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Life Time Tropical 5K

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Tickets $55

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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.

Review summary

4.8
5 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Andres B
"It was a good run, good organization, facilities and the shuttles. I will do it..."

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Jean 🇹🇩 P
"I think it was well organised.Due to traffic issues I noticed in Miami I took..."

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Roger D
"I didnt officially run this race. I was supporting two friends who ran, but..."
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Life Time Tropical 5K route

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.

Event Details

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.

Raceday Logistics
The Tropical 5K begins on Watson Island and makes its way along the MacArthur Causeway where you’ll be traveling down a water-lined course. Enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor as you run or walk the 3.1 miles to Nikki Beach where you can celebrate your finish with post-race festivities.

Start Time 7:30 AM

Location – 980 MacArthur Causeway
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.

We encourage all participants to pick up their packet prior to race day during the Miami Marathon & Half Marathon Expo on Friday, January 25 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

We will hold a limited race morning packet pick up from 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. located in front of the Miami Children’s Museum at Watson Island. No race day registrations will be taken as we are SOLD OUT!

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



FINISH LINE

1 Washington Avenue
All participants must maintain a 20 minute per mile pace (a walking pace) and be able to complete the course within 60 minutes or less of crossing the start line. After you finish, enjoy our post-race festival at Nikki Beach.

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    Mauricio C
    I would like to known the award for the winer. Is IT a medal or money too? Thanks

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    Steph E
    Hi there. Everyone who participates will receive a medal. Overall award plaques will be given to male and female winners in the following categories: Male 1,2,3; Female 1,2,3; Masters; Handcrank; Pushrim. For age group awards, custom designed medals will be awarded 3 deep for males and females in each age division! :)

Life Time Tropical 5K weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

73°F
Predicted highs
63°F
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 9mph

Life Time Tropical 5K 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.