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Perks of the 2019 Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour

Perks of registering for Austin’s premier running event

Registration for the 2019 Austin Marathon® presented by Under Armour officially opens on Friday, June 1st. There are numerous perks to participating in Austin’s premier running event. We break down the race weekend perks included with your registration.

Just think: tour of Austin, sweet belt buckle medals, live music at every turn, amazing food, beer garden, and so much more. It’s okay to get excited, promise!

2019 Austin Marathon race weekend perks

Under Armour gear: perks of the 2019 Austin Marathon

Half marathoner sports his Under Armour shirt on race day.

  • distances for the whole family
    • if 26.2 miles isn’t for you, register for the Austin Half Marathon or the Austin Marathon 5K
  • sweet Under Armour participant shirts and bags
  • choice of numerous downtown hotels
    • within walking distance of the start and finish lines
    • offer discounted rates for participants who book through our website
  • 2-day, jam-packed Health and Fitness Expo (Feb. 15 – 16)
    • test new products
    • sample new nutrition/hydration
    • exclusive, commemorative Austin Marathon gear
    • sit back and relax while you watch the indoor Jumbotron
  • bragging rights for the rest of your life!

Race day perks – February 17, 2019

  • 22 aid stations stocked with nuun performance and water

    belt buckle finisher medals: perks of the 2019 Austin Marathon

    2018 Austin Marathon belt buckle finisher medal.

  • 2 Clif Bar Zones on course
  • belt buckle finisher medals
  • tens of thousands of cheering spectators
  • all the live music you can handle
    • National Anthem singer also playing at the start line
    • 20+ acts on course
    • live performances at the finish line festival
  • 2500 volunteers supporting you with their time, dedication, and energy
  • 17 different pace groups to help you achieve your goals

    professional pacers: perks of the 2019 Austin Marathon

    They pace, you race.

  • tour of all of Austin
    • coolest landmarks (I Love You So Much mural, Hi, How Are You? mural, UT Tower, Stubb’s BBQ)
    • oldest neighborhoods (Hyde Park, Clarksville, East Cesar Chavez)
    • iconic locations (Lady Bird Like (twice), South Congress Ave. 6th Street, Guadalupe Street, University of Texas)

Wait, more perks!

  • FloSports live coverage showing every finisher cross the finish line
    • 2 Jumbotrons at finish line festival to watch coverage
  • Austin Gives Miles
    • make your miles more meaningful when you run on behalf of a Central Texas nonprofit
    • 2018 Austin Gives Miles raised more than $670,000
  • option to purchase access to not one, but two VIP sections
    beer garden: perks of the 2019 Austin Marathon

    Celebrate post-race with friends and family in the Oskar Blues beer garden.

    • start line VIP where you can relax, grab a quick bite, drop your bag, and access private restrooms
    • finish line VIP complete with more live music, delicious snacks, adult beverages, perfect finish line view
  • finish with Texas State Capitol as your backdrop
  • post-race recovery zone
    • recover, roll, and stretch those muscles
    • pre-book a post-race massage
  • finish line festival
    that finish line feeling: perks of the 2019 Austin Marathon

    The moment you realize you accomplished so much on the streets of Austin.

    • Oskar Blues Austin beer garden (for 21+)
    • access to different food trucks
    • 2 different bands
    • largest party on Congress Avenue!
  • awards for various divisions
    • elites
    • age groupers
    • visually impaired runners
  • the spine-tingling, goosebump-initiating feeling of achieving goals and realizing dreams

Austin Marathon Finish Line Festival Food Trucks

Make sure your running shoes are ready and cheer signs are hilarious because the Austin Marathon is on Sunday, Feb. 18th! Thousands of people are looking forward to that unbeatable feeling of crossing the Austin Marathon or Half Marathon finish line. Tens of thousands more will cheer on their favorite runners. Whether you’re racing or watching, it’s safe to say that everyone will be hungry at some point. As if you needed more reasons to come to the Austin Marathon, here are some food trucks to visit! The food trucks will be on 5th St. in between Congress Ave. and Brazos St. Look for the WELCOME arch!

food trucks

Four Brothers

Burro Cheese Kitchen

Take things that make Austin great, personify it in artisan grilled cheese form, and you get Burro Cheese Kitchen. If you’ve been there you know what we mean, and if you haven’t, you soon will. Look for it on February 18th. You can’t miss it; it’s big, it’s yellow, and it’s cheesy!

Four Brothers

Mis hermanos y hermanas, no matter what you’re craving, the Austin Marathon will have your hunger fix! Oh, you want arepas? Four Brothers has it. You’re in the mood for an authentic cachupa? Go to the big yellow and red food truck. If you’ve never been to Four Brothers, make your Austin Marathon experience that much more unforgettable by eating there!

Juice Austin

We’re going to have something for everyone! If you just want to cool off and rehydrate with a tasty and refreshing drink, Juice Austin has you covered! So come down, have a good time, and get your juice on!

food trucks

Southside Flying Pizza

Southside Flying Pizza

You just ran a marathon, you deserve pizza. Bottom line. You just cheered at the Austin Marathon for a few hours, you deserve pizza. No questions asked. Scratch that, you never need to justify eating pizza. Swing by the Southside Flying Pizza Truck while you’re at the Austin Marathon!

Lucky Lab Coffee Co.

What type of coffee is best? Lucky Lab Coffee Co.! The Austin Marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. and you’re up to cheer on your friends. Of course, you’re going to need some coffee. Fortunately, Lucky Lab Coffee Co. will be there to supply you with some freshly-brewed liquid energy!

Slab BBQ

You really didn’t think we were going to leave out BBQ did you? If there is anything Austin knows how to do right (other than marathons) it’s BBQ. After the race, let your nose control where your legs take you next. We promise you will not be disappointed.

food trucks

Slab BBQ.

Ladies and gentleman, runners and spectators, we just gave you six more reasons to get pumped about the Austin Marathon. Look for (or smell for) the food trucks that will be located on 5th St. in between Congress Ave. and Brazos St.!

Austin Marathon Finish Line Festival to Feature the Peterson Brothers

High Five Events presents the Peterson Brothers as the main act for the Austin Marathon finish line festival. The Peterson Brothers will play two 45-minute, energetic sets for thousands of finishers and spectators on Feb. 18, 2018.

Peterson Brothers

Glenn Jr. (left) and Alex Peterson (right).

“We’re honored to be part of this great day in the city of Austin and look forward to what is always an inspiring event with incredible energy,” said Glenn Peterson Jr.

The Peterson Brothers, one of music’s most talented up-and-coming acts, have opened for artists like Austinite Gary Clark Jr., Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Buddy Guy, and the late B.B. King. The Peterson Brothers are led by Glenn Jr. and Alex and have a current residency at Austin’s famed music hall, The Continental Club. They have also performed at major music festivals like Austin City Limits, Chicago Blues Festival, and Old Settler’s Music Fest. Their two 45-minute sets will consist of original songs and well-known covers and take place from 9:00 – 9:45 and 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

“The buzz the Peterson Brothers have generated within the Austin music scene is undeniable,” said Stacy Keese, co-owner of High Five Events. “We’re thrilled to have them headline the Austin Marathon finish line festival and know that their endless energy will keep the party going for our participants.”

The Austin Marathon will celebrate its 27th year running in the capital of Texas on February 18, 2018. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 20+ countries around the world. Having start and finish locations just a few blocks apart, being within walking distance of many downtown hotels and restaurants, and finishing in front of the picturesque Texas State Capitol makes the Austin Marathon the perfect running weekend destination. Participants can register for the marathon, half marathon, or 5K.