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Hemingway 5K Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race

Sat July 20 - Mon July 22, 2024 Key West, FL 33040 US Directions

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Do the 5K & the PaddleBoard and save 10% on the 2nd event!

5K Run (In person event!)

$65 $63 07/20 7:30PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT Registration ends July 20, 2024 at 7:30pm EDT

5K Walk (In person event!)

$63 07/20 7:30PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT Registration ends July 20, 2024 at 7:30pm EDT
Do the 5K & the PaddleBoard and save 10% on the 2nd event!

PaddleBoard

$65 $63 07/20 5:30PM EDT - 6:30PM EDT Registration ends July 20, 2024 at 5:00pm EDT
Sunday Event! You can sign up for all three!

Hemingway Rum Bar Stroll!

$60 $60 07/21 12:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
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🍹 Hemingway Rum Bar Strolll 🥃
Open to ages 21 - 121.

Beer Mile!

$55 07/21 12:00PM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends July 21, 2024 at 1:00pm EDT
Open to ages 21 - 120.
Do the 5K & the PaddleBoard and save 10% on the 2nd event!

Virtual Run Anywhere 5K

$65 $63 Registration ends July 21, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Do the 5K & the PaddleBoard and save 10% on the 2nd event!

Virtual Paddle Anywhere

$65 Registration ends July 22, 2024 at 6:45pm EDT

Tour of Key West (Virtual Tour)

$0 Registration ends July 22, 2024 at 6:45pm EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.keywesthalfmarathon.com/hemingway-event-details/.

Place

Southernmost Point
United & Duval Street
Key West, FL US 33040

Description

Featured by Runner’s World as one of the Best 5Ks to Run this Summer. 

 

Details:

Back for our 35th year!

Runners, walkers and paddleboard enthusiasts can test their skills and celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s sporting lifestyle by joining us in the Conch Republic on July 20, 2024 during the in-person Hemingway 5k Sunset Run/Walk and Paddleboard Race! The athletic challenges are part of Hemingway Days, a six-day commemoration of the life and work of the author who lived and wrote in Key West for most of the 1930s.

You can run the 5K Sunset Run or Paddle 3 miles in the gorgeous waters off of our magical island; or you can do both and save on your combined registration!  

All participants (runners and paddle boarders)  will start and finish at the iconic Southernmost Point buoy!  Be sure to plan to spend time at our famous after party on the beach! All paddleboard competitors are responsible for transporting their boards to and from the race start.

 

Race Contact Info

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Sponsors

Additional Fees

Event Management Fee: $9.00

Race Shirt & Medal

Race Schedule

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2024 – RACE DAY!


3:00 pm – 7 pm: Race Registration Booth

  • Location:  Outside Southernmost Beach Cafe, 1405 Duval Street

5:30 pm: Start of Paddle Board Race

  • Location:  Outside Southernmost Beach Cafe, 1405 Duval Street

7:30 pm: Start of 5K Run/Walk

  • Location: Southernmost Point
     

8:00 pm – 10 pm

The Awards/Beach Party featuring Tastings of Papa’s Pilar Rum, Islamorada Beer and Snacks, raffles and entertainment by Island Steel Drum Player Ivan Bertie!!

  • Location:  Outside Southernmost Beach Cafe, 1405 Duval Street
    Inside will be Happy Hour Prices on Food and Drinks all evening on the 20th.

Results will be posted race evening www.keywesthalfmarathon.com and our Facebook page.

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2024

ALMOST SOLD OUT!

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hemingway Rum Stroll Presented by Papa’s Pilar Rumincludes 8 locations with a Papa’s Pilar Rum drink at each location.  Must be over 21, Entry Fee: $60 includes Custom Rum Stroll Race Shirt. You may go in any order you like. 

  1. Hemingway Distillery - 201 Simonton St.
  2. Tattoo's & Scars - 512 Greene St.
  3. Salty Frogs - 407 Front St.
  4. Island Dogs - 505 Front St.
  5. Surly Siren - 308 Front St.
  6. Kaya Island Eats - 628 Rear Duval St.
  7. Tipsy Rooster - 1325 Simonton St.
  8. Rams Head - 804 Whitehead St.

12:00 pm

Key West Beach N’ Beer Mile! 4 Loops, 4 Beers from Islamorada Beer Co., Custom Shirt.  Price: $55. Race is NOT TIMED!

The Beach N’ Mile bib has 4 beer tickets on your bib. This casual and fun beer mile takes place on the beach at the Southernmost Beach Cafe, 1405 Duval Street, event starts at 12 pm. Look for the Key West Half Marathon sail flags and cones! Costumes are encouraged and we will be giving various prizes out for the best costumes.

Location:  Outside Southernmost Beach Cafe, 1405 Duval Street
Prizes awarded for:
1. Best Team Spirit
2. Best Dressed
3. Least Dressed

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm  

Pool Party at Rum Row! Drinks specials by Papa’s Pilar Rum! Rum Row – 3824 N Roosevelt Blvd.

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