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Key West Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About Key West Half Marathon

Participate in The Key West Half Marathon® in Key West, Florida. Race through Key West’s historic Old Town and waterfront areas mid January, during the annual Key West Half Marathon®. 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 several years, We have had participants from all 50 States and 14 countries, including Denmark, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Brazil to name a few to compete in Key West’s balmy January climate.

Distances

Key West Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Hemingway 5K Sunset Run 5K

  • 5km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

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

Equipment Storage

Available race morning near registration tent.

Maximum Time

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.).

Parking

Ample parking within a block of start/finish area if you arrive by 5 am. We strongly suggest you arrive by taxi or bicycle. City of Key West lots: Corner of Grinnell/Caroline and Margaret/Caroline, Conch Harbor Marina. Mallory Square lot and Westin lots are within 1/4 mile of start/finish. City parking lots are free on Sundays till 12 Noon.

Refreshments

Starting at the second water station: Ultima Replenisher will be at every station.

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. Awards: Are there Group Rates: Parking:

Key West Half Marathon Route Map

Key West Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

Corner of Caroline Street & Grinnell Street

Key West,us

Finish:

Near Margaret Street & Caroline Street

Key West,us

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

The course for the race takes participants mostly around the edge of this, the easternmost island in the Florida Keys, and includes a bridge crossing over Key West’s Cow Key Channel to Stock Island and back, for a run around the Key West Golf Course and Country Club.

There’s also a stretch of the race that unfolds through CB Harvey Rest Beach Park near the White Pier, where you can get spectacular views of the sunset later in the day.

Overview

The out-and-back 13.1-mile course for the race starts and finishes at Dante’s Restaurant on Caroline Street, on Key West’s western end. From there, the course winds its way along several twists and turns through the city streets, turning on Duval Street, Eaton Street and Whitehead Street before hitting longer straightaways along Atlantic Boulevard and South Roosevelt Boulevard, which is also part of Florida Highway A1A.

Along the race route, runners have views of the ocean waters for virtually the entire course, and pass by local landmarks like the Key West lighthouse, famed author Ernest Hemingway’s house, downtown Key West’s “old town” area and the southernmost point in the United States.

The biggest elevation change during the 13.1-mile route are the stretches along Duval Street and Whitehead Street. Runners head over this hilly stretch twice — once going over and once coming back — and then head along Key West’s southern edge for the second half of the race heading back toward the finish line.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.