Key West Halloween Half Marathon
26 October 2019
The concept for our Halloween running events were born in early 2009. We were looking for a unique “hook” to add into a traditional running event. We figured there were plenty of running events out there so we wanted to create a unique experience for the runners. The light bulb in our heads lit up once the October timeframe came into play…. Halloween! Even as adults, when the calendar turns the page to October, Halloween comes to mind. The marriage of Halloween, costume themes, and a running event quickly came together! From the outset we decided that each year would feature a different traditional Halloween character. The artwork for the event, the medals, and the shirt would incorporate the Halloween character. To date we have used bats, vampires, skeletons, zombies, and werewolves. We are starting to run out of traditional Halloween characters!The Key West Halloween Half Marathon & 5K features 13.1 & 3.1 miles of costume fun! This event is more about fun than anything else! We decided to put a unique spin on the traditional half marathon & 5K event by creating a Halloween & Cotume theme. After the success we have had in Miami Beach, Atlanta, North Carolina & San Juan over the past few years, we decided to branch out and add Key West to the schedule for this themed event. Key West, Halloween & costumes seems like a great marriage! Needless to say we expect all of our particpants to get decked out in some crazy costumes! Both runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to participate in either distance!
The courses for both the Half Marathon and 5K were designed to provide signature and picturesque views. In reality, there are no bad views in Key West! The Half Marathon course will take runners on a scenic tour and loop around the island. Waterfront views will be present for much of the course! Additionally, the Southernmost point of Key West will be passed during your journey.
There will be water stops approximately every mile.
There are many hotels to choose from for this race. We recommend staying near the Start/Finish Area of Schooner Wharf Bar. The most convenient search is to check Hotels.com or Priceline and search for locations near Schooner Wharf, 202 William Street, Key West, FL 33040.
Firstly, all Finishers in both the Half Marathon & 5K will receive a commemorative Halloween themed medal! We will have awards for the top 3 Overall winners for both Male & Female, along with Age Group Awards for both Male & Female to the top finishers of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
The time limit is 3 1/2 -4 hours from start to finish.