Islamorada Half Marathon
08 December 2019
We are excited to bring you the annual Islamorada Half Marathon and 10K in December.Do you have what it takes? Our events are located in one of the most sought after destinations in the U.S.A, the Florida Keys. Islamorada, known as the "Sportfishing Capital of the World" is located just 1.5 hours south of Miami (2 hours from Ft. Lauderdale) and 80 miles to Key West. In December, the Postcard Inn (aka Holiday Isle) and Guy Harvey Islander Resort will be hosting these great events. Whether its diving, fishing, or drinks at sunset, Islamorada is a spot like no other. Fresh off the success from our previous years event, we hope you join us this year and treat yourself to a wonderful vacation.
The 13.1 is a gorgeous course that starts just south of Holiday Isle at the top of the Whale Harbor Bridge. As you make your way through the Islamorada Village, past all of the unique shops, boutiques and restaurants, you will then move onto the walk/bike path and begin to run towards the Lower Matecumbe area. With stunning views of the ocean on both sides, you will go over a few small bridges and turn around just past the Indian Fill area before Robbie’s Marina. Back on the path, heading north, you will get back to Upper Matecumbe and turn onto the Old Road. The Old Road will end just short of the Whale Harbor Bridge where you will head back into the Postcard Inn/Holiday Isle resort for an unbelievable beach finish.
We will be offering shuttle services from hotels such as La Siesta, Amara Cay, Cheeca Lodge and Islander Resort as well as various stops throughout Islamorada where we will be offering parking. More information to follow as the event approaches.
We will have a bag check available to all runners. You can pick up your belongings after the race. Just be sure to leave enough time to drop everything off!
We’ll have plenty of post race food and beverages for people to enjoy. Many standard items such as fruit, water and other snacks will all be included when you finish. First beer or alcohol beverage is on us. The Postcard Inn will also serve many other items throughout their property that you will be able to enjoy while your celebrating your fantastic finish.
We will have cash prizes for the top 3 finishers for male/female in the half marathon and great awards for the top 3 finishers of the 10K. In addition, we will have prizes for those who place top 3 in their age groups for both races. All prizes will be available onsite to pick up right at our award table (we do not mail prizes home). Please note we will NOT have an award ceremony. We feel those are boring and hurt the post race party atmosphere. After all, you’re in the Florida Keys and will have just completed an awesome event. We feel it would be wrong of us to pause the celebration
The course will be stocked with water stops, and we will have Energy Gels too.