KEYS100

The map book (link) below provides an excellent overview of the entire course.  It has been updated for 2016.

Immediately below are the 2016 lists of RELAY TEAM RUNNER EXCHANGE POINTS and INDIVIDUAL RUNNER CREW SUPPORT LOCATION OPTIONS.  These include some changes from 2015, although the majority of locations remain unchanged.  Both lists may be downloaded as pdf files and printed.  Use these tools to plan your race strategy.  Paper copies of these updated lists will be distributed at pre-race check-in and reviewed in detail at pre-race orientation.  


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This booklet shows the route along Overseas Highway (US#1) for KEYS100.  The route, and the islands, curve south and west to Key West.  Approximately 75% of the distance is run on bike trails, sidewalks, service roads, side roads and pedestrian bridges, with the balance run on the US#1 road shoulder FACING TRAFFIC. Extensive signage will also be used to assist runners to stay on course.  Each race segment must be followed precisely.  For example, if the route goes over a particular pedestrian bridge, all runners MUST use that span and may NOT run on the parallel main roadway.  (Anyone found off course will be assessed a 10-minute penalty for each infraction and will be required to retrace his/her steps and run the proper route.)  Please remember that when running on the primary road shoulder, runners MUST at all times be on the Ocean side FACING TRAFFIC.  

KEYS100
2016 INDIVIDUAL Crew Support Location Options
Move vehicle promptly to make room for others
Park ONLY in designated locations listed below to meet runner; no exceptions
QUIET EARLY & AT NIGHT, PLEASE

Exchange MM
Distance to next support option
Instruction or Note
LOCATION
Side to RUN
Side to Park
99.8 1.6
START @ Divers Direct/Office Depot (next block to Holiday Inn)
OS OS
    99.6
Almost immediately at light at CVS, runners cross to highway median; stay on bike path for next 3.1 miles
Median  
98.2 0.6  
Anthony's Women's Clothing
Median Median
97.6 2.9  
Shell World and First State Bank.  Use either lot
Median Median
    96.5
Runners cross Highway to OS @ 96.5
Med.-OS  
94.7 1.7 Water/ice
Cooler at J&M Scaffolding of Florida
OS OS
93.0 1.5  
Burton Memorial United Methodist Church
OS OS
91.5 1.4  
McDonald's & shopping center, Bay side
OS BS
    91.0
Tavernier Creek: runners cross bridge, following sidewalk onto service road. Remain on service road next few miles.
OS  
90.1 Variable Check-In
Coral Shores High School. PARK IN SCHOOL LOT ACROSS FROM AID STATION. Runners and vehicles continue on Service Road
OS OS
89-87 Variable  
Anywhere along service road on grass; park completely off roadway
OS OS
86.7 1.4  
Parking area at "Treasure Village Montessori School" and "Rugged Edge Motel" signs
OS OS
    85.7
Snake Creek Bridge; runners and vehicles cross bridge, then left onto service road at Hog Heaven sign.  NOTE: Snake Creek bridge is only draw bridge on route and opens on demand. Obey Bridge Commands
OS  
85.3 0.5 Water/ice
Cooler under "Hog Heaven" sign. Park on grass
OS OS
     
Continue on service road behind Theater of the Sea property to end
OS  
84.8 3.3  
"Pelican Cove" sign
OS OS
     
Runners continue on shoulder across Whale Harbor Channel bridge onto Upper Matecumbe Key
OS  
    83.0
Runners STAY ON MAIN ROAD SHOULDER; do NOT veer left to run along service road
OS  
    82.2
Burger King
   
81.5 1.0  
World Wide Sportsman & Islamorada Fish Co. on Bay Side--bathrooms. (Next bathrooms at MM73.9)
OS BS
80.5 2.6 Check-In
Aid station just past Midway Café along sidewalk; park on service road grass BEHIND aid station.** Do NOT ask to use Midway Café bathrooms unless purchasing items there.
OS OS
    80.2
**Picnic area drive-through on Bay side; alternate parking area for aid station
  BS
    79.2
(Landmark) Bud & Mary's Marina--before Tea Table Bridge
   
77.9 1.9  
Pull-off just after Indian Key Channel bridge. First high bridge
OS OS
    77.5
After Lignumvitae Ch. Bridge, runners cross to service road at Robbie's Marina; stay on B.S. next 5.7 miles
OS-BS  
    77.4
Cooler next to service road under tree
BS  
76.0 2.1  
Grass along highway at "White Gate Court" sign
BS BS
73.9 2.1 Check-In
Boy Scout Sea Base at Toll Gate Rd.; MANDATORY CHECK-IN. Park in designated lot.  Do NOT enter building near parking lot. If needed, follow signs to bathrooms located behind our aid station. Do NOT wander around property or dispose of trash there. Do not take Boy Scout ice, water or anything else from property.
BS BS
71.8 1.3  
Runners cross to Ocean side at foot of Channel 5 bridge; pull-off/park on Bay side before bridge
BS-OS BS
70.5 2.4  
Pull-off just after Channel 5 Bridge, Bay side
OS BS
68.1 2.7 Check-In
Kwik Stop store, Layton. Do not block their lot. "Regular" customers must be able to access store.
OS OS
    67.4
Bike path tends to flood in this area outside Long Key State Park. If flooded, run on road shoulder
OS  
65.4 2.2 Water/ice
Cooler at entrance to Long Key pedestrian bridge; parking lot on left.  Take great care not to disrupt traffic in this area.
OS OS
63.2 1.7  
End of Long Key pedestrian bridge on Conch Key
OS OS
61.5 2.5  
Tom's Harbor CUT pedestrian bridge
OS OS
59.0 1.6 Check-In
Aid station at "Otherside Board Sports"; down driveway to full supplies, porta-potty & parking
OS OS
    58.3
Runner's cross US #1 to Bay side at Guava Drive; stay on bike path next 11 miles.  Welcome to "Hell's Tunnel"!
OS-BS  
57.4 2.0  
Pull onto Kyle Ave., Bayside. Must park along Kyle Ave.--NOT on US #1. Meet runner proceeding through "Hell's Tunnel"
BS BS
55.6   Water/ice
Cooler located just past opening from tree line
BS  
55.4 1.4  
Parking area on US#1 just after bike path opens from tree line (end of "Hell's Tunnel")
BS BS
54.0 1.3  
Parking area on waterfront at MM 54
BS BS
52.7 1.7  
Office Depot/Beall's Shopping Center parking lot
BS BS
51.0 1.0  
First State Bank
BS BS
50.0 1.5 Check-In
Marathon Garden Club--MANDATORY CHECK-IN. Parking on site for check-in and runner support only
BS BS
48.5 1.6  
Small commercial strip lot, immediately past large "SALT" sign
BS BS
46.9 7.2  
Turn left on drive to Knight's Key. Park at bottom and meet runner on shoulder
OS OS
    46.9   Water/ice
Runners cross US#1 at Knight's Key drive before Seven Mile Bridge.  Cooler and water there on ocean side. Stay on OS next 40 miles until MM6.1
BS-OS  
39.7 1.5 Check-in
Aid station/check-in for individual runners only just past Seven Mile Bridge. Meet/support runner PAST driveway entrance to Veteran's Park--NOT from end of bridge to driveway.  NO WAITING FOR RUNNERS BETWEEN END OF BRIDGE AND DRIVEWAY.  MUST LEAVE THIS AREA OPEN FOR ACTIVE RUNNERS AND AID STATION ONLY. NO PARKING ON SHOULDER OCEAN SIDE. Park in Veteran's Park lot down hill OR in lot on Bay Side OR on shoulder on Bay Side. Bathroom in Veteran's Park or portable toilet
OS OS or BS: see note at left
38.2 3.0  
SIGN for "Bahia Honda Park", far side of Ohio-Bahia Honda Channel bridge
OS BS
35.2 1.4 Water/ice
Cooler at parking area at FAR SIDE of Bahia Honda Bridge.  Portable toilet
OS OS
33.8 0.9  
Entrance to Spanish Harbor Channel bridge at "Approaching Key Deer Habitat" sign
OS BS
     
Entering Key Deer protected habitat; endangered species. DO NOT EXCEED SPEED LIMIT on Big Pine Key
   
32.9 2.3  
Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge, left turn onto Long Beach Rd.  Store open 8:00am-9:00pm. Park, then meet runner at highway. Do not block parking lot.  VERY QUIET, especially at night. Bathrooms behind store open all night.
OS OS
30.6 2.2 Check-In
Aid station in open area between True Value Hardware and surf shop. Also, Tom Thumb store open 24 hours.  Portable toilet
OS OS
28.4 1.0  
Kingdom Hall of Jehova's Witnesses, park in open space between building and US #1 (On Little Torch Key at Barry Ave. on BS.  Road called Pirate's Ave. on OS)
OS BS
27.4 1.2  
Looe Key Tiki Bar or next door Shell station
OS OS
26.2 1.3  
Parking area at entrance to Niles Channel Bridge
OS OS
24.9 1.1 Check-In
Commercial building parking lot across from Dion's Mobile; MANDATORY CHECK-IN at Dion's
OS OS
     
Note: run mostly on shoulder through Summerland, Cudjoe and Sugarloaf Keys
OS  
23.7 1.4  
Parking area before Kemp Channel; pedestrian bridge open
OS OS
22.3 1.0  
Fanci Seafood, Ocean side
OS OS
21.3 1.5  
Kickin' Back Food Mart, Ocean Side, Cudjoe Key
OS OS
19.8 1.0 Check-In
Aid station on Ocean Side opposite "Mangrove Mama's" restaurant
OS OS
18.8 1.9  
Park Channel pedestrian bridge open
OS OS
    17.9
North Harris Channel Bridge open
   
16.9 2.0  
Sugarloaf Lodge Motel. PARK AT FAR END OF LOT WELL PAST MOTEL OFFICE. QUIET AT NIGHT
OS BS
    15.6
Lower Sugarloaf Channel pedestrian bridge open
OS OS
14.9 1.5 Water/ice
Baby's Coffee.  Portable toilet
OS OS
     
Saddle Bunch #2, #3, #4 and #5 pedestrian bridges all open
OS  
13.4 1.5  
Parking area before Saddlebunch #4 pedestrian bridge
OS OS
11.9 1.1  
Parking area before Shark Channel pedestrian bridge
OS OS
10.8 2.2 Check-In
Aid station, Circle K Shell
OS OS
    9.6
Rockland Channel pedestrian bridge open
OS  
8.6 1.6  
Meet runner on OS across divided highway from Mama's Garden Center. Drive past "Mama's" and take Naval Air Station exit. Cross back under highway and return northbound.  Park on shoulder across from Mama's Garden Center on Ocean side to meet runner.  Then make u-turn to continue toward Key West.
OS BS
    8.1
At overpass at Naval Air Station entrance, runners do NOT use overpass; continue along shoulder
OS  
7.0 2.0  
Pull-off on gravel shoulder at MM7 sign, before the curve and the Boca Chica Channel bridge
OS BS
    6.1
Once over Boca Chica bridge, continue on pedestrian sidewalk, going UNDER US#1 to Bay side; continue on bike path to Key West
BS BS
5.0 1.5 Water/ice
Cooler.  Gravel area lot in front of Shell station at Key Haven Blvd. (Station open 6:00am-11:00pm)  Do NOT park on gas station property unless purchasing fuel
BS BS
    3.9
Traffic light at College Road (west end of this loop road)
   
    3.7
At "T" in Key West, turn LEFT and cross US#1 at light, onto S. Roosevelt sidewalk, Ocean Side.  
BS-OS  
3.5 1.4  
After turn, 2nd Right is Eagle Ave. Turn & park there--residential area; cross Roosevelt to meet runner
BS Inland side
     
Disregard further Mile Marker signs; they are inaccurate.  3.5 miles remain to the finish line.
   
2.1 1.2  
Martello Tower East at KW Airport--parking lot just past structure
BS Inland side
0.9 0.9  
Smathers Beach bath house
OS OS
    0.8
At end of S. Roosevelt, continue on sidewalk making right turn onto Bertha Street for one block
OS  
    0.6
1st left onto Atlantic Blvd. to finish line at Higgs Beach.  Recommend crew park near finish line. (Turn right at blinking light onto White Street, then left into parking lot.) Meet runner at White Street intersection (blinking light) and run to finish line last 200 yards
OS Right
0.0 Done  
FINISH LINE, Higgs Beach
OS OS


KEYS100
2016 RELAY TEAM Exchange Options
Move vehicle promptly to make room for others
Park ONLY in designated locations listed below for runner exchange; no exceptions
QUIET EARLY, PLEASE

Exchange MM
Distance to next support option
Instruction or Note
LOCATION
Side to RUN
Side to Park
99.8 2.2  
START at Divers Direct/Office Depot shopping center (next block to Holiday Inn)
OS OS
    99.6
Almost immediately at traffic light at CVS, runners cross to highway median; stay on bike path
Median  
97.6 2.5  
Shell World and First State Bank. Use either lot
Median Median
    96.5
Runners cross Highway to OS @ 96.5
Med.-OS  
95.1 2.1  
FL Keys National Marine Sanctuary or Southeast Trailer Sales in next block
OS BS
93.0 1.5  
Burton Memorial United Methodist Church
OS OS
91.5 1.4  
McDonald's and adjacent shopping center
OS BS
    91.0
Tavernier Creek: runners cross bridge, then follow sidewalk onto service road. REMAIN ON SERVICE ROAD NEXT FEW MILES
OS  
90.1 2.4  
Coral Shores High School. PARK IN SCHOOL LOT ACROSS FROM AID STATION. Runners and vehicles continue on Service Road
OS OS
87.7 2.5  
Grass on service road across from Founders Park (where main road emerges from trees)
OS OS
    85.7
Snake Creek Bridge; runners and vehicles cross bridge onto service road at Hog Heaven sign. Note: Snake Creek Cridge is the only draw bridge on route and opens on demand.  OBEY BRIDGE COMMANDS
OS  
85.2 2.4  
Grass along service road just past Hog Heaven
OS OS
     
Continue on service road behind Theater of the Sea property to end (Runners and vehicles)
OS OS
     
Runners continue on shoulder across Whale Harbor Channel bridge onto Upper Matecumbe Key
OS  
    83.0
Runners STAY ON MAIN ROAD SHOULDER; do NOT veer left to run along service road. 
OS  
82.8 2.6  
Post office AND SALT Restaurant lots. VEHICLES MUST PARK IN THESE LOTS AND NOT ACROSS THE ROAD OR ON ROAD SHOULDER.  DO NOT DISRUPT TRAFFIC. Note: Post office is open on Saturday morning. Do not block lot.  Do not linger after exchange; this is a very crowded location.
OS OS
    82.2
Burger King
   
    81.5
World Wide Sportsman and Islamorada Fish Co.--bathrooms. (Next bathrooms at MM73.9)
   
80.2 2.3  
Long service drive-through on Bay side with picnic tables (after passing Midway Café and aid station on left). Watch for "Exhange Point" sign
OS BS
    79.2
(Landmark) Bud & Mary's Marina--before Tea Table Bridge
   
77.9 1.9  
Pull-off just after Indian Key Channel bridge. First high bridge
OS BS
    77.5
After Lignumvitae Ch. Bridge, runners cross to service road at Robbie's Marina; stay on B.S. next 5 miles
OS-BS BS
76.0 2.1  
Grass along highway near "White Gate Court" sign
BS BS
73.9 2.1 Check-In
Boy Scout Sea Base at Toll Gate Rd.; MANDATORY CHECK-IN. Park in designated lot ONLY. Do NOT enter building adjacent to parking lot. Follow signs to bathrooms located behind our aid station. Do not wander around property.  Do NOT take any items from facility, including their ice. 
BS BS
71.8 1.0  
Runners cross to Ocean side at foot of Channel 5 bridge; pull-off/park on Bay side before bridge
BS-OS BS
70.8 2.7  
Lot at foot of Channel 5 Bridge, far side
OS BS
    69.5
Sea Bird Marina.  Do NOT enter this property FOR ANY REASON.  Doing so will result in immediate DQ
   
68.1 1.6  
Kwik Stop store, Layton.  Do not block their lot.  "Regular" customers must be able to access store.
OS OS
    67.4
Bike path tends to flood in this area outside Long Key State Park. If flooded, run on road shoulder
OS  
66.5 3.3  
Parking area pull-off, undeveloped, Bay side.  Look for "Exchange Point" sign.
BS OS
63.2 2.4  
FAR END of Long Key pedestrian bridge; parking lot on left (ocean side)
OS OS
60.8 2.5  
Tom's Harbor CHANNEL pedestrian bridge; parking lot on left (ocean side)
OS OS
    58.3
Runner's cross US #1 to Bay side at Guava Drive; stay B.S. next 11 miles. Pedestrian bridges open
OS-BS  
58.3 2.9  
Guava Drive, at entrance to "Hell's Tunnel". Must park along Guava Dr.--NOT on US #1
BS BS
55.4 2.7  
Parking area on US#1 just after bike path opens from trees (end of "Hell's Tunnel")
BS BS
52.7 2.7  
Office Depot/Beall's Shopping Center parking lot
BS BS
50.0 3.1 Check-In
Marathon Garden Club--MANDATORY CHECK-IN. Parking on site for check-in and runner exchange only. Do not block access to next door business
BS BS
46.9 7.2  
Turn left at drive to Knight's Key. Park at bottom and meet runner at road shoulder
OS OS
    46.9
Runners cross US#1 at Knight's Key drive before Seven Mile Bridge.  Stay on OS next 40 miles until MM6.1
BS-OS  
39.7 1.4  
Exchange must take place PAST driveway entrance to Veteran's Park. NO EXCHANGE allowed from end of bridge to driveway.  NO WAITING FOR RUNNERS BETWEEN DRIVEWAY AND END OF BRIDGE.  MUST LEAVE THIS AREA OPEN FOR ACTIVE RUNNERS AND AID STATION ONLY.  Photos may be taken from other side of road (Bay side). NO PARKING ON SHOULDER OCEAN SIDE. Park in Veteran's Park lot down hill OR in lot on Bay side OR on shoulder on Bay side.
OS OS or BS: see note at left
38.3 3.5  
Park on right at SIGN for "Bahia Honda Park", far side of Ohio-Bahia Honda Channel bridge
OS BS
    35.2
Porta potty at FAR SIDE of Bahia Honda Bridge
OS  
34.8 1.0  
Scout Key. Look for "Team Exchange" sign at small road on right after bridge. Turn there and park down the hill, then cross highway for hand-off on Ocean Side
OS BS
33.8 2.7  
Entrance to Spanish Harbor Channel bridge at "Approaching Key Deer Habitat" sign
OS BS
     
Entering Key Deer protected habitat; endangered species. DO NOT EXCEED SPEED LIMIT on Big Pine Key
   
31.1 2.7  
Grass area and service road on right past big curve (after St. Peter's Church) in Big Pine Key
OS BS
28.4 2.2  
Kingdom Hall of Jehova's Witnesses, open space between building and US#1, on Little Torch Key (at Barry Ave. on BS, Pirate's Ave on OS)
OS BS
26.2 1.3  
Parking area at entrance to Niles Channel Bridge
OS OS
24.9 1.2 Check-In
Commercial building parking lot across from Dion's Mobile; MANDATORY CHECK-IN at Dion's
OS OS
     
Note: run mostly on shoulder on Summerland, Cudjoe and Sugarloaf Keys
OS  
23.7 2.4  
Parking area before Kemp Channel; pedestrian bridge open
OS OS
21.3 2.1  
Kickin' Back Food Mart, Ocean Side, Cudjoe Key
OS OS
    20.5
Bow Channel pedestrian bridge open
OS  
19.2 2.3  
Crane Blvd. light at Sugarloaf School; turn right at light and park on shoulder--not on US #1
OS BS
     
Park Channel pedestrian bridge open
OS  
16.9 2.0  
Sugarloaf Lodge Motel. PARK AT FAR END OF LOT WELL PAST MOTEL OFFICE
OS BS
    15.6
Lower Sugarloaf Channel pedestrian bridge open
OS  
14.9 2.0  
Baby's Coffee. Portable toilet
OS OS
     
Saddle Bunch #2, #3, #4 and #5 pedestrian bridges all open
OS  
12.9 2.1  
Parking area before Saddle Bunch #5 bridge
OS OS
    11.9
Shark Channel pedestrian bridge open
OS  
10.8 2.2  
Circle K Shell
OS OS
    9.8
Rockland Channel pedestrian bridge open
OS  
8.6 1.6  
Exchange runners across divided highway from Mama's Garden Center (northbound side). Drive past "Mama's" and take Naval Air Station exit. Cross back under highway and return northbound.  Park on shoulder across from Mama's Garden Center on Ocean side to meet runner.  Then make u-turn to continue toward Key West.
OS BS
    8.1
At overpass at Naval Air Station entrance, runners do NOT run on overpass; continue along shoulder
OS  
7.0 2.0  
Pull-off on gravel shoulder at MM7 sign, before the curve and the Boca Chica Channel bridge
OS BS
    6.1
Continue on bridge pedestrian sidewalk, going UNDER US#1 to Bay side; continue on bike path to Key West
OS-BS  
5.0 2.9  
Gravel area between Shell station and road at Key Haven Blvd. (station open 6:00am-11:00pm)  Do not park on gas station property unless purchasing fuel.
BS BS
    4.0
Traffic light at College Road (west end of loop road)
BS  
    3.8
At "T" in Key West, turn LEFT, crossing US#1 at light, onto S. Roosevelt sidewalk, Ocean Side.  
BS-OS  
     
Disregard further Mile Marker signs; they are inaccurate.  3.8 miles remain to the finish line.
   
2.1 2.1  
Martello Tower East at KW Airport--LAST HAND-OFF LOCATION. Park in dirt lot just after Martello Tower property
OS Inland side
    1.0
Smathers Beach bath house
OS  
    0.8
At end of S. Roosevelt continue on sidewalk, turning right onto Bertha Street for one block
OS  
    0.6
1st left onto Atlantic Blvd. to finish line at Higgs Beach.  Recommendation: teams should park near finish line. (Turn right at flashing light at White Street, then left at parking lot entrance).  Meet runner at White Street intersection (blinking light) to run together final 250 yards
OS White St. lot
0 Done  
FINISH LINE, Higgs Beach
OS