hill in the Cane Bay area on the North Shore); and finished with a run around the East End loop of the island. The winner was Matt Chrabot from Colorado. Local competitors made a confident show as well, posting impressive times.

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