Competitor Magazine calls “ One of the 20 Must Do Races”

 In Hemingway 5K Sunset Run & Paddle Board Race


May 28, 2014

Hemingway 5k Sunset Run and Paddleboard Race Set for July 19,2014

Consider participating what Competitor Magazine calls “ One of the 20 Must Do Races” in their February 2014 issue!

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Runners and paddleboard enthusiasts can test their skills and celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s sporting lifestyle during the Hemingway 5K Sunset Run and Paddleboard Race set for Saturday, July 19.

This popular 5K Run & Paddle Board Race is the oldest ongoing race in Key West!  It is also a part of the annual Hemingway Days commemorating the author, who lived in Key West during the 1930s.

The Lazy Dog Paddleboard Race is to kick off at 6 p.m. at the island city’s Southernmost Beach, 1405 Duval St. on the Atlantic Ocean. Competitors are tasked with paddling a 3-mile ocean course before finishing back at the beach.

The 5K run is to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Southernmost Point in the continental United States, located overlooking the ocean at Whitehead and South streets. The fast, flat 3.1-mile course takes runners through picturesque Old Town Key West past landmarks including the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum.

Afterwards, a post-race awards party is scheduled at the Southernmost Hotel at the Beach, 508 South Street.

Paddleboard awards are to be presented to the first- through tenth-place male and female finishers. In the 5K, awards await the top three male and female overall finishers, top three male and female masters and top three male and female finishers in age categories ranging from 9 and under to 75 and over.

In addition, Finisher Medals will be awarded to those competing in all events!

A registration booth is to be open 3-7 p.m. race day at the Southernmost Hotel. Race packets can be picked up there.

Interested participants can register online at www.active.com. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.keywestspecialevents.com or picked up at local hotels and fitness centers.

The registration fee is $45 per adult for either race, $5 more on race day and $35 Military and entrant under age 15. The fee includes a collectible race tech shirt, finisher medals, food, libations and giveaways. Event information: www.keywestspecialevents.com or 305-240-0727

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