Key West Half Marathon Information

Hemingway 5K Sunset Run & Paddle Board Race

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2014 Press Releases:


The Key West Half Marathon was recently ranked Number 1 of 14 on Runner's World's list of "The Year's Best Half Marathons". Nineteen hundred races ranged from Maui to Alaska and all over the continental U.S. The article appeared in its February issue and was compiled by veteran runners and race directors.

"The half marathon may be the perfect destination race. Running 13.1 miles is a travel-worthy goal that earns you a medal to wear proudly.... Key West may be known more for marathon drinking sessions than for running, but the town's half marathon is trying

to change all that--or at least combine the two," wrote A.C. Shilton for the magazine, on

More than 3,400 runners trekked through Old Town in last month's annual event, past landmarks like Mallory Square and the Hemingway Home, then around the Atlantic. Countries represented were Argentina, Venezuela, England, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Finland, Switzerland, U.S. Virgins, Guam, Canada and 49 U.S. states. The number of participants doubled from the previous year.

With pre- and post-race events and specials like a Vendor Expo and local attractions discounts, the race offers something for every type of athlete -- 5K runners, walkers, wheelchair racers, and widespread categories of awards -- from kids to seniors 75 & up.

"We're especially honored to see the Key West Half Marathon on the Runner's World's list," said Barbara Wright, event founder and organizer. "The race continues to grow rapidly each year, and we look forward to an even bigger and better 17th annual Half and 5K next January 18th."

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Hemingway 5K Sunset Run and Lazy Dog Paddleboard Race
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Paddleboard Race 6:00pm
Sunset Run 7:30pm

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Runners and paddleboard enthusiasts can test their skills and celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s sporting lifestyle during the Hemingway 5k Sunset Run and Paddleboard Race set for Saturday, July 19.

The challenges are part of the annual Hemingway Days festival that commemorates the life and work of the author who lived in Key West throughout the 1930s. for more information...

Key West Half Marathon and 5k Run
January 18, 2015

Participate in The Key West Half Marathon® in Key West, Florida. The field is quickly filling to capacity. Race through Key West’s historic Old Town and waterfront areas January 18, 2015, during the annual Key West Half Marathon®. Set to begin at 7 a.m., the sporting challenge takes place on a flat, fast 13.1-mile half-marathon course in the scenic island city. Location of this year's run is the Half Shell Raw Bar at the foot of Margaret Street. The 5K Run will follow right after the start of the Half Marathon. for more information...

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