Parking & Directions
Get where you need to be on race day

Metrorail and Metromover

Going to the race in the early morning? The most convenient way to get to downtown Miami is to take transit to the race. The regular Metrorail fare is $2.25 per one-way trip. Only EASY Cards or EASY Tickets are accepted at Metrorail fare gates. Runners are encouraged to purchase (or load an existing) EASY Card or EASY Ticket before the race on January 29, 2017 to avoid long lines the day of the event. Both EASY Cards and EASY Tickets are always available at EASY Card vending machines at all Metrorail stations, the Omni Bus Terminal and at EASY Card Sales Outlets throughout Miami-Dade County.

Metrorail trains will depart the southern most station (Dadeland South) and the northern most station (Palmetto) starting at 4:00 a.m. Metrorail service will pick up at all stops along the way to the Government Center Station in downtown Miami. Once at the Government Center Station, participants should transfer to the Metromover’s Downtown or Omni Loops to the following stations:

  • Start line access: Freedom Tower or College/Bayside Station
  • Finish line access: Bayfront Park and College/Bayside Station
  • Cheering zone: Omni Station

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*Participants are strongly encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure they get on the train.

Metrorail Service
On January 29, trains will depart from Palmetto, Dadeland South and Miami International Airport stations at 4 a.m. Metrorail will provide regular Sunday service with the following frequency:

  • Trains departing from Palmetto Station will leave every 15 minutes until approximately 5:22 a.m. Regular Sunday service will resume after 5:22 a.m.
  • Trains departing from Dadeland South Station will leave every 15 minutes until approximately 6:15 a.m. Regular Sunday service will resume after 6:15 a.m.
  • Trains departing from Miami International Airport Station will leave every 15 minutes until approximately 5:46 a.m. Regular Sunday service will resume after 5:46 a.m.

In addition, parking garages at Metrorail stations will open at 4 a.m. and race goers can park for free at all Metrorail garages.

Metromover Service
Metromover, which is free, will begin service at 4:00 a.m. on January 29, 2017.

Metrorail Parking Fee: FREE

  • Marathon participants can park at Metrorail stations for FREE all day on January 29, 2017. Metrorail parking facilities will open at 4:00 a.m.

Race Morning Shuttles

For those of you who purchased race morning shuttle tickets, you must pick up your tickets at the SHUTTLE INFORMATION BOOTH at the Health and Fitness Expo presented by the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. Tickets may still be available for purchase at the Expo for $20 round trip.

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Pre-race loading: Shuttles will be leaving the Miami Beach Convention Center at 4:00 AM to ensure timely arrival at the Start line.

Post-race loading: Post Race shuttles will operate from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Shuttle loading will be located at NE 8th St. and Biscayne Blvd., next to American Airlines Arena (North Side).

Directions to shuttles from finish line: Walk north along Biscayne Blvd. towards the start line next to the American Airlines Arena. Pick-up will be located at NE 8th Street and Biscayne Blvd.

*Please note that participants will be responsible for parking fees as we do not have any free parking available.

Driving

Driving into downtown:
To avoid delays due to road closures, please follow these directions to arrive in Downtown Miami. These directions will get you to the downtown area adjacent to the start line at the American Airlines Arena. DO NOT USE BRICKELL AVENUE BRIDGE.

From the north:
I-95 South to Exit 3B (NW 8th Street). Go left onto NW 8th Street and take 8th Street east into downtown.

From the south:
I-95 North to Exit 2B (NW 2nd Street). Go north to NW 5th Street and make a right towards Biscayne Blvd.

From Westbound on Julia Tuttle Causeway (195)*:
Take 195 (Julia Tuttle Causeway) and take the 2B exit. Make left onto US1/Biscayne Blvd and head North towards Downtown

From East on 836 (Dolphin Expressway)*:
Take 836 E towards 95N. Take 4A Exit towards Miami Beach. Make sure to stay to the right in order to take the 4B Exit towards 112. Take 112 East and get off on 2B (Biscayne Blvd). Make left onto US1/Biscayne Blvd and head North towards Downtown.

Race-Day Parking

We encourage participants to use shuttles or Metrorail/Metromover to get to downtown on race morning. Parking will be available at lots and garages throughout downtown Miami and participants should plan to arrive no later than 5:00 a.m. to secure parking.

We recommend using lots operated by the Miami Parking Authority or the garages at American Airlines Arena and Bayside Marketplace. Parking is at your own discretion. Miami Marathon and Half Marathon is not responsible or liable for your parking. Please be sure not to leave valuables in parked cars.

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