KEYS100
Race Calendar

Friday, May 18, 2018



[Packet pick-up and orientation meetings at Holiday Inn, Key Largo] 

4:00pm-8:00pm:  Packet pick-up and check-in for 100-milers and teams, Holiday Inn, Key Largo.  (50-milers and 50-kilometer runners have the option to pick-up here or on Saturday.)  Team captains or representatives may pick-up packets for the entire team.  NEW: Individual 100 mile runners MUST show their nighttime running gear and have it approved in order to participate in the race.  All teams must show TWO sets and have them approved in order to participate in the race.

5:00pm-6:00pm:  INDIVIDUAL RACE mandatory orientation meeting for 100 miler runners.  Bring your copies of “Race Rules” and “Individual Crew Support Locations”.   [Space for runners only; no crew may attend, please.*]  THIS MEETING IS MANDATORY FOR GOOD REASON.  ANYONE CHOOSING NOT TO ATTEND WILL BE HELD EQUALLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL UPDATES, RULES AND SUPPORT LOCATION CHANGES, ETC.  ACCOUNTABILITY EXTENDS TO ALL CREW, PACERS AND DRIVERS.  BEGIN RACE WEEKEND THE RIGHT WAY: BE THERE AND BE PREPARED.

6:00pm-7:00pm:  RELAY TEAM mandatory orientation meeting for team captains or representatives. Bring your copies of “Race Rules” and “Relay Team Exchange Locations”.   [Space will only allow one representative per team, please.*]  It is the representative's responsibility to convey all information to other team members; all will be held accountable for rules compliance whether or not in attendance at the orientation meeting.  THIS MEETING IS MANDATORY FOR GOOD REASON.  ANY TEAM CH0OSING NOT TO ATTEND WILL BE HELD EQUALLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL UPDATES, RULES AND RUNNER EXCHANGE LOCATION CHANGES, ETC.  ACCOUNTABILITY EXTENDS TO ALL TEAMMATES AND DRIVERS.  BEGIN RACE WEEKEND THE RIGHT WAY: BE THERE AND BE PREPARED.  

7:00pm-8:00pm: MAKE-UP SESSION for individuals or teams unable to attend the earlier meetings.  [*Additional team members or crew may attend, space permitting.]  Bring your copies of “Race Rules” and “Individual Crew Support Locations” or “Relay Team Exchange Locations”.  ATTENDING ONE OF THESE ORIENTATION MEETINGS IS MANDATORY FOR GOOD REASON.  ANYONE CHOOSING NOT TO ATTEND WILL BE HELD EQUALLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL UPDATES, RULES AND SUPPORT/EXCHANGE LOCATION CHANGES, ETC.  ACCOUNTABILITY EXTENDS TO ALL CREW, PACERS, TEAMMATES AND DRIVERS. BEGIN RACE WEEKEND THE RIGHT WAY: BE THERE AND BE PREPARED.

Saturday, May 19, 2018


100 mile races, Key Largo:  Location is the Office Depot/Divers Direct shopping center immediately south of the Holiday Inn. 

5:30am: Area at starting arch will be cleared. Photos at the arch must be completed by this time.  Announcements and singing of National Anthem.

5:40am: First wave of relay runners is checked-in and enters starting corral.

5:45am
: Relay race starts.  Waves of approximately 25-30 runners will depart at subsequent 5-minute intervals.  Runners in each wave will be checked-in at the starting corral approximately five (5) minutes prior to the start of that wave.

6:15am: Individual 100 mile race starts.  Waves of approximately 25-30 runners will depart at subsequent 5-minute intervals. Runners in each wave will be checked-in at the starting corral approximately five (5) minutes prior to the start of that wave.   Runners have 32 hours to complete the race.                                   

50 mile race, Marathon:   Location is the Marathon Garden Club, located one block south of the Sombrero Beach Road traffic light, Bay side.  Parking at Columba Episcopal Church on the street behind the Garden Club property.  Anyone leaving a vehicle overnight in Marathon must park in the Winn-Dixie lot one block north and across US#1 from the Marathon Garden Club.  NO OVERNIGHT PARKING AT MARATHON GARDEN CLUB. Obtain an overnight pass for the Winn-SDixie lot at packet pick-up, and place it on the vehicle dashboard.  Park away from stores near the sidewalk along US#1.

7:00am: Shuttle to race start in Marathon departs Higgs Beach finish line.  Park near the finish line and ride to the race start.  Reserve your seat (required) and pay the $20 fee when registering for the race, or do so anytime prior to May 1st.  

8:00am-9:00am:  Packet pick-up at Marathon Garden Club

9:00am-9:30am:   MANDATORY orientation meeting for all 50-mile runners.  [Space limitation will NOT allow support crew to attend.]  50-milers who participated in the Friday evening orientation in Key Largo are excused.  Have “Race Rules” and “Individual Crew Support Locations” in hand.  THIS MEETING IS MANDATORY FOR GOOD REASON.  ANYONE CHOOSING NOT TO ATTEND WILL BE HELD EQUALLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL UPDATES, RULES AND SUPPORT LOCATION CHANGES, ETC.  ACCOUNTABILITY EXTENDS TO ALL CREW AND PACERS.  BEGIN RACE WEEKEND THE RIGHT WAY: BE THERE AND BE PREPARED.

9:45am:  50 mile race starts.  Waves of approximately 25-30 runners will depart at subsequent 5-minute intervals. Runners in each wave will be checked-in at the starting corral approximately five (5) minutes prior to the start of that wave.  Runners have 20 hours to complete the race.

50 kilometer race, Big Pine Key:  Location is the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce property at Mile Marker 31 in Big Pine Key.  Parking on site. Anyone leaving a vehicle overnight must park against the fence on the far side of the large grass field. Please do not block access to the property and do not park directly in front of the Chamber building.  AND, do NOT enter the Chamber building or use their bathroom facilities.  The Chamber kindly allows us to use their property as a staging location for the race and to park overnight, but no more.  See race staff with all questions. Thank you for your cooperation.

10:30am:  Shuttle to the race start in Big Pine Key departs Higgs Beach finish line.  Park near the finish line and ride to the race start.  Reserve your seat (required) and pay the $15 fee when registering for the race, or do so anytime prior to May 1st.  

11:30am-12:30pm: Packet pick-up. 

12:30pm-12:50pm: MANDATORY orientation meeting for all 50-kilometer runners.  Have “Race Rules” and “Individual Crew Support Locations” in hand.  BE THERE AND BE PREPARED.

1:00pm:  50 kilometer race starts.  Waves of approximately 25-30 runners will depart at subsequent 5-minute intervals. Runners in each wave will be checked-in at the starting corral approximately five (5) minutes prior to the start of that wave.  Runners have 12 hours to complete the race.

Sunday, May 20, 2018


Finish line awards program at Higgs Beach, Key West

NEW FOR 2018: 50-mile and 50-kilometer award winners will be presented their awards beginning at 10:00am at the big tent on Higgs Beach.
                          100 mile and relay team award winners will be presented their awards beginning at noon under the big top!
ALWAYS CHECK BEFORE LEAVING THE BEACH TO SEE IF YOU WON AN AWARD. PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED EVERY YEAR TO FIND OUT THEY WON! IF UNABLE TO ATTEND THE AWARDS PRESENTATION, COLLECT YOURS BEFORE DEPARTING THE FINISH LINE.