Run the Keys
A unique running experience through the Florida Keys
Imagine running across 44 islands, 42 bridges, 100 miles in 6 days.
Now imagine someone has booked all of your lodging, arranged all of your meals and provided support during your daily runs.
If that sounds like your ideal way of experiencing a place as magical as the Florida Keys, join us in January for the "Run the Keys" running tour.
7 mile bridge
you'll be running across this on day 4
Group discounts available
More about the trip....
This trip is meant to take the stress and hassle of planning and organizing a big trip off of your plate. Being able to focus only on running and relaxing allows you to be fully present, take in the scenery and enjoy the company of your fellow Keys runners.
Your head leader, Carrie, has driven, ran & biked every mile from Key Largo to Key West as well as directed a 3,000 person relay race from Miami to Key West. She has years of experience in long distance running and specifically running in the Keys. It is her goal to give you the best experience possible, one that will create long-lasting memories. Carrie has been directing small and large events for over 14 years and thrives on bringing people together to challenge themselves and live life to the fullest.
About the route: Most of the time we will be running on the Overseas Heritage Trail along Overseas Hwy. The OHT is a paved trail that starts in Key largo and ends in Key West with occasional sections that are not yet complete. For these sections we will run on the road shoulder and bike lane going against traffic. The longest span of highway running is over the 7 mile bridge. While all of the route is alongside a pretty busy Overseas Hwy you are still sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean with incredible views most of the way. The route is very safe but we do have to pay attention to traffic and stay alert to vehicles.
Each day after you're done with your run we may not be able to get into our hotel rooms right away. In that case we will hang out by the pool, jump in the bay or the ocean, take beachside naps....basically we'll kill time doing something relaxing! Depending how fast you run each day you will have free time after you're done and before dinner. Feel free to book excursions, such as paddle-boarding and kayaking. You will receive all the hotel info ahead of time and can look up what's available nearby.
If you want to stay in Key West longer please feel free. I suggest booking your hotel as soon as possible since they fill up in January.