Marathon, half marathon, 5km race and kids run near Biscayne Bay in Miami and Miami Beach

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In brief

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Date:
31 January 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 22.000,
marathon 2020 — 3.229,
half marathon 2020 — 15.560
Course Record: 2:12:22 (marathon) David Ruto, Kenya, 2003
Entry fee:
$100—170 marathon,
$85—155 half marathon

The Miami Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Miami and Miami Beach, state of Florida, USA. The official name of the event is Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon presented by cbdMD. About 22.000 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (3.229 runners completed marathon and 15.560 finished half marathon in 2020).

The Miami Marathon 2004 was the first race in the world to have a spinning medal.

The Miami Marathon is an official Boston Qualifier.

Runners from 50 USA states and 83 countries took part in races of the Miami Marathon 2020.

More about Miami, Miami Beach and its attractions you may find here.

Miami Marathon and Half Marathon (Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon presented by cbdMD) 2020

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Life Time Miami Marathon presented by cbdMD)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 6:00 31 January 2021 (Sunday) on 601 Biscayne Boulevard in front of the American Airlines Arena.

Age limit: from 16 years old on the race date.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Life Time Miami Half Marathon presented by cbdMD)

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts simultaneously with the marathon at 6:00 31 January 2021 (Sunday) on 601 Biscayne Boulevard in front of the American Airlines Arena.

Age limit: from 14 years old on the race date.

3.1mi/5km Race (Life Time Tropical 5K)

The 3.1mi/5km race starts at 7:30 30 January 2021 (Saturday) on 980 MacArthur Causeway near Miami Children’s Museum on Watson Island.

Entry fee: $45—60.

Course of the 5km Race, Miami Marathon 2021

Course of the 5km Race, Miami Marathon 2021

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Course

A single-loop course of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon (Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon presented by cbdMD) 2021 tracks through the streets of Miami and Miami Beach, through little islands of Biscayne Bay. The route traverses Biscayne Bay over the MacArthur Causeway Bridge to Watson Island and returns to mainland Miami by the Venetian Causeway. Here, the Miami Half Marathon finishes and marathoners continue southbound. The runners twice cross the Miami River over a drawbridge and view Miami South Channel from the Rickenbacker Causeway.

Course of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon 2021

Course of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon 2021

Course altitude profile of the Miami Marathon 2021

Course altitude profile of the Miami Marathon 2021

The course of the Miami Half Marathon (Life Time Miami Half Marathon presented by cbdMD) 2021 coincides with the first half of the marathon route.

Start for the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon (Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon presented by cbdMD) 2021 is on 601 Biscayne Boulevard in front of the American Airlines Arena, the home of the NBA’s Miami Heat basketball team.

Finish is four blocks south of the start line, on 301 Biscayne Boulevard (intersection of Biscayne & E. Flagler Street).

You may find the official course map of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon (Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon presented by cbdMD) 2021 here.

The Miami Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 participants are divided into starting blocks according to the results of the previous races. The starting block is indicated on the bib number.

You may change your assigned starting block at the Race Kit Pick-up if you have an official proof of time within the past 12 months.

The time limit for completing the marathon is 7 hours after the start of the last runner, for the half marathon distance — 4 hours. Additional limits are applied for certain points of the course.

The pace makers of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon (Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon presented by cbdMD) 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. The pace makers can be recognized by special bibs which display their individual pace time. Goal times for marathon are following: 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:55, 4:00, 4:05, 4:10, 4:15, 4:20, 4:25, 4:30, 4:40, 4:45, 4:50, 5:00, 5:15, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 hours. These are half marathon target times: 1:35, 1:37, 1:40, 1:45, 1:47, 1:50, 1:52, 1:55, 1:57, 2:00, 2:07, 2:10, 2:12, 2:15, 2:20, 2:22, 2:25, 2:37, 2:45, 3:00, 3:10, 3:20, 3:30 hours.

Pace makers of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon (Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon presented by cbdMD)

Pace makers of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon (Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon presented by cbdMD)

Water and nutrition stations are located approximately every mile of the route starting at mile 1.5, and at the finish. The stations provide runners with drinking water Miami-Dade’s Water, Gatorade Endurance Formula sports drink, Gatorade Endurance energy gel, fruit.

Before the start 31 January 2021 (Sunday), you may leave your personal belongings near the Finish Line at the check-in area in the north end of Bayfront Park, past the Bayside Marketplace. The stuff must be packed in an event-issued clear deposit bag; you should attach to your bag your Gear Check tear-tab. The bag and the tab are included in your Race Pack along with your bib number.

The route of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon (Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon presented by cbdMD) 2021 is certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (USATF).

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon (Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon presented by cbdMD) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till the slots last.

If slots are available you may sign up for the races 29—30 January 2021 (Friday — Saturday) at the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon presented by cbdMD Expo 2021.

If you sign up before 1 October 2020 you get your bib number with your name and country flag.

The entry fee for the Miami Marathon (Life Time Miami Marathon presented by cbdMD) 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
9—16 February 2020 — $100,
from 1 May 2020 till 23 January 2021 — $150,
24—30 January 2021 — $170.

The entry fee for the Miami Half Marathon (Life Time Miami Half Marathon presented by cbdMD) 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
9—16 February 2020 — $85,
from 1 May 2020 till 23 January 2021 — $135,
24—30 January 2021 — $155.

Till 16 January 2021, you may switch to another distance (with surcharge if applicable) online or at the Race Kit Pick-up. Till 16 January 2021, for a fee of $30, you may transfer your registration to another person or defer your registration to 2022 event. More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Safety pins to attach your bib number
  • Event T-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Bag deposit
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Pace maker service
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Live athlete tracking through the mobile app
  • Finisher medal
  • Online race results
  • Digital race certificate with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

At extra charge, you may order shuttle service from Miami Beach Convention Center to the start and back ($20).

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon presented by cbdMD Expo 2021. Please check the Expo location on the event website.
Pick-up desks schedule:
29 January 2021 (Friday) from 12:00 till 19:00,
30 January 2021 (Saturday) from 10:00 till 18:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo.

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present a copy of your ID and name your bib number.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon (Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon presented by cbdMD) 2021.

Race Results 2020*

Men (marathon)
1. Saidi Juma Makula (TZA) 2:22:01
2. Hillary Too (USA) 2:28:10
3. Jonatas Freitas (BRA) 2:38:17

Women (marathon)
1. Aydee Loayza Huaman (PER) 2:46:54
2. Lana Gobert 2:54:14
3. Rebekah Mayer (USA) 3:02:06

* Source: www.athlinks.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Life Time, Inc
2902 Corporate Place, Chanhassen,
Minnesota, 55317
USA
tel. +1 305-278-8668

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* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please, write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 9 February 2020
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 21°C – 25°C (70°F – 77°F)
Wind: 26 km/h (16 mph)
Date: 27 January 2019
Rain until morning, starting again in the evening. Rain 11.7 mm (0.46 in)
Temperature: 17°C – 24°C (63°F – 75°F)
Wind: 12 km/h (7 mph)
Date: 28 January 2018
Overcast throughout the day.
Temperature: 22°C – 26°C (72°F – 79°F)
Wind: 14 km/h (9 mph)

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Insurance

Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

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Other Races in January 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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