The U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix will again be home to a major triathlon, on December 8, 2019. This will mark the 31st year our beautiful island has hosted athletes from around the world, making this course one of the longest-running triathlons on record. Home to previous races such as “America’s Paradise Triathlon” and “IRONMAN 70.3® St. Croix”, St. Croix's race is a must-do event for triathletes worldwide. A gorgeous swim in Christiansted harbor transitions to a scenic yet challenging ride that takes athletes up the world-famous 15% average grade climb known as “The Beast”. The run goes east from Christiansted, through the glorious grounds of The Buccaneer Beach and Golf Resort. Athletes are cheered on by residents, volunteers and entertainers across the island, and festivities occur throughout the day and night in Christiansted.
Three races will be offered: Long Distance Course, Sprint and a Sprint Aquathlon. Relays are offered in the Long Distance Course and Sprint Triathlon races. In addition, the Long Distance Course race is designated as the Caribbean Long Distance Triathlon Championship. Learn more about our races on the Course Page.
Aerial View of Host Hotel - The Buccaneer - Long Course Run Segment on Hotel Grounds, Transition Area (Fort Christiansted), Swim Location, and Pro Dave Scott Comments.
St. Croix's Beauty & The Beast Triathlon is run by VI TRI. The 2018 race raised funds for St. Croix Animal Welfare Center, My Brother's Table and the Caribbean Centers for Boys & Girls of the Virgin Islands. These organizations were impacted by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. At the 2018 awards banquet, VI TRI presented checks to each of the organizations for $10,000. “The Race to Rebuild” featured several clinics, parties and entertainment offerings over several days leading up the Sunday races. Iconic professional triathletes from past years were present to give clinics and to share stories of their extraordinary racing careers. The 2019 Beauty & The Beast Triathlon will again support local charities, including the Virgin Islands Special Olympics.
Check out our Travel Page for more information on planning your trip to St. Croix. We invite you to learn more about our beautiful island in the video below because we agree, its time to visit!