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

The Life Time 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.

*Important Pre-Race Parking & Shuttles Info Below*

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Marathon Course

Half Marathon Course

Tropical 5K Course


Start Line

Start Time 7:30 AM

Location – 980 MacArthur Causeway

There will be NO PARKING at the Start Line at Miami Children’s Museum. Please refer to the Parking & Shuttles information below.

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, January 29 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be NO shuttles from the start to the finish area and NO Gear Check available for 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 until 10 AM.

Parking  & Shuttles

Important Life Time Tropical 5K Parking Information

There will be NO PARKING available at the Miami Children’s Museum this year. If driving, we ask that you plan to arrive 1 – 1.5 hours in advance in order to park at our designated parking locations and shuttle to the Start Line. Please review the parking information below: 

Pre-Race: All athletes will be shuttled to the Start Line from designated pick-up/drop-off locations from 5:30 AM to 7 AM. Please view the table below of designated parking garages and Shuttle pick-up/drop-off locations.

Post-Race: Miami Beach parking garages are within walking distance from the Finish Festival at Nikki Beach. However, shuttles will run post-race back to each of the pick-up/drop-off locations, including Jungle Island.

Designated Parking Garages:

Shuttle Pick-Up / Drop-Off Locations:

*View walking directions from Miami Beach Parking Garages listed above to the designated Miami Beach Shuttle Pick-Up & Drop-Off Locations.

There will be available parking at Jungle Island at a $8.00 flat rate starting at 5:30 AM. Note: This garage will fill quickly and entrance will be cut off once full or at 6:30 AM, whichever occurs first. All parking tickets must be displayed on window. Shuttles will run from Jungle Island to the Start Line on Watson Island. 

Please follow parking attendants and event/roadway signage. 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 board the shuttles and make it to the Start Line on time (7:30 AM Race Start).

There will be free shuttles running post-race from 8 AM to 10 AM from the Finish Festival at Nikki Beach back to the parking locations specified above. Note: the Miami Beach parking garages listed above are within walking distance of Nikki Beach. *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.