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    May 28 – St John Beach-to-Beach Power Swim

    Date: 05/28/2017

    Time: 7:00 am to 10:00 am

    The 14th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim is set for May 28th, 2017! Registration will open on February 1st, but it is not too early to make plans for attending. Please note that this year there are again reduced registration fees for swimmers 17 years and younger; as well as reduced registration fees for early registration (thru May 5th). Please visit our website at www.friendsvinp.org/swim for complete information on this event and to register. The website also has a list of hotels and villa rental companies offering discounts for race participants and their companions. You can also register: • By phone by calling 340-779-4940 • Or in person on: St. John at The Friends of the Park Stores in Mongoose Junction or at the NPS Visitor Center, or at Connections in Cruz Bay St. Thomas at Caribbean Surf Co. in Havensight or Red Hook St. Croix at SCUBA in Christiansted

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    2017 CSM Robert Gallagher Memorial Chaotic Kayak Race

    Date: 07/23/2017

    Time: 11:00 am to 4:45 pm

    The island community of St. John will be out again in force this year Sunday July 23rd to support Team River Runner’s 2017 Wounded Veterans program fundraiser. In 2011 a total of 16 teams took part in what was the first annual St. John Chaotic Kayak race on Oppenheimer Beach, 2016 ramped up to 40 teams! 100% of the proceeds will be used to bring wounded veterans and their spouses down island every November for one week of healing in the beautiful waters of St. John Team River Runner (TRR) was founded at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2004 by Washington, D.C. area kayak enthusiast Joe Mornini who has been hosting trips for TRR members to St. John since 2007. While the group was forced to cancel its 2008 trip due to lack of funds, that will never be the case again with the continual support of the St John community. Please join us for our 6th Annual St. John Chaotic Kayak, Sunday 23 July, 2017. There will be live music, beer tents, food, kayak races, raffle prizes and more! To find out how to help this organization, check out http://www.teamriverrunner.org/