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Upgrade Your Austin Marathon Experience with VIP

Be a VIP for the day! Get the most out of your Austin Marathon experience by becoming a VIP on race day. Enjoy a full spread of goodies (both pre and post-race) from food and drinks to massages, and yes, even a private bathroom! These amenities are exclusive to VIPs ONLY. But YOU can become a VIP. All you need to do is sign up during registration for the Austin Marathon. If you’re already registered for the race but want to take advantage of this luxurious offer then sign up by clicking here and purchasing the VIP option. Space is limited so act fast!

VIP Benefits:
  • Pre-race private lounge access inside Google Fiber space (½ block from start line)
  • Pre-race continental breakfast pre-race (coffee, bananas, bagels, etc.)
  • Post-race private lounge access with balcony finish view at Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel
  • Post-race catered lunch and beverages (including beer/wine for 21+)
  • Post-Race Mini Massage
  • Private Pre-Race Gear Check with transport to Post-Race VIP
  • Private restroom access within both pre and post-race spaces
  • Commemorative Austin Marathon apparel item
  • Exclusive race day savings at The Austin Marathon Store – 20% Off All Gear


  • $150 (race entry not included)


Read Before Registering

• Combo Deal – At time of check out you will have the option to add the 2017 3M Half Marathon for an additional $10 OFF! This offer is only available at the of checkout.

• The race organizers strongly discourage anyone under the age of 16 from participating in this event but it is ultimately up to the parent/guardian.

• The following are prohibited from the course: pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles.

• Contact us for rules on wheelchairs.

• If you would like to race for a charity and fundraise for them, visit the Austin Gives Miles program page for details.

• All official finishers of the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon presented by NXP will receive a finisher’s medal.

• iPods and other music players are permitted on the course. However, for your safety and others’, please be aware of your surroundings.

What if I Register and Can’t Race?

Can’t Make it to the run? Don’t worry – we make it easy to Roll Your Reg! You can transfer your registration to another person in the current year or for yourself to next year – for any reason. Looking for just a refund, we have that too.

Refunds – Now Closed.
  • 50% refunds are available until August 30, 2016. No refunds will be available after that date.
  • In most cases, refunds will be issued to the credit card used during registration and will take up to 10 days to appear on your credit card statement.
Transfers – Transfer your registration to another participant for 2017
  • All transfers must be approved through High Five Events. Cannot be transferred if an event is sold out.
  • Before November 22 transfers are $30 (Half) and $50 (Full).
  • November 23 through February 13 transfers and deferrals are $50 (Half ) and $70 (Full).
  • Once a transfer has been submitted it cannot be reversed.
Transfers – Change distances for 2017
  • All transfers must be approved through High Five Events. Cannot be transferred if an event is sold out.
  • Before February 13th distance transfers are $30 (Full to Half) and $30 + Price difference at current rate (Half to Full)
  • Distance transfers close February 13th.
  • Once a distance transfer has been submitted it cannot be reversed.
Deferral- Defer your registration to 2018
  • All deferrals must be approved through High Five Events.
  • Before November 22  deferrals are $30 (Half) and $50 (Full).
  • November 23 through February 13 deferrals are $50 (Half ) and $70 (Full).
  • Once a deferral has been submitted it cannot be reversed.
Important Notice & How to Submit

For the safety of all participants, athletes may not give or sell their entry to anyone as a part of non-approved transfer. Anyone caught attempting to sell or transfer their race entry/bib to another person or participate in using another participant’s race entry/bib as part of a non-approved transfer, will have said race entry/bib revoked, be disqualified, and be removed from the race without refund.
These policies are necessary because almost all of the supplies and services for the event must be purchased well in advance of the actual event date.

Please fill out the following form for a  refund/transfer/ distance transfer/deferral.