jpeg image


The Virgin Islands Pace Runners Remember Martin Luther King Jr. 

01/19/03 St.Crox, U.S. Virgin Islands---A small group of dedicated long distance runners gathered in the historic town of Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday morning for the 18th Annual running of  the Martin Luther King Fort-To-Fort Memorial Run, an event to honor the civil rights leader. Participants in the 15.5 mile run were: Paul Radix a history teacher at the St. Croix Central High School; Jo Shim a lab technician an a volunteer with Virgin Islands CARE; Leopold Fredericks, a member of the V.I. National Cross-Cross Country Team and staff member of the Claude O. Markoe Elementary School; Will Franks, an attorney with Legal Services of the Virgin Islands; Earthla Augustin, a French Teacher at the St. Croix Educational High School; Stewart Ketchum a Mathematics teacher at the University of the Virgin Islands and Wallace Williams Head Librarian of the Florence Williams Public Library.  The route for the annual run proceeded from Fort Christianvern to St. Croix’s North Shore Road to Midland Road to Mahogany Road to Fort Frederik in Frederiksted. Each runner who completed the distance averaged about 2 hours. 

The next event on the V.I. Pace Runners calendar is the 18th Annual Toast-To-The Captain 8.4 Mile Road Race on Saturday February 8.  For more information call 340-777-0238 or logon to:                           

Runners Remember Martin Luther King Jr.

The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Fort-To-Fort Run will be on Sunday January 19, 2003.  It will start in Christiansted near Fort Christianvern at 6am.  This is not a race, there is no entry fee.

The next event on the V.I.Pace schedule is the annual Toast-To-The Captain 8.4 mile Road Race on Saturday February 9 at 6:00 a.m. in Christiansted. The Black History Month event honors Captain Teddy Seymour, of St. Croix, the first black man to sail around the world alone.  Captain Seymour will host runners for breakfast at the Breakfast Club after the race... For more information call 340-777-0258 or logon to:

MLK 2002

St. Croix, Virgin Islands 1/13/02--Long distance runners completed the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Fort-To-Fort Run on Sunday in memory of the civil rights leader.  Not a race, the event started at 6:00 a.m. under overcast skies which protected the group as they made their way west on the road between Fort Christianvern in Christiansted and Fort Frederik in Frederiksted.   They completed the 15.5 mile run within 2 hours and 40 minutes.  The annual run was organized by V.I.Pace Runners and included: Denise Blanchette, Sue Brown, Elen Donovan, Will Franks, Leopold Fredericks, Luke Fredericks, Betsy Gladfelter, Bill Gladfelter, Karen Hall, Theresa Harper, Roger Hatfield, Louise Middaugh, Todd Newman, Chip Renn, Teddy Seymour, Marlon Williams, Wallace Williams, Rachel Witty, and Jude Woodcock. All participants receive special certificates for their participation.