January 31, 2023

To date, the 2023 Tortola Torture has 25 individual runners signed up, two 3-person teams and one 3-person team. A strong contingent of BVI runners will be joined by runners from the US, Puerto Rico and Trinidad.

Trinidad’s Cleve Pile returns after a car accident prevented him running last year, and US runner Pam Terry returns after a 8-year break. Ray Wearmouth and Tash Ruscheinski will both be competing in their 8th Tortola Torture, having competed in every event since 2015. Tash will be leading a pack of runners raising money for animal charity PAW BVI, a spay/neuter programme; they will be running a double Torture, joining the race start after completing the course in reverse the night before.

Cleve Pile
Cleve Pile
Pam Terry

Tortola Triple

Next up in the Tortola Triple, is the Teneo Prison Break on Sunday, February 5, a 9.81 mile race with 3,400 feet of elevation change. The race starts and finishes at Jeremy’s Kitchen, Trellis Bay. Race start is 3.30pm. The last race in the series is the the KPMG West End Wobbler on March 5, a more challenging 13.48 mile race with 10,600 feet of elevation change.

The Tortola Torture Triple is open to any runners. Entry fee for the next two races is $20 per race. Runners can register at the Teneo office in Road Town (above Banco Popular), or the the Tortola Sports Club, 5.30-6.30pm, Friday, February 3.

Tortola Torture entry fee is currently $150/person. Entry fees includes: finisher’s medal; event t-shirt; Tortola Torture Triple entry; HydraPak SpeedCup; six environmental-friendly water stops; post-race swim in Caribbean Sea and party.

Our Sponsors (without which this event would not exist!)

Mourant, platinum sponsor, is a leading offshore law firm, advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. 

Teneo, another platinum sponsor, provides full-service financial advisory, with a specialist expertise in cross-border restructuring and insolvency assignments.  Fastest time to Sage Mountain from Stoutt’s Lookout Aid Station will win the Teneo KOM Award.

KPMG, another platinum sponsor, provides audit, tax and advisory services together with industry insight.  Fastest time from start to West End Aid Station will earn the KPMG Sprint Award.

Nora Hazel Point (NHP), a luxury private estate on Tortola, is a gold sponsor.  NHP is providing two awards: Nora Hazel Point Second Half Award for fastest time from half way mark (Sage Mtn) to finish; and the Nora Hazel Point Corporate Cup for the top 2 and 3 person teams (must all be employees of same company).

Reduce & Reuse

The Tortola Torture banned the use of disposable bottles on the race course in 2017. By using reusable five-gallon jugs and coolers, organisers eliminate the use of over 1,200 half litre bottles.  For 2023, each runner will be given a HydraPak SpeedCup to eliminate the use of reusable cups at the aid stations.