United States

Miami, FL

Includes downtown & major suburbs. See Also Our Running Guides for Ft. Lauderdale & Other Florida Locations

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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.

Everglades NP

Florida Keys and Key West

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood

Palm Beach/Boca Raton

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Some of our favorite runs in Miami, FL

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Hialeah – Amelia Earhart Park

Miami, FL

Situated between Miami and Hollywood, Amelia Earhart Park is a good destination spot for those who'd like a longer off-road running opportunity. This 515-acre park contains 5 lakes and several miles of trails that are great for running.

Morningside Park

Miami, FL

Pleasant spot for a run, 4 miles north of downtown Miami and near I-195. About 1 mile of shaded, paved trails in the park. Nice water views as well. The residential neighborhood just west of the park is nice for running.

Miami has a tropical climate, so  heat and humidity are factors. It is sunny nearly every day. The best season for running is winter, with average highs of 75F in January. From May through October, Miami’s weather is hot–average highs around 90F (32C) and lows rarely dipping below 70F (21C). It is also very humid, nearly year-round. In the warmer months, you will have to be aware of the sun and heat — try to run early in the morning or in the evening. Being close to the equator, day length is evenly distributed throughout the year.

Precipitation-wise, Miami gets 60+ inches of rain a year. Winter is dry season and there is rarely all day rain. In summer, it’s tropical, with rain or thunderstorm nearly an almost daily occurrence.



There are tons of hotels in Miami. There are particular clusters in downtown Miami, and along stretches of Miami Beach. If you are at a downtown hotel, the running options aren’t great. Most folks point you to Brickell. But it’s not seamless or all that runner friendly, in parts. Miami Beach is very spread out. There are hotels all along the way, but a good cluster near running is South Beach. There are also hotels in the heart of Coconut Grove.

There is a good number of locally owned running stores in Miami. Here is a break down by area.


Fit2Run. Great local store. 4 other locations in Miami. Group events nearly every day
The Athlete’s Foot. Vintage style. Location also in Miami Beach

Miami Beach

Fit2Run. Great local store. 4 other locations in Miami. Group events nearly every day
The Athlete’s Foot. In the Lincoln Mall
Footworks. South Beach. Fun runs Tues & Thurs. Calendar


Runners’ Depot. Good local store around for 15 years.

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Find races in Miami, FL

Florida Running Calendar  — comprehensive list of race events, from the Fit2Run web site