UF/IFAS NCBS is holding the 1st Annual Workout on Waterfront (WoW) Event. WoW will consist of three races including a 5K Run, Kayak Challenge and Recycled Regatta. The proceeds from this event will support an aquarium that is being built at Cedar Key at UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, Audio/Visual Equipment for the Cedar Key Library and International Coastal Clean-up scheduled in the fall.

Coastal Heritage 5KRun is a beautiful run in Cedar Key, Florida. The race begins on the corner of A Street and 3rd Street near the Lil Shark Park. This run begins in historic Cedar Key and runs through a quaint neighborhood in downtown Cedar Key opening up to a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico. The run continues through Cedar Key through airport road to one of the shortest airstrips in Florida and returns to the corner of G Street and 1st Street.

Astena-Otie Kayak Challenge starts at the beach near Lil Shark Park. The Race will run kayakers to Astena-Otie Key where racers will be required to pick-up one piece of trash and then return to the beach. Kayak race is for ages 18 and above.

Repurpose-It-Regatta invites ages 12 and above to build your own boat from recyclable materials. All vessels will enter the race at G Street and 3rd Street. (Boats with children require 1 adult). Please see below for building requirements on this event.

Participants can enter up to two events:

Coastal Heritage 5k and Repurpose-it-Regatta or Astena-Otie Kayak Challenge and Repurpose-it-Regatta

At noon there will be award celebration, lunch (available to purchase) and silent auction event.

We hope you can join us for this great day near and on the water!