I can’t participate. What is your cancellation policy?

Due to the upfront nature of event costs, all entry fees are non-refundable. All participants acknowledge and accept this policy during the registration process. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business trip, family emergency, illness, pregnancy, etc.

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 fill out the defer/transfer form with a $25.00 Payment.  There is a $25 deferral fee until Oct. 1st, then after Oct. 1st $40 until Dec. 1st. Click Here to download form.

Deferral deadline: DEFERRALS will be open for the following year’s event on October 1, 2018 and will end on December 31, 2018.

CANCELLATIONS*: If you cannot participate and do not want to defer to the following year, you can e-mail the race director. By cancelling your registration you will not receive a refund, but we will send your participant shirt to you after the race.

Cancellation deadline: Cancellation notice must be received at least one week prior to the event date. If your cancellation request is received less than a week before the event, we will not be able to process it.

Cancel a Registration Protection purchase (must be within 14 days of purchase and does not refund registration): >Click Here

TRANSFERS*: participants can transfer their registration to another person for a $25 transfer fee It is not possible to simply change the name on a registration.

For Registration Questions, Defers, Switch’s email Linda at Keywestregister@gmail.com


Where is the EXPO/Packet Pick-up located (address):

The address of the expo & packet pick-up is inside Turtle Kraals and outside the Half Shell Raw Bar, 231 Margaret Street

Where is the start of the race:

The start of the race is at the corner of Caroline & Grinnell (Less than a block from the Packet Pick Up location)

Where does the race finish:

The finish of the race is located near Margaret & Caroline- also right near the Half Shell Raw Bar

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.

Water Stations:

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

Energy Drink:

Starting at the second water station.

Orange Ultima Replenisher, is our official on-course drink again this year! With all 6 electrolytes plus support minerals, no sugar or carbs, zero calories, real fruit flavors, plant-based colors and sweetened with stevia leaf — you’re getting the perfect electrolyte balance you need to replace vital minerals lost through sweat, in a formula that is pure and simple. Ultima is hydration done right! They’re your go-to choice for healthy replenishment so you can feel and perform your best. Want to train with Ultima before race day? Visit their Amazon storefront amazon.com/shops/ultimareplenisher and use code: ULEVENTS for 20% off all their products.


Bag Check:

Starting at 5:30am by Registration Area

Packet Pick Up/Expo:

Inside Turtle Kraals and Outside Half Shell Raw Bar, 231 Margaret Street.

  • Friday, January 18, 2019 3pm – 6pm
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12pm – 6pm.
Limited packet pick up on race day from 5:30 am – 6:15 am for Pre-registered participants ONLY.

Race Day:

Limited packet Pick Up Race Day 5:30am – 6:15am. No Race Day Registration.

Want to Volunteer!

We have dozens of jobs available to fit a variety of time schedules and abilities.  Please check out our volunteer page HERE or email Chris Bernier @ chris@sub5racing.com.

Course Safety:

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

Course Entertainment:

Live music & entertainment along the course.


Entry Fees are Non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, we will send you a race packet/shirt upon e-mail request. Deferrals may be given under certain circumstances with an e-mail request to Race Director 30 days prior to the event.

For Registration Questions, Defers, Switch’s email Linda at Keywestregister@gmail.com

Timing & Scoring:

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 will be given to: Overall Male/Female 1-3, Master Male/Female 1-3, and five year age groups Male/Female 1-3.
Great Caribbean trips and other prices for Overall winner’s! Raffle for all participants!
If you cannot attend Awards Ceremony. E-mail us a request to have your award mailed. A Shipping Fee will Apply.

Are there Group Rates:

Yes, contact Barb at info@keywesthalfmarathon.com


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.

Race Day Photos:

Endurance Imaging is pleased to be the official photographer for the 21st Annual Key West Half Marathon and 5k. You should receive an email with a link to your race photos 3-5 days after the event. If you would like to pre-register additional email addresses you can do so on our website: 

We look forward to capturing your awesome race and smiling face on race day!

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