Running in South Miami

Select Local Merchants

Owner Miles Rico and his staff forge strong, resilient muscles and minds with a host of challenging classes intended for novices and advanced athletes alike. Each encouraging class features new and unusual workouts, helping to stave off repetition and boredom. CrossFit sessions feature boot-camp-style exercises intense enough to condition firemen and policemen, but adaptive enough to accommodate biceps of every diameter. The gym’s nearly two-hour Brazilian jiujitsu classes add extra kicks to traditional martial-arts training, placing emphasis on smooth technical movements that refine bodily shapes and confidence. Unlike planets after ice storms, Crank CrossFit’s schedule is easy to adjust to and safe for dinos, offering classes multiple times a day, six days a week.

12117 SW 114th Pl.
Miami,
FL
US

The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 5 or 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.

5084 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami,
FL
US

Your race. Your cause. That's the mantra behind My Charity Run, a 5K/10K that allows registrants to raise funds for whichever organization they choose. As long as the group is a registered nonprofit, runners can initiate a fundraising campaign for it upon signing up for the race. Though the hallmark of the event, fundraising is optional: runners without a specific charity in mind will have a portion of their registration fee donated to various local charities.

To prep for the race, runners can follow 5K and 10K training programs on My Charity Run's Facebook and Twitter pages. The day of the run, participants are encouraged to wear clothing or uniforms that represent and promote their cause. The race will take place on the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, and those who let the bucolic backdrop inspire them to cross the finish line will be rewarded with a completion medal, a souvenir T-shirt, and a goodie bag with swag from the sponsors. Awards will be handed out to the three fastest times and three highest fundraisers in each age group, as well as three overall spirit awards for those with great costumes, positive attitudes, and spirit animals with the quickest completion times.

990 BISCAYNE BLVD STE 503
Miami,
FL
US

Gábor Pásztor has always loved sports, his passion and athleticism leading him to compete in international track-and-field meets on behalf of his home country, Hungary. Today, he brings his speed, endurance, and coordination skills to the United States to help a new generation of soccer and track-and-field stars hone their natural abilities at Citius Athletic Club Miami. At his club, he helms US Soccer Federation–registered soccer teams in competitive play against other local organizations. And he's serious about the sport: He holds practice with four different age groups of students—ranging ages 3–13—three times a week.

In addition to prepping youths for league play, he and his coaches lead fundamentals classes for beginning soccer players. The fundamentals classes cover the same skills and techniques as the competitive practices, but students aren't required to compete in games or maintain perfect pitch during the "National Anthem."

1900 North Bayshore Drive
Miami,
FL
US

The Military Run 6K declares war on the stereotypical "fun" run. It's visceral. It's intense. And it's very, very wet. But for adrenaline junkies, and those whose first words were "Sir, yes sir!" it's a rewarding 3.8 mile escapade into a thrilling theater of war. Armed with water guns and thousand-yard stares, camouflaged platoons embark onto the battlefield under the bellows of a drill sergeant. Flanked by water-balloon bearing snipers, soldiers learn the value of teamwork and towels as they run, jump, lurch, squat, duck, and get doused along the 6K sortie. The trail is laden with military training staples such as high walls, rope bridges, and barbed-wire crawls to test the mettle of warriors. Along the way, faux-soldiers take on cavernous booby traps of mud and ambushes that resemble a surprise party for Rambo, but with 100% less casualties.

20901 Northeast 16th Avenue
Miami,
FL
US

Like many of history’s greatest ideas, SpankyFest Pub Crawl was brewed up after a night of drinking. In 2009, three friends attended a birthday party. After the party ended, though, the trio came to a conclusion: the night was a bit of a waste. They had spent a lot of money but had nothing to show for it.

So in 2010, they decided to try something different. Inspired by their love of animals, the friends organized a pub crawl to raise money for the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Named after their American bulldog, Spanky, the event led droves of fellow animal supporters out for a night on the town, swinging by numerous bars to take advantage of drink specials. Events such as SpankyFest are especially important because the Humane Society is supported solely by donations, not by government funds or the inherited fortune of a pirate parrot.

3064 Grand Ave
Miami,
FL
US