What time should I plan to arrive?
If you plan to pick up your race number and packet the morning of the race, we recommend arriving no later than 6:30am. We will have staff and volunteers ready to help with packet pickup from 6-7:30am. However, if you plan to pick up your packet the day before (location and time TBD), there’s no reason you can’t arrive a little later – maybe between 7:00-7:30am. Please note that for safety purposes, we will not have a mass start. If you are in a later wave (and already have your race packet) you may arrive later if you wish. Wave assignments and start times will be announced at a later date.
Is there parking nearby?
We have marked the location of several municipal garages on our course map. Standard parking rates apply.
What is the running surface like?
The section of beach we run on is extremely solid. The “hardpack” is a section of beach used by city and Ocean Rescue vehicles to have easy access to the beach. It is so well worn, in fact, that the term “Concrete Beach” has become part of the local lexicon. There are several local run groups that regularly use this section of beach as their go-to running route. So while it’s not quite as solid as a paved road, it does come close – and you can’t beat the view!
What should I bring? Is there a gear check?
Just bring your favorite running gear (despite the sandy surface, we highly recommend shoes as there is the occasional sharp piece of gravel), some sunblock, and some friends! Every runner will receive a insulated water bottle at the finish line, so we’ve got your hydration needs covered. Leave the single-use water bottles at home (or better yet, just don’t buy them at all!). We will not have a staffed gear check, and recommend leaving valuables at home.
When will results be available?
Immediately! We will have monitors in the festival area with live race results. They will also be posted online on www.racetime.me/raceresults in real-time and mobile friendly. In an effort to be environmentally friendly, we will not provide individual result printouts.
Is this an environmentally friendly event?
We have left no stone unturned in the effort of making this the most environmentally friendly event in Miami Beach. In addition to being a 100% plastic-free event, we are also monitoring our non-plastic waste. All giveaways and single-use materials are either compostable or recyclable. For example, you’ll see “race number recycling” bins after you finish. And that plastic bag of flyers you receive at every other race? At 1 Ocean Mile, you’ll simply receive an email with your digital goodie bag. We also went the extra mile with our apparel. Every runner has a stack of polyester race t-shirts they never wear. To cut down on waste (and to reduce event registration costs) we’ve opted to sell shirts separately so that none of our apparel is simply added to the landfill. Additionally, all our apparel is made of 100% organic cotton. All the lint that your dryer collects is just as present in the washing machine, making polyester lint the leading source of micro-plastics in today’s oceans. Our cotton apparel is not only more comfortable, but friendlier to our local aquatic ecosystem. We can’t wait for you to see all the sustainability efforts we’ve put into place on race day.
Am I eligible for the prize money?
Yes. Everyone who enters is eligible for the prize money. The $2,000 prize pool will be divided among the top-three overall male/female finishers. 1st Place – $500, 2nd Place – $300, 3rd Place – $200.
What does the Surfrider Foundation do for our local coastal waters?
The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. The Miami Chapter is particularly active in this mission and does great work through the Clean Water Task Force to test water safety, notify the public of unsafe water conditions, and urge local government to take action. Additionally, they host dozens of beach clean ups and ocean advocacy events year-round, promote local sustainability measures, and are community leaders in reducing litter and single-use plastics.