The North Shore is the most amazing place to run here . Lots of options from road to trail and always a beach along the way to take a swim afterwards or during your run. I will be adding and editing content here ongoing so please check back often for added running ideas and options.
If you want to know how far you are running while on St. John I am providing estimated distances. A few tips on how to estimate your own runs also.
Both Northshore and Centerline roads have mile markers, although not always visible and in your face they are there more so than not. These will always be guides to your distance depending on where you start your run.
For purposes of this posting ALL Northshore runs where loosely measured and most likely within 1/10th of a mile as far as accuracy. All Northshore distances where measured beginning at the starting line of our local race, The 8 Tuff Miles. The starting line is located behind the National Park Service Tourist Office adjacent to the ball field, which is across the street from Mongoose Junction, one of the shopping areas in Cruz Bay on St. John. There is a palm tree and a sign for the Lind Point Trail (more on this run later) on the road behind the NPS office and again, that is where all measurements where started. If you do not run one of the distances I am providing just subtract 2/10ths of a mile from the mile markers along the Northshore Road. As you start your run you will follow the road out to the main road in front of Mongoose Junction and turn left up the hill that is the Beginning of the Northshore. These are tough runs so take it easy as the first 1/2 mile is very steep. Stay to your left while running with the traffic as you have a lot more shoulder to use to stay out of the way of cars. Good Luck and Be Well!
8TM start to the National Park Sign(1st crest of run) .5 miles
8TM start to the first scenic overlook(before Caneel Bay) 1.0 miles
8TM start to Caneel Bay Resort 1.5 miles
8TM start to Hawks Nest Beach (large parking lot) 2.0 miles
8TM start to Easter Rock (Huge rock past white fence) 2.5 miles
8TM start to Peace hill (small parking lot) 2.7 miles
8TM start to overlook (before Trunk Bay) 3.1 miles
10k(6.2 miles) run if you turn around here and go back to start.
8TM start to Trunk Bay 3.3 miles
8TM start to Peter Bay (crest after killer switchbacks) 3.6 miles
8TM start to Cinnamon Bay 4.3 miles
8TM start to Maho Bay overlook 4.9 miles
8TM start to Big Maho Bay beach 5.5 miles
I will stop here for now and add more distances and routes later. Please note the North Shore is a very tough place to run so go slow, rest and enjoy one of the best running routes in the world! Be Well and enjoy. E-mail me any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org