Are you ready to take in the sights and sounds of the Florida Keys during the KEYS100?
Is this your 1st ultra? 101st? Join us in May for this most unique and exciting race
across these sub-tropical islands.
Scan this website, and take a few minutes to view the Orientation video, and much of the information you will want to know before deciding whether to run with us in the Keys is there for your consideration. As an individual racing here in 2024, you will need a support crew of your own, or to share one with up to two additional runners. You likely already know that the island heat on race day is intended as part of your challenge to reach the finish line on Higgs Beach. There is a lot to consider, and a lot to know.
The comprehensive re-writing of this race website for 2024 attempts to present in a more logical and compelling way all the information you should have at your disposal as you prepare for race day. For example, unless you and your crew members have very significant experience with hot-weather "road" races, be sure that everyone views the "How to Crew" video--then does it again! If your crew is new to this race, be sure they see the "Orientation" video, too. They should know what to expect on race day, and the entire weekend, because KEYS100 is more than just a race. Plan to stay in Key West for awhile if you possibly can. Enjoy the celebration-on-the-beach after reaching the finish line, and come back for the Awards program in Key West. (Over 200 winners are acknowledged and honored on Sunday under the big tent at the beach. You have a 1-in-5 chance of being one of them!)
Every topic on these pages is there for a reason, but here are some of the most important pages not to miss: Race Day Tips, FAQ, crew vehicle recommendations and limitations, the section on pacers and the race weekend calendar. And you need to "own" the rules, so be sure that everyone clearly understands expectations by studying "Race Rules & Standards".
Remember that it is your crew's responsibility to transport you to and from the event start and finish lines, and to care for and transport you in the event you are unable to finish the race. Think about that when considering crew selection and, again, view the "How to Crew" video for best-practices tips from the experts.
The official race Facebook page and the FB group "community" page are great places to communicate with other runners and with people looking for a crew or offering to be part of one--and sharing advice and experience, or asking for some. Take advantage of the availaboe resources and reach-out if we can be of any help.
See you in the Keys on May 18.