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Alongside 25,000 fellow Miami LIFETIME Marathon runners, Team Friendship will conquer mile after mile of famous Miami tropical views! Friends, family and thousands of fans will line up along the 13.1/26.2 miles of roadways filled with inspiring sights and sounds to cheer you on.  
See below for general race day information.

The Marathon start line is located at 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131
To get through the start line, participants will be able to use walkways until they close at 6:00 a.m.

The 13.1/26.2-mile course starts and finishes in the same general area. The race will start heading north in front of the American Airlines Arena.
Gear check is located at the finish line, on Biscayne Blvd., three blocks south of the start line, on the north end of Bayfront Park.

Please use the clear bag provided at packet pickup. Place your bib number sticker on the bag which was provided with your registration packet. Make sure your belongings are well-marked with your contact information. The Miami LIFETIME Marathon is NOT responsible for damaged or lost items. NO BACKPACKS PERMITTED.

The Team Friendship Cheering Squad will be located at the 11th-mile mark at the corner of N. Miami Avenue and NE 15th Street.
Click here to download directions.
The finish line is located at 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131.
Runners will finish heading north adjacent to Bayfront Park, only four blocks south of the start line (intersection of Biscayne & E. Flagler Street).
After finishing the race, celebrate with friends and family at the Team Friendship charity tent located just past the finishing line.
A medical unit will be located at the start line for your safety. Please look for medical personnel in red T-shirts if you need assistance. Water/Gatorade stations will be located on both sides of the start line area.
Port-o-lets and facilities will be located toward the front and back of the start line as well as in the American Airlines Arena.
The time period for the marathon is historically among Miami’s driest and coolest time of the year. Nevertheless, we recommend that you please plan and prepare accordingly. Miami’s tropical weather can be humid, warm and wet. Average start temp in the low 60s. Average noon temp in the mid-70s.
In order to comply with city permits, the roads will reopen in a graduated fashion. We require that participants be properly prepared and trained to complete the full marathon (26.2 miles) within 6 hours (14 min/mile pace). However, the full marathon finish line will remain open for 7 hours (16 min/mile pace). Please note that after the 6-hour pace, participant support (e.g. aid and water stations, volunteers, course marshals, clocks, etc.) is NOT guaranteed, and you will be required to adhere to local pedestrian rules (move to curbsides, break down lanes, sidewalks, etc.).

Medals and official finish times will be given to all finishers who complete the race within 7 hours.

Full Marathon participants must reach the 12.8-mile mark within 3:15 in order to be allowed to continue.

Marathon cutoff policy summary:
3:15 for 12.8-mile checkpoint
6 hours (14 min/mile) for the course (with streets closed)
7 hours (16 min/mile) for the finish line (using sidewalks, curbside, etc.)

The cutoff times are based on chip time, not gun time, in consideration of the additional time it takes the start corrals to clear.

These cutoff times are also based on industry benchmarks; a majority of the races throughout the U.S. implement similar policies.

Below is a map and video of the 13.1/26/1 mile course: 

See a video of the entire course below.

More race-day questions? Visit the LIFETIME Miami Marathon site for a complete race day guide.