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Overall Rating (22 Reviews)
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(22 Ratings)  (22 Reviews)
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The Baptist Health 305 Half Marathon & 5K is all about local vibes, attracting visitors from all over the world and those who are fired up to call Miami their home. Once known as the 13.1 Miami Beach & 5K, this ultimate 305 experience is a cultural gem that will … MORE
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    This half marathon is probably the hardest in Miami, that I know of. The warmer temperatures during this time don’t help. This was my second time running it and the … MORE

    This half marathon is probably the hardest in Miami, that I know of. The warmer temperatures during this time don’t help. This was my second time running it and the bridges don’t become any less forgiving. The first 3 miles are flat as you’re going through Miami Beach. Then the next three miles you’re heading out through the Julia Tuttle Causeway. It consists of two sets of massive bridges that will definitely slow you down. The scenery is incredible! Especially if you’re not from Miami so be prepared to take pictures or record.

    You’ll then pass parts of Wynwood and Downtown as you make your way back to Miami Beach. Then you have to go over another set of bridges in the MacCarthur Causeway. At this point your legs may feel done but you’re almost there! You finish up at the beach, close to the start line. The mile markers were off this time by a good amount so I had to deduct for that. Plenty of aid stations and there’s a party on the beach at the end. You receive a shirt, medal and complimentary pictures. The race is a little pricey for a half. I would recommend it but I don’t think it’s a race you’ll PR; it’s more so to enjoy and take it in.

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    Chief2023 FIRST-TIMER '23

    As first time, it was difficult. I prepared but not enough. The view when running over the bridges was unforgettable but also the pain while running the last bridge. The … MORE

    As first time, it was difficult. I prepared but not enough. The view when running over the bridges was unforgettable but also the pain while running the last bridge. The heat and the pain in my legs made it hard for me to enjoy the view. However, I noticed other runners, probably better prepared, would pass me without difficulty. I will definitely run this race again next year but for sure I will be better prepared. It was great!

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    sysantana69 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    A bit hot but manageable. Great course. Julia Tuttle bridge was a killer on the up hill.. definitely need to train more on hills. Any chance to add a 10k … MORE

    A bit hot but manageable. Great course. Julia Tuttle bridge was a killer on the up hill.. definitely need to train more on hills. Any chance to add a 10k would be great! Parking in the morning was a bear . I would say to stay closer or find ways to get a shuttle , Next year I’ll take an uber or get dropped off or stay on the beach. I really enjoyed going through Wynwood and neighborhood .. it could use some more fan fare 🙂

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    sroli FIRST-TIMER '23

    It was pretty good lots of hype along the way overall good stuff would wanna do it again, everything was very organized with drinks along the way and started on … MORE

    It was pretty good lots of hype along the way overall good stuff would wanna do it again, everything was very organized with drinks along the way and started on time, which was right about sunrise which made it very nice, that’s about it

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    wickedchick88 FIRST-TIMER '23

    Wow, what an amazing race for my 75th half marathon! I admittedly did not train properly for the heat and humidity of this race, so the 83 degree temps and … MORE

    Wow, what an amazing race for my 75th half marathon! I admittedly did not train properly for the heat and humidity of this race, so the 83 degree temps and 62% humidity definitely impacted my performance. That being said, the course was so beautiful! The race started in South Beach along Ocean Drive with a stunning sunrise over the ocean. We ran through downtown South Beach and across the Julia Tuttle Cswy bridge into downtown Miami. Thankfully I was given a heads up on the climb up the bridges, so I was prepared to tackle them. The backdrop of downtown Miami definitely helped to distract from the climb as the sun starting to beat down on me. Downtown Miami provided a brief reprieve from the sun as the buildings shaded us for a couple miles. We then turned back to head towards South Beach again, crossing over another the MacArthur Cswy bridge and alongside the massive cruise ships. As we were back in direct sunlight, with some occasional shade from the palm trees, I focused on the cruise ships and scenery to push through. After crossing the bridge, we weaved along a gorgeous beachside paved trail that was lined with palm trees and other foliage for the last few miles before finishing in Lummus Park. Although this was a decent sized race, I never experienced any bottlenecking or had extensive weaving through other runners, which was a welcomed change.

    There were plenty of aid stations, some of which had a hose and volunteers offering to cool runners down if they wanted. I rarely use aid stations anymore during half marathons, however I took advantage of 4 of the aid stations on this race for a sip of water and then dumped the rest on my head to cool me down. The humidity prevented the water from absorbing though, so I was pretty soaked by the time I finished the race. All of the volunteers were friendly and energetic, the spectators along the course did a great job of keeping us motivated as well.

    Upon crossing the finish line, we were presented with a stunning medal that highlighted some of the main areas and notable aspects of Miami. We also received water, Gatorade, Dole fruit cups and there was a rice dish offered but I declined as I can’t eat directly after a race. The finisher festival in Lummus Park had a super fun and upbeat vibe as a DJ was keeping the energy going. The beer garden had a few options for runners over 21, however I am not a beer fan so it would have been great to have a seltzer or cider option.

    Rewinding back to the expo, they had a variety of options on different days/times to accommodate runner’s schedules. I opted for the Saturday packet pickup that was held at Nike as it was the closest to my hotel. The packet pick-up was busy, however it was very well organized so the line went fast. We received our bib, finisher shirt, and a 20% discount at Nike (since they were hosting this expo day) that I took advantage of. Speaking of the finisher shirt, this finisher tank is perhaps one of my all-time favorite finisher shirts I’ve received from a race. Not only does it fit great (many finisher shirts are baggy and not flattering) but it has a vibrant 305 design on the front and down the back. This is a shirt I will definitely be rocking often on runs and just around town.

    Overall, Run Miami did a phenomenal job on the 305 Half Marathon, it was so well organized from start to finish. If you are looking for a race in Florida, I cannot recommend this one enough!

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    Love it. Challenging for Floridian. Race is a huge loop crossing 2 different bridges. The first bridge actually has two humps and I was mentally not prepared for the second … MORE

    Love it. Challenging for Floridian. Race is a huge loop crossing 2 different bridges. The first bridge actually has two humps and I was mentally not prepared for the second hump. The view is beautiful. You get to see the skyline with beautiful ocean. Everything was well organized. Water stations, gatorades, and bathroom are plenty along the whole route. Be prepared for the sun and heat- by 7:30 it is fully out. Love the design of the metal. Everyone was really supportive. The fried rice and fruits at the end are super yum too.

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    @arte REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Everything was perfect, everything was very good and nice . I will be here next year seeeeeeeeeeeeeeee… I encourage everyone to run the 305 next year MORE

    Everything was perfect, everything was very good and nice . I will be here next year seeeeeeeeeeeeeeee… I encourage everyone to run the 305 next year

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    wiscoschmidt FIRST-TIMER '23

    I would like other runners to expect not to start on time and the clock to not reflect accurate times. Please be gentle with yourself. The course was great, but … MORE

    I would like other runners to expect not to start on time and the clock to not reflect accurate times. Please be gentle with yourself. The course was great, but they don’t do a good job at keeping walkers and other vehicles off the track

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    triforfun FIRST-TIMER '22

    There are 3 main bridges in this course which is more elevation gain than you'd get on your average training run in Miami, but the challenge of that is what … MORE

    There are 3 main bridges in this course which is more elevation gain than you’d get on your average training run in Miami, but the challenge of that is what makes this my favorite race course in Miami. Race starts in South Beach which is nice, running through downtown Miami though is not my favorite part of the race but finishing off through the MacArthur Causeway and South Point sure makes it an overall beautiful course. Not as much energy as the Miami half marathon in terms of spectators but definitely less crowded.

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    bguhasarkarCA FIRST-TIMER '22

    Really well produced event. Great food and party afterwards. Lots of photographers. Beautiful weather in SouthBeach. Whole family ran this one and totally enjoyed it. MORE

    Really well produced event. Great food and party afterwards. Lots of photographers. Beautiful weather in SouthBeach. Whole family ran this one and totally enjoyed it.

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    victoriamullerp FIRST-TIMER '22

    Loved the medal design, the course was amazing except you don’t get many people cheering you because of the non-residencial distances, but it was very well organized, and the weather … MORE

    Loved the medal design, the course was amazing except you don’t get many people cheering you because of the non-residencial distances, but it was very well organized, and the weather was amazing!

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    juanfrancoabogado REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Making aware of the race was very good; organization, everything from pick up to end same; the course, great; the other competitors all very gentle, some even encouraging. was great MORE

    Making aware of the race was very good; organization, everything from pick up to end same; the course, great; the other competitors all very gentle, some even encouraging. was great !

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    Ryanj1836 FIRST-TIMER '22

    The race is very well-organized and has a great course. I even ran a PR. The post-race event was nice, but there weren’t enough places to sit. MORE

    The race is very well-organized and has a great course. I even ran a PR. The post-race event was nice, but there weren’t enough places to sit.

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    adribisio REPEAT RUNNER '22

    The views during the course of the race were amazing. This was very well-organized event, water and Gatorade station almost every mile. The after-race party was nice with food and … MORE

    The views during the course of the race were amazing. This was very well-organized event, water and Gatorade station almost every mile. The after-race party was nice with food and live music. The location was perfect. This is the third time I run this race and would definitely race it again.

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    ricardoschwarz FIRST-TIMER '22

    Deberian organizar el 305 Marathon tambien. Tienen excelente equipo de trabajo y hace falta otro Marathon de prestigio en la ciudad. Ademas la ruta es extraordinario y la fecha de … MORE

    Deberian organizar el 305 Marathon tambien. Tienen excelente equipo de trabajo y hace falta otro Marathon de prestigio en la ciudad. Ademas la ruta es extraordinario y la fecha de la carrera inmejorable.

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    The views were hands down one of the best I’ve ever raced in. I was visiting Miami on vacation and took my phone out of my pocket several times to … MORE

    The views were hands down one of the best I’ve ever raced in. I was visiting Miami on vacation and took my phone out of my pocket several times to capture the moment. You can watch the sun rise during the race and a big portion is running over the water. This was very well organized with a water/gatorade station almost every mile. I found the post race party to be really enjoyable with lots of food and live music. The location is perfect, you can have a beach trip afterwards by just walking a few steps. I have to say I didn’t plan on running this race, but when I got to south beach and heard about it I knew it was for me. I would definitely race it again!

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    avo.ospina REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Great course. The organization is top notch. And the beach is beautiful to admire. Miami beach is tourist city and the people are outstanding. MORE

    Great course. The organization is top notch. And the beach is beautiful to admire. Miami beach is tourist city and the people are outstanding.

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    ramseym REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This was my second time running this race and it was just as enjoyable this time around. Full disclosure -- I had the honor of winning a RaceRaves giveaway that … MORE

    This was my second time running this race and it was just as enjoyable this time around. Full disclosure — I had the honor of winning a RaceRaves giveaway that paid for my entry fee, which made it even better!

    Weather was ideal, maybe even slightly cooler than the last time the event took place in 2020 (the race was cancelled in 2021). The crowd was slightly thinner this time than last. Event production was outstanding as per usual and the finisher’s medal this year was truly hefty (I think the thing must weigh no less than five pounds). Beautiful scenery of the cruise ships and surrounds, especially at the beginning and ending. Aid stations were plentiful and cafecitos were available pre-race, although I didn’t have a chance to partake in the coffee this year to my own dismay.

    Given this is the only half marathon I have run, I don’t have a great basis for comparison; however, I have found this to be an awesome experience both times and would recommend it to any runner who enjoys the half marathon distance. I feel lucky to live within walking (running) distance of this superb event. A big thank you to RaceRaves for allowing me the opportunity to race this one again and to share the experience with others.

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    chloe@raceraves REPEAT RUNNER '20

    There is nothing like running the 305 !!! Miami Beach at it's absolute best with Latin music, energy and vibes. This is an extremely well organized event with a start … MORE

    There is nothing like running the 305 !!! Miami Beach at it’s absolute best with Latin music, energy and vibes. This is an extremely well organized event with a start / finish on world famous Ocean Drive and all of the fanfare that goes with it. The course scenery is spectacular – crossing over Biscayne Bay both ways is my favorite part. You will see the sunrise, palm trees, sail boats, yachts, cruise ships, Art Deco treasures, glassy high rises, the Performing Arts Center, South Point Park, and artsy Miami Beach lifeguard stations. The start and finish festivities are so much fun. Cuban coffee provided by Abuela Mami, post race beer by Michelob Ultra. PR Bells, dance party, and a huge Miami running community that comes together for this. The weather this year was perfect in the mid 50s and a crisp blue winter sky. This was my seventh year running this race and it is one of my all time favorite half marathons.

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    ramseym FIRST-TIMER '20

    As a first time half marathon runner, I was very excited for this race and it did not disappoint. The weather was beautiful on race day, starting out in the … MORE

    As a first time half marathon runner, I was very excited for this race and it did not disappoint.

    The weather was beautiful on race day, starting out in the high 50’s/low 60’s and quickly warming to low 70’s within a few hours. Starting line was easy to access despite some road closures en route. The cafecito setup was awesome and a big highlight of the morning. An abundance of portapotties lined the beach, negating the need to stand in a line (another big plus.)

    The course was scenic and enjoyable, with several bridges allowing for wide views of the skyline and Miami landscape. Aid stations were plentiful and well organized. I felt safe throughout the race despite running next to cars for various stretches thanks to the officers working the race. The sight of cruise ships while crossing McArthur Causeway was a highlight, as well as the final stretch leading through the winding path along the beach.

    The finish festival was enjoyable and the medals provided were cool. It was nice to see a lot of local presence at the event, as well as people from all over the world participating. Overall, the race was very well produced compared to others I have participated in. I definitely plan to run this race again next year.

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