Virgin Islands Olympic Committee President, Angel Morales, invites the community to participate in its CoastWeeks Beach Relay and Cleanup on October 4.
This event is open to all, and will include two-person relay teams with runners/walkers completing two miles each on St. Croix’s Ha Penny Beach. Following the race participants will assist with a beach cleanup. This is an annual effort to help protect the beautiful beaches of the Virgin Islands.
The CoastWeeks Beach Relay and Cleanup is scheduled for 7am on October 4, 2014 at Ha Penny Beach on St. Croix.
This FREE event is sponsored by The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee in partnership with The Virgin Islands Pace Runners; V.I., Waste Management Authority; University of the Virgin Islands; Marine Advisory Service; the V.I. Track and Field Federation; and other local and federal agencies including the Ocean Conservancy. With over 100 countries participating, these cleanup events are coordinated to remove debris from marine areas and tally items collected according to type of debris. The data collected for each beach is entered into the 2014 Coastweeks data.