Florida > Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon
Miami Beach, FL • Saturday, October 26, 2013 • Course Map
More than 1,000 runners crossed the finish line at the 2012 running of the Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon, along a course that takes runners across the brilliant blue waters of the Biscayne Bay that separates downtown Miami from the Miami Beach area, and along the walkways and boardwalks along the Atlantic Ocean.
Fast and largely flat thanks to its coastal location, the course for the race starts at Jungle Island on the western side of the bay and takes runners on a quick loop along Highway 41 to the northwestern corner of Watson Island, and then turns around just before runners are about to reach the bridge and back eastward across the bay over the Macarthur Causeway to Miami Beach.
Once over the causeway, runners then turn right onto the Bay Walk Esplanade that parallels Alton Road and head toward South Point Park, the southernmost point of Miami Beach.
After making the turn around the park, runners then head onto Continuum Drive and then onto Ocean Drive, which takes them northward to Lummus Park, where they connect with both the Serpentine Walk Esplanade and the Beach Walk Esplanade, a winding pathway along the beach that they'll take all the way north to 24th Street, and on past to the race turnaround point, near the famed Miami Beach boardwalk.
From there, runners then head back southward along the route they've just run until they reach 17th Street, where they turn right and head west to James Street, turning south there and then again onto Lincoln Road. The course follows Lincoln all the way until runners hit the fountains on Lenox Avenue, where they turn around and head back toward the beach, crossing Collins to the beach walkway.
Runners then follow the walkway back down to Lummus Park and then re-connect with Ocean Drive, which they take all the way back to the race finish line near the fountains just west of South Point Park.
For the 2013 race, the scheduled starting time is 7:00 AM, and runners will have 4 hours to complete the course. Both runners and walkers are welcomed and encouraged to sign up, organizers note.
Weather & Climate
Located along Florida's Atlantic coastline, across the Biscayne Bay just west of downtown Miami, the city of Miami Beach typically experiences mild to warm conditions throughout most of the year, and usually sees its wettest weather in June and September.
In October, temperatures average between 75°F and 83°F, while rainfall amounts average just over 4.5 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Oct. 26), the average low is 73°F and the average high is 81°F.
View the race route map for the Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon
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To reserve your spot in the late fall 2013 running of the Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon race, register online at Active.com.
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