Here it is, folks! You sent us your favorite running routes, and we’ve compiled 11 of the best trails and paths across Miami. They’re scenic and great for runners of all skill levels. Plus our guide is interactive, so you can see a 360 degree view of what your route will look like.
Special shout out to readers who sent in their suggestions: Maggie Diaz-Vera, Robert Rosenberg, Andrew Cortez, Stephen Sellier, and others. If you think we missed a hidden gem, hit reply to this newsletter and let us know.
That’s just a slice of what we’ve got for runners, whether you knock out a couple marathons a year, you’re on the couch-to-5k route, or you’re a local runner’s biggest fan. Here’s our full guide to this weekend’s Miami Marathon, complete with where to watch, great spots to grab a bite, a guide to Miami’s free running clubs, and all the traffic info you’ll need to navigate the city on Sunday. Check it out here.
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You had one job. The government shut down this weekend, and that means a couple things for SoFlo: TSA wait times at Miami International Airport might be longer and Everglades National Park will be missing a couple crucial things. Plus, this is what it means for all the federal agencies. (Miami Herald)
Remember eeronber. Cuban staple Ironbeer has turned 100, and the company, which moved from Havana to Miami after the Cuban Revolution, is looking to freshen up its brand. Right now its biggest market is the older generation that remembers it from their childhood, but if Ironbeer is going to survive, the company says it needs to make some new memories – in Miami. (WLRN)
PSA. The flu is bad in Florida this year, but it’s not too late to get the vaccine. (WLRN)
#Resist. If the Trump administration thinks the Haitian community will let recent actions go without a fight, it’s wrong, says Jacques Despinosse, a force in SoFlo Haitian politics. “Trump’s racism is a rallying cry for us Haitians. He’s sorely mistaken if he thinks he’s toying with some uneducated refugees,” he said. Leaders are vowing to push hard on getting folks to register and vote ahead of the next election. (NYT)
Gold medal for participation. Even if Miami doesn’t get Amazon’s second headquarters, it might still be a winner. Making it to the top 20 alone is going to help change the narrative from “fun-in-the-sun city” to “international business capital,” local leaders say. And if we do get it, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez says he expects the HQ to end up in Miami, even though it was a tri-county bid. (Miami Herald, SFBJ)
Don’t race trains. A Brightline train killed another person trying to beat it across the tracks on Friday – the fifth since construction began and the third since it started running a week ago. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson are both calling for a federal intervention – even though Brightline says it’s not its fault that people keep trying to outrun the train. (Miami Herald)
Slow your roll. It’s manatee season, so chill on the speeding in waterways near shore. (WLRN)
💬 1/22: Samsung x WeWork (South Beach)
🍺 1/26: The New Tropic Meetup at Veza Sur (Wynwood)
👩🎨 1/30: Miami Arts Marketing Project (Downtown)
🙏 1/31: Let (Yoga) Love Rule! (South Beach)
✡️ Through 1/25: Miami Jewish Film Festival (Multiple locations)
🌮 1/23: Underline Social at Pilo’s Tacos (Brickell)
🙏 1/23: Trap Yoga (Miami Gardens)
👗 1/24: Future of Fashion Tech and “Pitch to Perry” Night (Wynwood)
🌎 1/24: Premiere: Battleground Everglades (Palmetto Bay)
🎼 1/25: Nu Deco Ensemble at the Bandshell (North Beach)
🎭 1/25: Opening Night: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (South Beach, running through 2/18)
🚆 1/25: 2017/18 Transportation Summit (Downtown)
🎤 1/26: PALO! At Ball and Chain (Little Havana)
📻 1/26- 1/27: Pang! – A live radio triptych (Wynwood)
🌎 1/27: Keg & Klean for our National Parks (Wynwood)
Doing 50 pushups and 10 pullups in one go, getting into shape through dance, and going totally vegan are just a few of the wellness goals you’ve shared with us. Tell us by the end of today what your goal is and how we can help you reach it, and you might just get chosen for our wellness challenge. 💪