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The ING Miami Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event hosted by the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, Florida, as well as the county of Miami-Dade. With its inaugural race on February 2, 2003, the Miami Marathon has been one of the fastest-growing annual marathons, attracting world-class distance runners. Every finisher gets the Spinning Palm Finisher Medal complete with artistic ribbon and the famous “Spinning Palm”. Runners will be getting over 30 entertainment stations along their journey through paradise.
Tha marathon is an official Boston Marathon qualifier. The 2012 ING MIami Marathon and Half Marathon had a record participant field of over 25,000 taking to the beautiful scenic streets of Miami.
Jan 25, 2015
Men: 6:15 AM
Women: 6:15 AM
Early bird registration fees is $90 for the marathon. To participate in Miami Marathon you can register on the official website.
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
- 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