I have great news to share with you all today! The popular 8 Tuff Miles road race is finally returning in its official capacity for 2024, and registration opens one month from today! The race is scheduled for Saturday, February 24th, so start making plans friends!
The 8 Tuff Miles event is a fun event for both runners and non-runners like myself. 🙂 The course starts behind the National Park Visitor’s Center in Cruz Bay, and goes along Centerline Road (Route 10 on the map) all the way out to the ballfield in Coral Bay. The course is 8.3 miles long. It starts at sea level and gains 1,000 feet of elevation and ends back down at sea level. But anyone who has driven Centerline Road before knows it’s not a simple up-and-down course. It’s up and down, and up and down, and up and down, and so forth. 🙂
There are water stations positioned along the way, which is a fun way for us non-runners to get in on the action. My friends and I are always at the last water station, which is just up the hill from the ballfield. We hand out water and Gatorade to the real runners, and then we hand out shots to the fun runners and walkers – beer shots, Painkiller shots, you name it!
This is the first official 8 Tuff Miles race since February 2020, so we are long overdue!
So as I mentioned, registration opens on July 1st. You can learn more at www.8tuffmiles.com. I hope to see you all there!
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