Race for a cause and some fun at this year’s 27th annual Hemingway 5K Sunset Run/Walk and Paddleboard Race. “This is the hottest race in Key West! Literally!” said organizer Barbara Wright. “It’s held on a hot summer night here, but the great thing is participants can jump in the beautiful Key West waters to cool off after the race and there are lots of cold libations to satisfy your thirst!”
The Paddleboard Race kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at the island city’s Southernmost Beach, 1405 Duval St. on the Atlantic Ocean. A 3-mile ocean course will challenge paddlers before they finish back at the beach.
Then, at 7:30 p.m., the popular 5K Run/Walk begins at the Southernmost Point in the continental United States, oceanfront at Whitehead and South streets. Participants will race past landmarks including the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, Green Parrot Bar, the Key West Lighthouse, and more as they complete the fast, flat 3.1-mile course.
Proceeds benefit Key West Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Fund and the FKCC Youth Swim Program.
July 20, 2019
Key West, FL
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