the next Round of The Marathon Games is a Pentathlon
coming up October 1, 2016 at 8am
In ancient Keys Mythology, Gods competed against other Gods in a series of events – and each had one mortal as a teammate.
In Modern times, local Florida Keys Residents compete against other local residents in a series of events – and each has one ‘Out of County’ Resident as their teammate.
It all takes place in Modern Day Marathon, Florida.
Home of The Marathon Games!
LOCATION: This next Round of The Marathon Games will be Hosted by The Florida Keys Country Club.
DATE and TIMES: The starting horn blown by Mr. Marathon Mike Puto goes off at 8am on October 1, 2016, and continues until all racers finish.
EVENTS: This Round of The Marathon Games is a Pentathlon – including Swimming in the Harbor; Kayak Racing in the Harbor; Stand Up Paddleboard Racing in the Harbor; a Foot Race of 9 holes from the tee box of number one down the fairway, around the green, to the next tee box, and continuing until reaching the ninth green; and driving frozen chum Golf balls in to the Harbor.
RACE PARTICIPANTS: Race categories will include Single Male, Single Female, Male/Male, Female/Female, and Male/Female. Age has no bearing in each category.
COMMENTATORS: The announcers of this Round will be Michelle Coldiron and Theo Derleth, with various other dignitary announcers around the course reporting live coverage of the day.
PROFIT SHARING: Participating local Non-Profit organizations will equally share in the proceeds derived from from registration fees.
PRIZES and AWARDS: At completion, First, Second and Third place finishers in each category will receive Trophies. The ceremonies will take place at The Harbor View Restaurant Tiki Hut & Lounge immediately after everyone has completed the Pentathlon.
MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE: Cameras and camera operators will be strategically placed on the Commentator’s stage and around the grounds of The Country Club, getting footage that will be used in the editing of a movie produced by Marathon Florida TV for viewing on Florida Keys Television TV88.
The movie will be called “The 2016 Pentathlon of The Marathon Games”, and will Premier with Free Admission at The Marathon Community Park. That movie will then be promoted for syndication around the world.
Learn more about
How The Games Are Played
Watch the shortened hour version of
“The Marathon Games – Round One”
Watch the 2.5 hour version of
“The Marathon Games – Round One”
Watch the uncut one hour version of
“Dive the Keys”
The following were the Sponsors of the last Round of “The Marathon Games”.
Some provided breakfast, while some provided lunch, or dinner. Some provided lodging, some provided transportation during the week for participants and film crew, while others provided equipment that was used during the week. Others were financial contributors. We even had some talented local musicians who arranged and recorded their version of the Marathon Florida TV song “I’m on my Marathon Vacation”
“As our way of saying Thank You to our Sponsors, we produced a video commercial for each one of them, and permanently embedded those commercials in to the movie.
Thanks to our local media for all the coverage we get for The Marathon Games:
Our local newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV stations have been great about getting information out to the public,
with special thanks to:
The News Barometer,
The Free Press,
Time Out Magazine,
Marathon / Middle Keys Magazine
Florida Keys Television TV88
plus special thanks goes out to
Mike Puto, Mr. Marathon and Ms. Natalie Velger
ALL music is arranged & performed by
our very talented local musicians