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Limited Spots Remain for Seventh Annual Islamorada Half Marathon & 10k

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — To the delight of distance runners and winter visitors who relish the Florida Keys’ warm climes, the annual Half Marathon, 10k & Beach N’ Beer Mile in Islamorada returns to its original December time slot, with the 2021 event slated for Friday through Sunday, Dec. 10-12.

This year’s subtropical road race is nearly sold out, according to organizers, but spaces do remain for runners of all ages and skill levels to register — whether they’re bucket-list competitors or newbies. In addition, a Rumrunner 5k event has been added to the weekend festivities. All events are to take place at the Postcard Inn, mile marker 84, Bimini Row near the Tiki Bar.

Thursday features a welcome paddle event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Details are to be posted at islamoradahalfmarathon.com, according to organizers. Friday, racers can enjoy a 4-7 p.m. kick-off party and packet pickup event featuring live music by The Coppertones. 

Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., packet pickup is open for the half-marathon and 10k events. Saturday also features the Rumrunner 5k at 8 a.m. followed by the ever-popular (and already sold out) Beach N’ Beer Mile at noon.

Sunday’s main half-marathon and 10k events take place from 7 a.m. to 11am. The scenic southbound course, returning north to the Postcard Inn, is to highlight some of Islamorada’s most sought-after ocean views.

All runners who register prior to Nov. 20, 2021, are to receive medals and merchandise. A complimentary cold and frozen adult beverage awaits runners at the finish. Prizes are to be awarded to the top three male and female half-marathon finishers as well as the top three finishers in the 10k.

Online registration fees are $105 per person for the half-marathon, $70 per person for the 10k and $50 per person for the 5k. Event information and registration: islamoradahalfmarathon.com

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Beach N' Beer Mile runners must consume four beers over a 1-mile course. Organizers said the fastest time that chugging joggers need to beat is seven minutes.

Beach N' Beer Mile runners must consume four beers over a 1-mile course. Organizers said the fastest time that chugging joggers need to beat is seven minutes.

This article was updated on November 16, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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