Outdoor Recreation in Key West

With fabulous weather an abundance of recreational resources available in our island paradise, outdoor activities are part of the tradition in Key West. With the great variety of outdoor sporting events this month, everyone in the family will find something to enjoy.  

Mary Immaculate Star of the Sea School’s 2nd Annual Mariners March 5K Walk/Run and Children’s Fun Run will be held on Saturday, April 28th. The race begins at the school, located at 700 Truman Avenue, at 8:00 a.m. Post-race activities include refreshments, a raffle and awards for each age bracket. Advance entrance fees, available on Active.com, are $20 for adults and $10 for participants under age 18. The half-mile Children’s Fun Run (for ages 9 and under) is free. Sponsorships and volunteers are also needed for the event.

If you love the water, you will not want to miss the final race of the 2012 Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race Series on Sunday, April 29th. The seven-mile race to Sand Key begins at 1:00 p.m. and is open to five different vessel classes. The race reenacts the historical tradition of Key West when wreckers would race to a disabled ship to rescue the crew and claim the cargo. The entry fee of $30 includes free rum punch and hors d’oeuvres at the Captain’s Meeting on Saturday, April 28th, at 7:00 p.m. An awards ceremony and barbeque dinner will follow the race on Sunday. Visit SchoonerWharf.com for registration information.

Golfers will love the Key West Chamber of Commerce’s 7th Annual Tiger in the Woods Golf Tournament, which will be held on Sunday, April 29th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Enjoy golfing in paradise at the Key West Golf Club on College Road. All skill levels are welcome, and participants can enter as individuals or as a team. Prizes will be awarded on every hole, with special $500 prizes on select holes. This tournament is always fun and supports the Chamber’s community activities. Registration forms are available on the Key West Chamber of Commerce website.

The people of Key West create a fun and active community; outdoor recreation fits perfectly into our beautiful island paradise. I have been helping people become a part of Key West for over 25 years, and I continue to hear great stories of people who have found the perfect home here; there is truly something for everyone. Contact me, Margarita Villoch,  today by phone at 305-304-8505, by email at margarita@isellkw.com, or on the web at www.isellkw.com, and become part of the fun Key West community!