the next Round of The Marathon Games is a Pentathlon
coming up October 1, 2016 at 8am
The Marathon Pentathlon is for every member of the family. All 5 events must be completed in order to qualify for one of the trophies; otherwise, anyone is welcome to participate in whatever event(s) they wish.
The Marathon Pentathlon is for those who are the fittest athletes, and for those who like to have the most amount of fun!
Every man, woman and child is encouraged to participate, and show support for our local non-profits.
LOCATION: This next Round of The Marathon Pentathlon 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.
RACE CATEGORIES:There are 4 categories to register under
Male / Local, Female / Local, Male / Out of County, and Female / Out of County
Those racing in a team will list their teammate’s name on the Entry Form.
The TOP TWO overall winners win the “Grand Prize Vacation Package”.
Age has no bearing in each category.
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 at a point in the middle of the foot race.
PRIZES and AWARDS: There is a complimentary two-night stay at The Marriott in Marathon for the TOP TWO overall finishers, plus other prizes being donated from local businesses.
At completion of the race, First, Second and Third place finishers in each category will receive Trophies.
In order to qualify for trophies and prizes, all 5 events must be completed.
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.
NON-PROFIT PARTNERS: All the money collected from race entry fees will be equally distributed between six local Non-Profit organizations who have been selected from applications that were submitted for this Round of The Pentathlon Race. The organizers of The Marathon Pentathlon promotes ALL Non-Profits in our Florida Keys communities, so even though there are only 6 dividing up the Registration Fees, many other Non-Profits will be shown in the upcoming movie.
The Six Non-Profit Partners for the Summer/Fall 2016 Marathon Pentathlon are:
* The Dolphin Research Center (DRC),
* Habitat for Humanity of The Middle Keys,
* The Hammock House,
* The Girl Scouts of Marathon,
* The MYC Educational Foundation, and
* The Florida Keys SPCA.
Other Non-Profits who will be on site racing and having a team tent:
* The Domestic Abuse Shelter
* The Wesley House
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 made for television movie produced by Florida Keys Television TV88.
The movie is to be called “The 2016 Summer/Fall Marathon Pentathlon”, and will Premier with Free Admission at The Marathon Community Park. After the Premier viewing, it will be promoted to all who live in, do business in, or vacation in Marathon & The Surrounding Florida Keys.
ENTERTAINMENT: There will be plenty of entertainment around the Country Club grounds throughout the morning – and the best entertainment will come from watching and cheering on all the racers as they go through all 5 events of The Marathon Pentathlon.
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