January 26-28, 2024
The Winter Fun Run 2024 returns to the FPC event calendar with a three-day weekend format that makes the highly acclaimed Playa Largo Resort & Spa our destination once again. The format is a casual “non-poker run” and attendance numbers typically range in the 25+-30 boat range, with about 125 participants. The PLAYA LARGO RESORT & SPA in Key Largo is a Marriott Autograph Collection resort with lavish grounds, upscale amenities, waterfront dining and docking facilities for about 30 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 rustic Gilbert’s Resort on Jewfish Creek, then take the short ride through scenic Key Largo waterways to Playa Largo Resort , our weekend headquarters. The trip on Friday measures only about sixty miles, however FPC organizers have a robust fun run agenda planned for Saturday, which will take the group southbound on the bay waters to Marathon, for a lunch engagement. Lunch 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.
Playa Largo is a popular wedding venue, therefore hotel management typically requests that all boats back in the marina late afternoon, followed by a casual cocktail happy hour at Sole by the Sea. The casual format of this event provides guests with their choice of local dining options, 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.
Departure Points & Lodging Information:
Secure truck-trailer Parking:
Harbour Towne Marina
801 NE 3rd St. Dania, FL
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 the morning of departure.
Haulover Marine Center: On site storage customers only
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.
Grove Harbour Marina- Miami – Launching/staging services available by appointment only. ( packages offered)
2640 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove ( Miami) FL –
Call for appointments after your register with FPC: Marina Office: 305-854-6444
General Manager: Tony Zamora
Transient docking available on the night before departure, at preferred FPC member rates.
Overnight Lodging: Located across street at COURTYARD by Marriott- Rates $249- $299- Reservations can be maind on your event booking form. ContacAmy Plumstea
Registration Deadline (30 days out) Dec 26, 2023 – After this dates fees will increase and no guarantees on accommodations. Please follow these guidelines to avoid the rate increases and reduced availability of rooms.
Playa Largo Resort: Variety of guest rooms from $ 369- $549/night. Upgraded bungalows and luxury 3B home also available at higher rates.Detailed room selections on Event Booking form.
Playa Largo Resort Marina : $5.00 /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 are required – please have (4-6) available fenders on board and 5-6 lines for Playa Largo docking.
FOR INFORMATION- CONTACT THE FPC office. 954-545-1414- Mon- Thurs
Amy Plumstead- Hospitality Manager- Email: [email protected]
John Wittenberger- Marine Operations Mgr: Email: [email protected]