Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K weekend kicks off soon and there is so much fun stuff to look forward to, we are not sure we can get it all in one email, but we are going to try!
Are you ready for an incredible race weekend experience? Get ready for a full expo, packed with shopping & experiences from a wide range of vendors. Race day will be filled with fantastic food, a recovery zone, live music, the Ultra beer garden serving up delicious post-race drinks, and so much more!
Under Armour Shake Out Run
Join THE Shakeout Run of the year, this Saturday, February 19 at 6:45 AM. Running alongside The Austin Marathon, Under Armour and RAW Running, you’ll head out for some easy miles, covering routes ranging from three to five miles.
After you’re all done, you’ll be welcomed back to Fleet Feet with some recovery compression boots to make sure you’re ready to go for race day. Be sure to RSVP
10 THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS AT THE EXPO
The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon Expo & Packet Pick Up starts tomorrow! The expo is a chance for participants to visit our sponsors and partners and check out what they have to offer. The 2020 Marathon Health & Fitness Expo will have more than 100 vendors selling all sorts of runners’ goodies.
The expo is free and open to the public on Friday, February 18th, from 1:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m and Saturday, February 19th, from 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. See some of the highlights of this year’s expo.
1) Get your positive energy flowing with coffee sampling at Super Coffee.
2) Visit Fleet Feet for all your official merchandise and running gear needs.
3) Exclusive pricing for 2023! Sign up at the expo can get a Limited Edition Under Armour training shirt while supplies last.
4) Test out the official course hydration at the Nuun Hydration truck.
5) Name Wall with over 16,000 runner names! Look for yourself by your last name. Be sure to share your photos with #RunAustin #AustinMarathon!
6) Keep all your race day essentials secured at the SPI Belt booth.
7) Learn more about the benefits of Alkaline water and pick up a sample bottle from Evamor.
8) Meet the Pacers at the Pacer Lounge! You can also get a pace band to help keep your goal time on race day.
9) GIF Photobooth. Strike 3 poses and it will convert it into a fun video to share on social with all your friends! Don’t forget to hashtag #AustinMarathon.
10) Relieve some pre-race or travel stress by visiting Austin Massage Company.
AT THE FINISH FESTIVAL
Spurs Recovery Zone – Take a break, roll out, and stretch – YOU DESERVE IT! Visit the Spurs Recovery Zone and give your body a little post-race TLC with cozy lounge chairs, foam rollers, free snacks and water, Spurs tickets giveaways, a live DJ, photo ops and so much more!
Live Bands – You heard 20 bands on the course, but don’t miss the ones in the Ultra Beer Garden! Make your way through the festival where two Austin favorites, Mrtorian and Fusion will be rocking the stage at 9 AM and 11 AM, respectively.
Ultra Beer Garden – Those guests who are 21+ can come hang out and wind down at the Ultra beer garden. Enjoy delicious drinks from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Bud Light Next, Karbach Ranchwater, and Michelob Ultra.
Food Trucks – We’ll have some incredible local food trucks serving up all kinds of post-race grub! Grab breakfast or lunch from the Burro Cheese kitchen (we recommend the Waylon & Willie) or stop by Four Brothers for incredible Venezuelan food. Shawarma Point will also be there, serving up gyros and falafels. Yum!
Massage Station – Treat yourself! Austin Massage Company will be at the finish line with relaxing tables offering soothing post-race massages for as low as $20.
You did the work, now let’s celebrate! Crossing the finish doesn’t mean that you have to call it a day. Austin has plenty of fun celebrations happening throughout town and some great restaurants waiting for you! Here are just a few that you might want to check out.
Central Machine Works* – If you miss their tailgate on mile 23 from 10-1 PM, be sure to bring your race bib or volunteer shirt in to enjoy a half-price beer and $5 burgers all day.
Official RAW Running + Austin Marathon After Party* – Head down to the post-run party at Mean Eyed Cat where all are invited! Rock your RAW/Under Armour shirt, or your Austin Marathon/Under Armour shirt and come out and enjoy drink specials, friends, and partying all night long! More info here.
Drinks Lounge* – After jamming out to Fortune Hearts at the 24 mile mark, head to their bar, Drinks Lounge for another live set, enjoy $5 bloody marys & micheladas and shop for records while a DJ spins guilty pleasure and 80’s jams.
Delicious Breweries – Home to some of the best craft beer in Texas, Austin breweries are not to be underestimated! Here is a list of some of our highly recommended spots to visit.
Post Race Brunch – Our staff gives their recommendations on places to catch come post-race refuel with your crew. With everything from pancakes to Austin’s famous breakfast tacos there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Parks to Enjoy – Maybe your idea of winding down and relaxing after a big run is to spread out a blanket in the lawn and soak in your surroundings. Lucky for you, Austin has so many beloved parks that offer stunning views of our city.
*Official Austin Marathon after party
Know of any more parties that we should know about? Be sure to share in the Facebook Group and we will try and add it to the website as well.