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Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

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Tickets $155–$170

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People coming together. People running together. A test of endurance, strength, and will. Join 20,000 fellow runners, walkers, and wheelchair athletes on a gorgeous course through some of the most famous spots in Miami and Miami Beach. Secure your space at the start line today because its not Miami without you!

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. Link:

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"I love everything, this was my first half marathon. I enjoyed. The VIP package..."
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How to enter the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  3. Kids Run

    Run 1.2mi

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Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon routes

  • There are several bridges along the course with a very slight incline. The bridges are being held in the closed-to-vessel position for the duration of the race.
  • 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.
  • If you signed up for the full marathon and you decide to run the half marathon, you will receive a full marathon finisher’s medal.
  • Please adhere to “courtesy corralling.” Line up at the start line area according to your estimated finish time.
  • Fitbit Kids Run Miami is a privately-funded, county-wide program that invites all middle schools in Miami-Dade County to establish a consistent running program as part of their physical education daily lesson plans. The program’s goal is to offer every child enrolled in Miami-Dade County Middle Schools an opportunity to run their first marathon (26.2 miles), and in doing so, promote a fit and healthy lifestyle while teaching children to create and fulfill goals.

    Participating schools and teachers will encourage students to run 25 miles over 15 weeks culminating at the Fitbit Miami Marathon & Half Marathon (February 9, 2020) on the final 1.2 miles of the marathon course. Students will have the opportunity to run together in a safe setting on the same course used by 20,000 marathon and half marathon runners. Students will begin the program running one mile a week and will gradually increase their running regimen to 2.5 miles per week. Students will be able to gain mileage during PE classes as a daily warm-up routine, through other class activities, or on their free time.

    Event Details

    What’s Included
  • Custom-designed Finisher’s Medal
  • Gender-specific tech tees
  • Fast, flat and Boston-qualifying course
  • Convenient and discounted hotel blocks for participants
  • Music and entertainment on the course
  • Access to the lively post-race Carnival Fun Zone Finish Festival
  • Post-race food and refreshments
  • Complimentary digital race photos
  • Overall award winners and prize purse for elite athletes
  • Top three award winners in each age category
  • Runner goody bag
  • Raceday Logistics

    Sunday, February 9, 2020
    • 4:00 a.m. Pre-race shuttles leave Miami Beach Convention Center
    • 4:15 a.m. Gear check opens
    • 4:45 a.m. Start line access
    • 5:45 a.m. Opening ceremony
    • 5:50 a.m. Athletes with disabilities start
    • 6:00 a.m. Miami Marathon and Half Marathon produced by Life Time runners start
    American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd.
    • 6:30 a.m. VIP Tent and bleachers open
    Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd.
    • 6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Carnival Fun Zone 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
    • 10:30 a.m. Elite athlete awards ceremony
    Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd.
    • 11:00 a.m. Fitbit Kids Run Miami start


    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. We are NOT responsible for damaged or lost items. NO BACKPACKS PERMITTED.

    To get through the start line, participants will be able to use walkways until they close at 5:50 a.m.

    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.

    Port-o-lets will be at various locations around the start line. There will be no public access inside the American Airlines Arena.

    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.

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

    Marathon cutoff policy summary

  • 3:15 for checkpoint
  • 6 hours (14 min/mile) for the course
  • 7 hours (16 min/mile) for the finish line (use sidewalks, curbside, etc.)
  • The cutoff times are based on chip time, not gun time, in consideration of the additional time, it takes the start corrals to clear.
    These cutoff times are also based on industry benchmarks; a majority of the races throughout the U.S. implement similar policies.

    What to know about your BIB!

  • You MUST fill in necessary medical information and emergency contacts on the back of your bib number.
  • The ChronoTrack B-Tag® affixed to the back of your bib is your running timing device for this event. This is a single-use bib tag.
  • Your bib MUST be clearly visible and worn on the front and outside of all clothing during the entire race.
  • Do NOT alter, fold or wrinkle the bib in any way.
  • You must securely fasten your bib to the front of your running outfit with the safety pins provided.
  • Tags are non-transferable and MUST be worn by only the participant to whom they are assigned.
  • Participants MUST cross the start line during the official start time. Participants who begin before the official start or cross after the ChronoTrack B-Tag® starting mats have been removed will not receive an official time.
  • If you participate in the Fitbit Tropical 5K DO NOT use the same ChronoTrack B-Tag® issued to you for the 5K. It will not work for the marathon or half marathon.
  • Medical Info

    Medical personnel will be present at many of the aid stations located throughout the Miami Marathon & Half Marathon produced by Life Time course. The central medical station will be situated at Bayfront Park near the finish line area. This central aid station is in constant communication with the various support teams located throughout the marathon and half marathon course.

    Questions & answers

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      Oneil W
      How much is registration for elite athletes?


      Steph E
      Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately there isn't an option for elite athletes and therefore the price of entry is the same for everyone

    Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon weather forecast

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    Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon reviews

    5 out of 5 stars

    • Course
    • Organisation
    • Atmosphere

    Reasons people recommend this event

    Stunning scenery

    Friendly atmosphere

    Incredible crowds

    • 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.