First date change in event history will improve athlete experience by pushing the date after the big game to Feb 7-9
MIAMI, Jan. 28, 2019 – The Miami Marathon, one of Life Time’s most iconic events, is excited to announce its 2020 Miami Marathon and Half Marathon event weekend. The 18th annual event will kick-off with its two-day expo on Friday, Feb. 7, followed by the Tropical 5K on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Miami Marathon and Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9. All 2020 events will take place two weeks after their customary dates the last weekend of January. The move, a first in the event’s history, was made to ensure a great athlete experience on the heels of the big game, which will be hosted at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 2. More than 150,000 are expected to flood the South Florida area for the festivities, which start in January. The date change is a one-year-only exception. “Life Time is so excited to partner with the cities of Miami and Miami Beach to host our 2020 event the weekend following the big game,” says Frankie Ruiz, race co-founder and Chief Running Officer at Life Time. “The move will ensure a better athlete experience as we welcome hundreds of thousands to greater Miami-alleviating traffic and hotel accommodations during this busy time.” The Miami Marathon, owned and produced by Life Time, hosted more than 25,000athletes and 15,000 spectators this year from 103 countries. Similar numbers are expected for the 2020 event, which attracts participants with its scenic, flat, Boston-qualifying course that provides a winter escape to many. Athletes start outside American Airlines Arena and traverse MacArthur Causeway to Miami Beach before returning to Miami via the Venetian Causeway, navigating through the art district and finishing in the beautiful bay area at Bayfront Park. The growing event also features impressive activations, entertainment and an elevated VIP experience with perks such as valet parking, concierge service, premium swag, pre- and post-race massages, a cocktail reception and more. In addition to the full marathon (26.2 miles), race weekend also includes the Tropical 5K on Saturday, February 8 and the half marathon (13.1 miles) on Sunday. Early bird pricing for next year’s event is now open. Monday and Tuesday, pricing for the full marathon is $80, half marathon is $70 and the Tropical 5K is $35. Prices will increase Wednesday January 30 to $85 for the full marathon and $75 for the half marathon and will rise throughout the year. To register or for more information visit www.themiamimarathon.com. The Miami Marathon is owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand. It is among more than 30 premier athletic events owned by the company, including the New York City Triathlon, the Chicago Triathlon, the Leadville Race Series and most recently the Dirty Kanza. About Life Time®-Healthy Way of Life
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