Winter Fun Run to Key Largo

January 27-29, 2023

The Winter Fun Run is an annual tradition that kicks off the FPC event calendar every January in the Florida Keys. The format is a casual “non-poker run” and attendance numbers typically range in the 25+ boat range, with about 125 participants. For the 2023 edition, organizers are happy to be returning to the highly acclaimed PLAYA LARGO RESORT & SPA in Key Largo, a Marriott Autograph Collection resort with lavish grounds, upscale amenities, waterfront dining and docking facilities for about 25 powerboats.

The three day format will depart from Miami late Friday morning, as the boats take a course along the protected ICW on Biscayne Bay to Key Largo. Participants will enjoy lunch at the landmark Gilbert’s Resort on Jewfish Creek, then take the short ride through the scenic Upper Keys, to Playa Largo Resort to settle in for the evening. While this would be considered to be a somewhat short day of boating, organizers always have a fun run planned for Saturday, which will typically travel southbound on the bay waters to Marathon, for a lunch engagement. Locations may vary, depending on docking availability and weather conditions. The Saturday fun run also provides the ideal opportunity for the FPC photo & video crew to fly with a Marathon-based helicopter service, to shoot exciting content for the FPC youtube channel, website and Powerboating in Paradise Magazine.

With the boats back in the marina by 5pm, organizers will typically offer a casual cocktail happy hour at Sole by the Sea in the early evening hours, and guests may then decide to dine as they wish, either on property or at many of the popular restaurants in the Key Largo area. As always, reservations are recommended, and FPC will have the courtesy support shuttle on hand to assist with transportation needs.  After a relaxing weekend in the Florida Keys, the group returns to Miami after checkout on Sunday morning.

REGISTRATION FORM REMOVED– Please call FPC office at 954-545-1414 if you wish to attend this event. We have no more lodging inventory at the host venue Playa Largo Resort, however we do have dock space available.  If any prospective attendees are able to secure their own lodging,FPC will be able to accommodate any boat up to 50′  length.  For off site lodging, the FPC shuttle is available for up to a 5- mile roundtrip for any guest and local Uber and taxi services are readily available.

Departure Points & Lodging Information:

Trailer Parking: Harbourtowne Marina
801 NE 3rd St. Dania, FL
Ph: 954-926-0300

For any out of town participants who require a boat ramp and weekend trailer parking: HARBORTOWNE MARINA- Dania (south end of Fort Lauderdale) provides these services

Parking cost:  approx $ 20/day for truck/trailer. Suggest cash payment- to avoid a long trip to the front office for payment.

Lodging is available in Fort Lauderdale, but FPC recommends Miami locations for overnight prior to the event, to avoid weather issues on morning of departure.

Haulover Marine Center:  Due to county construction at the boat ramp and adjacent parking lots, this location is reserved for active storage customers at this facility. Limited staging services and trailer parking available for transient visitors and participants . FPC attendees must call the marina directly for trailer offloading rates and weekend parking.

General Manager: Enrique Quintera: Ph: 305-945-3944   

Overnight accommodations at Trump Int’l Sunny Isles: Rates $309 – $455/night

This location will be our official departure point for the event on Friday morning. Reservations must be made for unloading trailers and/or weekend trailer parking. These services are available on a limited basis, due to pending construction projects at this marina in 2023.

Call for appointments:  Marina Office: 305-854-6444
General Manager: Tony Zamora
Transient docking rates TBA.

Overnight Lodging:  Located across street at COURTYARD by Marriott- Rates $249- $299

Registration Deadline (30 days out)  Dec 26, 2022 – After this dates fees will increase and not guarantees on accommodations


Playa Largo Resort:  Starting at $539/night. All bookings will go through FPC staff. Detailed room selections on Event Booking form.

Playa Largo Resort Marina : $4.50/ft per night. Limited numbers slips available for boats with narrow beams 9′ or less.  Most boats will be rafted in four rows on the face dock.

Fenders required – please have no less than (4) available fenders on board for Playa Largo docking.