The Everglades Half & Biscayne 5K are in "The Vault"
Everglades Half Marathon & Biscayne 5K
Everglades National Park
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The Everglades Half Marathon Course is our first race held entirely within park boundaries! We’re very excited about this course, which follows the Shark Valley Tram Road and features amazing views of the river of grass. You’ll also likely see some wildlife as you run!
There isn’t much elevation to worry about here. There are no major climbs, and it’s at sea level!
We are pleased to share a FREE half marathon training program customized for this course to help you prepare. We've teamed up with Active at Altitude as the Official Training Partner to offer 2 levels of training:
These programs are free and are sent via e-newsletter every 4 weeks.
Bib & Packet Pickup
Bib Pickup » You have 3 options for picking up your bib:
1. Pickup at the expo (recommended)
2. Pickup at the start line
3. Mailed 2 weeks before the race ($20 fee)
Bring Your Own Bag » In our ongoing effort to eliminate waste we encourage you to bring your own bag to hold your bib, race shirt, and any goodies you pick up at the race exp.
Race Shirts » If you're unhappy with the fit of your race shirt, or couldn't order the size you wanted we'll host a shirt exchange at the finish line on race day. Note that sizes and quantities will be limited.
Traveling to the Everglades
We want to help you make the most out of your trip. After you register, we'll provide detailed information about where to fly into, driving directions, suggested hotels, restaurants to check out while you're here, and more.
Flying or Driving
Everglades National Park is in the southern tip of Florida so flying into Miami International Airport (MIA) is going to be your best bet. There are a lot of flight options, rental car companies, hotels, and it's about an hour from the course.
If you’re driving here you'll plug "Shark Valley Visitors Center" into your GPS. You'll end up taking either I-75 or I-95 down to Highway 41. We'll give you more detailed driving instructions after you register.
Since the race is in Everglades National Park, the very closest options are going to be camping spots. Big Cypress is an excellent option. If camping isn't your style, expect about an hour drive from the surrounding towns. Homestead is probably the best option for race weekend (especially if you're doing the Biscayne 5K or Gator Double) but you might also find good options in Everglades City or the west side of Miami.
Again, once you register, we'll send a list of recommended hotels provide more detailed driving directions, local lodging recommendations, restaurant suggestions, and more.
Parking opens at Miccosukee Indian Village at 4:00 am. Shuttles will start running at 5:00 am taking both runners and spectators to the Shark Valley Visitors Center. (There is no parking or drop-off available at the Visitors Center.) Plan to be on a shuttle by 6:00 so you have plenty of time to get to the start line.
Once you arrive at the Visitors Center you'll pick up your bib (if you haven't already) and and walk about ¾ of a mile to the start line where you'll grab some hot chocolate or coffee, and check any gear you have with you.
Once you've finished the race, you'll have about a 1/2 mile cool-down walk back to the Visitors Center. There, you’ll find runner recovery, the awards ceremony, and shuttles back to your car. From there, go explore Everglades National Park!
Clubs & Trifecta
Details coming soon.
Race Packages & Pricing
December 1st & 2nd
$240 / runner
until Oct. 23rd
$125 / runner
until Oct. 23rd
$55 / runner
until Oct. 23rd