Key West "VIRTUAL" Paddle Classic 2020
October 3—Anywhere, Planet Earth

This year’s 23rd Annual Key West Paddle Classic will have 2 versions of the event; a live in Key West Race and a virtual (from where ever you are race!) 

With so many people unable to travel due to COVID-19 we have added a virtual race so we can keep the vibe and energy alive. Anyone, anywhere can paddle a 12 mile course of their choosing and send in their results to be included in this year’s events.

Here are the rules for the virtual race:

  • On October 3rd pick a course of your choosing (out and back, loop, as easy or hard as you like).  Upload your results to the event website.  Social promote your results with the hashtag  #LazyDogPaddle
  • The Virtual Race must be run on October 3!
  • Entry fee $50 includes; Long sleeve, Tunaskin event shirt, event buff, and finisher medal (all which will be mailed to you).
  • Virtual event results will be shown in time order (no awards except finisher medal and no age groups)

Traditional Stock
Traditional Unlimited

Stand-Up 12’6 
Stand-Up 14′
Stand-Up Surf (*Surf Style: No pulled in noses or hybrids, thank you*)
Stand-Up Relay (One board class: SUP 14′ and under: men, women, mixed)

Sea Kayak
Kayak, Single – recreational

Basically, if you can paddle it, you can race it!


Relay, and team entires: Each team member must register individually to complete team registration.  Person to register first, please choose a “team name” and share it with your teammates.  Alll team members must register under the same name and all must register individually to obtain your race swag as we need shirt size, waiver, and additional items.

The virtual race opens for one day only, October 3, 2020!

This is only a event for those who can access water safely and according to local, state and federal laws during this pandemic. 

We recognize that many people can not safely or legally access water in their area. If that is the case, we’re sorry to say, this virtual event is not for you. Some beaches in Florida, for instance, have been closed and some National and State parks have also been closed to public access. Follow your local, state, and national laws and recommendations.