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 24, 2021 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 20% on your combined registration!
This year, our 5K Sunset Run will begin at Truman Waterfront Park on the west side of the island (At the end of Southard Street). You will run around the beautiful, picturesque park (twice) before heading east on Southard and making the right on Whitehead Street and finishing at the iconic Southernmost Point!
The Paddleboard event still starts and finishes at the Southernmost Point.
There is no denying that COVID-19 has had an impact on things all over, and despite our remote location, Key West is no different. We are taking many additional precautions for your safety for the event this year. We will encourage social distancing and mask wearing at all points throughout the event. For the 5K Sunset Run, we will have water on the course as well as at the finish line but for safety reasons, it will all be 'self serve' (volunteers wearing gloves will replenish supplies throughout the event). We will have our first group of runners start at 7:30PM (It is a Sunset Run, after all!) but our start line will remain open for those that prefer to avoid the crowd.
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