The outlandish dream that began 13 years ago is now an exciting reality in Miami. The next major running era in South Florida begins Sunday as the Miami Marathon enters into a great new partnership with Life Time Fitness. The race that began with a modest 3,400 runners in 2003 will draw more than 25,000 runners this weekend.
The race has grown and evolved almost as quickly as the cities through which it runs. There are more buildings giving shade, a new tunnel to run past, larger cruise ships to wave at and a greater density of residents near the start and finish lines.
We invite everyone to come out and watch one of Miami’s largest live sporting events, the 2014 Life Time Miami Marathon. Pick a spot along the 26.2-mile route or at the finish line, and show the many visiting runners the new Miami and our relentless spirit of inspiring support by cheering them as they complete the race.
Frankie Ruiz, chief running officer, US Road Sports & Entertainment Group, Miami