The Miami Marathon, a weekend of racing and fun

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One ​​of the world's most popular events will take participants through some of the city's most beautiful scenery over three days combining sport, art and family entertainment

The Miami Marathon, a weekend of racing and fun

The Miami Marathon is one of the most popular races in the world. (Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau)

The iconic Life Time Miami Marathon And Half is returning to the streets of downtown Miami, Miami Beach and Coconut Grovestarting at 6:00 in the morning of Sunday, January 29. A limit of 18,000 runners representing 50 states and nearly 70 countries will race through the streets and avenues of South Florida in one of the most prestigious races in the world.

The 26-mile race will begin at the Miami-Dade Arena (home of the Miami Heat), traverse the MacArthur Causeway to Ocean Drive, passing through the Art District and Coconut Grove, ending near the starting point.

A few days before the new year, the Marathon already had the tickets for the participants sold out. Strong international demand for a spot in the race generated the first sell-out in the event's 21-year history, a result buoyed by its USTAF certified flat and fast course. of the United States) suitable for Boston, which shows the incomparable urban landscape of Miami and its coasts.

The Miami Marathon, a weekend of racing and fun

The Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Expo will kick off the Miami Marathon festivities. (Life Time Miami)

“The event presents something for everyone who runs or walks and wants to experience it every year,” said Frankie Ruiz, co-founder of the Life Time Miami Marathon and Life Time Race Director. “This race has always been unique because of the energy and atmosphere that only South Florida can provide.”

As every year since 2012, the event will offer surprises for all family and the opportunity to have a healthy and fun time. “The Life Time Miami Marathon and all of its accompanying activities truly present an incredible weekend of fun experiences for the entire family,” Ruiz said.

In addition to the main race, there will be another Half Marathon (21 kilometres) that will start from the same place and at the same time. The opening ceremony will take place at 5:45 in the morning and access to the stands for spectators in the finish line will be from 6:30.

The Miami Marathon, a weekend of racing and fun

Even babies can participate in the party that is the Miami Marathon. (Life Time Miami)

Although the main event will take place on Sunday, the festivities will kick off on Friday the 27th at 12:00 noon at the Miami Beach Convention Center with The Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Expo. During the event, the Life Time Diaper Derbywill kick off the racing weekend. This will be a fun-filled event for little crawlers ages 6-12 months.

Registration will be limited to the first 25 and has a cost of USD 20.

On Saturday the 28th the Life Time Tropical 5k will be held, a warm-up race for the grand final of five kilometers that will begin at 7:30 in the morning. The start line will be located at the MacArthur Causeway, on the east side of Watson Island and the finish point will be at 1 Washington Ave.

Among the news From this 2023, a category of prizes will be offered in support of non-binary runners. This as part of gender inclusion and respect for the community. In addition, those who wish to attend the event will be able to appreciate the murals by the artist Luis Valle, who painted several walls of shopping centers such as SUnset Place, Midtown Shops, Aventura Mall and City Place Doral. Valle's work, which is also on display throughout Miami in restaurants, bars, schools and businesses, will grace the medals of both the Marathon and Half Marathon finishers.

The Miami Marathon, a weekend of racing and fun

Kids from Miami-Dade County high schools will be able to participate in the last mile of the marathon (1.6 kilometres) together with the adult runners. (Life Time Miami)

There will also be the Life Time Kids Run Miami, where youth from participating high schools and organizations from Miami-Dade county > will complete the final mile (1.6 kilometers) of the Marathon together with thousands of adult participants

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