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, especially downtown. Our guide to running in Miami includes the iconic Miami Beach area, some good waterfront spots downtown, a jaunt out to Key Bicscayne, and some lovely parks and residential neighborhoods. We also have running guides to areas just north, such as Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, and south to the Keys.
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. The Coconut Grove and Coral Gables areas feature beautiful, tree-lined residential streets. 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. There are good running tracks at the University of Miami campus and at Tropical Park.
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.