If you’re looking to root on your bae, your buddy or the co-worker who convinced you to wake up super early on a Sunday, here are some of the best spots to catch the marathon action.
The start and finish lines
It might seem obvious but both spots will give you a solid view. The start is close to American Airlines Arena, so try standing on the stairs out front for a good view. The finish is at Bayfront Park and there will be bleachers set up. But if you want a good spot make sure you get there early!
Along the causeways
Runners make their way along the MacArthur, Venetian and Rickenbacker Causeways so you’ll get a clear view of ‘em from any of those roadways as the race gets going. Pro tip: Post up where the Venetian meets the mainland if you want a prime spot.
Seventh Street and Washington Avenue
Cheer on the marathoners as they make a big turn through Miami Beach and head north. The runners slow down to round the corner so it’s a great chance to wave and show off your signs!
Along Bayshore Drive
The scenic Coconut Grove road, which is home to several marinas and Miami City Hall, gives you a chance to cheer with a nice breeze nearby. And it’s part of the full marathon route so you’ll really be showing some love to the dedicated runners.
Plus, here are the cheer stations provided by Baptist Health South Florida:
New World Symphony Soundscape Park – 17th Street and Washington Ave.
Enjoy the sounds of The New World Symphony who will be playing two 30-minute sets in the park during the race.
Northeast 15th Street and Biscayne Boulevard
This Downtown Miami spot will have live music and pineapples to snack on from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Brickell Medical Plaza – 2660 Brickell Ave.
Like the Downtown Miami spot, this area will also have music and pineapples for snacking but will go a little later into the morning.