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, April 24th. 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

We have extended our 30th Anniversary celebrations through 2022! Best pricing through May 3rd! 2021 Participants, check your digital swag bag for a special discount!


Click here to do so! Need help? Use the live chat feature located at the bottom right hand corner of your screen.

Read Before Registering

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

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

Refund/Transfer/Deferral Policy

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 a 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.


The Austin Marathon has been moved to April 25, 2021. The event will consist of a half marathon, 5k, and 1-mile run. No 26.2 distance will be run in 2021. See the link at the top of the page to see the full COVID-19 Plan.


             April 19, 2021 – Last day to request a Transfer/Deferral online

             April 20 – April 24 – Transfers and Deferrals are available in person at the Expo only.

             April 24, 5 p.m. – No Transfers & Deferrals requests will be processed after this time. 


  • 50% refunds are available for the April 25th Austin Half Marathon through November 13, 2020.
  • Transaction fees cannot be refunded.
  • Transferred registrations cannot be refunded.


  • Participants may transfer their registration to another participant for a fee based on the distance. You will need to find the person to transfer to.
    • 5k = $15.00
    • Half Marathon = $25.00
  • 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:
    • Half Marathon to 5K = NO LONGER AVAILABLE. 5K is SOLD OUT.
    • 5K to 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. 


We are offering a free deferral to participants IF AND ONLY IF the Austin Half Marathon, 5K and Mile event is canceled as a result of COVID-19. 

  • Entry fees & VIP tickets can be deferred to 2022, 2023, or 2024.
  • High Five Events merchandise sales (Medal Plates & Photos) will defer with registration.
  • Non-High Five Events merchandise sales (Spot insurance) will be refunded.
  • Charity Donations and Membership Sales (Dell Children’s, Marathon Kids, ARC Memberships) are final at the time of sale. No refunds and no deferrals.

If you would like to defer your registration to 2022 independently of our COVID-19 Policy, please read the process below.

    • Before March 15 = $45.00 
    • March 16 – April 24 = $55.00
  • 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 outside of the COVID-19 policy.
  • 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

Virtual registrations cannot be refunded, exchanged, transferred, or deferred.

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