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Attracted by a weekend filled with sunshine and fun, more than 700 runners and walkers from across the globe are expected to join the seventh annual Sombrero Beach Run set for Saturday, March 2 in Marathon, Florida. Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort provides the perfect location for event goers and spacious three-bedroom Marathon accommodations which are great for sharing with friends.
Runners from 20 U.S. states as well as international participants from Canada and Europe already have registered for the event. Proceeds benefit Keys Area Interdenominational Resources, a Marathon-based nonprofit organization that provides food and emergency services to Keys families in need.
The 2013 weekend workout begins Friday, March 1, with a 5-6:30 p.m. registration kick-off party located at Sombrero Beach at the end of Sombrero Beach Road, mile marker (MM) 50. Food, drinks and entertainment will be available. Walkers and runners also can register on site at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 2.
The 15k combined challenge and 10k run start at 8 a.m. Individual 5k runners and walkers are to begin at 9:15 a.m.
Attractions on race day include food, beverages, raffle prizes, music and fun in addition to a full slate of community and Keyswide events for attendees to enjoy all weekend. They include a Middle Keys bicycle tour Sunday, March 3, from Marathon’s famous Seven Mile Bridge to Bahia Honda State Park.
Registration for the 15k event is $35 per person in advance or $40 on race day. Students age 18 and under and U.S. military personnel can enter for $15. For 10k and 5k participants, pre-registration is $25 and race-day cost is $30. Students age 18 and under can enter for $10.
Cash awards await the overall male and female winners of each of the 15k, 10k, 5k run and 5k walk, as do other awards for second-place overall winners including a sunset cruise for four, aerial tours, snorkel or dive trips, dolphin swims or parasail rides. An awards ceremony on the beach follows the race with food, drinks and music.
Event information: www.sombrerobeachrun.com or 305-289-9868.
To book a room at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort during the Sombrero Beach Run, visit www.TranquilityBay.com or call (855) 606-4502.
We know the holidays can be a stressful time, so we’re making it easy on you: call our reservations department today to book your trip to our gorgeous Florida Keys hotel and we’ll give you prices so great, even Santa couldn’t beat them.
With our stunning, fully-outfitted beach houses starting at just $249 a night, you can celebrate the holidays in style. We think having a white Christmas should mean dipping your toes into the powdery white sand while sipping a tropical drink at our tiki bar.
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Now that the wildness of mini lobster season is finally over, we’ll go back to regular fishing for a couple of weeks before the season opens in full. Tuna are being consistently caught out on the hump, but not in the numbers that we saw a few weeks ago. Tarpon are also still somewhat available, but again the numbers are a bit patchy compared to their prime season. The best fishing right now is probably for snapper and the smaller grouper– look near the reef, in holes in florida bay or by bridges. We have had reports of good numbers from Bahia Honda and some small bridges, and some fantastic days from fishermen at the Seven Mile Bridge. Weather is still expected to be patchy as the summer continues, so stay alert when booking a charter and be aware of refund or rebooking policies ahead of time. And as always, don’t forget to bring sunblock! Summer weather will be at its hottest this month and August, so protect yourself and those you love to insure everyone has a great time out on the water.
It’s shaping up to be a hot one here in Marathon, Florida, with weekly temperatures expected to rocket upwards to almost 90 degrees on Wednesday before tapering off around 84 degrees for the rest of the week and weekend. Humidity is expected to stay relatively high, hovering between 60% and 70%, with a UV index of 10. That means high SPFs and lots of water, everyone! It’s certainly going to be a great week and weekend to get out on the water and try your hand at fishing with some of Marathon’s famous charters– check with the front desk for suggestions on which boat best fits your needs.
The sailfishing season in the middle keys has started to get hot, just in time for one of the best local tournaments in the area. The Leon Shell Memorial fishing tournament is considered a great opportunity for fans of sail fishing in the middle keys. Running from March 2nd until the 4th, the tournament has a grand prize of over $20,000 dollars, and secondary prizes for top performing boats and anglers. For mor information check out the official website here.
It is 61°F right now at Tranquility Bay, but is expected to reach 70°F by midday. The unusually cold weather we have been having looks like it is about to depart, starting tomorrow we will be back into the mid 70′s. There is a 13mph wind from the northeast right now, although that is also supposed to die down later in the day. This week should be a steller time to go fishing, as the water warms up predator species increase activity, and after this cold snap they should be hungry. Sunset tonight is at 6:20, and the moon is 62% waning gibbous, so there will be plenty of light for night fishing.
Coming up in two weeks is the Pigeon Key Arts Festival, the “Big art show for a tiny Island” will feature pottery, sculpture, paintings, glass work, jewelry, live music, children’s events, and local food. Check out the poster below or click here for more info.
Winter Fishing in the Florida Keys is some of the best anywhere in the world. Sailfish patrol both deep water and close to the reef, Mahi Mahi are abundant around any floating wreckage or weed lines, and the reefs are full migratory and local species. Blackfin and the ocasional yellowfin Tuna have been caught offshore where the shark fishing is also fantastic, and big game charters are having almost 100% success in finding marlin, swordfish and sailfish. Cobia have also been abundant, both at the reefs and following around rays, regular catches of 40+ pounders happen weekly. In the flats barracuda are hitting flies consistently, a fishery many swear is among the most exciting. For anyone adverse to wind and light jacket weather this may not be the season for you, but for anyone brave enough (68 degree average temp in january) we highly recommend this time of year for fishing.