The 16th Annual Key West
Half Marathon & 5K Run held January 19, 2014 with Picture
perfect weather, signaling the most successful season on
record. The Key West Half Marathon was drawn to a finish
on Sunday, with a record-breaking number of participants.
The race over doubled in size, as the streets and alleyways
of Key West hosted the largest quantity of runners in
history. Proving to be one of the highest caliber
destination races, we had representation from all 50 states,
and 11 nations. At the finish line there was plenty to
celebrate from PR’s, birthdays, first time finishers, cancer
survivors, and the perseverance that each person exhibited
to be there and make the race happen. This year’s event
benefited the Key West Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Fund,
Florida Keys Community College Swim Youth program, A
Positive Step for Kids and VFC 111 MWR. Thank you to all of
the volunteers who took time out of their schedules to help
out, and congratulations to all of this year’s participants!
Top 3 Overall Male:
1. Byrne Decker, 46, from Yarmouth Maine finished in 1:17:01
2. Joshua Rains, 33, from Davie, Fl finished in 1:19:27
3. Elsner Merlin, 39, from Warren, Michigan finished in
Top 3 Overall Female:
1. Kim Pawalek-Brantly, 39, from St. Augustine, FL finished
2. Helena Bursa, 38, from Big Pine Key,FL finished in
3. Karen Sobrino, 41, from St. Gallen, Switzerland finished
in The Key West Half Marathon®
in Key West, Florida. The
field is quickly filling to capacity. Race through Key West’s
historic Old Town and waterfront areas January 18, 2015,
during the annual Key West Half Marathon®. Set to begin at 7
a.m., the sporting challenge takes place on a flat, fast
13.1-mile half-marathon course in the scenic island city.
Location of this year's run is the Half Shell Raw Bar at the
foot of Margaret Street. The 5K Run will follow right after
the start of the Half Marathon.
Now in its
17th year, the race typically attracts participants from
throughout the United States, as well as other countries
including Great Britain, Canada and Mexico, to compete in
Key West’s balmy January climate.
Guest Speaker -
one of the photos posted on our Facebook page:
Unique uses of our Key West Half Marathon Finisher Medals
Posted by Jaime McCaughna from Charlotte, NC
Supporting, Expo, 5K and Business Sponsorships: Join us and
support the 16th Annual Key West Half Marathon® and get your
brand or product in front of a great demographic. Please also
consider using the Key West Half Marathon® as a venue to
entertain your clients, customers, employees and partners.
Contact Event Director Barb Wright for additional opportunities.
You all Participants and Volunteers and Crew from our four
charitable partners: Key West Sunrise Rotary Scholarship
Fund, Florida Keys Community College Swim Youth Program, A
Positive Step for Kids an VFC 111 MWR. Please Join us in