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Montserrat > Montserrat Volcano Half Marathon & Fun Run
St. John's, Montserrat



Saturday, November 27, 2010

Event Details

This small, beautiful island paradise located among the Lesser Antilles islands in the Caribbean Sea celebrates its most dramatic natural feature with the second annual running of its Montserrat Volcano Half Marathon & Fun Run in November of 2010, along a hilly and challenging point-to-point course that starts in the village of St. John's, near the island's eastern coast, and finishes in Salem Park in the village of the same name on its western side.

Organized and staged by the Montserrat Tourism Board along with the locally based Fittest Man Running Club and the island's Montserrat Volcano Observatory, the race starts at the Blakes Football Field, which lies within view of the Soufriere Hills volcano, which lay dormant for decades before erupting in the mid-1990s, and has since been quiet save for rare ventings of ash, which have been confined to the island's uninhabited southern end.

What runners can expect to see along the course, however, is the scenery that has given the country its nickname as the "Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" -- lush, green areas thick with trees and grassy hills and mountains. After passing through St. John's and the island's airport near Gerald's, runners head along the race route past Davy Hill into the areas known as Carr's Bay and Little Bay, and then hit the turnaround that takes them southward along the island's western coast.

This next stretch of the race features some of its most beautiful stretches along the Caribbean coast, and some of its most dramatic hills, as the course winds its way through Cud Joe Head and the village of St. Peter's all the way south to Woodlands and Salem, where runners then begin the final few miles that take them through the Belham Valley and past the Isle Bay Plantation on the way back to the finish line at Salem Park.

Race Weather & Climate

Located just a few miles south of St. John's, the village of Bramble typically experiences weather much like the rest of this small Caribbean island as a whole, which means that it sees the temperate climate expected for its tropical location, with ample rainfall year-round and temperatures that range between 22°C and 31°C, with little seasonal variation throughout the year. The island also is subject to hurricane activity in the summer and fall seasons.


$18.50 for Montserrat residents
$38 for overseas residents


To reserve your spot in the late fall 2010 running of the Montserrat Volcano Half Marathon or Fun Run, register online at the event website.



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