Latest reviews by Lisa Johnson

(2018)
"5 Bridges of Fun!"
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This is my 6th experience on this course and it has been one of my best ones! Parking was no issue as there are plenty of parking garages and they are not full at that time in the early morning. The weather was great and the views of Biscayne Bay were gorgeous on Sunday morning. I did not stop to take a pic of the views but I saw quite a few runners stopping to get them. All the pacers had mini speakers with Miami/running inspired and inspirational anthems to power you through those 5 bridges, pacers were great and on point. Also on course were other djs providing extra music, plenty of musical options to hear while running this course. Post race had a pot and pans PR station instead of the typical PR bell at most races, very MIAMI. The post race food was croquettas/pastelitos, other Cuban desserts, very 305! Course was slightly different this year and avoiding running directly into the sun, thankfully! Beer/sangria bar post race, I did not partake in it this year but I will next year! I will definitely be signing up for the next 2 years to earn my "0" and "5" medals to complete this 3 year series race!

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(2018)
"Sunrise over the ocean views"
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The expo had tons of products to try and great deals, packet pickup was a breeze, took a total of 5 minutes to collect my bib, shirt and swag bag. Great swag bag with colvita olive oil samples, Kodiak cakes pancake mix, coffee, chocolates, bandaids, much more than other races I have done.

Race day porta potties were plentiful and the race took off in waves of runners, no dark spots on the course at the beginning to stumble. Well lit course and fun run through the Birch State Park. I had never been there and now I wanna go back and check it out with my toddler. The aid stations had water, gatorade and body armour juice available, I saw some Power Bars being passed out too but didn't require them. Weather was humid but overcast clouds kept it not as hot, overall great views of the ocean with the sun rising. Post race was very well organized and lots of food options to choose from, Bubba burger was there offering veggie and turkey patties for runners, Mission had cheese quesadillas, Michelob Ultra was providing the beers. Plenty of food options, I think I even seen some mexican food available too! There was a good band playing rock music near the food options, so fun post race entertainment also.

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(2018)
"My 4th time running Miami Marathon & not my last!"
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Great experience this year, the expo was at a prime location to experience the wynwood art scene and get your race stuff. Faster packet pick up than ever before, but you are going to want to check out the expo and the fun fitness classes provided. They even had ultra marathoner, Dean Karnazes run a shake out run!!
Had no issues with parking on race day and traffic was even better than usual this year. Plenty of pre race potties and corrals were organized well. Race entertainment was great on the course and pineapple at two sections of the course, exactly when I required it. The residents of Coconut Grove were out offering candy/water hose spray downs and beer along the way. Weather was not ideal but that is uncontrollable and most powered through. Plenty of water on course and I drank a lot of it out there. The medal is spectacular and the post race food was the best I have had after a race. DeliverLean provided post race meal boxes and had a vegetarian option! Did I mention fitbit was the sponsor this year and provided free race photos!!

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(2018)
"South Beach party race"
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Parking was easy and lots of different options, from parking at finish line and being bused over or parking at the museum right by the starting line.
Views along the course were beautiful as you run by the cruise ships and the race fibishes right beside the Nikki Beach club, which is steps from the beach. Free 5k photos provided by the sponsor, fitbit. Post race food was typical but with some extras and post racd entertainment was fun. Great cover band playing 80s music and Bob Marley tunes. Took a walk on the beach afterwards and they have school buses to take you back to where you parked. Hardly a wait and friendly race staff and volunteers. This was my 4th time doing the 5k, its a great warm up if you are doing the half marathon or marathon the next day. And the medal is very cool also!

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(2017)
"Good race & pretty medal"
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The course was different than previous years but still a fun race. No shortage of hydration/fuel stations along the way and fun volunteers. You do have to pass the finish line right before you actually finish but otherwise a good course. You cross two bridges at the beginning 5k distance and then its flat from then on. Pretty medal and good food options at the finish line party.

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