Second Annual Stand Up Paddle…

Special Olympics Florida Monroe County

We are hosting this event for the second year with the help of our Event Coordinators:
Ultimate Racing
Lazy Dog Paddle Shack
Old Town Dental

Awards Sponsor
Key Lime Pie Factory

We had so much fun competing with Collier County and racing with the General Public last year we are doing it again!

This year will bring more excitement! We are expecting up to 10 County Delegations to bring SUP teams to compete in this newly formed Florida Special Olympics sport. We will be incorporating General Public Races into the event to provide maximum inclusion for all!

Full info on how to register a Special Olympics Delegation can be found at:

To Register for the General Public Fun Race

The event will include a full Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, Competition amongst Special Olympics Florida athletes according to the Florida State Special Olympic SUP Competition Rules, General Public Fun Races for adults and children, with an inclusive Awards Ceremony!

FREE Lunch for all Special Olympics Florida athletes and coaches will be provided at the beach. $5.00 donation for General Public Participant lunch is requested. Please provide your own water and beverages.

To donate or offer sponsorship visit:
Please contact Ruth at or Ultimate Racing at for details.


Best Western Key Ambassador
Block of 20 rooms to be reserved
Athletes welcome party to be hosted on Sat. night poolside.
3755 S Roosevelt Blvd Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-3500 ---Ask for Armida Averrette

IBIS Bay Resort
10% discount for the dates of Oct 11- Oct 14. If guests would like to extend their stay they will receive the same 10% discount for their entire stay.

Guest will also get a 10% discount in our restaurant The Stoned Crab.

Contact Gina Graft at

Marriott Beach Hotel
Call 1.866.679.5490 and reference the code, SUP
Reduced Rates for Tuesday October 8, 2013- Wednesday October 16, 2013. They also extend the group rates 3 days pre and post of the event.


Meals for all Special Olympic Athlete Delegations will be more affordable at Denny's on Duval. They will be offering 20% off for all delegations who eat as a group at Denny's on Duval Street.

Second Annual Stand Up Paddle Invitational

Sunday, Oct. 13th 2013 at 8am-4pm

Higgs Beach, Key West, Florida, Key West, FL

Key West

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

Schedule of Events

Oct. 12--Sat. Evening Preparty.

5-9 pm at Key West High School

2100 Flagler Ave. Key West, Fl. 33040

Check in for all Special Olympic Delegations: 5-6 p.m.

Dance-- 6-7 p.m.

Dinner --7-8 p.m. (free to all Special Olympic Athletes and Coaches)

Special Olympic Coaches Meeting 6:45 p.m. At Higgs Beach-- race site

Oct. 13--Sunday-- race Day at Higgs Beach Atlantic Ave Key West, Fl 33040

8:00 am All Special Olympics delegations and General Public Racers check in at beach

8:30 am Special Olympics Coaches Meeting

8:30 a.m. Volunteers Meeting

9:00 am Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies

9:30 am Races begin in the following order

1. Special Olympic Level 3 division

2. General Public kids race -- Ages 10-18: Half mile course (out and back once) Ages 10 and under: short course in the swim area

3. Special Olympic Level 2 division

4. General Public Adults-1 mile course (out and back twice)

5. Special Olympic Level 1 division

Full Awards Ceremony following completion of all events

Special Olympic athletes will relieve official Special Olympic ribbons!!!!!!

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