Run a beautiful route at the Key West Half Marathon or participate in the shorter 5K run which begins after the start of the main event.
- When? 14 January 2018
- Where? Old Town, Key West
- Price: Full price will be $120. Book before 15 December for discounted tickets.
When you head to a relaxing destination like Key West, the last thing on your mind is to partake in strenuous exercise. Yet as the Key West Half Marathon falls in January, you can think of it as the event to kick-start your New Year diet.
With a beautiful route through the historic Old Town and waterfront areas, this annual event has been running for almost 20 years and not only attracts people from across the US, but also from over 10 other countries. Although competitive types do attend, for the most part the race is a chilled and relaxed affair. However, if you feel the half marathon is too much, a 5K race will also take place directly after.
Get involved with some pre-run action with Lazy Dog Paddle Fit or Paddle Yoga. Hop on board a paddle board for some light exercise to gently warm your body up on the Thursday and Friday before the race. Collect your race pack at the race expo on the Saturday before filling up on carb-heavy pasta dishes in the evening at Half Shell Raw Bar, who offer great deals on pasta dishes which include garlic bread and salad.
You'll need to register to run online; otherwise you can't race and will have to join us on the sidelines (probably from a nearby bar with a cocktail in hand). The diet can wait - especially since Bloody Marys and Mimosas are on offer for only five dollars in the post-race partying.
- Get there: Fly into Key West, or drive down from Miami.
- Stay: A list of recommended hotels (many of which have discount codes for the event) is available on the official website.
Visit the Key West Half Marathon & 5K official website for more information.
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