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Florida > iRun Miami Half Marathon & 5K
Homestead, FL  •  Saturday, December 29, 2012  •  Course Map

Set for its inaugural running along the streets of this small south Florida community that lies just a short drive from both Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park, as well as from the glamour of South Beach and nearby downtown Miami, Homestead plays host for the first time ever to the iRun Miami Half Marathon & 5K, set for the last weekend of the year in December 2012.

Though the race course was still being finalized at this writing, runners are set to follow an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the home of the final NASCAR races each year for its Nationwide, Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck series. Runners will start and finish the race within shouting distance of where the cars roar every year on the racetrack, and spectators will be able to watch their friends and family in the race from the racetrack.

Runners are scheduled to start the half marathon in this late afternoon/early evening race at 6:00 PM, while the 5K starts at 6:30 PM -- runners will finish "under the lights," race organizers note. Thanks to its southern Florida location, the course promises to be extremely flat and fast, and an ideal one for runners who normally run in the afternoon and evenings.

Race Weather & Climate

Located about 30 miles southwest of downtown Miami in south Florida, just a few miles east of Everglades National Park, Homestead typically sees December temperatures that average between 78°F and 59°F, while precipitation amounts average just over 1.6 inches, making December the city's driest month of the year. On the day of the race (Dec. 29), the average high is 77°F and the average low is 57°F.

Course Map

View the race route map for the iRun Miami Half Marathon


$60 for the half marathon, if registered by September 28, 2012
$65 between Sept. 29 - October 28
$70 between Oct. 29 - November 28
$75 between Nov. 29 - December 13
$80 between Dec. 14 - 28


To reserve your spot in the late December 2012 running of Homestead's iRun Miami Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at the event website.

Official Race Website


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