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Austin Marathon, Hilton Ink Partnership

Hilton to be extensively involved Austin Marathon weekend

Hilton will be the Preferred Hotel Partner for the 2019 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour®. In addition to being the Preferred Hotel Partner, the company will be the presenting sponsor for the “Hilton VIP Experience” near the Austin Marathon finish line. The Austin Marathon will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Hilton to be extensively involved Austin Marathon weekend.

“The Austin Marathon is an amazing event that is so authentically Austin, and we are thrilled to join forces with High Five Events as the preferred hotel partner,” said Tiffany Lawson, director of destination marketing, Hilton. “In addition, the Hilton VIP Experience allows our guests the opportunity to really elevate their race experience to include all the warmth and hospitality Hilton is known for.” 

Hilton hotels of Austin represent 19 hotels across seven brands in the Hilton portfolio including Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, and Homewood Suites by Hilton.

“We’re glad to have Hilton and their team on board for the 2019 Austin Marathon,” Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “With several downtown Austin hotel locations, participants can get a good night’s sleep close to the start and finish lines before chasing their goals on the streets of Austin.”

The Hilton VIP Experience

The Hilton VIP Experience at the finish line features views of the marathon and half marathon finish lines, Z’Tejas catered lunch, adult beverages, and live music. The pre-race VIP is next to the start line. It offers private restrooms, pre-race breakfast and drinks, and a separate gear bag check. Everyone who purchases the Austin Marathon VIP Experience will also receive 20% off exclusive Austin Marathon gear at the expo.

The Austin Marathon will celebrate its 28th year running in the capital of Texas in 2019. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 30+ countries around the world. Having start and finish locations in the heart of downtown Austin puts participants and spectators near all the action and within walking distance of restaurants, hotels, and shops. Finishing with the picturesque Texas State Capitol as your backdrop is icing on the cake for the perfect running weekend destination. Registration is open for all distances.

Austin Marathon Cooks Up Partnership with Z’Tejas

Z’Tejas will cater Hilton VIP Experience at Austin Marathon

High Five Events announces Z’Tejas will cater the Hilton VIP Experience at the 2019 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour®. Z’Tejas will provide Southwestern cuisine and refreshments at the finish line VIP. The Hilton VIP Experience, which includes VIP access at the start and finish lines, can be purchased for the current price of $99. The Austin Marathon will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Z'Tejas will cater the Hilton VIP Experience at the Austin Marathon.

“Z’Tejas is pleased to serve our great southwest cuisine for the Hilton VIP Experience at this year’s Austin Marathon,” said Randy Cohen, owner of Z’Tejas. “We are proud to be a part of and to have supported the Austin community with events like these over the past 30 years.”

Z’Tejas, founded in Austin in 1989, serves Southwestern cuisine with bold, flavorful twists. Their chefs work hard to create authentic, memorable dishes with only the best, fresh ingredients. Mexican classics like Chili Pork Verde, tender Carne Asada, and Grilled Shrimp Tostada Bites can be found on the menu. Customers can also enjoy Asian and Caribbean-fusion dishes like Cast Iron Skillet Dumplings and Jerk Chicken Salad. Freshness, quality and a commitment to hand-crafted cuisine are present in every delicious bite.

Z’Tejas at the Austin Marathon

“We want to give our VIP guests a taste of Austin after they cross the finish line, especially those who come from outside of Texas,” Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “Z’Tejas and their dishes reflect what Austin’s all about – innovative, vibrant, and welcoming – and we’re glad they’re involved with Austin Marathon.”

The Hilton VIP Experience at the finish line features views of the marathon and half marathon finish lines, Z’Tejas catered lunch, adult beverages, and live music. The pre-race VIP is next to the start line. It offers private restrooms, pre-race breakfast and drinks, and a separate gear bag check. Everyone who purchases the Hilton VIP Experience will also receive 20% off exclusive Austin Marathon gear at the expo.

The Austin Marathon will celebrate its 28th year running in the capital of Texas in 2019. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 30+ countries around the world. Having start and finish locations in the heart of downtown Austin puts participants and spectators near all the action and within walking distance of restaurants, hotels, and shops. Finishing with the picturesque Texas State Capitol as your backdrop is icing on the cake for the perfect running weekend destination. Registration is open for all distances.