EVENT DETAILS

23rd ANNUAL KEY WEST HALF MARATHON & 5K
Week-end of January 15-18, 2021

This year due to the ever changing situation with Covid-19, we are doing a modified in person race for the Key West Half Marathon & 5K. We will ship the race shirt and medal prior to you arriving in Key West, eliminating a crowded packet pick up area. The technology we are using for our events uses the GPS on your phone to monitor and guide you along the course and allows your friends and family members to follow along as well. If you choose not to travel to Key West, the app can also be used in your own hometown to see virtually where you would be on the course if you were in Key West. So basically you will have all week-end to run the course or courses on your own.

Right now this is what we have approved from the City of Key West and the Monroe County Health Department.  If anything changes we will certainly let you know.  This is obviously not what we intended when you signed up for the events.  We will offer no fee defers until November 30, 2020 or we can switch you to the virtual event and ship your shirt & medal if you decide not to travel to Key West.  We certainly hope to see you in balmy Key West in January.

RaceJoy is an app that you download for free and will run on your phone that will use the GPS capabilities to track your progress and send you alerts at critical parts of the course. Additionally, as you pass each mile, you will get a message indicating your progress and current pace. When you complete the course, you can send your results in to be shared online (you will receive a bib number that will be used for tracking your results). The app will be free and very easy to set up and use. You should take a few minutes to learn how to get set up prior to race day: The app will also allow you to sign up multiple events so if you wish to run the Half Marathon & the 5K you can pick the course and run all of them!  Because of the nature of this event there cannot be an Awards Party and Concert following the races.

Spectator / Participant Tutorial:  RaceJoy User Tutorial

So, while we cannot have the traditional event, there is no reason not to run the 23rd Annual Key West Half Marathon Run and 5K, and the best part is, you can now run it any time you want between January 16-January 18, here or in your hometown!

If you choose you can register for one or all three 5K courses, in additional to the Half Marathon. The 5K course will be the original Key West Half Marathon 5K course, Hemingway 5K Run course by the Southernmost Point and a no traffic option along the water on South Roosevelt Blvd.  Just be aware that all of these courses will be on your own with limited course assistance and you must adhere to the rules of the road.

We are working on several other activities for you to do on your own with friends or family – Paddle activities with Lazy Dog Outfitters, a Trivia Hunt, Rum tastings with a raffle.  Stay tuned for updates.

REGISTER ONLINE

The 2021 Key West Half Marathon will take place during the week-end of January 15-18, 2021 > Click Here to Register

Application

To download a PDF application > Click Here

Mail in the Application for:

Key West Half Marathon & 5K Payable to Key West Half Marathon P.O. Box 1681 Key West, FL 33041

T-SHIRT & MEDAL

Legend of the Dragonfly
The Dragonfly symbolizes winds of change, messages of wisdom and ability to overcome hardship

DEFERRALS

While refunds are not possible, you can defer your race registration to the following year’s event. In order to defer your race registration please click here for more information.

SWITCH DISTANCES

Yes, you can always switch race distances if there is still capacity in the event you are looking to switch into.  Log into your MyEvents.ACTIVE.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, 2021

  • 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.

New! Free* Hemingway Trivia Hunt!

Trivia buffs: How much do you know about Ernest Hemingway? Wander around town, testing your knowledge with our new Trivia Hunt, which takes you to some of Ernest’s haunts, notable places where he spent time, and sites that honor him.

Email keywesthalfmarathon@gmail.com your request for the printable game by 10:00 each morning — Thursday-Monday, (1/14-18). The game will be emailed to you, and answers must be returned by 5:00 that night.

Win entries to next year’s Hemingway 5K & Paddleboard Race, entries to the Key West Half Marathon, and more!

(*Please note: admission to 2 places is required — $24/adult, total.)

Enter the Raffle to Win a Bottle of Rum!

 

(Stop by 105 Simonton St. and write your digital bib number and drop it into the jar. Drawings (2 bottles, total) on Sunday, January 17th, after the race.)

Key West First Legal Rum Distillery is Key West’s first legal rum distillery since Prohibition. Chef Paul Menta’s award-winning Key West rums are aged in Salt Cured Barrels using locally and naturally-sourced authentic food flavors–Key Lime, Coconut, Madagascar Vanilla crème brûlée–and Florida demerara sugar (never molasses) to produce a rum with flavor depths and aromatic heights worthy of the distinction: Chef Distilled®.

Join their Mojito-making class! Call or stop by for details.

(305) 294-1441/keywestlegalrum.com.

Enter the Raffle to Win U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Merchandise!

Stop by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Museum Ship at Truman Waterfront to take a tour of the most decorated Coast Guard ship inhistory! And enjoy Happy Hour on Friday & Saturday nights — a spectacular view of Key West’s prized sunsets!
Write your Bib Number on a piece of paper and drop into the jar. Drawing for Ingham Hats, Polo Shirts, FREE Admission and more on Sunday, January 17th, after the race.

PARTY LIKE A LOCAL

“Party Like a Local” with the Conch Republic Party Passport! 
USE SPECIAL HALF MARATHON CODE: SALE10  to get $10 off of the purchase price! 
Proceeds help the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club provide college scholarships & more to the local community.
Good for hundreds of dollars worth of special ‘Locals’ Discounts,’ including complimentary meals, drinks, discounted attractions, water activities and more.
It’s a high quality, thread-sewn booklet with a linen cover that has the look and feel of an actual passport, and it’s good at over 35 bars, restaurants and attractions.
It’s a valuable keepsake of your Conch Republic visit, that you’ll treasure for many years to come!
…and it pays for itself over and over again!

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