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Find out more information on the different modes of transportation that are available during the race weekend.

Race Morning Shuttles

Registered athletes interested in taking the shuttle on race morning between Miami Beach and the Start Line may purchase tickets through their ChronoTrack profile (see steps below) or in-person at the Expo, space permitting.

Purchased tickets may be picked up at the Transportation booth at the Expo. Those who purchased the Bib Mailing service and are not attending the Expo may provide proof of the online ticket purchase to the attendant during pre-race loading on race morning.

Pre-race loading: Shuttles will be leaving the Miami Beach Convention Center (1800 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach) at 4:00 AM to ensure timely arrival at the Start Line. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for boarding.

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., north of the Kaseya Center (home of the Miami Heat).

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

*Please note that participants will be responsible for parking fees as the event does not provide any free parking options.

Already registered? You may add the Race Morning Shuttle service by following the steps below, space permitting.

  1. Login to your ChronoTrack account
  2. Under the Events tab, click “Upcoming”
  3. On the Miami Marathon event listing, click the “Event Store” button

Race Day Brightline Train

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Ride to the Race with Brightline

Brightline offers early morning rapid train service on race day, with departures starting at 3:48 AM from West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale stations to the downtown MiamiCentral station. Skip the drive and focus on the run.

Trains are timed to get you to the Start Line on time, ready to run. Later morning trains are also scheduled to get your friends and family to the Finish Line on time to cheer you on. Healthy snacks to fuel your run and friendly service are also included. See the full schedule and book your seat here.

Stops will NOT be made at the Boca Raton or Aventura stations.

Metrorail and Metromover

The most convenient way to get to downtown Miami is to take transit to the race. The Metrorail fare is $2.25 per trip or $5.65 for a 1-Day Pass. Miami-Dade Transit accepts various forms of payment including, EASY Cards or EASY Tickets (purchased either at the ticketing vending machines or ahead of time online), contactless-enabled bank cards, digital wallets (such as Apple Pay or Google Pay), or even mobile passes purchased via the GO Miami-Dade Transit app.

Runners can purchase or pre-load an existing EASY Card or EASY Ticket before the race to avoid long lines the day of the event. You can also purchase a 1-Way mobile pass ($2.25) the morning of the race – please note that once you purchase the ticket type, the pass will automatically activate and expire within three hours. Both EASY Cards and EASY Tickets are always available at the ticket vending machines at all Metrorail stations and select bus terminals, such as the Omni Bus Terminal, and at participating retail 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 AM the day of the race. 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 and hop on any train to the following stations:

  • Start line access: College/Bayside Station
  • Finish line access: Bayfront Park and College/Bayside Station

Those wanting to reach the Cheering Zone, use the Omni Loop and disembark at the Adrienne Arsht Center stop (Omni Bus Terminal).

About Miami Metrorail

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

Metrorail Service

On race day, trains will depart from Palmetto, Dadeland South and Miami International Airport stations at 4:00 AM. Metrorail will provide regular Sunday service with the following frequency:

  • Trains departing from Dadeland South Station will depart every 15 minutes from 4:00 AM until closing.
  • Trains departing from Palmetto Station will depart at 4:00 AM, 4:15 AM, then every 30 minutes until closing.
  • Trains departing from Miami International Airport Station will depart at 4:00 AM, 4:22 am, 4:45 AM, then every 30 minutes until closing.

In addition, parking garages at Metrorail stations will open at 4:00 AM and race goers can park for free at all Metrorail garages.

Metromover Service

Metromover will begin service at 4:00 AM on race day. Metromover is free to ride.

Metrorail Parking FREE:

  • Marathon participants can park for FREE at Metrorail stations all day on race day Sunday. Metrorail parking facilities will open at 4:00 AM.

Schedules and information subject to change.


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 Kaseya Center (home of the Miami Heat). 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, but parking will be available at lots and garages throughout downtown Miami. Participants should plan to arrive no later than 5:00 am to secure parking.

Please have a plan in place prior to race day – identify a few viable options so you have an idea of where you’re going before getting into downtown.

We recommend using lots operated by the Miami Parking Authority or the garages at the Kaseya Center (P2 garage opens at 4:00am for a $5 per vehicle fee) and Bayside Marketplace. Please stop by the Transportation booth at the Expo or go online to for a detailed map of the area (sample of parking locations pictured below).

Parking is at your own discretion; standard rates apply. Life Time Miami Marathon and Half is not responsible or liable for your parking, nor for lost or stolen items. Please do NOT leave valuables in parked cars.

Race Day Parking Map

Road Closures

Downtown/Brickell: 5:00 am – 2:00 pm
MacArthur Cswy EB: 5:00 am – 8:15 am
Miami Beach Area: 5:00 am – 10:00 am
Venetian Cswy: 6:00 am – 10:00 am
Rickenbacker: 6:30 am – 12:00 pm
Coconut Grove Area: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

We recommend all those wishing to enter to enter or exit Miami Beach between 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM utilize the Julia Tuttle Causeway. Roads will be closed and managed by Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Dade County Police Departments who will assist traffic through intersections between gaps of runners. Subject to change.

View Marathon & Half Traffic Advisory Notice
View Tropical 5K Traffic Advisory Notice

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