The Tropical 5K begins on Watson Island and makes its way along the MacArthur Causeway where you’ll be traveling down a water-lined course. Enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor as you run or walk the 3.1 miles to Nikki Beach where you can celebrate your finish with post-race festivities.
980 MacArthur Causeway
The start line is located on the MacArthur Causeway on the east side of Watson Island. There will be no early start for walkers, but we ask that if you do plan on walking that you please start near the end of the pack to avoid being crowded or bumped.
We encourage all participants to pick up their packet prior to race day during the Expo on Friday, January 27 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. We will hold a limited race morning packet pick up and registration from 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. located in front of the Miami Children’s Museum at Watson Island.
1 Washington Avenue
All participants must maintain a 20 minute per mile pace (a walking pace) and be able to complete the course within 60 minutes or less of crossing the start line. After you finish, enjoy our post-race festival at Nikki Beach.
Parking & Transportion
Jungle Island will be providing parking for participants at a $5 flat rate starting at 5:30 a.m. There will be shuttles running from 5:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. from Jungle Island to the start on Watson Island.
There are limited pay-to-park lots in front of the Miami Children’s Museum. Parking rate will be in place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Standard rates apply. Ticket must be displayed on window.
There will be free shuttles running post-race from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. from the finish line at Nikki Beach back to the start line at Watson Island.
There will be NO shuttles from the start to the finish area of this point-to-point course.