COME RUN AUSTIN!
The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K presented by Under Armour will fill Austin’s streets with more than 20,000 runners on February 16, 2020.
Being a part of the Austin Marathon guarantees a great time and some amazing perks. Registration will be available online until 4 p.m. Saturday, February 15th. All packets must be picked up in person before Packet Pick Up closes at 5 p.m.
The Start Line is located in downtown Austin. Start time for both the Austin Marathon and the Austin Half Marathon is at 7:00am CST. Restrooms will be will be readily available through the area and at the start line.
Complimentary Gear Check is available race morning stating at 5:30 am. Only the clear plastic bags provided will be accepted into the tent. Please don’t leave anything valuable in your bag as we cannot take responsibility for any lost items. Help us be green by only taking a clear plastic bag if you are sure going check gear and cannot leave your items in your hotel, car, or with a spectator.
With over 15 Austin bands to keep you motivated, from local Austin rock bands, to drummers, cheer groups and dance teams, we will help keep you moving and keep you entertained! Spectators along the course throughout each neighborhood will also support you in your efforts to meet your goal of finishing strong!
Headphones are welcome, just make sure that you can hear the course marshals & instructions from course volunteers and staff.
Strollers are only allowed for the 5K distance.
Medical teams will be located at each aid station, marked by red “Medical Station” signage, at the end of the aid zone. They will also be located at the start an finish lines.
Digital clocks will be located every 5k on both the Marathon and Half Marathon courses. These clocks will be based on gun time. Mile markers will be located every mile with raised event signage on both the Marathon and Half Marathon courses.
We will have pace groups for 2:45, 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:15, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:50, 3:55, 4:00, 4:05, 4:20, 4:35, 4:50. Pace groups 2:45 and 3:00 will run on gun time. All other pace groups will run based on chip time.
The Pace Group Leaders will be running “Even Splits”. This means that every mile will be run at approximately the same pace. Exceptions to this will be in the beginning of the race due to the bottleneck at the start, and on the miles which the course dictates. Think of them as a moving finish line with your goal time pinned to the back of their shirts.
Pets make great training partners, but please leave them at home race morning. No pets allowed on course
Austin Marathon = 7 hours (16 minute pace)
Austin Half Marathon = 4 hours (18 minute pace)
5K = 1 hour (19 minute pace)
Participants not maintaining the pace to finish within this time will be directed to get onto the sidewalk by race officials and the finish line will not remain open beyond these finishing times.