The Life Time Miami Marathon and Miami Half Marathon draw athletes from across the globe, making them standout annual athletic events that celebrate both the vibrant culture of Miami and South Beach, as well as the diverse nationalities of the participants.
Over its 19-year history, the race has developed into an internationally renowned event with a field of 25,000 runners from all 50 states and over 80 countries.
I ran this race many times before and the last time in 2022 and will run it again in 2024. Please enjoy my guide to your Miami Marathon 2024 and Miami Half Marathon in 2024.
Experience the Miami Marathon and Miami Half Marathon Courses
These world-class racecourses are USTAF-certified, featuring flat terrain and a single-loop design, and they are also Boston-qualifying. Runners will encounter several bridges with gentle inclines, all conveniently held in the closed-to-vessel position throughout the race.
Digital time clocks are strategically placed along the course, with additional clocks at the finish line to provide unofficial timing for your race. You’ll also find course markers, directional arrows, and signage to keep you on track and ensure a smooth run.
As you tackle the full or half marathon, you’ll be treated to entertainment along the course, creating an exciting atmosphere for both participants and spectators. And here’s a bonus: if you originally registered for the full marathon but decide to switch to the half marathon, you’ll still receive a well-deserved half marathon finisher’s medal. Enjoy the ultimate Miami running experience!
The Miami Marathon and Miami Half Marathon course for 2024
Where does the Miami Marathon start and end?
Start Line Details: Address: 601 BISCAYNE BLVD.
The 26.2-mile (and half marathon) journey commences by heading northward, right in front of the Kaseya Center, which is home to the Miami Heat. The race culminates in this same general vicinity.
Where is the finish line for the Miami Marathon?
26.2 miles on a USTAF-certified, flat, single-loop and Boston-qualifying course* with exhilarating views alongside the water and a finish at Bayfront Park.
Important Miami Marathon Start Line Information
Gear Check: The Gear Check area is situated just three blocks south of the Start Line, beyond the Bayside Marketplace. Remember to utilize the clear bag provided at Race Kit Pickup. Affix the GEAR CHECK tab from your race bib to your bag before handing it over to our dedicated volunteers at the tent. Please ensure that your belongings are well-marked, and double-check that your contact information is accurate. It’s important to note that Life Time cannot assume responsibility for any damaged or lost items, and backpacks are not permitted.
Medical Support: For your safety, there will be a dedicated medical unit provided by Baptist Health at the Start Line. Look out for their medical personnel in red t-shirts if you require assistance. Additionally, water stations will be available on both sides of the Start Line area.
Restrooms: Restroom facilities, including port-o-lets, can be found towards the front and back of the Start Line area, as well as inside the Kaseya Center (please note that bags are not allowed inside). For added convenience, there will be four ADA restrooms situated at 8th St. and Biscayne Boulevard.
Race Day Schedule:
- 5:00 AM: Corrals ABCDEFG open
- 5:45 AM: Opening Ceremony
- 5:55 AM: Baptist Health Para Athlete start (Push Rim / Hand Cycle)
- 6:00 AM: Corrals ABCD start
- 6:15 AM: Corrals EFG start
- 6:15 AM: Corrals HIJK open
- 6:30 AM: Corrals HI start
- 6:45 AM: Corrals JK start
Please note that no runners will be able to commence their race after 7:00 AM. Participants can use the Start Line walkways to access their assigned corrals up until 15 minutes before their estimated start time as indicated above.
How do you qualify for the Miami Marathon?
The Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon event offers updated complimentary entry options for Elite Athletes, with discounts ranging from 25% to 100% off the current race registration fees at the time of application. Please refer to the following chart for details:
HALF AND FULL MARATHON STANDARDS
NEW Male Full Marathon Standards:
- 2:18:00 & Under: 100% Entry
- 2:18:01 – 2:25:00: 75% Entry
- 2:25:01 – 2:30:00: 50% Entry
- 2:30:01 – 2:32:00: 25% Entry
NEW Male Half Marathon Standards:
- 1:05:00 & Under: 100% Entry
- 1:05:01 – 1:07:00: 75% Entry
- 1:07:01 – 1:10:00: 50% Entry
- 1:10:01 – 1:12:00: 25% Entry
NEW Female Full Marathon Standards:
- 2:33:00 & Under: 100% Entry
- 2:33:01 – 2:40:00: 75% Entry
- 2:40:01 – 2:45:00: 50% Entry
- 2:45:01 – 2:47:00: 25% Entry
NEW Female Half Marathon Standards:
- 1:15:00 & Under: 100% Entry
- 1:15:01 – 1:17:00: 75% Entry
- 1:17:01 – 1:20:00: 50% Entry
- 1:20:01 – 1:22:00: 25% Entry
These standards provide Elite Athletes with a fantastic opportunity to participate in the Miami Marathon & Half Marathon at reduced entry costs, based on their impressive performance records.
Where to find the Miami Marathon results for 2024
You can easily access your Miami Marathon results here. Find out your friend’s bib numbers to track them throughout the course.
Last Updated on 13. October 2023 by Sabrina Wieser
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