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Ben Phillips Returns as Official Realtor of 2018 Austin Marathon

High Five Events announces the return of Ben Phillips – Engel & Völkers Austin as the Official Realtor of the 2018 Austin Marathon®. As the Official Realtor, Phillips is currently giving away two Austin Marathon entries and two Austin Marathon VIP passes. He will also have space at the expo and finish line to talk to athletes about their housing needs.

“As a longtime member of the Austin endurance community, I’m thrilled to return as the Official Realtor of the Austin Marathon,” said Ben Phillips, Real Estate Advisor Engel & Völkers. “It’s an honor to be involved with the City of Austin’s marquee running event, supporting not only Austin runners, but runners from around the world.”

Ben Phillips – Engel & Völkers Austin knows Austin extensively and is a mainstay in the endurance athlete community. Not only does he sponsor various endurance events around town, he often participates in them as well. Phillips uses his real estate experience and knowledge of Austin to help athletes find homes that are within proximity to where they need to train.

“Having Ben back for a second year shows he truly cares about and supports the Austin endurance and fitness community,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “Ben is an endurance athlete who knows the City of Austin inside and out and combines his knowledge and real estate experience to serve all of his clients.”

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.

Why You Need Motigo During the Austin Marathon

The Austin Marathon and the social app Motigo have joined forces to bring more energy to race day! As you run, the Motigo app uses your location to send you personalized audio messages once you hit a certain point along the course. With the Austin Marathon less than one month away, act fast to get your favorite supporters to pre-record words of encouragement. Here are just a few reasons as to why you need Motigo on race day.

The Motigo app is free to use!

That’s right, the Motigo app is free to use and available for download from the iTunes Store and Google Play. Ensure you’re friends and family hear a familiar voice when they need it most without worrying about additional charges. You can overwhelm your runners with support and love!

It’s not just for runners

Motigo is not just for the runners! If for one reason or another you can’t come to the Austin Marathon, you can still cheer for your friends and family. Whether it’s work or prior engagements, make sure your athlete hears you on Feb. 18th. Record your message and choose what mile it’s played at to guarantee that your support is heard.

Gets you pumped!

Every runner at one point or another has experienced the moment where they feel like they’re bonking and they’ve got nothing left to give. Then they find the fuel in their reserves, sparked by some form of motivation. A pre-recorded message by friends and family can be that motivation that makes the home stretch more memorable!

Doesn’t interfere with other apps

The last thing anyone wants is for their running playlist to be rudely interrupted by some other app. Motigo works quietly in the background of your other music and training apps so there is no need to worry about whether or not it’ll ruin the flow of your tunes.

Runners already love it!

If you’re still on the fence about Motigo don’t just take our word for it, visit the Motigo website and read testimonials of runners, like yourself, on how it’s changed their runs and races. Read short excerpts about how the app has motivated them to run better and even get a PR!

Austin Marathon, Rickshaw Boots Form Partnership

High Five Events is excited to announce the partnership between the 2017 Austin Marathon® presented by NXP and Rickshaw Boots. As the Official Boot and Dress Belt, Rickshaw Boots will produce Austin Marathon-specific belts for marathon and half marathon finishers; the perfect accompaniment for their belt buckle-inspired finisher medal.

“When designing the finisher medal, we wanted something our finishers would be proud of while having a fashionable way to showcase their achievement,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “Rickshaw Boots’ high-quality belts will be the perfect match to every participants’ gorgeous finisher medal.”

Rickshaw Boots, an Austin original, brought together a combination that has long been a staple of the Austin culture, boots and flip-flops. In doing so, they’ve created a line of products that relate directly to the culture of Austin. Their belts will be available for purchase online before race weekend, at the expo, on race day, and on the website post-race. You can shop at their Original Vintage Airstream Trailer on 3rd and Congress.

“We are very grateful for the opportunity to be Austin Marathon’s Official Boot and Belt Sponsor,” said Alvie Faulkenbery, Founder of Rickshaw Boot & Flip-Flop Co. “We got really excited about designing a high-quality leather belt that would play a nice complement and give participants a way to show off their accomplishment year-round.”

The Austin Marathon will celebrate its 26th year running in the capital of Texas. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 20+ countries around the world. With start and finish locations just a few blocks apart, and within walking distance of many downtown hotels and restaurants, the Austin Marathon is the perfect running weekend destination. Participants can register for the marathon, half marathon, or 5K.