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6 Places to Visit Along Miles 6-13 of the Austin Marathon Course

Experience Austin when you visit these 6 locations along miles 6-13

Austin is growing, but that doesn’t mean it’s losing some of its more well-known locations. Whether you’re a bookworm, trying to play a round of golf, or looking for some new shoes, we cover six must-visit locations along miles 6-13 of the Austin Marathon course. If you’re an Austinite, just moved here, or planning to visit during Austin Marathon weekend, put these places along miles 6-13 on your to-visit list!

View from the top floor of the Austin Central Library, located near Miles 6-13 of the Austin Marathon course.

View from the top Austin Central Library’s top floor.

Auditorium Shores

This slice of heaven in downtown Austin is home to the Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial Statue and the Zero Mile Marker, a common meeting place for runners. You can start here and run an uninterrupted, 10-mile loop around Town Lake. Auditorium Shores (900 W. Riverside Dr.) is home to a leash-free dog park and numerous concerts and festivals. Auditorium Shores will be on your left at Mile 6.

Austin Central Library 

The Austin Central Library (710 W. Cesar Chavez St.) is one of the city’s newest jewels. In addition to its books, it features sweeping views of Town Lake. It’s also home to gallery space, a rooftop garden, downtown Austin’s largest solar installation, and a bar and cafe. In 2018, it was named one of the greatest places in the world by TIME. A Seaholm District staple, you’ll pass this beautiful 6-floor book hotel at Mile 6.5.

Runners test their speed on the Austin High Track, located near Miles 6-13 of the Austin Marathon course.

Runners test their speed on the Austin High Track.

Fleet Feet Austin

They opened their doors in July 2018 and have been so busy you’d swear they haven’t closed them since. Fleet Feet Austin (211 Walter Seaholm Dr.) is a great place to get fitted for the shoes that are perfect for you. They’re also the Official Running Store of High Five Events, supporting athletes of all abilities. Visit Ari and his team and let them know the Austin Marathon sent you!

Austin High Track

Athletes of all levels have completed a speed workout or two at the Austin High track (2100 Stephen F. Austin Dr.). This includes Olympic athletes and runners training for their first marathon. It’s downtown location and proximity to the 10-mile hike-and-bike-trail makes it one of the most-used public tracks in the country. You’ll pass Austin’s fitness hub at Mile 7.5.

View of Deep Eddy Pool, located near Miles 6-13 of the Austin Marathon course.

Deep Eddy Pool is the oldest pool in Texas.

Deep Eddy Pool

This man-made swimming pool is the oldest in Texas and features a bathhouse built during the Depression era. Today, Deep Eddy Pool (401 Deep Eddy Dr.) is popular with swimmers for its lap swimming pool and families for its large wading pool. Clear, cold, non-chlorinated water from two different wells fills the pool. The water temperature varies from 66-75 degrees, making it usable year-round. Runners can find this watering hole near Mile 8.5 of the course.

Lions Municipal Golf Course

This is one of Austin’s most popular courses. Lions Municipal Golf Course (2901 Enfield Rd.) opened in 1924, making it the city’s first public golf course. This 18-hole course is listed on the Registration of National Historical Places by the National Park Service. Miles 8.5-10.5 wrap around the course as it reaches its furthest point west before participants turn easy, heading back downtown.

Miles 6-13 of the Austin Marathon course showcase some of Austin’s oldest and newest locations you need to visit. Whether you’re getting new shoes, checking out a book, or going for a swim, pay these places a visit! Reach out on Facebook or Twitter and let us know your favorite.

2019 Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Watch the top collegiate athletes at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

We’re HUGE fans of track and field and supporting the next generation of athletes. That’s why we’re excited our friends at The University of Texas are hosting the Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships on June 5-8.

Little known fact, Leo Manzano, the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour’s Celebrity Ambassador, is a 2x Outdoor 1500m Champ (2005 – 3:37.15; 2008 – 3:41.25). He ran for the Texas Longhorns and went on to win a silver medal in the 1500m at the 2012 Olympics!

Don’t miss a minute of the action in Austin! You’ll want to watch the best collegiate athletes compete against one another throughout four days of exciting competition. We think you’ll enjoy watching future professional and Olympic athletes compete at The University of Texas’ Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Buy your tickets, learn about the Fan Experience, plan your daily schedule, and more on their website. Who knows, you just might see one of these athletes running the streets of Austin at a future Austi Marathon, half marathon, or Manzano Mile presented by Dole.

About the Men’s Championships

The NCAA Division I Men’s Championships date back to 1921 when Illinois won the inaugural event in Chicago. Since then, USC has had the most success with 26 overall team championships and more than 100 individual titles. In recent years, Florida has been the dominant team with team championships in 2012, 2013, 2016, and 2017.

About the Women’s Championships

The NCAA Division I Women’s Championships began in 1982 with UCLA taking home the first two team titles. From 1987 through 1997, LSU recorded 11 consecutive team championships. Over the last six years, however, the field has been wide open with five different team champions, including LSU, Kansas, Texas A&M, Arkansas, and Oregon (who has won two team titles in that span).

Come out and join us in watching one of the most exciting track meets in the world!