Sun, water, heat, and beach are the defining words of running in Miami. Considering the weather and the unique geography, Miami should be a running mecca, but finding good routes takes a little doing. Running options downtown are limited. Most of the ‘iconic’ runs in Miami incorporate the beach, or some of the unique bridges that connect the city to other pieces of land. This is our guide to the best places to run in Miami, Florida. Note also: we have detailed running guides for Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, The Keys, Palm Beach, more.
The highlight of Miami running is the several miles of paved running path along Miami beach, with great views of the water and skyline, and always festive with lots of other folks out there. The Key Biscayne area has some wonderful running. Coconut Grove area, 5 miles south of downtown is also a highlight. Crodon Park and Oleta River Park are some good running options a little inland. We’ve also included an overview of the best places to run in Everglades National Park, the closest point of which is 40 miles from Miami.
Miami is very flat. Not the place for hill training. The weather is great. Sunny nearly every day. Given the strong sun, heat, and humidity, you’ll have to calibrate when you run, and pay extra attention to hydration.Everglades NP Florida Keys and Key West Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Palm Beach/Boca Raton