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Sign inspo from Miamians Roshan Nebhrajani and Peter Brandsden at the Chicago Marathon


If you’re not running many miles Sunday morning, you could think about the Miami Marathon as a traffic annoyance, or that thing you have to wake up really early for to be a good friend… or an opportunity to show off your wittiest marathon signs. If you’re planning to go, here’s our guide to the best spots to watch the race and be a pro spectator.

No matter where you decide to watch the action, make sure you get there early if you want a prime spot. Tomorrow we’ll have tips on how to actually get there.

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It’s no secret that Miami-Dade County is grappling with how to help its homeless population, especially amid all the change happening in downtown. One of the things that helps the county do that is the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust’s biannual count.

Those numbers will help with everything from applying for federal funding to supporting local shelters and programs. If you’re wondering what’s involved, we’ll be joining local officials and volunteers tonight, so follow along on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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Sick burn, bro. The Miami-Dade County Commission unanimously passed a formal resolution slamming President Trump, calling his comments about Haiti “shameful.” Former county officials say they’ve never seen anything like it. While the commission sometimes makes statements on national issues, it’s never condemned a sitting U.S. president. FWIW, though, this is the same county commission that voted – not unanimously – to abandon Miami-Dade county’s sanctuary city status. (Miami Herald)

Heroes. Among the 25,000 people on the starting line on Sunday will be dozens of runners raising money for cancer research, including Dr. Omar Nelson, who will be running the full marathon, plus an extra half marathon – a whopping 39.3 miles. He organizes One Love Runs, which we photographed last year. Plus, running star Dean Karnazes is going to be there. After he ran a marathon to the South Pole and another in Death Valley, the Miami Marathon should be a cinch. (Miami Herald)

Dirty secrets. Been on a filthy Metrorail train lately? The Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works says it’s the employees’ fault. The agency’s got the highest worker no-show rate in the county, making it hard to stick to a cleaning schedule. But the union president says that workers are being blamed for the agency’s bigger problems. (Miami Herald)

😬 😬 😬 County Commissioner Barbara Jordan was about to sell three properties in Opa-locka to a local nonprofit for the whopping price of $10 to develop affordable housing – until it came out that the nonprofit, EcoTech Visions, was embroiled in two lawsuits. It’s also been accused by former employees of misspending a grant from the Knight Foundation. EcoTech Visions has gotten lots of props as a visionary that’s bringing the benefits of Miami’s tech boom to marginalized parts of the city – TBD where this case is going, but it’s a blow. (Florida Bulldog)

PEOPLE. After several deaths, many of them people trying to outrun the trains, Brightline is putting up massive electrical signs warning pedestrians and cyclists that their trains travel much faster than freight trains and that if the guard rails are down, DON’T TRY TO RUN ACROSS THE TRACKS. (Palm Beach Post)

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Our Events And Partner Events

🍺 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)

Around Town

🎼 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: Transportation Summit (Downtown)

🎤 1/26: PALO! At Ball and Chain (Little Havana)

🎻 1/26: MISO Live in Palm Court (Design District)

📻 1/26- 1/27: Pang! – A live radio triptych (Wynwood)

🌎 1/27: Keg & Klean for our National Parks (Wynwood)

🎙️ 1/27: Jens Lekman at The Ground

🇱🇧 1/26-1/28: Lebanese Festival (South Miami)

🖼️ 1/27-1/28: Coral Gables Art Festival (Coral Gables)

🏃 1/28: Cheer Your City: Miami Marathon (Downtown)

🎵 1/28: Southern Soul Sunday at the A+E (Downtown)

🎼 1/28: MISO Concert in Collins Park (South Beach)

🕰️ 1/30: Fireside Chat with Jason Calacanis (Downtown)


We’ll catch you tomorrow. 👋

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