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The Life Time Miami Marathon is Miami's only marathon, and the best way to explore all the things that make Miami famous. Join thousands of fellow runners and hit the streets, passing through the downtown area, scenic beaches, art district & more. It's an epic event you wont want to miss.

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4.8
9 Reviews
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Anais G
"I love everything, this was my first half marathon. I enjoyed. The VIP package..."

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Karen W
"We have ALL done this many many times and each race has been a fabulous and..."

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Alexandra
"Thank you for the memorable experience. See you next year :) it was a great..."
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How to enter the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    $150
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $135
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  3. Kids Run

    Run 1.2mi

Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon routes

Marathon

The eyes of the world will be focused on the main event of the weekend — the Life Time Miami Marathon. Friends, family and curious spectators will line the roadways to cheer on the many that choose to run through this epic city.

Runners will experience an epic flat course that is USTAF-certified, single-loop, and a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. A couple course features that are worth noting:

  • There are several bridges along the course with a very slight incline.
  • Digital time clocks will be positioned throughout the course.
  • Course markers, directional arrows and other signage will be positioned throughout the course.
  • Several digital clocks at the Finish Line will display unofficial times.
  • The full and half marathon will feature entertainment along the course for both spectators and runners.

Please line up in the Start Line area according to your corral listed on your race bib.

Half Marathon

The Miami Half Marathon is a favorite for runners throughout the world. Many come to Miami for the fast, dramatically inspiring course. Runners start with their friends and finish across the same finish line at Bayfront Park. The only deviation occurs in the last 800 meters of the race where the half marathon breaks off and heads to the finish line at Bayfront Park, where the grand finish festival commences, and runners can celebrate their achievement with new friendships that only an event like this can form.

Elevation Information

The truth is, Miami and Miami Beach are at sea level and there are really no noticeable elevation changes. However, there does need be a way to get from one beautiful piece of land to another without having to swim, therefore all descriptions of bridges, or as they say in Miami, “hills” are listed below:

  • A quarter mile into the race there is the largest bridge of the course – the MacArthur Causeway – (9 meters above sea level) that connects to Watson Island.
  • At the 2.5-mile mark there is a second incline that is a less gradual incline, but much lower height than the first. This connects to the island of Miami Beach.
  • From mile 8 to about mile 11, you will cross the Venetian Causeway to return to mainland Miami. This span is essentially flat with a small incline on the last portion of the causeway.
  • At the 13.1-mile mark there’s a drawbridge that gives you an incredible view of the Miami River, but isn’t too tall of a bridge.
  • At the 25.7-mile mark you go over a drawbridge for a bit of a challenge toward the end of your on-course journey but as you go up, you’ll begin to hear the cheers and the pumping music of the Finish Line.

Time Limits

In order to comply with city permits, the roads will reopen in a graduated fashion. We require that participants be properly prepared and trained to complete the full marathon (26.2 miles) within 6 hours (14 min/mile pace). However, the full marathon finish line will remain open for 7 hours (16 min/mile pace). Please note that after the 6-hour pace, participant support (e.g. aid and water stations, volunteers, course marshals, clocks, etc.) is NOT guaranteed, and you will be required to adhere to local pedestrian rules (move to curbsides, break down lanes, sidewalks, etc.). Medals and official finish times will be given to all finishers who complete the race within 7 hours.

Checkpoint

Marathon participants must reach the 12.8-mile mark within 3:15 in order to be allowed to continue.

Event Details

What’s Included

RUNNER PREMIUMS

  • Custom-designed Finisher’s Medal
  • Gender-specific tech tees
  • Fast, flat and Boston-qualifying course
  • Convenient and discounted hotel blocks for participants
  • On-course aid stations, music and entertainment
  • Access to the lively post-race Finish Festival
  • Post-race food and refreshments
  • Overall award winners and prize purse for elite athletes
  • Top three award winners in each age category
  • Runner goody bag and much more!
Raceday Logistics

Friday January 29 2021:

Race Expo: 12pm - 7pm

Location: TBA

Saturday January 30 2021

7:30 a.m. Life Time Tropical 5K

Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon presented by cbdMD Expo

Location: TBA

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021

4:00 a.m. Pre-race shuttles leave Miami Beach Convention Center
4:15 a.m. General gear check and VIP tent gear check open
5:00 a.m. Start line access
5:45 a.m. Opening ceremony
5:50 a.m. Athletes with Disabilities Start (Push Rim/Hand Cycle) | American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd.
6:00 a.m. Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon Runners Start | American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd.
6:30 a.m. Spectator bleachers open | Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd.
6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Finish Fest post-race party | Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd.
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Post-race shuttle service back to Miami Beach Convention Center
8:30 a.m. Elite Half Marathon athlete awards ceremony | Main Stage – Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd.
10:00 a.m. Elite Marathon athlete awards ceremony | Main Stage – Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd.
11:00 a.m. Kids Run Miami start

FINISH FESTIVAL

Celebrate your finish at the post-race Finish Festival in Bayfront Park from 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Athletes will be able to refuel and rehydrate with water, bagels, pastries and more. The Festival will be bustling with Event sponsors and vendors sampling their products. Don’t forget to stop by the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon presented by cbdMD merchandise tent for something to commemorate your #MiamiFamous moment.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

Participants must be at least 14 years old for the half marathon, and 16 years old for the full marathon.

GEAR CHECK

Gear check is located at the finish line, three blocks south of the start line. See the gear check section below for more information. You will be able to check 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 clear bag provided at packet pickup. Place your bib number sticker on the bag which was provided with your registration packet. Make sure your belongings are well-marked with your contact information. NO BACKPACKS PERMITTED.

Spectators

This road-closed event provides an epic experience for both runners and spectators to get involved in the action and energy. Spectators get ready to line the roads and make some noise for the 20000 participants that will be taking to the streets.

Volunteers

It takes over 2,500 volunteers to “run” the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon and its associated events. Volunteers are needed to help with packet pickup at the Expo, fill in as course spotters, provide water to runners at aid stations, distribute finisher medals and assist in many other areas that are vital to make this event come to life. Individuals or groups are accepted and are a valued part of race weekend.

Please visit: https://www.themiamimarathon.com/volunteer/ to volunteer

Frequently Asked Questions

Are headphones allowed for the Life Time Miami Marathon?
Yes, headphones will be allowed, however, the event organizer asks that you run with one earpiece in and one out.
Where do I collect my race packet for the Life Time Miami Marathon?
Race packet collection will be at the Expo. The expo will be open on the Friday from 12-7pm, and the Saturday from 10am - 6pm.
Will there be bathrooms at the Life Time Miami Marathon?
Port-o-lets will be at various locations around the start line. There will be no public access inside the American Airlines Arena.
Will there be first-aid at the Life Time Miami Marathon?
A medical unit will be located at the start line for your safety. Please look for medical personnel in green T-shirts if you need assistance. Water/Gatorade stations will be located on both sides of the start line area.

Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

73°F
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64°F
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Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon reviews (9)

4.8 out of 5 stars

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    Ryan J

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    This was a great half marathon. It has an age minimum of 14, the age that I did it. I loved it so much that I rushed to sign up again for the next year.
    Postscript: the medal is always amazing.
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    Maria C

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    It was my second half marathon and I had a wonderful experience! The organization was awesome and the atmosphere incredible!
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    Esli Ortiz

    Did the Marathon in 2020

    It was my First Ful I traveles with family and friends From Puerto Rico had an amazing time great event route atmosphere had so much fun in the run the finish line felt amazing a must do.
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    Luba A

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    It was my first half marathon and it was amazing! Running this 21 K felt like a celebration of life and now I love even moor this beautiful city MIAMI, a happy place 💙
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    NinaL

    Did the Marathon in 2020

    I loved the view. Specially the first half. The second half could improved.

    Definitely extra muscle pain relieve lotion needed.

  • Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    We have ALL done this many many times and each race has been a fabulous and memorable experience, Thank you.
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    Alexandra

    Did the Marathon in 2020

    Thank you for the memorable experience. See you next year :) it was a great cause, the most beautiful weather and Scenery. I highly recommend for all runners.
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  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    I love everything, this was my first half marathon. I enjoyed. The VIP package is awesome, the coctel party, incredible deals in the previous event.
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