The 27th Anniversary of The Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K will fill Austin’s streets with over 17,000 runners on Feb 18, 2017. The weekend-long event begins with over 75,000 visitors to the Health & Fitness Expo, followed by 17,000 runners on race morning, concluding with Austin style Finish Line Festival complete with 100,000 spectators, Live Coverage to over 1,000,000 viewers, and a rocking band and beer garden.
Runners are treated to experience Austin at its best. They race along open roads that pass iconic landmarks such as UT Tower, The I Love You Mural and Lady Bird Lake; enjoy miles of Austin unique neighborhoods such as South Congress and Hyde Park; and are greeted by cheering crowds as they close in on the finish line in front of the Texas State Capitol on historic Congress Ave.
The Austin Marathon has been running since 1992 and has grown to be the 25th largest marathon in the USA. This iconic race attracts top endurance athletes from around the globe, as well as many of the tech companies and industry leaders that call Austin home.
It’s namesake hometown Austin, TX is the nation’s fastest growing city, with nearly 150 people moving to the city every day. Austin is the #1 economy in U.S., the #1 in millennial home buyers, and the greenest and fittest city in Texas. We also boast the most live music venues per capita, making us the Live Music Capital of the World! Rock On!
At The Austin Marathon, we strive to improve the lives of those around us through meaningful events and partnerships. This goes beyond the participants and reaches into the realms of spectators, passersby, the community as a whole, and other companies and community partners.
Beginning with the launch of a single triathlon in 2003, High Five Events has grown to become one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States. In addition to the events it owns and produces, the Austin, Texas-based company offers consulting and event production services to dozens of additional events each year. High Five Events is community-centric and has more than 83 years’ experience organizing large events across different venue types in a variety of locations. Visit www.highfiveevents.com. Follow H5E on Twitter (@highfiveevents), Instagram (@highfiveevents), and Facebook (facebook.com/HighFiveEventsWorldWide/) for news and updates.