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 will return to the streets of downtown Miami, miami beach Y Coconut Grove starting at 6:00 in the morning of Sunday, January 29. A limit of 18,000 runners representing 50 states and almost 70 countries will advance through the streets and avenues of the south florida in one of the most prestigious races in the world.

The 42 kilometer race will start at the Miami-Dade Arena (home of the Miami Heat), will cross the MacArthur Causeway until Ocean Drivewill go through Art District Y Coconut Groveand will end 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 place in the race generated the first sell-out in the event’s 21-year history, a result buoyed by its fast and flat course certified by the USTAF (United States Track and Field Federation) suitable for Bostonwhich shows the incomparable urban landscape of Miami and its shores.

The Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Expo will kick off the Miami Marathon festivities.
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,” he 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.”

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Like every year since 2012, the event will offer surprises for the whole 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 of Half marathon (21 kilometers) 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 Life Time Diaper Derby, a competition for babies between 6 and 12 months of age, part of the Miami Marathon.
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 start 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 Derby will kick off the racing weekend. This will be a fun-filled event for little crawlers ages 6-12 months.

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The babies will fight their way across a 10 foot mat in 5 heats of 5 participants. The fastest in each heat will compete in the final for first place. Registration will be limited to the first 25 and has a cost of USD 20.

On Saturday 28 will be held the Life Time Tropical 5k, a warm-up race for the grand final of five kilometers that will begin at 7:30 in the morning. The starting 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 novelties of this 2023, a category of prizes will be offered in support of the non binary brokers. 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 artist’s murals louis valle who painted several walls in shopping centers such as Sunset place, Midtown Shops, Adventure 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.

Kids Run Miami will let high school kids run the last mile of the Miami Marathon.
Children from Miami-Dade County high schools will be able to participate in the last mile of the marathon (1.6 kilometers) alongside adult runners. (Life Time Miami)

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


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