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, fees will apply. Look for the deferral tab at the top and follow the directions. It will only take a couple minutes to complete the process. No more deferral will be accepted after 1/17/2024. No refunds.
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
CAN I SWITCH DISTANCES?
Yes, you can always switch race distances if there is still capacity in the event you are looking to switch into. Check out this tutorial on how to make the change:
There is no fee to switch to a shorter distance.
If you are switching from a shorter distance to a longer distance, you will be prompted to pay the difference in fees between the two events.
The deadline to make edits to your registration is January 1, 2025
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 minutes to complete the process. Thank you.
IS THERE ANY PARKING ON SITE?
Yes, There is ample parking within a block of start/finish area if you arrive before 5:00AM. We strongly suggest you arrive by taxi, Uber, Lyft or bicycle. Here are public parking lots located close to the event site:
→ Corner of Grinnell Street/Caroline Street
→ Margaret Street/Caroline Street
→ Conch Harbor Marina
The Mallory Square lot and Opal Resort lots are within 1/4 mile of start/finish.
City parking lots are free on Sundays till 12 Noon.
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE EXPO/PACKET PICK-UP?
The event expo will take place outside of the Half Shell Raw Bar located at 231 Margaret Street on Friday and Saturday.
The hours are:
→ Friday, January 16th from 3:00PM until 6:00PM.
→ Saturday, January 17th from 12:00PM until 6:00PM.
We will also offer limited packet pick-up (pre-registered participants only) on race morning from 5:00AM until 6:15AM.
Note: There will be no on-site registration on race day!
WILL THERE BE A BAG CHECK?
Yes. On race morning, from 5:15AM-7:00AM. We will have a table and flag located near the packet pickup area. Your bib will have a bag check ticket on it. You must show your matching bib number and possibly identification when retrieving your bag (for your security). Please be sure to claim your bag before 12:00 noon.
WHERE IS THE START OF THE RACE?
5K/10K – Saturday:
Higg’s Beach on Atlantic Blvd.
Half Marathon – Sunday:
The start of the race is 100 yards from the corner of Caroline Street & Trumbo Road/West Marine (less than two blocks from the Packet Pick-Up location.)
WHERE DOES THE RACE FINISH?
Half Marathon – Sunday:
The finish line is located near Margaret Street & Caroline Street – conveniently close to the Half Shell Raw Bar
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT ON THE COURSE?
For the 5K, the time limit is a strict one hour limit (until 8:00AM).
WILL THERE BE HYDRATION STATIONS ON THE COURSE?
WILL THERE BE ANY SPORTS DRINK ON THE COURSE?
Yes, starting at the second water station. We are proud to have Orange Ultima Replenisher, as 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
ARE THERE SPECIFIC RULES ON THE COURSE?
WILL THERE BE ANY ENTERTAINMENT ON THE COURSE?
IS THE EVENT GOING TO BE CHIP TIMED?
ARE THERE AWARDS?
Yes. Awards will be given to the following top finishers:
Overall Male/Female 1-3
Master Male/Female 1-3,
Age group awards (Male/Female 1-3):
All awards will be given out at tables near bag check. Overall Male/Female 1-3, Master Male/Female 1-3, and five year age groups Male/Female 1-3. Awards presented at 8:30 am for 5K; approx. 10:00 am for Half Marathon, raffles will follow. Age groups and walkers (Half Marathon only)
There are also great Caribbean trips and other prices for Overall winner’s and raffle prizes available to all participants!
If you cannot attend our awards ceremony, please email us at email@example.com to request to have your award mailed. A $10 shipping fee will apply.
WILL THERE BE ANY RACE DAY PHOTOS?
Endurance Imaging is pleased to be the official photographer for the 26th Anniversary 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!