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 🙂 .