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Athletes with Disabilities

Athletes of all abilities are welcome at our Start Line.

We’re proud to announce a multi-year partnership with the Woody Foundation for the Athletes With Disabilities Program!

The Woody Foundation (TWF) is the official Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) program partner for Life Time Miami Marathon & Half presented by FP Movement, with special attention aimed at supporting the event’s wheelchair endurance athletes. The Woody Foundation’s overall mission is to enhance the quality of life for those living with paralysis.

“As both a board member of TeamTWF and a runner, it brings me great joy that our foundation and our premier local marathon can elevate the race-day performance and experience for all athletes. Being based in Miami, we are personally invested in the health and wellness of our shared endurance community and want others to recognize this race’s accessibility, and of course just how fun it is to participate” said Lucy Foerster, Executive Director of TeamTWF.

The multi-year partnership is committed to increasing the purse prize annually until there is zero disparity across divisions. TeamTWF will also offer race stipend grants alongside the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), requests for which can be submitted to TeamTWF directly. Finally, and because it is Miami where we know how to p-a-r-t-y, TeamTWF be enhancing the post-race experience for the AWD’s with a finish festival celebration!

Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) Program

Pushrim, Handcycle* or Assisted Wheelchair athletes will register in the respective division when completing their entry.

Ambulatory athletes (permanent orthopedic, neuromuscular, visual, or other physical disability) will register in the age group division for the full or half marathon.

If you are an athlete who requires a Guide, you may NOT have more than two Guides to assist you in the race. Please contact the Athletes With Disabilities Coordinator for consideration of an exception to this rule via email:

Guides will register as such when completing their registration. Note:
1. Guides will receive a bib number, auxiliary guide bib, t-shirt, and finisher medal. Guides will not be timed/scored.
2. Guides receive a complimentary entry. Please contact Athlete Services to obtain the discount code for registration.
3. The name of the athlete who will be guided is required when registering.

If you are a part of a Athletes With Disabilities Group/Charity team, please refer to the Program Outline for rules. The Athletes With Disabilities Coordinator will be your point of contact from registration through race weekend.

*The Handcycle division is capped at 20 athletes total and only offered for the marathon distance.

Important Notables

ALL REGISTRATION CHANGES MUST BE COMPLETED/REQUESTED by Friday, January 24 (11:59 PM ET). All change requests after the deadline will need to be made in person at the Expo during Packet Pickup. Change requests are not guaranteed, are limited based on capacity of the race at the time of request, and are first-come, first-served. Once the race takes place, no changes may be made to personal profile information (i.e. gender, category, DOB etc.)

There is a mandatory briefing for all AWD athletes and Guides at the Expo. Exact time, location and additional details will come at a later date.

All registrants must adhere to race policies and procedures. Additional instructions and race weekend details will be sent via email leading up to race weekend.

Athlete Safety Rules

  • It is mandatory that all handcycle and push rim athletes affix a safety light to their chair to increase their visibility on course. Lights will be distributed by The Woody Foundation at the mandatory briefing at the Expo.
  • We strongly encourage all handcycle and push rim athletes to wear a helmet.
  • We strongly encourage all handcycle athletes to affix a safety flag (5’–6′ flexible pole/stick) to the back of their handcycle to increase their visibility on the marathon.
  • It is mandatory that any participant using a handcycle must stay at least 25 meters behind the pacing vehicle at all times.
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