|Start & Finish Lines
Marathon Aid Station
Community Fun Zones
Other Important Info
|Miami Marathon® Course Info:
*Subject to change
The Miami Marathon® is an official Boston Marathon Qualifier.
RaceMyRace Runner Tracking:
We are proud to announce runner tracking will be available for the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon®.
The Start Line:
The 26.2 mile course starts and finishes in the same general area. The race will start heading north in front of the American Airlines Arena (Official home of the Miami Heat).
Address: 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131
|The Finish Line:
Runners will finish heading north adjacent to Bayfront Park which is only 4 blocks south of the start line. Also known as the intersection of Biscayne Blvd & E. Flagler Street.
Address: 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131
An Event Status System will be displayed at each mile marker indicating the status of the race based on the current course and weather conditions:
Green – "Normal" - Good conditions; runners/walkers should be alert and enjoy the race.
Yellow – "Caution" - Less than ideal conditions; runners/walkers should slow down and drink plenty of water.
Red – "Dangerous" - Potentially dangerous conditions;
Timing of the event has stopped and no awards will be given out at this time. Medical remains in place on course.
Black – "Cancelled" - Extreme dangerous conditions; Event cancelled, participation stopped – runners/walkers should stop, seek shelter and follow instructions from race staff, volunteers, and public safety officials.
You will be able to check-in your belongings near the finish line of the race on Biscayne Blvd. The check-in area will be on the north end of Bayfront Park. Please use the bag provided at Packet Pick-Up. Affix to your bag your bib number sticker which was provided in your registration packet. Please make sure your belongings are well-marked with your contact information. We are NOT responsible for damaged or lost items.
|If your application is submitted with proof of having completed a marathon after 01/01/09 in a time faster than those listed below, you will be CONSIDERED for a seeded number. Seeded numbers are NOT guaranteed. Seeded runners will be corralled at the front of the start line. All other runners will be asked to "courtesy corral" according to their estimated finish times which have been issued with their respective bib number group. Seeded number requests must be submitted by 12/23/11.||
The truth is Miami and Miami Beach are at sea level; we have really no noticeable elevation changes. However, we do have to have a way to get from one beautiful piece of land to another without getting our feet in the water. Description of bridges or as we say in Miami "hills":
|Miami is known for entertaining its visitors and residents, so of course we couldn't have a marathon without offering Miami-Style entertainment. In fact you'll be getting over 30 entertainment stations along your journey through paradise.
The Community Fun Zone Challenge is designed to encourage spectator and community participation in the Miami Marathon®. There are five Fun Zones along the 26.2 mile course, each being run by a different group or organization. The goal for the Fun Zones is to form a foundation in which we could continue to build into an event that involves, engages, and gives back to the community.
Cheering Zone - Omni Station
Location: NE 15th St and Biscayne Blvd.
Hours of Operation: 6:40 AM to 8:55 AM
Tips: This Cheering zone is ideally located at Mile 10.5 to cheer both marathon and half marathon runners alike.
Getting There: From anywhere in downtown, take the MetroMover’s Omni loop to Omni station. Exit the train and you are there (aprox. 5 minutes ride)
What can you expect at the ING Cheering Zone?
• Go signs you can customize for your favorite runner
• Thunder sticks and other noise makers to “turbo boost” runners to the finish line
• Complimentary snacks and beverages
• Pace bands to estimate the time your runner will run by the /span> Cheering Zone
• Emcee and live entertainment to keep you dancing in the streets and cheering for joy
What to bring with you?
• Comfortable walking shoes
• Bright, colorful clothing (preferably orange)
• Camera for that special moment…you know the one
• A reliable wristwatch to keep track of the race
Marathon Course Time Limit Policy:
The time period for the marathon is historically among Miami's driest and coolest time of the year. Nevertheless, we recommend that you please plan and prepare accordingly. Miami's tropical weather can be humid, warm and wet.
Get a sense for how pleasant our climate is during that time of the year...
* The winter in Miami, can vary drastically so please plan accordingly in case marathon day is warm and humid. As the day progresses, on a clear day with mild temperatures, direct sun can warm things up rather quickly throughout your race.
The Course is famous - Hundreds of movies have been shot on the course
The sights along the course are probably going to be extremely familiar, for hundreds of Hollywood hits have been shot at the very deco buildings you'll be running by, the sidewalks you run alongside, and the waters you'll trot across.
Movies and TV shows are such a big part of this course that we have created a seminar during Miami Marathon® Weekend at the Nissan Health & Fitness Expo presented by The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. The seminar will focus on movies and other trivia that pertain to the marathon route.
For a list of the Major Motion Pictures shot on or near the course click here.