NEW South Beach Tri Run Course
New for 2019, the South Beach Triathlon Run Course will be altered, now utilizing the recently-opened paved boardwalk connecting 5th Street beach to South Pointe Park at the southernmost point of Miami Beach.
The new route is designed to alleviate previous pedestrian congestion along portions of the Miami Beach Boardwalk. Both Classic and International distance runners will experience unparalleled, close-up views of cruise ships accessing the port as they pass through expansive green parkland and turn around at the Miami Beach Marina.
Preliminary 2019 Run Course maps are shown below. Both the Swim and Bike Courses will remain consistent from previous years. The official 2019 Course Map will be posted soon.
Turn By Turn
Given the new course design, triathletes will begin the Run Course by exiting the south portion of Transition (at 6th Street). All runners will head south along the Ocean Drive sidewalk, turn left (east) near 5th Street, then proceed south along the newly-paved portion of the South of Fifth Boardwalk. Runners will turn right (west) as they approach South Pointe Pier, following the South Pointe parkland along the southern shore and eventually head north until they turn around near the MacArthur Causeway. Runners will then head south, again passing the Miami Beach Marina, South Pointe Pier and eventually back to the 5th Street Boardwalk.
Classic distance athletes will proceed north along the boardwalk, passing the Transition area and turning right (east) at 8th Street to enter the hard packed sand and merge into the Finish Line chute. International distance athletes will proceed north along the boardwalk until 17th Street, where they turn around and head south until turning left (east) at 14th Place to enter the hard packed sand before crossing the Finish Line near 7th Street.
Key Points of Interest Along the New Course
- Government Cut (shipping channel leading to the Port of Miami)
- Port of the Miami (Cruise Ship Capital of the World)
- Fisher Island (highest per capita income of any place in the US, most expensive zip code in the State)
- World Famous Nikki Beach (which was a Dog Track many years ago)
- Notable restaurants: Smith & Wollensky, Monty’s
- Chief Overton Memorial Fountain
- Tobias Rehberger South Pointe Park Lighthouse sculpture (awesome photo opp!)
- South of Fifth Neighborhood (SOFi)
The South Beach Triathlon, part of the 2019 Life Time Tri Series, which includes seven signature races across the country, is the only triathlon held in Miami Beach. The race is expected to draw 2,500 participants, including athletes from 40 states and 30 countries.
Limited registration is still available: www.southbeachtriathlon.com