27th ANNUAL KEY WEST HALF MARATHON & RUNFEST
Week-end of January 17-19, 2025
Saturday, January 18th, 2025 – 5K – Start time 6:30 am – 10K – Start time 7:30 am
Sunday, January 19th, 2025 – Half Marathon – Start time 6:30 am
LIVE GPS TRACKING
We are happy to offer RaceJoy again this year. For those running in Key West with us, you can use RaceJoy to enhance the experience with some audio alerts and cheers as well as the ability to have your friends and family monitor your progress and send you support as you run. Just download the free app and follow the instructions and when you start your run, hit “Start My Race” and have fun!
If you aren’t able to be in Key West but have signed up for the virtual version of our event, you can still use RaceJoy. You can run anywhere at any time over the weekend with the app. If you prefer to just run without RaceJoy, that is fine too. You can run whenever and wherever you want and post your results online when you are done:
Claim 2024 to 2025 deferrals:
If you deferred your 2024 race to 2025 YOU MUST CLAIM YOUR DEFERRAL! Please make sure claim your deferral by May 1, 2024.
Defer to 2026:
You can defer your registration directly from your RunSignUp account. Sign in here: https://runsignup.com/profile and log into your account. Look for the deferral tab at the top and follow the directions. It will only take a couple of minutes to complete the process.
Deferral fee schedule:
Half Marathon: $25 till 9/15/24, $35 till 12/15/24 and $50 from 12/16/24 – 1/17/25
5K/10K: $15 till 1/17/25
Rum Stroll/Beer Mile: $15 till 1/17/25
Transfer to Virtual:
You can transfer your registration to the virtual event directly from your RunSignUp account. Sign in here: https://runsignup.com/profile and log into your account. Look for the TRANSFER EVENT tab at the top right and follow the directions. It will only take a couple of minutes to complete the process. Thank you.
Yes, you can always switch race distances if there is still capacity in the event you are looking to switch into. Log into your runsignup.com account, find your race entry, and click the “Change category” button to make update to your registration. The deadline to make edits to your registration is January 1, 2025
- Switching from a longer distance to a shorter distance: There is no fee to switch to a shorter distance. There are no refunds for the difference in price between the two distances.
- Switching from a shorter distance to a longer distance: You will be prompted to pay the difference in fee from the shorter distance to the current cost of the longer distance.
Announcing a cup free race!
Because of our beautiful waters which you’ll run adjacent to, most of the race, we’ve decided to once again have a cup free race! There will be numerous water stations with fantastic volunteers, but you must bring your own vessel to fill up!
KEY WEST HALF MARATHON T-SHIRT REVEALED!
Meet the Artist:
Taylor Hale is a native Floridian who draws inspiration from a lifetime on the water in his island hometown of Key Largo, Florida. He earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009.
Taylor is driven by the constant transformations of the sky and sea—exploring what happens as these powerful natural forces interact. Within his work, he captures movement and stillness, familiarity and the unknown, peace and unrest. In each oil painting, he seeks to create a window to connect to another world.
He loves meeting other cloud lovers and has found that an admiration for the ever-changing sky is something that can connect people from all walks of life. He invites his viewers to bring their unique perspectives to each piece and explore where the art takes them!
When he’s not painting, he enjoys spending time in nature, seeing live music, and being with his wife and daughters.
In 2023 Taylor looks forward to opening The Hale Gallery in Islamorada!
HEMINGWAY RUM STROLL & KEY WEST BEACH N' MILE
Sunday, January 19th | 1:00-5:00 pm
Hemingway Rum Stroll Presented by Papa’s Pilar Rum includes six locations with a Papa’s Pilar Rum drink at each location. Must be over 21, Entry Fee: $49 includes Custom Rum Stroll Race Shirt. You may go in any order you like. Locations coming soon!
Key West Beach N’ Beer Mile – 3:00 pm:
4 Loops, 4 Beers on the Southernmost Beach! Price: $49 includes Custom Race Shirt. Race is NOT TIMED!
The Beach N’ Mile bib has 4 beer tickets on you bib. This casual and fun beer mile takes place on the beach at the Southernmost Beach Cafe, 1405 Duval Street, event starts at 3 pm. Look for the Key West Half Marathon sail flags and cones! Costumes are encouraged and we will be giving various prizes out for the best costumes.
Prizes awarded for:
- Best Team Spirit
- Best Dressed
- Least Dressed
Raffles at 5 pm sharp.