KEYS100
Race Calendar

Friday, May 19, 2017



[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.*]  NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO RACE WHO HAS NOT ATTENDED ORIENTATION.

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.  ANY TEAM NOT ATTENDING ORIENTATION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE ON SATURDAY. 

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”.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


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 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.  Obtain an overnight pass at packet pick-up to be placed on the vehicle dashboard.  Park away from stores near the sidewalk along US#1.

7:00am: Free shuttle to race start in Marathon departs Higgs Beach finish line.  Reserve your seat (required) by sending an email request no later than April 30 to: Meleah.Spencer@gmail.com

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.  NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE WHO HAS NOT ATTENDED ONE OF THESE SESSIONS.

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 16 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 field.

10:30am: Free shuttle to race start in Big Pine Key departs Higgs Beach finish line.  Reserve your seat (required) by sending an email request no later than April 30 to: Meleah.Spencer@gmail.com

11:15am-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.  NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE WHO HAS NOT ATTENDED THIS SESSION OR THE FRIDAY NIGHT ORIENTATION IN KEY LARGO.

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 9 hours to complete the race.

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Finish line awards program at Higgs Beach, Key West

Noon-1:00pm: Awards presentation under the big top!

After party at Waterfront Brewery, 201 William Street, Key West
Sister Hazel CONCERTS!


4:00pm-6:30pm: This is a special year!  For all you many "Sister Hazel" fans, the band will follow-up their team race on Saturday with a 30-40 minute performance during the after-party just for our KEYS100 family.  The post-race party is free.  A limited food menu will be offered and KEYS100 people will receive a $1.00 discount on all Waterfront Brewery's own beer.  Waterfront Brewery offers really good food and the venue has a lot of space overall.  However, the location for our private party on the (covered) rooftop terrace may well be inadquate to meet demand.  The band's music will be piped downstairs, too, but the rooftop, itself, will be limited to 350 and reservations will be required.  When registration opens, space will be offered to registered runners first.  If not full after one week, reservations will be open to others (volunteers, crew, family and friends) on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registered runners will be notified and reminded by email when registration opens and how to reserve a space.

(e) 8:00pm: "Sister Hazel" will follow its race after-party give-back by performing a full concert open to the public on that same Waterfront Brewery rooftop.  Tickets are $25, with a discounted price of $15 offered to KEYS100 family for tickets purchased in advance of the concert date.  (Discount code has been emailed to all registered runners and volunteers.)  Space is similarly limited, so reserve early.  Sister Hazel full concert