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.
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.
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.