Where and when does the race start?
The Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon presented by cbdMD begins at 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33131 on Sunday, January 31st at 6:00 AM EST.
The Life Time Tropical 5K starts at 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami FL 33131 on Saturday, January 30th at 7:30 AM EST.
Where do I collect my race kit packet?
The Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon presented by cbdMD Expo will be the only place where you can pick up your registration packet. Remember to bring a picture ID.
This two-day Expo is free and open to the public as well as all participants of the Life Time Miami Marathon events. We are expecting over 20,000 athletes to attend, plus many more thousands of spectators. If we have not sold out, we will be accepting last-minute race applications during the Expo on Friday for all races and Saturday for the Full and Half distance races.
What are the expo hours?
Friday, January 29, 2021 – 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 30, 2021 – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
What if I cannot pick up my packet during the expo hours?
If you need to have someone else pick up your packet, you must provide them with a copy/picture of your photo ID and bib number.
Is there a time limit?
In order to comply with event permits as per municipal requirements, the roads will reopen to vehicular traffic in a graduated fashion. We require that participants be properly prepared and trained to complete the full marathon (26.2 miles/42 KM) within 7 hours (16 minutes per mile pace or 10 minutes per KM) after the last wave/corral begins.
Please note that after the 7-hour pace, participant support (e.g. aid and water stations, volunteers, course marshals, clocks, medical assistance, cross street protection, etc.) will not be available, and you will be required to adhere to local pedestrian rules (move to curbsides, break down lanes, sidewalks, etc.).
What if I cannot complete the course in 7 hours? The back of the pack vehicle will be a Chiva bus! If you see the Chiva coming up behind you you must either pick up the pace or board the bus – the point at which the Chiva catches up to you, your race is over.
What is the age limit for the Life Time Marathon & Half Marathon?
There is a minimum age limit of 16 for the full marathon and 14 for the half marathon.
For any special consideration on age parameters please email specific information to our Athlete Services.
Can I run with a stroller?
Please contact our Athlete Services to learn more about registering to run with a stroller.
Will there be a gear check or bag drop?
You will be able to check your belongings near the Finish Line of the race on Biscayne Blvd. The check-in area will be on the north end of Bayfront Park. Please use the clear bag provided at packet pickup and tie the Gear Check tear-tab from your bib to the clear bag before arriving at the Gear Check tent. Ensure your belongings are well-marked and double-check that your contact information is correct.
Note – We are NOT responsible for damaged or lost items. NO BACKPACKS PERMITTED. Be sure to leave your clear gear bag ONLY in the designated areas Bags left outside or unattended may be confiscated due to Homeland Security requirements. Any items dropped at the start line or along the course will either be donated to charity or destroyed by the authorities.
Can I run with my headphones on?
For safety reasons, the Life Time Miami Marathon organizers STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you DO NOT use your headphones during the races. We all need to be aware of our surroundings, including fellow runners and the possibility of errant traffic or emergency personnel traffic on the course. Please take time to notice spectators, bands and the beautiful scenery.
Can I run with my own hydration pack?
Yes- it must be a bladder-bottle-nutrition style only, it cannot be a style that functions as a general backpack as it will not be allowed in the start or finish secure areas.
How can I learn all of the details of race preparation?
The website pages are meant to provide information for the full range of 2021 Miami Marathon weekend. Please be prepared to read the Athlete Guide – all sections – for the details details details that you will want to know to be prepared to have a successful race.
Are walkers or athletes with disabilities welcome?
We are happy to announce that athletes in wheelchairs are welcome to register for both the full and half marathons.
Athletes in wheelchairs (push rim and hand crank) are welcome to register for our full marathon.
Walkers are welcome if they can finish the race in the specified time limit for each race. The limits are 7 hours for the full marathon and 3 hours and 30 minutes for the half.
Can I have my bib mailed to me?
Registrants who reside within the continental U.S. may opt-in to have their bib delivered via mail prior to race day. Enjoy the convenience of having your bib number hand-delivered to your door.
*This is a test program that is only offered to a restricted area within the continental United States. Deadlines apply.