29th running of the Martin Luther King Jr. Fort-To-Fort Memorial Run
took place on St. Croix on Sunday morning.
This traditional event is one of many in the
territory and across the USA that celebrate the memory of the slain civil rights
advocate. Organized by The Virgin Islands Pace Runners.
It is a non-competitive endurance run and its
goal is to bring runners together to pay tribute to Dr. King.
Over two dozen runners showed
up for the 6am start of the run from downtown Christiansted to Frederiksted
using the two forts as start and finish landmarks.
While most of the participants take advantage
of the run to boost their training for the many endurance events in the
territory, they are aware of the message associated with this noncompetitive
In fact one can help but to associate the history of
slavery and freedom in St. Croix and the civil rights struggle significant
during Dr. Kings time.
Marlon Williams and Ana Gutierrez Olympic Marathon Runners;
Roger Hatfield and Theresa Harper Triathletes approach
the 10 mile mark of
Annual Martin Luther King Fort-To-Fort Memorial Run…
By the Numbers:
How long it took each runners/walker
2:00 Hrs/Min/Sec to 2:30
Billy Bohlke 2:00.59; Troy Holloway 2:22.51; Wayne
Nichols 2:22:56; Theresa Harper 2:25:22; Ana Gutierrez 2:25.24; Marlon Williams
2:25.25; James Dean 2:25.53; Scott Fricks 2:27.15
2:31 Hrs/Min/Sec to 3:00 Hrs/Min/Sec
Kemper 2:33.45; *Roger Hatfield; Mike Klein 2:35.50; Bridgett Klein,2:35.51;
Emily Ladino 2:38.00; *Alicia Churaman; *Laverne Fredericks; Win Thomas 2:46.49;
Amanda Warehime 2:58.58
3:00 Hrs/Min/Sec +
Ray Lutz 3:43.17; *Diana Freis Lutz; Teddy Seymour
3:47.48; Dexter Hypolyte 3:26.58
*Jason Snow, *Heidi Snow
Number of total miles completed run/walked
Number of hours/minutes completed
Number of Miles Women
Number of Miles Men
*Completed less than the 15.5 miles
The next event on the V.I.Pace Runners calendar is the 5th
Annual St. Croix Scenic 50Mile Race on Sunday January 26.
Celebrate MLK with 25K Memorial Run...
2013--St.Croix, Virgin Islands--The 28th Annual Martin Luther
King Fort-To-Fort Memorial Run is a 25 kilometer (15.5 miles) run which
starts at Fort Christianvaern in Christiansted, it continues west via
north shore road, Mid Island road and Mahogany and finishes at Fort
Frederik in Frederiksted. On Sunday morning 14 participants made it to the
start line and ran/walked a total of approximately two hundred miles.
Not a race,
the runners ran at their own pace. Steve Horness ran the distance in
2:04.11; Ivan Espinosa 2:21.44; Theresa Harper and Sissel Holloway
2:27.44; Jay Gleason 2:32.09; Alicia Churman 2:34.17; Ana Gutierrez
2:36.34; Mike Klein and Troy Holloway 2:45.46; Teddy Seymour 3:18.00; Rey
Lutz, Diana Freas Lutz 4:09.00; (Julie Sommer and Sue Browne completed
several miles of the course).
event on the V.I.Pace Runners Calendar is the Cruise-To-Run on Monday
January 28 followed by the 27th Annual Toast-To-The Captain 8.4
Mile Road Race February 2, 2013
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Celebrate MLK with 25K Memorial Run...
Amanda Warehime headed west on Mid Island Road in Estate Calqohoun in 27th
Annual MLK 25K Run V.I.Pace Photo
1-15-2012 St. Croix, Virgin Islands--The
Virgin Islands Pace Runners announced today that a group of
13 long distance runners participated in the 27th Annual Martin
Luther King Jr. 25K Memorial Run. The non-competitive run started at Fort
Christianvaern in Christiansted, traveled via the North Shore, Midland and
Mahogany Roads and finished at Fort Frederik in Frederiksted.
The runners were timed and Kellen Hood and Brad Lenhart ran the route in 2
hours 7 minutes; Theresa Harper 2:26; Mike Klein and Troy Holloway 2:31;
Scotte Fricks 2:35; Amanda Warehime 2:35; Scott Woeifel 2:36; Fred Glint
2:47; Teddy Seymour 3:16; Rey Lutz 3:57 Cissel Holloway NT and Earthla
certificate of participation…
This is in recognition
of your participation in the 26th Annual Martin Luther King 25K Memorial
Run. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, Atlanta, Ga., U.S.--d. April 4, 1968,
Memphis, Tenn.; he was an eloquent black Baptist minister, who led the
Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his
death by assassination in 1968.
is leadership was fundamental to that movement's success in ending the
legal segregation of blacks in the South and other portions of the United
States. He was an advocate of peaceful resolution the world over.
1] Total combined miles completed = 191.5
2] Total combined Meters completed =
3] Total combined Feet completed =
4] Total combined hours of running = 32 h
3] Total combined minutes of running =
The next event on the V.I.Pace Runners
Calendar is the 3rd Annual St. Croix Scenic 50 Mile Trail Race
on Sunday January 22.
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Troy Holloway, Sissel Holloway and Mike Klein in mile 15 of The 26th
Annual Martin Luther King 15.5 Memorial Run… V.I.Pace Runners Photo
2011--St.Croix, Virgin Islands--On Sunday a small group of long distance
runners took part in the 26th Annual Martin Luther King
Memorial 25K Run organized by The Virgin Islands Pace Runners . Together
they covered over 130 miles combined from Fort Christianvaern in
Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands to Fort Frederik in Frederiksted.
Completing the entire
distance were: Sissel Holloway Country Day High School grad now
student/athlete at Springfield College (her longest run) in 2 hours 29
minutes along with her father and ultra-marathoners Troy Holloway 2:29 and
Mike Klein 2:29; Scott Fricks, President of the V.I. Triathlon Federation
in 2:35; Kim Salmoni of Australia 2:46; Carol Murphy, Triathlete 2:51; Ray
Lutz, walker 3:59. Theresa Harper endurance athlete, joined the group for
the first few miles; Teddy Seymour, the first black man to sail around the
world alone completed over half the distance to the finish as did Diana F.
Luther King Memorial 25K run which honors the memory of the civil rights
leader, is a non-competitive run which starts at Fort Christianvaern
located adjacent to the harbor and port where in the days of colonialism
slaves from Africa were brought to the western hemisphere to St. Croix;
the course heads west to Fort Frederik where all slaves in the Danish West
Indies were set free.
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Participants The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Fort-To-Fort Run
Pace Runners celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at annual
A dozen runners
participated in the annual 15.5 mile run from the fort in Christiansted to
the fort in Frederiksted.
The run, a
non-competitive event provided the dedicated group of endurance runners,
the opportunity to memorialize. Billy Bohlke ran the distance in 1
hour and 55 minutes; Theresa Harper and Wayne Nichols ran the 25
kilometers in 2:09; Scott Fricks and Carol Murphy 2:48; Fred Flint and
Zurisha 3:09; Ray Lutz 3:31; Cathy Prince 3:32; Dahveed Nelson 4:14;
Denise Sustaita and Etherero Akinishegun 4:26.
Luther King Jr. (b. January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia, USA and died on
April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee) eloquent black Baptist minister, who
led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950’s
until his death by assassination in 1968. His leadership was fundamental
to that movment’s success in ending the legal segregation of blacks in the
south and other portions of the United States.
participant is awarded a special certificate for completing the event.
Martin Luther King Fort-To-Fort in its 23rd
running celebrates MLK Legacy...
1-9-09 St. Croix, Virgin
Islands---A dozen long distance runners participated in one of the number
of activities in St. Croix that remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Junior on
the national holiday that honors him. These serious runners
dedicated their morning to completing, at their own pace
without the pressures of competition, the 27th MLK
Fort-to-Fort 25 Kilometer run. They met the challenge of the 15.5
mile route from Christiansted via North Shore Road, Midland Road and
Billy Bohlke ran the distance in 1
hour 46 minutes; Theresa Harper (2:34); Sara Gambee (2:34); Dave Sommers/Julie
Sommers (shared the effort) ran 2:34; Scott Fricks (2:36); Carol Murphy
(2:37); Chris Pitre (2:39); Fred Flint (2:45); Cathy Prince (3:05);
Charles Martin (3:06); Chad Robacker 3:22). Their combined efforts
totaled 170.5 miles and total time of 29.6 hours of running.
The next event on the V.I.Pace
Runners Calendar is the annual Toast-To-The Captain 8.4 Mile Road Race on
Runners Celebrate Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.
1-15-01 St.Croix, V.I.--Runners
in St.Croix celebrated the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as
participants in the annual Martin Luther King Fort-To-Fort Memorial 25k
Run. The non-competitive event saw runners start their from near Fort
Christianvern in Christiansted and continued west along North Side Road to
Midland Road and Mahogany Road to Fort Frederik in Frederiksted, a
distance of 15 and a half miles. This year participants included:
Dr.Marlon Williams; Kent Bradbury; Leopold Fredericks; Theresa Harper; Jo
Shim; Elan Donavan; Luke Fredericks; Anna Kowalski and Paul Radix. The
runners averaged between 6 and 10 minutes per mile for the distance.