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  • Jordan Hinsch

The 9 Best Places and Routes to Run in Miami


Miami is one of the best cities for runners in the country, statistically! Why wouldn't you want to run along the water, surrounded by palm trees and feeling a nice breeze on your back? Oh, and you can wear the same running gear year-round.


Before you continue, check out some tools which I recommend to make you run more enjoyable:


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I've collected the 9 best running places and routes (complete with maps) which you can use to run in Miami. I've personally done all of these (except the longest route!) and they're incredible.


The 9 Best Places and Routes to Run in Miami


Brickell Key

Brickell to Port of Miami

William M. Powell Bridge (aka Key Biscayne Bridge)

Brickell/Miami River

Brickell Hammock Run

Venetian Islands

Brickell to Bill Baggs

Brickell to Coconut Grove

South Beach Loop


Brickell Key



Distance: 1.1 Miles


Running around Brickell Key is a local favorite. You always have the water at one of your sides and nothing but great views. I usually add Brickell Key as a small part of my overall route. I'll combine it with any of the other Brickell related routes. There is a water fountain at the statue on the Northeast end.


Tips: If you don't live in Brickell, you can't drive to Brickell Key to go running. You'll need to park elsewhere.


Safety: Arguably the safest area of Brickell, Brickell Key always has a security guard patrolling in a golf cart. Be sure to wave to them and say hello as you run past.


Brickell to Port of Miami



Distance: 4.2 Miles


Tips: The bridge to the Port isn't as short as it looks on a map. Be ready to keep a good cadence...going there AND coming back.


Safety: It's a relatively safe route. Stay alert near bayfront park and bayside marketplace.


William M. Powell Bridge (aka Key Biscayne Bridge)



Distance: 2.2 Miles


Tips: Avoid going out midday while it's hot and sunny. It's like running on the surface of the sun!


Safety: When returning, stay in the running lane rather than going to the opposite side of the bridge. That part is meant for bikers and is not safe for runners. Bikes still find their way to the walk/run lane so be sure to watch out for them.


Brickell/Miami River



Distance: 1.5 Miles


Tips: After crossing the Brickell Ave bridge, stay to the right and loop around Epic hotel instead of trying to cross the street. If you run this route correctly, you'll only have to deal with cars once.


Safety: Some areas of the river can be dodgy, stay alert.


Brickell Hammock Run



Distance: 3.3 Miles


Tips: Option to return via Brickell Ave instead of South Miami Ave.


Safety: Cross 26th Road safely and obey traffic signs.


Venetian Islands



Distance: 5.6 Miles


Tips: This is a semi-long run, so prepare accordingly!


Safety: The dedicated walk/run sidewalk ensure there's no need to worry about cars.


Brickell to Bill Baggs



Distance: 19 Miles


Tips: This is a marathon preparatory run. Only for serious runners.


Safety: Hydrate and enjoy the views!


Brickell to Coconut Grove



Distance: 10 Miles


Tips: This is a half marathon preparatory run. Only for serious runners.


Safety: Hydrate!


South Beach Loop



Distance: 4.1 Miles


Tips: Stop at water fountains along the way and enjoy the view!


Safety: To avoid cars, simply run up and down the beach a few times.