High Five Events announces the partnership between the 2018 Austin Marathon® and ALVIES. As the Official Belt and Boot, ALVIES will produce the popular Austin Marathon-specific belts for marathon and half marathon finishers; the perfect accompaniment for the Austin Marathon and half marathon belt buckle-inspired finisher medal.
“We’re honored to be the Official Belt and Boot partner of the Austin Marathon for the second year in a row,” said Alvie Faulkenbery, founder of ALVIES. “We worked closely with High Five Events to design a belt that would perfectly complement the 2018 belt buckle finisher medals and we know finishers will wear it with pride.”
ALVIES, an Austin original, brought together a combination that has long been a staple of the Austin culture, boots and flip-flops. In doing so, they’ve created a line of products that relate directly to the culture of Austin. Their belt buckle inspired finisher belts will be available for purchase online before race weekend, at the expo, on race day, and on ALVIES’ post-race. You can visit them at their Airstream at the 2018 Health and Fitness Expo.
“The 2017 Austin Marathon-themed belts were very popular during race weekend and we’re glad ALVIES is back for a second year,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “Runners want a fashionable way to show off their race day accomplishments and ALVIES has once again given the Official Belt an Austin feel.”
The Austin Marathon will celebrate its 27th year running in the capital of Texas on February 18, 2018. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 20+ countries around the world. Having start and finish locations just a few blocks apart, being within walking distance of many downtown hotels and restaurants, and finishing in front of the picturesque Texas State Capitol makes the Austin Marathon the perfect running weekend destination. Registration is still available for the marathon, half marathon, and 5K.