Potential Vendors

The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon Expo is the beginning of an exciting weekend in The #1 City in America!

Runners will be treated to a bucket list experience and some of Austin’s finest sightseeing! They will pass iconic landmarks like UT Tower, The I Love You Mural, and Austin Power Plant. They will enjoy miles of Austin’s unique neighborhoods such as SOCO district and Hyde Park and be greeted by cheering crowds as they close in on the finish line in front of the Texas State Capitol on historic Congress Ave.

Join the festivities at the Expo in our culture-rich city and truly experience The Live Music Capital of the World! There is no other town in Texas like Austin, and being a part of the weekend in the #1 city in America will be an experience you’ll never forget as you share your products, services, ideas and professional services to runners from all over the world.

NOTE: Not only are booths available at the two-day expo at the Palmer Events Center on FEBRUARY 17 and 18 – there are also tent spaces at the finish line festival on race day, FEBRUARY 19!

A little about the Austin Marathon:

  • 17,000 runners
  • 75,000 spectators
  • 1.2 million 2018 Live Broadcast Views
  • Runners from 25 countries and all 50 states
  • 37 million in economic impact in 2018

The Austin Marathon Health & Fitness expo draws over 45,000 people through its doors. With hundreds of vendors in a variety of fields, the expo is the perfect way to reach the endurance market you are targeting.

We are very excited to offer the opportunity for you to showcase your business to our athletes. You can see a live layout and book your booth at the link below.

If you have additional questions about the expo, please email our expo coordinator, Debra@highfiveevents.com.

About Austin

Austin, TX is the nation’s fastest growing city, with 150 people moving to the city nearly every day. It turns out, Austin is as great as everyone makes it out to be. Here are just a few things that make Austin great: 

Live Music Capital of the World because it has more live music venues per capita than anywhere else in the nation. (Austin Visitors Bureau)

Best City to Live In – 2 Years in a Row (World News)

#1 Economy in the U.S. (The Business Journals’ On Numbers, 2013)

#1 Greenest Cities in Texas (EnvironmentTexas.org)

#1 Best City for the Outdoors (Forbes, 2009)

#1 Fittest City in Texas and #11 Fittest City in America (The American College of Sport Medicine, 2013)

#1 metro for aspiring millennial home buyers (National Association of Realtors, 2016)

#2 Best Cities to Raise a Family (Parenting.com)

#5 on The Top 25 Future-Ready U.S. Cities list (Convene Magazine)

#6 Best Nightlife Scenes in the USA (USnews)

5th Most Educated City in the U.S. with 45.1% of the population having a college degree or higher. (US Census Bureau)

Accolades

48th largest race in the United States in 2014

25th largest Marathon out of 1,100 marathons in the USA

33rd largest Half Marathon out of 1,135 Half Marathons in the USA

21st best marathon finishers medal by Marathon & Beyond

Voted #1 on DailBurn.com 15 Fun, Fast and Beginner-Friendly Marathons

Voted Best Long Distance Road Race in Austin 2014 and 2015 (Austin Fit Magazine, January 2015)

Top 3 Best Road Races in Austin every year since 2011 (Austin Fit Magazine)

One of 6 Best Marathons for Beginners (RunnersWorld.com)

One of 15 Bucket List Marathons in the US (Competitor.com, April 2015)

Top 20 Marathons  in the USA (TopEventsUSA.com)

Important Numbers

17K

RUNNERS

80K

SPECTATORS

28

LIVE
BANDS

50K

EXPO
ATTENDEES

2K

VOLUNTEERS

650K

DONATED TO
CHARITIES

26

AGM
CHARITIES

25.5M

ECONOMIC
IMPACT

Demographic

Age

Under 25 - 16%
25 to 34 - 35%
35 to 44 - 25%
45 to 54 - 16%
55 to 64 - 6%
65+ - 2%

Gender

  • Highly educated with 79% having earned a college diploma.
  • Affluent individuals and families with household incomes of more than $75,000
  • Active participants who train year round. 38% run more than 2 marathons a year
  • The average runner purchased 3.2 pairs of running shoes in the last year contributing to the 2.31 billion in jogging/running footwear sales reported by the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA).
  • The favorite race distance continues to be the half-marathon reflecting why the half-marathon has been the fastest growing distance in the U.S. since 2003 and why for four consecutive years (2006-09) the 13.1 mile distance has grown by 10% or more in this country, according to Running USA.
  • 83% Agreed affiliations with Austin Marathon contributes positively to their impression of the company.