EVERYONE IS INVITED!
to the 6th Annual SUP Invitational!
Join us for a 2-mile paddle board race and beach obstacle course to support Special Olympics Florida- Monroe County!
You don't have to be a paddle pro to participate..........All levels welcome!
This amazing event is in its 6th year running and brings together paddlers of all abilities
Friday Oct. 13- 4 pm-7:30 pm
Athletes reception at Lucy's retired Surfer Bar and Restaurant
Pick up event packets, register for events, meet our awesome Special Olympics atheltes. Taco Bar available, with drink specials
Race Events at Smather's Beach, Key West
NEW EVENT- UNIFIED SUP Races! -- CANCLED
Sat. Oct. 14- If you are registered, your fee will be used for a donation fund for all atheltes and families who have lost their homes. We are coordinating volunteer crews instead of racing. Sign up at this link.
Preferred Properties Luau Dinner Dance- Location TBD
Sat. Oct. 14 Check in and Packet Pick ups open at 4 pm at NY Pasta Garden in Duval Square
NEW!- 4:30 pm Opening Ceremonies with the traditional parade of athletes starting at La Te Da on Duval Street.
5:30-7:30 pm. Buffet Dinner and Dancing- $25.00 dinner ticket sponsors one Special Olympics Athlete
Main Event- Open Race- Sunday Oct. 15 11:30 am- Smather's Beach
2 mile paddle race into the Gulf of Mexico, with a beach run obstacle course
Your $35.00 early race registration fee will sponsor one Special Olympics Florida SUP athlete so they can have a FREE fun race weekend. Registration fee includes a specially designed event T-shirt
Do not want to race or cannot make the event???
Explore our donation options to help us make this event AWESOME for Special Olympics SUP athletes. We appreciate your support at this time, all doantions and registrations will directly benefit atheltes in the Florida Keys who have been affected by Hurricane Irma!
Email ruthholland@specialolympicsmonroe for more info on tax deductible sponsorship donations for this event.
Need a Board? Lazy Dog is renting boards at $10.00 each with all proceeds donated back to Special Olympics Florida Monroe County athletes!
Contact them at 305-295-9898 to reserve your board!
Special Olympics Florida- Monroe County celebrates what athletes CAN do, not what society believes they can’t do. This event is a CELEBRATION for all!
It is truly a moving experience to watch an athlete perform their best and meet their personal goal. Special Olympics athletes remind us all what sharing, giving, and happiness is all about. The Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath is one that we should all live by …
“Let me win. But if I cannot win,
let me be brave in the attempt.”
WHERE TO STAY
Need a place to stay? CALL ALL HOTELS to confirm reservations. All properties are open in Key West at this time!
- Our Event Hotel is the Best Western Key Ambassador--- this hotel books quickly! Reduced rates Thursday Oct. 12-Monday Oct. 16--Call 305-296-3500 to reserve. Ask for Armida Averette
- The Gates Hotel - Room Blocks with reduced rates. Book at this link
- 24 North- Room Blocks with reduced rates. Book at this link
We will have additional room blocks with reduced rates - keep checking back.
Vacation Rentals are also available at Truman and Company Call directly and ask for Regan Butler 305-292-2244 ext. 104