The ING Miami Marathon is hosted by the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, Florida, as well as the county of Miami-Dade. the Miami Marathon has been one of the fastest-growing annual marathons, starting in 2003, attracting world-class distance runners.
Miami is getting ready for you to run its scenic beaches and bay-area paths in a race that lets you explore all the wonderful things that make Miami famous. Runners will be getting over 30 entertainment stations along their journey through paradise.
More than 12,000 runners crossed the finish line at the 2014 race, including more than 7,500 finishers in the half marathon alone. The field includes runners from all 50 states and 80 countries, with more than 600 entrants apiece from Colombia and Mexico, as well as hundreds more from Costa Rica, Canada, Brazil Guatemala, Ecuador and Puerto Rico.
Men: 6:15 AM
Women: 6:15 AM
Miami Marathon Entry fees as follows: $100 (until Apr 9), $110 (until Jul 16), $120 (until Oct 1), $130 (until Dec 3), $140 (until Jan 14). To register for Miami Marathon you can register on the official website.
Registration for the 2016 Miami Marathon & Half Marathon is now open! Registration Deadline : January 14
Course / Route Map
The 26.2 mile course starts and finishes in the Biscayne Blvd, Miami. The race will start heading north in front of the American Airlines Arena (Official home of the Miami Heat). The course takes runners eastbound on the MacArthur Causeway, past cruise ships docked at the Port of Miami, to South Beach. From there, competitors travel northbound along the famous Ocean Drive, through the City of Miami Beach, and then westbound along the Venetian Causeway and back to the mainland and the City of Miami.
Here, the Miami Half Marathon finishes and the full marathon continues southbound through the financial district, Brickell, into Coconut Grove, out the Rickenbacker Causeway towards Key Biscayne, and then back through Brickell and downtown Miami to complete the race at Bayfront Park.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
- The course is a USTAF-certified, flat, single-loop course.
- Miami and Miami Beach are at sea level; So there are really no noticeable elevation changes.
- There are 6 bridges on the course.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
- The participants must be able to complete the Full Marathon in 6 hours (approx. 14 minutes/mile pace) .
- However, the finish line for the full marathon will remain open for 7 hours.
- Miami Marathon® uses the ChronoTrack B-Tag timing system
Men: David Ruto 2:12:22 (2003)
Women: Vickie Horne 2:31:56 (2009)
Prize Money & Awards
- Custom designed medals will be awarded 3 deep in each division for the full marathon.
- Prize Money (Male & Female): 1st – USD $2,000.00, 2nd – USD $1,000.00, 3rd – USD $500.00
- Course record bonus – US$ 500.00
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
- All participants will receive gender-specific tech tees.
- All finishers will receive a truly unique Miami-Style finisher’s medal
Water Stops & Refreshments
- Aid stations will begin after the 2.8 mile mark and then approximately every mile thereafter.
- Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula (Lemon-Lime) will be provided at each aid station.
- There will be an aid stations at the Start and Finish line.
Expected Race Day Weather
- The time period for the marathon is historically among Miami’s driest and coolest time of the year.
- Average start temp in the low 60’s
- Average noon temp in the mid 70’s