Next Austin Marathon Price Increase Around the Corner

The next price increase for the Austin Marathon® will take place on Monday, December 11th at 11:59 p.m. CST. The price increase will affect the marathon, half marathon, and 5K events. The Austin Marathon features a revamped marathon course, recently added the Manzano Mile, and will celebrate its 27th anniversary on February 18, 2018. Registration is currently ahead of last year’s pace.

Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 20+ countries around the world. Runners will experience Austin’s unique culture with each part of the course bringing its own flavor of spectator support, music, and scenery – from funky to modern and everything in between. Highlights on course include 6th St., S. Congress Ave, S. 1st Street, Lady Bird Lake, Cesar Chavez, Guadalupe St. (aka The Drag), and The University of Texas. Runners will cross the finish line with the majestic Texas State Capitol in the background. With start and finish locations just a few blocks apart, and within walking distance of many downtown hotels and restaurants, the Austin Marathon is the perfect running weekend destination.

The Austin Marathon will increase $10, from $130 to $140. The half marathon will also increase $10, from $110 to $120. The Austin Marathon 5K will increase $5, from $45 to $50. Participants can register and see the pricing structure for all events on the website. After the December 12th price increase, the next price increase will occur on January 26, 2018.

Runners traveling from outside of Austin can take advantage of one of the marathon’s newest partners, onPeak, the leading hotel booking solution for large-scale events. Event participants who utilize onPeak’s services will receive competitive rates at hotels conveniently located near downtown Austin as well as fully flexible reservation policies for adjustable planning.

Race weekend will feature the Manzano Mile, set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 17th. This event features a timed mile, untimed mile, and kids run. It is named for Leo Manzano, Olympic silver medalist and Austin Marathon Race Ambassador. Everyone is invited to run, from elites to families. The Manzano Mile will begin at 11 a.m. and take place on Riverside Drive north of the Palmer Events Center, where the Health and Fitness Expo will be held. Registration for the Manzano Mile is $25, the untimed mile is $20, and the kids run (nine and under) is $10. Prices will increase by $5 after Thursday, Feb. 1st.

FloSports Returns to Livestream 2018 Austin Marathon

High Five Events announces the return of FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, as a strategic partner of the 2018 Austin Marathon®. FloSports will provide coverage of the marathon and half marathon races, with the livestream exclusively on FloTrack.com. World-class broadcasters will announce the race on February 18th, covering the new marathon course and the elite field.

Toni Reavis interviews Joe Thorne, 2017 Austin Marathon champion.

“We’re looking forward to working with High Five Events again to broadcast the Austin Marathon exclusively on FloTrack.com,” said Mark Floreani, FloSports co-founder and COO. “The atmosphere around this marathon is unique, and we’re thrilled to showcase the race and the city of Austin to a global audience of running fans.”

FloSports, a sports media company headquartered in Austin, Texas, will highlight the Austin Marathon Elite Field by following the men’s and women’s elite leaders throughout the marathon and the half marathon. Finish line cameras will capture every finisher as they cross the finish line. In addition to being available online at FloTrack.com, the live feed will be displayed on the two Jumbotrons located at the finish line festival. FloTrack is the worldwide leader in live and on-demand coverage of track and cross country. Watch the entire stream of the 2017 Austin Marathon.

“FloSports’ livestream of the 2017 Austin Marathon was well-executed and showcased the elite field’s competition and every finisher’s achievements,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “We’re thrilled to grow the partnership, highlight FloSports’ capabilities, and display even more of the Austin Marathon to the world through FloTrack.com.”

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Toni Reavis and Jack Murray, 2017 Austin Marathon.

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. Participants can register for the marathon, half marathon, or 5K.

Custom Austin Marathon Finisher Rings Available for First Time

Accolade Rings also created 2018 championship rings for male and female marathon winners

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2018 Austin Marathon finisher rings.

High Five Events introduces Accolade Rings as a sponsor for the 2018 Austin Marathon. Accolade Rings designed the official championship ring for the overall men’s and women’s 2018 Austin Marathon winners. They also created a beautiful, custom design that’s available to all marathon and half marathon finishers.

“We are pleased to partner with the Austin Marathon and provide the official championship rings for 2018,” said John Osgerby, owner and designer of Accolade Rings. “Our beautiful finisher rings will inspire runners of all levels and be enjoyed as a lasting reminder of a great challenge met.”

Accolade Rings will customize each Austin Marathon finisher’s ring. Customization includes finisher’s name, year, time, distance, stone placement, and size. The Austin Marathon finisher rings will be created with a proprietary metal called White Lustrium, an exclusive metal blend that is a durable and affordable silver-toned metal. If purchased prior to February 17, 2018, participants will receive a complimentary trophy box, which will also be customized with the participant’s name and the Austin Marathon logo etched into the glass top. Finisher’s rings are now available for purchase.

Trophy Box Special Offer – Receive one (1) complimentary trophy box with the purchase of a men’s or women’s Austin Marathon Finisher Ring before Feb. 17th. Promo Code: MARATHONTROPHYBOX (while supplies last). Men’s finisher rings will begin at $429; women’s finisher rings will begin at $349; the pendant will begin at $349 (all in the White Lustrium Metal). Questions about details and orders can be sent to John Osgerby, josgerby@accoladerings.com.

“The customized finisher’s rings are the perfect way for runners to commemorate their achievements at the 2018 Austin Marathon,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “The men’s and women’s marathon championship rings will elevate the competition of our ever-growing Elite Field.”

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. Participants can register for the marathon, half marathon, or 5K.