Miami Marathon Runners
Tropical 5K
Warm up for the main event

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.

2020 Tropical 5K Course Map - Turn By Turn 8x11_Compressed

Start Line

Start Time 7:30 AM

Location – 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  Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon Expo on Friday, February 7 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be NO shuttles from the start to the finish area of this point-to-point course.

Finish Line

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

Parking will be provided behind Miami Children’s Museum that will be filled first on race morning. After this area is filled, there will be limited pay-to-park lots in front of the Miami Children’s Museum. Parking rate is $1.00/hour from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM. There will also be available parking at Jungle Island at a $6.00 flat rate starting at 5:30 AM. All parking tickets must be displayed on window.

Please follow parking attendants and be sure to ARRIVE EARLY! There will be a few thousand people coming to the same place to participate so please plan accordingly in order to make it to the Start Line on time.

Pre-race shuttles will be running from 5:30 AM to 7:15 AM from Jungle Island to the Start on Watson Island.

There will be free shuttles running post-race from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. from the finish line at Nikki Beach back to the start line at Watson Island. *The last shuttle will leave promptly at 10 AM from Nikki Beach.

There will be NO shuttles from the start to the finish area of this point-to-point course.