Cuba Nostalgia kicks off with the debut Guayabera 5K



The 17th annual Cuba Nostalgia kicks off this weekend, with a new twist-  the 1st annual Guayabera Run/Walk.  But this isn’t your boring old 5k run; the course will humorously mimic the life of a cuban leaving Cuba for Miami.  It is the first heritage themed parody 5k of its kind in South Florida.  Participants will face “obstacles” and “challenges” that take you back to the days in Cuba and then bring you full circle back to Miami.

But the the run is just a small piece of the fun as the three-day Cuban festival, known as Cuba Nostalgia hits the Fair Expo Center from Friday, May 15th to Sunday, May 17th from 11am to 11pm (10pm on Sunday). The event showcases Cuban life, customs and heritage through exhibits, vendors selling Cuban theme items, and memorabilia, art galleries and artists. Also featured will be music stores, jewelry stores, bookstores, and traditional Cuban food and drinks.

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Food stations will include Pepe Luzarraga Catering – offering the traditional “completas” or plates that include ropa vieja, masas de puerco (pork chunks) with rice and beans, among other popular dishes as well as a replica of Pinecrest Bakery.

The race takes place Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair (10901 Coral Way, Miami). The Guayabera’s advance “Hilo” Guayabera Pass costs $45, and race day tickets cost $55. Participants also receive a two complimentary tickets to attend Cuba Nostalgia either Saturday, May 16 or Sunday, May 17. Click here to review and purchase tickets.



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