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Sheia Burghardt of Summerland Key trails an endangered Key deer at the finish line during a 5K in Big Pine Key last October. 

Race to save what’s endangered: Runners are invited to sign up for this year’s Run with Deer 5K run/walk, a race that wanders through rural roads within National Key Deer Refuge on Saturday, March 17, starting at 8:00am, and finishes at the new National Key Deer Refuge Nature Center, with an awards ceremony and family-friendly Wildlife Fair to follow from 9am-2pm. Co-hosted by Key West Southernmost Runners, the race is part of the Florida Keys Wildlife Refuges’ Outdoor Fest, a week-long celebration of the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge system that encourages people to get outside in a wildlife-friendly manner. The Saturday, March 10 through Saturday, March 17 Fest spans the four national wildlife refuges and features family-friendly, mostly free outdoor adventures and hands-on activities.

Visit or the National Key Deer Refuge Nature Center on Big Pine Key to register.  Race day registration is at the new Nature Center located at 30587 Overseas Hwy at 7:00am.

For more information about the race and the list of Outdoor Fest events, visit or contact Kristie Killam at 305.304.9625 or email Nancy or Jan at  Brought to you in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.  Brought to you in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. Photo by Key West Southernmost Runners.



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