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Learn more about the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half

Founded in 2003

The Miami Marathon is owned and produced by Life Time and among more than 30 premier Life Time athletic events including the New York City Triathlon, Leadville Race Series, Dirty Kanza and the recently announced Big Sugar, debuting on Oct. 24, 2020 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

As an event it has evolved to become one of the fastest-growing annual marathons that hosts tens of thousands from around the world. Known for its scenic, USTAF-certified, flat, single-loop and Boston-qualifying course, the event attracts first timers and elite distance runners alike.

Members of the media, photographers and videographers interested in credentials should fill out the request form below. Life Time will communicate with all submissions one week to race day.

Life Time Miami Marathon By The Numbers

Updated October 2019


Full Marathon Record
David Ruto, 2003


Full Marathon Record
Hiromi Ominami, 2006


Half Marathon Record
Brian Sell, 2008


Half Marathon Record
Santa Ines Melchor, 2016


Charity Partners in 2020


Estimated Economic Impact On City of Miami


Countries Represented in 2020


States Represented in 2020


Expo Booths in 2020


Volunteers in 2020

Press Releases

How To Race-Cation

  One of the most amazing parts of participating in an endurance athletic event is the ability to see the city in ways even many of the locals don't experience.  The popularity of taking a "race-cation" can be seen at the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon presented by cbdMD with the over 20,000…

The Original #MiamiFamous

Over the past 16 years of the existence of the current Miami Marathon, there was only just over 90 athletes who had run every single event. Before the inception of the Miami Marathon as we know it now (est. 2003), the race was originally known as the Orange Bowl

Recovery: Top 3 Poses to Benefit Mind and Body

Athletes constantly focus on maximizing their workout sessions, but one of the most overlooked aspects that aids in keeping the body healthy is the post-workout recovery. A low-intensity yoga flow can help restore muscles, improve strength and flexibility, calm

Black Girls RUN! 2020 Official Event Partner

  We're excited to announce our partnership with Black Girls RUN!, a national running group of over 250,000 members, to serve as the official meet-up event at our 2020 race!  Together we aim to encourage and provide resources for those a part of the running group to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We are…

Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group Championship Qualifier

Wanda Age Group World Championships Qualifier We are excited to announce our partnership with the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships with our 2020 Miami Marathon & Half Marathon produced by Life Time® being recognized as a qualifying race! The spread of the selected marathon events that are part of the AbbottWMM…

Overcome and Persevere

“Running for a cause you believe in and something that is close to your heart makes those long runs a bit easier.” For Martin Cooke and Melisa Johnson, the idea seemed so natural. Yet looking back on it, somewhat crazy. Ignited from a conversation at a conference room table in early September 2017, Cooke and…

Miami Marathon Media Form

Interested in being a media partner at the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half? Please Fill out the form below in order to apply.

Media Form
Check all that apply *
Note: drones are not permitted at the Life Time Miami Marathon. If members of the media would like to request existing drone footage, please email
Check to agree that if you will be on-course you understand you must not interfere with participant progress or race logistics/operations. *
Check to agree that you will pick up your credential on Friday, February 4. *

Media Contacts

Jordan Titus

Public Relations Specialist | 952-229-7179

Amy Williams

Public Relations Manager | 952-229-7179

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