Hundreds of runners fill the Seven Mile Bridge at sunrise in the 2022 race. FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU/Contributed

The 42nd Annual 7 Mile Bridge Run will be on April 1, 2023 and plans are to again run from west to east.  Registration, which costs $100, is online only.    

Registration opens on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023,  beginning at 6 a.m. Anyone can register on this date, but only 1,500 entries are accepted and the field fills very quickly. Runners must show a photo ID when picking up their bib numbers that matches the address used to register. 

Early registration opens for Monroe County residents on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 at 6 a.m. To qualify as a Monroe County resident, runners must use a county address that matches a photo ID. There is a limited number of entries available for locals only who register on this date. Runners must show a photo ID that has the same address used to register when picking up run numbers. If unsuccessful on Jan. 26,  Monroe County residents may also try registering on Jan. 31. 

Packet pickup at Faro Blanco will be on Friday, March 31, 2023 until 8 p.m. Runners need to be present with a photo ID that matches the registration address to pick up the runner’s packet. will again be used for registration, so prior registration of an account there will help to expedite registration. 

Accommodations are made for Monroe County students who register at a discounted rate, courtesy of Keys Federal Credit Union, early in the month of January. Those interested can send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Marathon Runners Club, PO Box 500110, Marathon, FL 33050, and a student registration form will be mailed to them. These student-only registration forms must be received back at the Post Office box no later than Friday, Jan. 20.  

More information is available via email to [email protected].