Sombrero Beach Run
From Friday, February 28, 2020 to Sunday, March 1, 2020 February 28, 2020 March 1, 2020 Tranquility Bay
Attracted by Florida Keys sunshine, athletic challenges and family fun, hundreds of avid runners and walkers from around the country head to the Middle Keys for the annual Sombrero Beach Run weekend.
Part of the outdoor run/walk’s popularity is because the event encourages families to participate in the healthful weekend together, and in doing so contribute to a worthwhile cause.
Initially conceived to help stamp out hunger among Keys families in need, the event benefits Keys Area Interdenominational Resources. A Marathon-based nonprofit organization, KAIR provides valuable food pantry and emergency services as well as housing assistance and relocation services.
Race day attractions include music and beachside fun, refreshments and door prizes. At the event’s silent auction, bidders can vie for artwork, exclusive memberships and admissions to Keys attractions, area eateries, and a coveted single entry into the exclusive Seven Mile Bridge Run in April.
An awards ceremony on the beach follows Saturday’s race with a barbecue, drinks and music. Overall male and female winners of the 10k, 5k run and 5k walk are recognized, as are first- and second-place male and female finishers in multiple age categories. Awards typically include resort stays, cash and Florida Keys eco-attractions and watersports experiences.
Sunday afternoon rounds out the family fun weekend with sporty activities such as kayaking and beach games as well as music, food, beverages and more Keys warmth.
Event information and registration: sombrerobeachrun.com