Ascension Seton Austin Marathon

The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K brings together the local and tourism community to RUN AUSTIN, The #1 City in America. The event features a fun course through the city ending with a downtown finish line festival. Participants can celebrate within close proximity to the hottest hotels, restaurants, and shops. Austin Marathon weekend is the perfect running event for locals, visitors and families looking for an unforgettable experience.

Being a part of the Austin Marathon guarantees a great time and some amazing perks. Registration is available online until 4 p.m. Saturday, February 13th. Remember, all packets must be picked up in person before Packet Pick Up closes at 5 p.m on Saturday.

Have a large group? Learn more about the perks of starting a team!

Come explore our culture-rich city with live music on course and downtown concert at the finish. Running the #1 city in America will be an experience you will never forget.

Online Registration


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The following are prohibited from the course:

  • pets
  • baby joggers/strollers
  • in-line skates
  • bicycles
  • any other non-official wheeled vehicles.

Contact us for rules on wheelchairs.

Each participant must pick up their own packet at the Health & Fitness Expo.

If you want to help fundraise for charity as part of your race, visit the Austin Marathon Gives program page for details.

All official finishers of the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K will receive a finisher’s medal.

If you like to listen to music while you run, for your safety and others’, please be aware of your surroundings.

Minimum age requirements: Full marathon – 16; Half marathon – 14; 5K – 2

Participant Perks

In addition to an amazing experience of a lifetime, participants also receive:

**Marathon & Half Marathon Participants. 5K finisher medal is not a belt buckle.

What if I Register and Can’t Race or Want to Change My Distance?

Refund/Transfer/Deferral Policy

This policy is in place to protect both the event and the participants. High Five Events, the producer of this event, is an operation employing many full-time staff members who work on this event year-round to ensure a fun and safe environment. Almost all of the supplies and services for the event must be purchased well in advance of the actual event date. We have worked hard to ensure there are options available while also being sure we can continue to offer the best quality event year after year. 

All transfers must be approved through High Five Events. Anyone caught attempting to sell or transfer their race entry/bib to another person will have said race entry/bib revoked, be disqualified, and removed from the race without refund. Persons trying to participate in the event using another participant’s race entry/bib as part of a non-approved transfer will be disqualified, and removed from the race without refund. 

The Austin Marathon Refund/Transfer/Deferral Policy is subject to change at any time.


If the Austin Marathon is cancelled due to a government order related to the COVID-19 pandemic, then all participants will be offered a deferral to one of the next three editions of the Austin Marathon (2022, 2023, or 2024) with the deferral fee waived.  Refunds will not be offered. 


             September 10, 2020 – Last day to request a 50% Refund for the Marathon or Half Marathon.

             October 8, 2020 – Fee increase for Deferrals

             February 8, 2021 – Last day to request a Transfer or Deferral online

             February 9 – February 13 – Transfers and Deferrals are available in person at the Expo only.

             February 13, 5 p.m. – No Transfers & Deferrals requests will be processed after this time.



  • 50% refunds are available for the Marathon and Half Marathon until September 10, 2020. Transaction fees cannot be refunded.
  • Refunds are not available for the 5K, VIP Experience, Manzano Mile or the Virtual event.
  • Complete this form to request a partial refund. 


  • Participants may transfer their registration to another participant for a fee based on the distance.
    • 5k = $15.00
    • Half Marathon = $25.00
    • Marathon = $30.00
  • For the safety of all participants, participants may not give or sell their entry to anyone as a part of a non-approved transfer.  Transaction fees cannot be refunded.
  • Shirt size is not guaranteed for transferred registrations. 
  • Complete this form to request a transfer. 


  • Participants may transfer to a different distance at the 2021 Austin Marathon.  The fee schedule is as follows:
    • Marathon to Half Marathon = $25.00
    • Marathon to 5K = $25.00
    • Half Marathon to 5K = $25.00
    • Half Marathon to Marathon = $25.00 transfer fee + registration price difference at the time. 
    • 5K to Marathon or Half Marathon = $25.00 transfer fee + registration price difference at the time. 
  • By transferring distances, you will receive the shirt, bib, and any other items associated with your new distance, not your old registration.
  • Price differences between events will not be refunded if transferring to a shorter distance.
  • Once a distance transfer has been submitted, it cannot be reversed. 
  • Shirt size is not guaranteed for transferred registrations.
  • Complete this form to request a transfer. 


  • If you are currently registered for the 2021 Austin Marathon or Austin Half Marathon you may apply to defer your registration to the 2022.
    • June 1 – October 7, 2020 = $35.00
    • October 8 – January 31 = $45.00 
    • February 1 – February 13 = $55.00
  • Deferring a 2021 Half to 2022 Full = Add $20.00
  • Once a deferral is submitted, the decision is final and cannot be reversed. Deferrals cannot be processed after a packet has been picked up.
  • 5K, VIP, Manzano Mile and Virtual registrations cannot be deferred. 
  • To request a deferral, please email with your request and registration confirmation #. Please also indicate that you have reviewed the policy and fees. The confirmation code can be found in your Confirmation Email or by viewing your account on
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