2015 Virgin Islands Olympic Month Events

On 23 June, Olympic Day is celebrated all around the world. Hundreds of thousands of people – young and old – get moving and participate in sporting and cultural activities, such as runs, exhibitions, music and educational seminars.  Over the last two decades, the event has helped to spread the Olympic ideals to every corner of the world.

Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris.  The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.

Over the last 20 years, Olympic Day has been associated with Olympic Day Runs all over the world. From 45 participating National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in the first edition in 1987, today the large majority of the 205 NOCs our joining in.

Events

Week 1

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1. Beach Clean Up

Date: June 7th
Time: 9:00am
Location: Brewers Beach
Water & plastic gloves will be provided.

 

2. Beach Wrestling Clinic

Date: June 7th
Time: 10am
Location: Brewers Beach
Virgin Islands Wrestling Federation will demonstrate basic moves, strategies and techniques used in beach wrestling. Wear shorts and a t-shirt. – Contact: Shamsie Slaughter 340-690-8632
3. East End Road Race, including Point Udall

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 7am
Registration: Race Day 6:15am to 6:45am
Location: Castaway’s Bar & Restaurant on St. Croix’s North Side Rd.
Categories: Elite, Expert, Sport, Masters, Women.
Contact: Theresa Harper 340-513-2707

Week 2

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1. VIVF Underage Beach Volleyball Tournament

Date: June 14th
Time: 9:00am
Location: St. Croix
The tournament is open to all male and females in the territory.  Three(3) age groups U17, U19 and U21.
Registration: vivolleyballfederation@yahoo.com

Week 3

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1. International Optimist Regatta

Date: 19th -21st
Time: All Day
Location: St. Thomas Yacht Club
Registration: Online STYC.net*
Contact: Margo Lynch 340-775-6320

 

2. St. Croix Olympic Day Run 1 Mile

Date: June 20th
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: St. Croix
Registration: Calling 340-643-4557 or day of event.
Open to all ages.
Diplomas will be given to finishers. 

 

St. Thomas Olympic Day Run 1 Mile

Date: June 21st
Time: TBA
Location: St. Thomas
Registration: Call 340-643-4557 or register on the day of the event.
Open to all ages.
Diplomas will be given to all finishers.

 Week 4

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1. Kings of the Court

Event: 3on3 Kings of the Court
Date: 26th – 27th June
Time: All Day
Location: St. Croix Ed Complex Gym
Registration: Call 340-642-2857