Going Green: 2020 Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon Announces New Green Initiatives, Reminds Field of Date Change

November 7th, 2019

Going Green: 2020 Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon Announces New Green Initiatives, Reminds Field of Date Change

Life Time Foundation opens 100 charity slots

MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 7, 2019 — The 18th annual Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon presented by cbdMD is set to kick-off its two-day expo on Friday, Feb. 7, followed by the Tropical 5K on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9 with more than 40,000 expected to turnout throughout event weekend. The 2020 events are taking place two weeks after their customary dates—the last weekend of January—to ensure an exceptional athlete experience on the heels of the big game, which will be hosted at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 2.

In addition to a new event date in 2020, Life Time has also expanded efforts to minimize the event’s carbon footprint by reducing plastic usage and embracing new innovations. In 2020, no water bottles will be allowed on-course, and Life Time has partnered with the City of Miami to source the water provided at 17 of 23 aid stations from fire hydrants. Storm drains will also be blocked to stop any waste products from entering the ocean. To reduce print and paper waste, LED trucks will be positioned at the start/finish areas to display signage and the 2020 athlete guide will be available exclusively through email and online download.

Speaking to these efforts, Nicole Bostick, Senior Marketing Manager of the Life Time Miami Marathon says, “We are very excited about the additional green initiatives we’re implementing this year to reduce our carbon footprint. As event operators, we care deeply about the impact we leave after runners cross the finish line—both on people’s lives and also on the planet. Creating and producing events that better take care of the world in which we live will continue to be a priority for us for years to come.”

Taking this a step further, Life Time has also committed to helping the communities in which it serves through its public charity, the Life Time Foundation, which partners with school districts across the U.S. to eliminate highly processed and artificial foods from school menus. As part of its fundraising efforts in Miami, the Life Time Foundation is offering complimentary registration to 100 runners—of either the half or full marathon—if they commit to fundraising $500. The Foundation is committed to keeping all monies raised in the South Florida community, helping to fund sustainable approaches to accelerate healthy changes in school food. Fundraising slots will go quickly—sing up now at https://give.ltfoundation.org/MIAMI.

The Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon is known for its scenic, USTAF-certified, flat, single-loop and Boston-qualifying course, making it attractive to both veterans and first-timers alike. The course also boasts one of the longest open times in the nation, making it ideal for first-time participants. The course remains closed to vehicles and open for six hours, with the finish line open for seven, allowing a 16-minute/mile average time finish.

Event weekend is well-known for its #MiamiFamous Expo, a massive and popular vendor show, coinciding with race weekend at MANA Wynwood. The expo is free and open to the public, and features 170 booths offering the latest merchandise, technology and services in the health and fitness industries. Goers will enjoy live entertainment, Latin dancers, seminars for both first timers and elites and unique photo opportunities.

The full event schedule is as follows:

Event Date & Time Location
Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon Expo presented by cbdMD & Packet Pickup Friday, February 7, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

MANA Wynwood

318 NW 23rd St.

Miami, Fla. 33127

Life Time Tropical 5K Saturday, February 8, 2020

7:30 a.m.

Miami Children’s Museum

980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, Fla. 33132

Life Time Miami Marathon presented by cbdMD Sunday, February 9, 2020

6:00 a.m.

American Airlines Arena

601 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, Fla. 33132

Life Time Miami Half Marathon presented by cbdMD Sunday, February 9, 2020

6:00 a.m.

American Airlines Arena

601 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, Fla. 33132

Finish Festival Sunday, February 9, 2020

6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, Fla. 33132

Life Time Kids Run Miami Sunday, February 9, 2020

11:00 a.m.

The Final Mile Start Line

NW 3rd St. & N. Miami Ave.

Miami, Fla. 33132

To register and for more information, visit www.themiamimarathon.com.

The Miami Marathon and Half Marathon is owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand. It is among more than 30 premier athletic events owned by the company, including the New York City Triathlon, Leadville Race Series, Dirty Kanza and the recently announced Big Sugar, debuting on Oct. 24, 2020 in Bentonville, Ark.

About Life Time® – Healthy Way of Life

Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for its members across 146 destinations in 39 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. As the nation’s only Healthy Way of Life brand, Life Time delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes well beyond fitness to encompass the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages. For more information visit www.lifetime.life.

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Life Time, Healthy Way of Life

Going Green: 2020 Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon Announces New Green Initiatives, Reminds Field of Date Change

Contact Info

Jordan Titus
jtitus@lt.life
www.lifetime.life

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