It’s a tiny country consisting of two islands in the West Indies—Saint Kitts and Nevis. On the smaller of the two islands, the Nevis Marathon shows off the beauty of the island to the very small number of participants who took part in the marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K earlier this month.
How small? While the young race hopes to grow the field to 400 runners someday, the 2015 marathon had seven finishers, the half marathon had 13 finishers, the 10K had 11 finishers and the 5K had seven. The 38-runner field included a few who made the trip from England after hearing about the race. Other runners came from Saint Kitts, the larger of the two islands just a couple miles away.
The race starts in Charlestown, the capital of Nevis with a population of 1,500, in front of the home where U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton was born. The longer races go through many villages and runs along the Atlantic coastline. Katrina Crumpler was the overall winner of the half marathon in 1:41:50, while Marcos Echegaray won the marathon in 4:02:43.
Here is a look at the charming race through photos taken by Jeff Clark.