The UPS 5K

The UPS 5K

Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at 7:30am
Coral Gables City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way

The UPS 5K Benefiting the United Way of Miami-Dade takes participants through the beautiful city of Coral Gables and will run on our new scenic course. The race still starts and ends at the City of Coral Gables Historic City Hall at a festive post-race party at Merrick Park. The park is across the street from City Hall at the intersection of Le Jeune Road and Miracle Mile.


Run past the Church of the Little Flower, The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables Congregational, Desoto Plaza, and Venetian Pool! Click here for the course map.


The beneficiary of the UPS 5K is United Way of Miami-Dade. We all have a stake in creating a healthy and prosperous community. That’s why the United Way of Miami-Dade works to create opportunities for a better life for all. They focus on the things that everyone needs for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health. Learn More


Create your own UPS 5K fundraising page, raise $100 or more and you will automatically be entered into a drawing* for one of the following:

  • Two-nights at the luxurious award-winning Mandarin Oriental Miami
  • Shopping spree with a $250 Target gift card
  • Family Membership to the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science



Click here to manage your Fundraising Page.


June 25 through July 1: $20
July 2 through August 28: $30
August 29 to September 7: $35
September 8: $40


Pre-race warm up, massages, music, food, and for the first the first 1,500 registrants – an awesome custom technical T-shirt. Plus finisher medals!


Parking fees can be paid using the Paybyphone app.

Curbside or on-street parking fees are enforced 9am to midnight. Rates range from $1.00 per hour to $2.50 per hour.

Garage parking fees are enforced 24/7. The nearest garage is on Andalusia just east of Lejeune. There is a 2nd garage on Andalusia about a block further east.
Garages Hourly Rates

• $1 per 40 minutes or any fraction thereof
• $2 per 40 minutes after hour 4 to a maximum of $15
• Lost Ticket $15.00


6:15am to 7:15am: Registration and Packet Pickup
7:15am Pre-race Warm Up
7:30am – 5K Run/Walk Starts


Finisher medals for all! Awards for overall male & female. Medals for the top three in each age group: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & older


5724 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143

Starts: 10:00am Monday, September 3
Ends: until 6:00pm Friday, September 7

Packet Pickup Hours:
Monday to Thurs 9am to 8pm
Friday 9am to 6pm
Race Day: 6:15am to 7:15am at the Race Site


Epic Sports will electronically time the race. For results and event photos, please visit


Absolutely no exchanges, or transfers. Refunds will be given only for the reason listed in the CANCELLATION POLICY below.


The Event is covered by cancellation insurance provided by Adventure Advocates which will ensure participants receive full refunds of their entry fees in the case that Race Management has to cancel the event for any of these reasons:

Adverse weather – means any adverse weather that involved conditions that posed a serious threat to the safety of those individuals attending or setting up the insured event or made it physically impossible to use the venue due to physical damage of the venue or complete inaccessibility to the venue.

Natural Catastrophe – means earthquake, tsunami, flood, volcanic eruption, hurricane, tornado, forest fire and/or any other extraordinary meteorological event causing widespread damage.

Terrorism – means an act or series of acts, including the use of force or violence, of any person or group(s) of persons, whether acting alone or on behalf of or in connection with any organization(s), committed for political, religious or ideological purposes including the intention to influence any government and/or to put the public in fear for such purposes. Notwithstanding the forgoing, this does not cover any loss, cost or expense directly or indirectly arising out of, contributed to or caused by, or resulting from or in connection with: 1. Any fear of a potential act of terrorism; 2. Any threat of an act of terrorism, except that this policy is extended to include loss or damage as a result of an threat of an act of terrorism in which such threat results in a public safety civil authority issuing a written order resulting in the inability to hold the insured event as scheduled; or 3. Any act of terrorism involving a nuclear weapon or device or the emission, discharge, dispersal, release or escape of any chemical or biological agent.

Please note that refunds will not be provided should the Event be canceled once it has started. Refunds will also not be provided if the event is rescheduled to take place within 90 days of the original commencement date of the Event. Should the Event be canceled for any other reason than explicitly stated above, no refunds will be given.


Temperature/humidity can be high in South Florida. Participants should drink plenty of fluids(non-alcoholic) for 48 hours prior to, during and upon finishing the race. Beware of heat-injury symptoms (Dizziness, no sweating, nausea, cramps, redness, incoherent speech and thoughts). Seek immediate assistance if symptoms occur. Wear loose, light colored clothing.


Email or call 305.646.7029 to become a sponsor



*Drawing Rules

*Please note, United Way of Miami-Dade employees and their immediate family members can NOT participate*

General Conditions: By entering, entrants accept and agree to the Official Rules and the decisions of United Way of Miami-Dade, which are final and binding in all respects. Winner will be notified via email and if available, telephone call from United Way of Miami-Dade and will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and a publicity release, where legal, within 7 days of notification. In the event of non-compliance with requirements, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. By accepting the prize, except where prohibited by law, winner agrees to the use of his or her name and/or photograph for advertising/publicity purposes without further compensation or notice. By participating, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless United Way of Miami-Dade, UPS, TeamFootWorks, the directors, officers, agents and employees of such entities (collectively, the “released parties”) from any and all liability arising from participating in the raffle and/or acceptance, possession or use/misuse of prize, regardless of whether such claims are founded in whole or part upon alleged negligence, gross negligence or willful misconduct of any of the released parties. United Way of Miami-Dade reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the raffle; to be in violation of the Official Rules, or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any activities intended to disrupt or interfere with the proper play of the raffle or defraud United Way of Miami-Dade in any way will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The raffle is subject to all applicable laws of the State of Florida and the United States.

Limitations of Liability: United Way of Miami-Dade is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, including, without limitation, that which is caused by web site users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the raffle or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries in the raffle. United Way of Miami-Dade assumes no responsibilities for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, or defection, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of web site or entries in processing the raffle entries. United Way of Miami-Dade is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or entrants on accounts of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site associated with the raffle. United Way of Miami-Dade is not responsible for user cheating or fraud by any entrants. If, for any reason, the raffle is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of United Way of Miami-Dade which in, United Way of Miami-Dade sole discretion could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the raffle, United Way of Miami-Dade may, in its sole discretion, cancel the raffle or select the winner in a random drawing comprised of all eligible entries received prior to (and/or after, if appropriate) the action taken by United Way of Miami-Dade. United Way of Miami-Dade reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the raffle. Reference herein to United Way of Miami-Dade is to United Way of Miami-Dade, Inc. a Florida Nonprofit Corporation.


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  1. Prof. Lucas Lara
    Prof. Lucas Lara 14 March, 2016, 17:43

    Good Day. Please, I wish to obtain the results of the “Tribute to the Military 5k Race” celebrated last Sunday March 13th -2016. Thanks for your kind attention.


    Prof. Lucas Lara

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    • Eddie Suarez
      Eddie Suarez 14 March, 2016, 19:08

      Hello Professor.

      The link to the results was posted in the Tribute to the Military 5K page. Look for the button that says 2 0 1 6 R E S U L T S.

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  2. Giselle
    Giselle 11 April, 2016, 17:24

    Will there me a medal for all finishers ?

    UPS 5K Saturday, September 10th, 2016

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  3. Paola
    Paola 24 July, 2017, 14:46

    Hello, I don’t see any rules/restrictions listed but was wondering if strollers are allowed. Please advise.

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    • Jonathan Malone
      Jonathan Malone 7 August, 2017, 12:42

      Strollers are allowed at all of our events. We just ask that you be considerate of other participants and start the race at the back or side so as not to impede or injure other runners and walkers. Remember you and your stroller take up more room that just a runner or walker, so please give yourself and others around you plenty of space to participate safely.

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  4. Lis
    Lis 25 August, 2017, 13:34

    Can we bring our dog to run/walk with us ?

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  5. Ashley
    Ashley 4 September, 2017, 22:28

    Will the race continue on Saturday, considering the weather? thank you

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    • Eddie Suarez
      Eddie Suarez 5 September, 2017, 15:31

      Hello Ashley, we’re meeting with City Officials and will follow their direction. We should know more later today.

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  6. G
    G 27 February, 2018, 19:47

    Will there me a medal for all finishers ?

    UPS 5K Saturday, September 8th, 2018

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  7. Syoss
    Syoss 17 May, 2018, 10:54

    where can I sign in for the UPS 5K, Sept 08, 2018? Registration link is not working

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  8. Jon
    Jon 1 July, 2018, 11:53

    Eddie Suarez sir. Still no word of finisher medals for this race?

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