The first round of The Marathon Games schedule of events will no doubt bring excitement, and business, to the Middle Keys! The first round of Games are being held during the week of June 22 – 29, 2013.

Co-M/C’s are Mike Puto (‘Mr. Marathon’), and Natalie Velger.

Residents from our local community are invited and encouraged to come to all the events which say (Public is invited) and:
1. support the Contestants,
2. support our local restaurants and businesses who are providing for the Contestants and Crew, and to
3. support The Marathon Games.

All events will be filmed, and anyone who is there is likely to get on camera.

Saturday 6/22– Arrival
4pm – Out of Town Contestants picked up from MIA and brought to Marathon.
All Local Contestants meet their out of town teammates at house in Marathon.
Dinner catered by Chef Carl, our Culinary Department Head at The Marathon High School

Sunday 6/23 – Kick Off Day
8:00am – 8:30am Opening Ceremony & Kick Off at The Visitor’s Center at The Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce (Public is invited)
Daniel Samess, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce welcomes out of town contestants to our City, and gives wishes to all Contestants
Monroe County Mayor, George Neugent presents Conch Certificates to all Contestants
9:30am Breakfast at Island Fish Company (Public is invited)
11am – 5pm practice and playtime at Sombrero Beach (Public is invited)
Paddle Boards & Kayaks provided by Wheels to Go
Boxed lunches supplied by Laurie’s Deli
workout with Christi Allen from Pilates in Paradise
Dinner at the house provided for and delivered by Driftwood Pizza
Contestants to turn in early for a 6am wakeup

Monday 6/24 – Fishing Day
Breakfast at house
Lines in at 9am
Lines out at 1pm
2pm Weigh in at Salty’s (Public is invited)
7pm Dinner at Castaway (Public is invited)

Tuesday 6/25 – Fishing Day
Breakfast at house
Lines in at 9am
Lines out at 1pm
2pm Weigh in at Salty’s (Public is invited)
7pm Dinner at King Seafood (Public is invited)

Wednesday 6/26 – Spear Fishing
8am Breakfast at Stouts Restaurant (Public is invited)
Day spent at Tarpon Creek Marina & Restaurant (Public is invited)
12noon Lunch at Tarpon Creek Marina (Public is invited)
Day of fun with jet skies and kayaks courtesy of Captain Hooks
7pm Dinner at Salty’s (Public is invited)

Thursday 6/27 – Kayak Racing
8am Breakfast at Stuffed Pig (Public is invited)
Sombrero Beach for Kayak race thru the mangroves (Public is invited)
1:30pm Late Lunch at Brutus Seafood Restaurant (Public is invited)
7pm Dinner at Porky’s Barbeque & Seafood (Public is invited)

Friday 6/28 – Land Activities
8am Breakfast at Leigh Ann’s (Public is invited)
Activities throughout the day at
*Florida Keys Country Club – Golfing contest
*Dolphin Research Center – Scavenger Hunt
1:30pm Late Lunch Stop at Food For Thought (Public is invited)
*Turtle Hospital – Scavenger Hunt
4pm Bike race over bridge to Pigeon Key (Public is invited) Public is asked to congregate in parking lot
7pm Dinner at Tarpon Creek Restaurant (Awards Ceremony) (Public is invited)

Clearly there is no shortage of activities for the public to attend and watch! Come out and be a part of Conch Record’s exciting new endeavor!

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