Jan. 15th, 2023 – 25th Anniversary Key West Half Marathon & 5k

25th Anniversary Key West Half Marathon & 5k

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Key West Half Marathon presents – 25th Anniversary Key West Half Marathon & 5k

Your Key West Half Marathon experience is as competitive as you make it. Rally your team and battle the other teams in your division for bragging rights, or simply make it your goal to cross the finish line! Key West Half Marathon Events are about coming together and accomplishing something you thought could never do. From the elite runner to the generally active individual, Key West Half Marathon Events has you covered.


1. Have fun with your family & friends

2. It’s only as competitive as you make it! 

3. The awards & afterparty!


Half Shell Raw Bar: 231 Margaret Street Key West, FL 33040


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 Westin lots are within 1/4 mile of start/finish.

City parking lots are free on Sundays till 12 Noon.

Bag Check
Yes. On race morning, from 5:30AM-6:15AM. We will have a trailer 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.


Distance: 5k or Half Marathon.

Yes, you can always switch race distances if there is still capacity in the event you are looking to switch into. The deadline to make edits to your registration is January 1, 2023

  • 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.

The start of the race is at the corner of Caroline Street & Grinnell Street (about a block from the packet pick-up location). The finish line is located near Margaret Street & Caroline Street – conveniently close to the Half Shell Raw Bar.

For the half marathon, the finish line will remain open for 4 hours (until 11:00AM).  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.).
For the 5K, the time limit is a strict one hour limit (until 8:30AM).

For your safety, headphones are strongly discouraged while running on the course. If you must have music, you must leave one ear open (for your safety) or you may be subject to disqualification. Additionally, while all precautions are taken to ensure your safety on the course, you must remain aware of your surroundings at all times.  You must also comply with all instructions offered by event personnel and any authorities on site during the event.

Along with some incredible views, there will be 25 musicians at several points along the course.

Aid / Water Stations / Restrooms
Yes, there will be water at the start & finish line and approximately every mile along 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.


Thursday, January 12, 2023 (Day 1)

  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm: Runner’s Meet & Greet
    Location:  Half Shell Raw Bar

Friday, January 13, 2023 (Day 2)

  •  3:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Runner’s Expo
    Location:  Outside the Half Shell Raw Bar

Saturday, January 14, 2023 (Day 3)

  • 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Runners Expo
    Location: Outside the Half Shell Raw Bar
  • ALL DAY: Pasta Dinner – $18.95 Includes Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlic Bread, and Salad.
    Location: Half Shell Raw Bar

Sunday, January 15, 2023 (Day 4 – Race Day)

  •  7:00 am: Half Marathon Start
    Location: Key West Historic Seaport
  • 7:30 am: 5K Start
    Location: Key West Historic Seaport
  • 9:00 am: 5K Awards at tables near bag check
  • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Concert & Awards Party
    Location: Main Stage by Half Shell Raw Bar
  • 11:00 am: Half Marathon Awards at tables near bag check
  • 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Post Race Parties
    Location: Various Venues includes Schooner Wharf Bar
  • Key West First Legal Rum Distillery
    • (Stop by 105 Simonton St. and drop your bib’s raffle ticket into the jar, or write your bib number on a piece of paper and drop in. Drawings (2 bottles, total) on Sunday, Jan 16th.)

Monday, January 16, 2023 (Day 5)

  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Farewell Party for Participants and Volunteers
    Location:  Sloppy Joe’s Dockside at the Perry Hotel located 7001 Shrimp Road, Key West, FL 33040 will be featuring Icepik vodka and Sea Dog Beers.  Happy Hour pricing is 50% off from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm with daily food specials.  Kaira Valdez will be performing live music from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

For everyone’s safety, we ask faster runners to line up closer to the front of the start corral, then followed by run/walkers, walkers, and those with strollers ( if allowed ) toward the back.

Pricing Structure


Packet Picket

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 13th from 3:00PM until 6:00PM.
→ Saturday, January 14th from 12:00PM until 6:00PM.
We will also offer limited packet pick-up (pre-registered participants only) on race morning from 5:30AM until 6:15AM.
Note: There will be no on-site registration on race day! 



Award Ceremony & Placement

We use a bib chip system with chips affixed to your bib. Please do not fold the bib!  It is important that you wear bib on the outside of clothes on the front of your body.  If you fail to do this, there is a chance we may miss your time.

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):


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 [email protected] to request to have your award mailed. A $10 shipping fee will apply.


Fee: TBD


For Runners: Be Early

  • Arrive an hour before your start time. This gives you plenty of time to park, pick up your packet, drop your stuff at bag check, find your friends & get warmed up.


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MudRunFinder Gear from SquadLocker

MudRunFinder Clothing by MudGear

There’s no dress code, but you’ll be running. So, dress comfortably.

Our elites recommend: performance gear (NOT COTTON), compression underwear, high socks & long sleeves.

Advice from experience: is to race in what you train in – new shoes on race day are NOT recommended. 


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