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Miami Marathon 2024 road closures: Expected times, streets impacted, course map and more

If you’re planning on driving around Miami on Sunday morning, be advised that your normal route might be closed.

The Miami Marathon is Sunday morning with approximately 20,000 runners expected plus thousands of other spectators. An event that sprawls throughout downtown and extends into Miami Beach, its reasonable to assume that traffic patterns might look a little different on race day.

Fortunately, we know the course and race organizers have prepared a full list of streets impacted along with expected times.

Here’s everything you need to know about Miami’s road closures on Sunday with the full caveat that we have no clue what other roads might be shut down related to non-marathon activities.

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Miami Marathon 2024 road closures

Although the race is on Sunday, some closures will begin on Friday to allow for race preparation and other events. The areas most impacted on Friday and Saturday are on Biscayne Blvd. between SE 2nd St and NE 2nd St.

Citywide closures are expected to begin at 5 a.m. ET on Sunday for the 6 a.m. ET start time. Here are some of the areas with expected closures along the route:

  • Downtown/Brickell — 5:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • MacArthur Cswy EB — 5:00 am – 8:15 am
  • Miami Beach Area — 5:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Venetian Cswy — 6:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Rickenbacker — 6:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Coconut Grove Area — 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Check here for a complete list of road closures along with traffic direction, start and end points, and anticipated re-opening times.

The race begins at the Kaseya Center downtown and will proceed to Miami Beach via the MacArthur Causeway up Ocean Drive, over the Venetian Causeway and as far south as Coconut Grove.

All participants are completely off the course by 2 p.m. ET for the reopening of the roads, however, most of the roads will be clear before then due to the rolling reopening procedures. 

It is recommended for the Julia Tuttle Causeway be utilized for access to and from Miami Beach from 6 AM to 10 AM. The Port of Miami will remain open, please access through NE 5 th Street.

Traffic will by managed by the City of Miami, Miami Beach and Miami Dade Police Departments.

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Miami Marathon 2024 course map 

The course is USTAF-certified, flat and single-loop with several bridges along the course.

The starting line is at 601 Biscayne Blvd and begins with runners heading north in front of the Kaseya Center, home of the Miami Heat.

Though a flat course, there are several bridges with slight elevation changes. A quarter mile into the race, the MacArthur Causeway connects to Watson Island. Runners then continue along the MacArthur Causeway for about three miles before a second bridge connects to Miami Beach.

Runners continue through Miami Beach until mile 8 when participants return to mainland Miami by crossing the Venetian Causeway, a three-mile stretch. After passing through Brickell, runners complete an approximate out and back along the water to Coconut Grove.

The finish line is at 301 Biscayne Blvd, four blocks south of the starting line and adjacent to Bayfront Park.

Miami Marathon 2024 start time

The opening ceremony is at 5:45 a.m. ET on Sunday, January 28. There is a time limit of seven hours for the full marathon and three-and-a-half hours for the half-marathon, starting at the time of the final wave.  

The Para Athletes’ Start time is 5:55 a.m. ET with the first wave of runners set to start at 6:00 a.m.  Below is a full schedule for Sunday’s events.

  • 4:00 am Pre-race shuttles leave Miami Beach Convention Center*
  • 4:30 am General gear check and VIP tent gear check open | Bayfront Park
  • 5:00 am Start line access open
  • 5:45 am Opening ceremony
  • 5:55 am Para Athletes Start
  • 6:00 am Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Start
  • 6:30 am Spectator bleachers open | Finish Line
  • 6:30 am – 1:30 pm Finish Fest post-race party | Bayfront Park
  • 7:30 am – 1:00 pm Life Time Pickleball Miami Exhibition | Bayfront Park
  • 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Post-race shuttle service back to Miami Beach Convention Center
  • 8:30 am Half Marathon Elite athlete awards ceremony | Bayfront Park
  • 10:00 am Marathon Elite athlete awards ceremony | Bayfront Park
  • 11:00 am Kids Run Miami / Miami Kids Mile start

How to watch Miami Marathon 2024 

  • Date: Sunday, January 28
  • TV channel (Miami): News coverage on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox
  • Live stream: Fubo

Unlike the New York City and Boston Marathons (among others), the Miami Marathon is not available to watch nationally.

However, for those in the Miami market, the race is typically covered by local news affiliates, including WPLG-10 (ABC), WFOR-TV (CBS), WTVJ (NBC) and WSVN (Fox). You can stream all three channels live on Fubo which offers a 7-day free trial.

MIAMI MARATHON COVERAGE: Watch on Fubo (Miami markets only)

Miami Marathon 2024 viewing areas

Aside from the start and finish lines — located four blocks apart from each other on Biscayne Blvd with Bayfront Park the central location for festivities — there are several designated cheer zones along the course.

At each station, you can find pace bands to expect when your runner will pass each station along with emcees and live entertainment.

Miami Beach – Washington and 17th Street
RUN STRONG Zone by Ten Thousand
Mile: 6.2 (10K)
Hours: 6:30 am to 9:30 am

First Responders Cheer Zone – Miami Beach Sr. High
Mile: 6.5
Hours: 6:30 am to 9:30 am

Omni/Downtown area – Northeast 15th and Biscayne Blvd
HOKA Cheer Zone
Mile: 11
Hours: 6:30 am to 9:30 am
From downtown take the Metromover’s Omni loop to Omni Station. Exit the train and you are there (approximately a 5-minute ride).

Brickell Medical Plaza – 2660 Brickell Avenue
The sounds of more music and on-course fuel pushes participants to the finish.

Mile 20 Los Abuelos Cheer Zone – 3140 Grand Avenue, Miami 33133
Almost to the Finish! This adorable crew of abuelos/abuelas will be cheering runners through Coconut Grove back up to downtown.

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