Register for the Francis Bay Fives 5K or 5-Mile Run Sept. 2nd

St. John, USVI – The St. John Landsharks are hosting a “runner’s choice” 5K and 5-Mile run on Sunday, September 2nd at 8:00 AM. Traditionally, this is the weekend of the annual Love City Triathlon and Aquathlon, but the event was scaled back this year and will consist of a run.

The races will start simultaneously at 8:00 AM. Each course begins and ends at Francis Bay and features a variety of terrain, including trails, road and—for the first time—a finish on the beach. The 5-Mile course includes a portion to Maho Bay and back. Course details can be found at

Registration is $5.00 per runner and the event is capped at 100 participants. Walkers are welcome to participate in the 5K (3.1 mile) event. Participants are strongly encouraged to carpool.

There are three ways to sign up:

  1. Online at until 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 1st
  2. At the Tap Room from 4:00-5:30 pm on Saturday, September 1st
  3. At Francis Bay on race day between 6:45-7: 30 am on Sunday, September 2nd – only if space is still available

The top male and female finisher for each course will receive a prize. Water and sports drink will be offered during the race, and light snacks will be provided after. St. John Rescue, VI NPS and VIPD will be onsite to monitor.

An optional pre-race meeting and get-together will take place at The Tap Room on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 4:00-5: 30 pm. St. John Brewers will continue their tradition to provide beverages to athletes and volunteers post-race.

Roads will remain open, but drivers may experience delays on the North Shore Road one-way area and around Francis Bay and Annaberg between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM on Sunday, September 2nd. Contact the race organizers at for more information.

St. John Landsharks is an informal local athletic club, focusing on swimming, biking, running, stand up paddleboarding, and anything else they feel like doing. Visit the Landsharks at