Tropical 5K

7:30am Sat 8th Feb 2020
980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132, USA
Run 5km

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Tickets $55

  • Road
  • Closed roads
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Flat
  • 2200 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

The Tropical 5K serves as a sneak preview and warm-up for those running the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon. Friends and family not running the marathon or half marathon will also be able to share in the inspiring Miami Marathon weekend experience.

Distances in this event

  1. 5k

    Run 5km
    7:30am Sat 8th Feb 2020
    Tickets available
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What’s Included

All registered Tropical 5K participants will receive a Finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line and will be eligible to earn the overall and age group awards listed below. You must be wearing the official race bib assigned to you in order to receive a Finisher’s medal.

Course Details

The start line is located on the MacArthur Causeway on the east side of Watson Island. There will be no early start for walkers, but we ask that if you do plan on walking that you please start near the end of the pack to avoid being crowded or bumped.

Raceday Logistics

We encourage all participants to pick up their packet prior to race day during the Miami Marathon & Half Marathon Expo on Friday, February 7 from 12 - 7 PM.

We will hold a limited race morning packet pick up and registration from 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. located in front of the Miami Children’s Museum at Watson Island.


Jungle Island will be providing parking for participants at a $6 flat rate starting at 5:30 a.m. There will be shuttles running from 5:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. from Jungle Island to the start on Watson Island.

There are limited pay-to-park lots in front of the Miami Children’s Museum. Parking rate will be in place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. at $1.00/hour. Ticket must be displayed on window.

There will be free shuttles running post-race from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. from the finish line at Nikki Beach back to the start line at Watson Island.

There will be NO shuttles from the start to the finish area of this point-to-point course.

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Reviews (5)

4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 5k in 2019

    It was a good run, good organization, facilities and the shuttles. I will do it next year again. Too bad it was raining
  • Did the 5k in 2019

    I think it was well organised.Due to traffic issues I noticed in Miami I took an Uber very early to make sure I will arrive in a fashionable time.It was very rainy outside in the morning and when I arrived there were enough places to stay dry, it was very lucky that there was that underbridge pass couple of metres from the start line. Where everybody went to stay dry. The course was okay. The finish line was a bit short so I couldn't know if I am approaching it or not. I tend to sprint when I see the finish line, but this time it was very short those last meters. The pictures were great and the food provided at the end was more than enough. To bad it rained and everybody looked for uber immedeatly after finish the race instead of staying and socialising at the beach.
  • Did the 5k in 2019

    I didnt officially run this race. I was supporting two friends who ran, but from the looks of everything it was a great race, well organized on an amazing course with even better views.
  • Did the 5k in 2019

    Nice race! The climate was harsh this time, but is a condition you cant control. The organization was quite good same as the party after the race
  • Did the 5k in 2019

    The race was really cool, the route was very flat so you can improve your record. You have to be very careful at the beginning because the road is very narrow so makes it difficult for runners to leave. Finally, it would be better if there were corrals to avoid problems with the objectives( rcords )of the people.

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