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Key West Half Marathon & 5K

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The Key West Half Marathon Ranks #7 In The New Book, The Best Half Marathons In The World, By Steve Kesh!

Race through Key West’s historic Old Town and waterfront areas January 20, 2019, during the annual Key West Half Marathon®. The field is quickly filling to capacity. Set to begin at 7 a.m., the sporting challenge takes place on a flat, fast 13.1-mile half-marathon course in the scenic island city. Location of this year’s run is the Key West Historic Seaport at the foot of Margaret Street. The 5K Run will follow right after the start of the Half Marathon.

Now celebrating our 21st Anniversary, we have had participants from all 50 States and 27 countries, including Great Britain, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, India, China, South Pacific, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Brazil to name a few to compete in Key West’s balmy January climate.

How to enter the Key West Half Marathon & 5K

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
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  2. 5k

    Run 5km
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Key West Half Marathon & 5K routes

Start Line:
Corner of Caroline Street & Grinnell Street – Less than a block from Packet Pick Up location.

Near Margaret Street & Caroline Street – also right near the Half Shell Raw Bar.

Event Details

Race Day! – Sunday, January 20, 2019

  • Race Day! Limited Packet Pick-up from 5:30am-6:30am
  • Half Marathon Start 7AM
  • 5K Start 7:15AM
  • Race Start Line & Finish near Caroline Street & Margaret Street.
  • Half Shell Raw Bar:  $5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas Race Day ONLY starting at 7 AM.
  • Awards Party 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM with a concert by Howard Livingston & the Mile Marker 24 Band
    Complimentary beer from Shipyard Brewing Company

Expo/Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, January 18, 2019 3pm – 6pm 
Inside Turtle Kraals, 231 Margaret Street

Saturday, January 19, 2019 12pm – 6pm
Inside Turtle Kraals, 231 Margaret Street

What is the time limit ?

The finish line will remain open for 4 hours.  Participation support (aid/water stations,volunteers, course marshals etc.) will not be guaranteed after that time and you must adhere to local pedestrian rules (sidewalks etc.). 5k time limit is a strict one hour.

Where are the water stations ?

There will be water at the start & finish line and approximately every mile along the course.

What about the energy drinks ?

Starting at the second water station.

What about the bag check ?

Starting at 5:30am by Registration Area.

Can I use Headphone on the course ?

Headphones Strongly Discouraged. If you must have music, you must leave one ear open (for your safety) or you may be subject to disqualification.

What about timing ?

We use a bib chip system with chips affixed to your bib. Please do not fold the bib and please wear bib outside of clothes or you may not get timed.

What about wheel chair & other Entry ?

Unfortunately due to safety concerns from the Key West Police Department we cannot allow any Wheel Chair, Push Rim and Hand Cycles participants.

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