About Us

The 2019 triathlon is led by USAT Certified race directors Scott Fricks and Theresa Harper and the VI TRI race committee. The race committee has partnered with the Virgin Islands Triathlon Federation, who is committed to improving the triathlon training and racing experience in the Virgin Islands.

VI TRI, a 501(c)(3) organization, is composed of local leaders who hold important roles in their respective businesses, serve on boards in the local community and have founded and administered successful events, including the St. Croix Coral Reef Swim (5 miles open water), Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, and Junior Tri Virgin Islands Kids Triathlon Series. Many of the committee members are also endurance athletes with countless events under their belts. 

The 2018 race raised over $30,000 for St. Croix Animal Welfare Center, My Brother's Table and Boys and Girls Club of St. Croix. These organizations were impacted by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. 

Meet Our Race Directions

Scott Fricks

  • USAT Certified Race Director

  • President of Virgin Islands Triathlon Federation since 2009

  • ITU Level II, USAT Level I, USAT Youth & Junior Certified Triathlon Coach

  • ITU Level I Certified Technical Official

  • Triathlete for more than 15 years, and participates in more than a dozen multi-sport events per year

  • IRONMAN® All World Athlete

  • Acting race director for eight+ local multi-sport events/year

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Theresa Harper

  • USAT Certified Race Director

  • Secretary of the Virgin Islands Triathlon Federation Since 2010

  • Secretary of the Virgin Islands Cycling Federation Since 2000

  • Head of Race-day Registration, Women’s Coalition of St. Croix Women Race since 2000

  • Race Director for local multi-sport events for adults & children

  • Cross Country Coach, Good Hope Country Day School Since 2005 and Win From Within Cross Country Training Camp, July 2014-2017

  • Co-chair St. Croix Country Day School Auction, 1998-2012

  • Manager, Stamina Sports, 2007-2015

  • Fund Raising Committee Member St. Croix Botanical Gardens and St. Croix Environmental Association, Women’s Coalition of St. Croix

  • Competed in over 85 triathlons, 19 marathons and 17 half marathons

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