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Race Information

Where and when does the race start?

The Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon presented by cbdMD begins at 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33131 on Sunday, January 31st at 6:00 AM EST.

The Life Time Tropical 5K starts at 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami FL 33131 on Saturday, January 30th at 7:30 AM EST.

Where do I collect my race kit packet?

The Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon presented by cbdMD Expo will be the only place where you can pick up your registration packet. Remember to bring a picture ID.

This two-day Expo is free and open to the public as well as all participants of the Life Time Miami Marathon events. We are expecting over 20,000 athletes to attend, plus many more thousands of spectators. If we have not sold out, we will be accepting last-minute race applications during the Expo on Friday for all races and Saturday for the Full and Half distance races.

What are the expo hours?

Friday, January 29, 2021 – 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 30, 2021 – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

What if I cannot pick up my packet during the expo hours?

If you need to have someone else pick up your packet, you must provide them with a copy/picture of your photo ID and bib number.

Is there a time limit?

In order to comply with event permits as per municipal requirements, the roads will reopen to vehicular traffic in a graduated fashion. We require that participants be properly prepared and trained to complete the full marathon (26.2 miles/42 KM) within 7 hours (16 minutes per mile pace or 10 minutes per KM) after the last wave/corral begins.

Please note that after the 7-hour pace, participant support (e.g. aid and water stations, volunteers, course marshals, clocks, medical assistance, cross street protection, etc.) will not be available, and you will be required to adhere to local pedestrian rules (move to curbsides, break down lanes, sidewalks, etc.).

What if I cannot complete the course in 7 hours? The back of the pack vehicle will be a Chiva bus! If you see the Chiva coming up behind you you must either pick up the pace or board the bus – the point at which the Chiva catches up to you, your race is over.

View full cutoff policy.

What is the age limit for the Life Time Marathon & Half Marathon?

There is a minimum age limit of 16 for the full marathon and 14 for the half marathon.

For any special consideration on age parameters please email specific information to our Athlete Services.

Can I run with a stroller?

Please contact our Athlete Services to learn more about registering to run with a stroller.

Will there be a gear check or bag drop?

You will be able to check your belongings near the Finish Line of the race on Biscayne Blvd. The check-in area will be on the north end of Bayfront Park. Please use the clear bag provided at packet pickup and tie the Gear Check tear-tab from your bib to the clear bag before arriving at the Gear Check tent. Ensure your belongings are well-marked and double-check that your contact information is correct.

Note – We are NOT responsible for damaged or lost items. NO BACKPACKS PERMITTED. Be sure to leave your clear gear bag  ONLY in the designated areas  Bags left outside or unattended may be confiscated due to Homeland Security requirements. Any items dropped at the start line or along the course will either be donated to charity or destroyed by the authorities.

Can I run with my headphones on?

For safety reasons, the Life Time Miami Marathon organizers STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you DO NOT use your headphones during the races. We all need to be aware of our surroundings, including fellow runners and the possibility of errant traffic or emergency personnel traffic on the course. Please take time to notice spectators, bands and the beautiful scenery.

Can I run with my own hydration pack?  

Yes- it must be a bladder-bottle-nutrition style only, it cannot be a style that functions as a general backpack as it will not be allowed in the start or finish secure areas.

How can I learn all of the details of race preparation?

The website pages are meant to provide information for the full range of 2021 Miami Marathon weekend.  Please be prepared to read the Athlete Guide – all sections – for the details details details that you will want to know to be prepared to have a successful race.

Are walkers or athletes with disabilities welcome?

We are happy to announce that athletes in wheelchairs are welcome to register for both the full and half marathons.

Athletes in wheelchairs (push rim and hand crank) are welcome to register for our full marathon.

Walkers are welcome if they can finish the race in the specified time limit for each race. The limits are 7 hours for the full marathon and 3 hours and 30 minutes for the half.

Can I have my bib mailed to me?
Registrants who reside within the continental U.S. may opt-in to have their bib delivered via mail prior to race day. Enjoy the convenience of having your bib number hand-delivered to your door.
*This is a test program that is only offered to a restricted area within the continental United States. Deadlines apply.


How do I register?

2021 online registration opens May 1st! Access here.

How do I check if I am registered?
Click here to look up your registration.

If I can’t race can I get a refund?

The Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon has a strict no refund policy.


The Life Time Miami Marathon has enabled online Event Distance Transfers (Switches) up through January 16, 2021

The Transfer Event option can be found by logging on to RunSignup, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Transfer Event.

On the Transfer Event page, you will see your Event Transfer Information.  Please confirm that the information is correct: Registration number, name, and current event.

Click on the Start Transfer button.  You will see the standard registration process where you can select the new Event distance for your Transfer. Click Continue and if any payment is needed for an up-switch, make your online credit card payment for the entry cost and processing fees. * There are no Event Transfer-switch fees, just entry cost difference and any applicable processing fees.

Once payment (if needed) is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email for the new event.

No distance changes are guaranteed after the deadline, but we will try our best to accommodate your request. Please email our Athlete Services team at flevents@lt.life for your options or visit us at Solutions at Race Kit Pickup.

Note : Once personalized bib printing for early registration is underway (cut-off date Oct. 1, 2020), please be aware that a distance-changed bib assignment will not be personalized .


Transferring is a paid participant finding a second runner to take over their race spot. The Life Time Miami Marathon has enabled online Runner to Runner Bib Transfers up through January 16, 2021.

The Transfer to Another Runner option can be found by logging on to RunSignup, navigating to your Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Transfer to Another Runner.

On the Transfer to Another Runner page, you will see your transfer Information, please confirm that the information is correct: registration number, your name, and event. (Please note that the recipient can only register for the event distance that is being transferred to them.)
After reviewing the Transfer information, you will enter the Recipient First Name, Last Name, and Email address and note the only transfer offer choice is Registration Gift Transfer which incurs a $30 Transfer Fee to be paid by the recipient.  The recipient will receive an email notification with a unique link which they must use to claim this transfer, pay the $30 fee, and complete their online entry.

NOTE: The Life Time Miami Marathon does not assist registrants in finding transfer candidates. Any financial transactions involved in registration transfers are strictly between the immediate parties and are not the responsibility of Life Time Miami Marathon (Transfer at your own risk!)

Any participant who transfers his or her race entry or race bib without following the above process will be removed from official race results and disqualified from participating in any future Life Time event.

Note: This policy is strictly available for race entry only. This policy does not apply to add-on packages.


The Life Time Miami Marathon has enabled online Defer to 2022 Transfers up through January 16, 2021

The Defer Registration option can be found by logging on to RunSignup, navigating to  your Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Defer Registration

On the Defer Registration page, you will see your Deferral Information and Total Payment. Please confirm that the information is correct: Registration number, name, and event.  Make your online credit payment for the $30+ Defer Fee + Processing and click on the “Confirm Deferral” button.  You will receive an email notification showing details of your deferral. This can be used to claim your deferral for next year.

Could you please send my email confirmation again? 

  1. Sign In to RunSignUp
  2. Go to your Profile
  3. See your events under Upcoming Events
  4. Click Resend Confirmation next to the registration that you would like to resend the confirmation email.
  5. Check the email listed in your profile for your registration confirmation

What is the City of Miami Event Surcharge Fee charged within registration?
This event is subject to a ticket surcharge by the City of Miami. View more information.

Life Time Tropical 5K

Can I register the day of the race?
Yes, there will be limited race morning registration from 6:00 to 7:00 AM.

When can I pick up my packet?
We encourage all participants to pick up their packet during Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon presented by cbdMD Expo on Friday, January 29 during Expo hours.

I can’t make it to the Expo! Can I pick up my packet in the morning?
We will hold a limited race morning packet pick up at the registration tent located in front of the Miami Children’s Museum at Watson Island.

Where can I park for the race?
The Miami Children’s Museum on Watson Island has limited parking available in front of the museum as well as on the side. Please make sure to give yourself ample time for morning traffic, finding parking (carpooling is strongly advised) and working your way to the start.

Are there shuttles to the start of the race?
There will be shuttles available for participants starting at 6:00 AM from the Jungle Island Parking Deck to the start. Please note: there will be NO shuttles from the start to the finish area.

Are there shuttle buses after the race?
There will be a continuous shuttle service from the finish (Nikki Beach- South Pointe Park) back to the start area (Jungle Island Parking Deck & Miami Children’s Museum lot-Watson Island) from 8:00 to 10:00 AM.

Where is the post-race party located?
Celebrate your finish with fellow runners at the post-race festivity will be at Nikki Beach (1 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139).

Are there finisher medals for this event?
Yes! Everyone who is officially registered with a bib that completes the event will receive a finisher medal.

Are there awards for this event?
Yes, we will be awarding the top three male and female participants in each of the age groups, as well as the top three male and female overall finishers.

More Questions? Get in touch with us!