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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 Happy Hour with nuun and Clif Bar

Who doesn’t love happy hour?

Interrupt your week by joining us at the Austin Marathon Happy Hour at The Wheel on January 4th, brought to you by nuun and Clif Bar. Run with us through the newest parts of the Austin Marathon route and try products that will help your training now while helping you execute your plan on race day. Let’s get together and have a great start to the new year!

Kick back, relax, and enjoy happy hour with your fellow Austinites. Friends, great drinks, and a good time isn’t the only thing you’ll get at the Austin Marathon Happy Hour. Walk away with treats and swag from some of your favorite endurance brands! We do happy hour right; don’t miss your chance to win prizes because what would happy hour be without a raffle to top things off?

The benefits just keep on coming. The first 50 people through the door will receive a drink ticket and an awesome nuun pint glass! Join us January 4th at The Wheel (1902 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.) for some cardio, drinks, and camaraderie with your fellow runners! Don’t miss the run, it starts at 5:30. You absolutely don’t want to miss happy hour, which goes from 6:00 to 8:00. We can’t think of a better way to conclude your exercise than by ending it with a few drinks and great people. RSVP today. Please make plans to have a designated driver. Hope to see y’all there!

Austin Marathon Happy Hour

Austin Marathon, nuun Announce Two-Year Partnership

Austin Marathon will feature nuun’s latest product, nuun performance, on race day

High Five Events is thrilled to announce a two-year partnership between the Austin Marathon® and nuun®, the pioneer of electrolyte enhanced drink tablets that turn water into an optimally balanced sports drink. The partnership with nuun, the Exclusive Hydration for the Austin Marathon, will make the Austin Marathon the first marathon in Texas, and third in the nation, to feature nuun performance on course.

“From the epic scenery and live music on course to the energetic neighborhood crowds and clean planet initiatives, the Austin Marathon is a must for every runner,” said Kevin Rutherford, nuun President and CEO. “We, at nuun, are proud to provide all runners on course with optimal and clean hydration that is used by all, from pros to first-timers.”

nuun performance

on-course flavors blueberry strawberry and orange mango.

nuun will provide their recently released and optimally balanced nuun performance to all participants. On-course flavors include blueberry strawberry and orange mango.  nuun products will also be available at the start and finish lines. nuun performance precisely balances electrolytes and carbohydrates to fuel athletes during long and strenuous efforts. Additionally, nuun and the Austin Marathon will increase community engagement and product awareness by offering free samples to training clubs, hosting happy hours, and supporting various demo runs around Austin.

“nuun offers pioneering products and a phenomenal community engagement strategy that will continue to have a positive impact on Austin’s premier running event,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “We’re glad they’ll be with us every step of the way for 2018 and 2019.”

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.