The Miami Marathon slogan, “Run Miami Famous,” lives up to the hype. Almost every famous Miami landmark from the big screen are covered on the 26.2 mile course. The race takes runners from around the world across the MacArthur Causeway, passing landmarks such as Watson Island, Port Miami, Palm Island, Star Island and Fisher Island on their way to Miami Beach. After curling around South Pointe in South Beach, the race heads north up the famous Ocean Drive, through the City of Miami Beach, including a half mile stretch along the Miami Beach Golf Club, and we’re still just getting started.
All those sights are within the first 8 miles of the race, before crossing back to Downtown Miami through the beautiful island chain of the Venetian Causeway. The course continues along NE 15th Street, past the Omni Center, and then heads south down Miami Avenue, through Downtown Miami.