Cruise to Run 2012

I was recently in the village of Dublanc and found out about a cruise ship of runners that will be arriving to Dominica tomorrow, Thursday, January 26th. “Cruise To Run” totes itself as being “The Ultimate Runner’s Vacation”. From January 22nd – January 29th 2012 this group of runners are island hopping throughout the Caribbean and racing at every port. Not only do they race, but they also donate different items to each island they stop on. The run has been organized by long time runner Jerry Friesen. You can read about him on the “Cruise To Run” website.

The Dominica run will take place on Segment 10 of the Waitukubuli National Trail-from Colihaut to Syndicate, which is about four miles. Since Syndicate is 15 minutes from campus,  you may get to see some of the action if you are headed toward Roseau. Other than by word of mouth I have not heard too much about this run, but I found a good article about it online this evening. It sounds like it is a great event to be a part of and great exposure for Dominica. I guess this is one cruise you won’t gain 10 pounds on 🙂 .

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Native New Orleanian lived on the island of Dominica for 8 years
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3 Responses to Cruise to Run 2012

  1. Bruce Lamb says:

    No question that the run on Segment 10 of the Waitukubuli National Trail was many cruisers’ highlight run on the trip. The Red Cross provided much-appreciated water to us (apparently they hauled it out there by hand!) and the pavillion at which we finished the run provided us with a taste of locally fruits, coconut milk and had cold beer available for purchase as well!

  2. Jody Friesen says:

    We had a fantastic time on our visit to Dominica. Amazing hospitality from Discover Dominica Authority , the Red Cross, The Waitukubuli Trail Comittee, and local vendors. It was definitely one of the highlights of our week, with an adventurous ride up the mountain and stunning scenery on the trail. I so wish we were coming back next year but we have been forced to change our ship and intinerary, as Princess Cruises is not sailing out of San Juan, PR in 2013. . I heard numerous runners saying they would love to return and tackle some of the other segments.

  3. Yes, we were there on the Cruise To Run! Loved the trail run! Dominica is beautiful. Read about our adventure here: (Cruise to Run Recap Part II) or on the Cruise to Run Facebook page. The island is lovely, the people wonderful, and the rain forest the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. I love your website – so informative! Thanks for mentioning the Cruise To Run! The island folks we met were amazing! And, everyone spoke of Dominica as one of our most beautiful stops.

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