200 Congress Ave

North of Congress Street Bridge


Sunday, April 25, 2021

KXAN Simple Health Austin Marathon 5K

Be part of the Austin Marathon Weekend with the Austin Marathon KXAN Simple Health 5K benefitting Paramount Theatre.

The Austin Marathon 5K is the only 5K that goes down historic South Congress Ave. Runners will take the same start line as the Austin Marathon for an out and back course. 

The course is perfect for families and fundraising teams. In addition to raising money for Paramount Theatre runners can join charity teams to help raise money for Austin Gives Miles charities.

Event participants will receive a one-of-a-kind shirt, snacks, and a finisher medal.

After collecting your finisher medal walk down to the State Capitol to watch the professional runners finish the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon! Don’t miss the finish festival with Live Music Stage, Beer Garden, Food Truck Court, and more! Spectators are welcome to come out and watch the excitement.

“The Paramount is thrilled to be partnering with the Austin Marathon and honored to be the beneficiary of the Austin Marathon 5K,” said Maica Jordan, Executive Director of Development for the Austin Theatre Alliance. “This is an ideal marriage of two Austin icons – the Paramount Theatre and the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon.”

Online Registration

This distance is sold out for 2021. You can still register for the half marathon.

Event Details


5K finishers receive commemorative 2021 Finisher Medals


Smile! Make sure to pose for your official Marathon finisher photo. Available for pre-purchase at a discounted price, here.


Athletes will receive a pre-stuffed bag full of snacks to fuel their recovery as they explore the rest of the finish line festival.


Participants will receive a bottle of water that can be refilled at water monsters throughout the festival or at the nuun electrolyte hydration station.

Weekend Schedule

The times on this schedule are subject to change based on our COVID-19 Plan.

THURSDAY, April 22

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Packet Pickup
Health Screening Survey must be complete before bib will be released. Surveys will be sent out to participants starting Tuesday April 20th.

FRIDAY, April 23

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Packet Pick Up
Health Screening Survey must be complete before bib will be released. Surveys will be sent out to participants starting Tuesday April 20th.

SATURDAY, April 24

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Packet Pickup & Expo
Health Screening Survey must be complete before bib will be released. Surveys will be sent out to participants starting Tuesday April 20th.

SUNDAY, April 25

7:00 – 8:15 AM Half Marathon Start
Participants must start at their designated times slot. They will receive a text to remind them that their corral is open. As part of our mitigation plan, start times are assigned to ensure least density on course. While we understand that this is different than in year’s past it is essential as part of our COVID-19 guidelines and a critical element in Austin Public Health’s approval for the event to occur this year. We appreciate your understanding that we cannot alter start times to group people together.
8:45 – 8:55 AM Austin Marathon 5K benefitting Paramount Theatre start
12:00 PM Course closes

There is no race morning packet pick up. All packets must be picked up before 5 p.m. Saturday.

Course Map

About KXAN Simple Health

KXAN Simple Health Title Sponsor Austin Marathon 5K

KXAN’s Simple Health initiative was formed in partnership with the American Heart Association to bring Central Texans compelling stories and relevant resources focused on health and wellness. We believe that finding information to live a healthier life should be easy and that Simple Health can be your resource for easy ways to eat smart, add color, move more and be well.

About The Paramount Theatre


As one of the first – and few remaining – examples of early and distinctive theatrical architecture, the Paramount stands as a testament to how important the venue is to the community and the cultural landscape that makes Austin unique. Once you’re there, you can’t help but feel you’ve entered a special place that wraps itself around you, making you feel welcome, timeless and inclusive, both with other members of the audience and the performance itself.

From Houdini to Katharine Hepburn, to current artists like Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett and Sheryl Crow, the Paramount, and its audiences have seen it all over the past 100 years…here’s to the next century!

  • The Paramount hosts more than 200,000 audience members each year
  • Literally millions of patrons have seen a performance within these walls
  • The Paramount hosts 250+ performances a year
  • Over the years, it is estimated that as many as 10,000 artists have graced the Paramount stage
  • The Paramount provides access to the performing arts to over 20,000 underserved youth each year


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