WORLD MAGAZINE RANKS KEY WEST HALF MARATHON NUMBER 1 OF 14
IN U.S. FOR BEST DESTINATION RACES
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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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.
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.