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Austin Marathon Weekend Kicks Off Tomorrow; New (Old) Start for Half and Marathon

By any measure, this is the best weekend of the year for the Austin running community. The level of excitement is palpable as Marathon Sunday approaches. The Austin Marathon and its much larger half are the most prominent events we have that draw the greatest number of out-of-town runners to our fair—running—city. More than half of the registered runners are from outside of the Austin metro.

Mile-By-Mile Look at Austin Marathon and Half Marathon Course

The Austin Marathon/Half Marathon is going to be here before you know it. If you're one of the 17,000 who are running, this final week will feel like it drags on forever. But trust me on this one: Marathon Sunday--February 15th--is right around the corner.

Scouting the Austin Marathon (and Half) Hills

There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the key to having a good race during next Sunday's Austin Marathon or Half Marathon (February 15th) are the numerous hills that punctuate both courses. Push too hard on the uphills and you'll run out of gas. Fly down some of the steep downhills and you'll pound your quads and have nothing left for the tougher portions.

Perfect Race Weather Forecast for 21st Running of 3M on Sunday

On-line registration closes tonight (January 21st) at midnight for the crown jewel of the Austin racing season: The 3M Half Marathon. Long recognized as one of the top half marathons in the country, 3M has earned national recognition due to its lightning-fast, north-to-south course, peerless race organization and over-the-top goodie bag of 3M products.

Rogue Distance Festival On Tap Sunday in Cedar Park

The Rogue Distance Festival, which will be held this Sunday (January 11th) in Cedar Park, has a lot to offer: Three distances all held at virtually the same time on a very flat course, good logistics and a warm, dry spot for pre and post-race activities. About 1000 runners are expected for the three races, [...]

Local Elites and Former Winners Give Advice on How to Run Cap 10K

We reached out to a number of current elite runners and former Statesman Capitol 10,000 winners for their advice on how to run this Sunday's race. Each had their own unique perspective, ranging more than three decades of experience from the 1992 to 2012 men's champions. The consensus, however, was to stay under control within [...]

20,000 Expected For Capitol 10,000 On Sunday

The 37th annual Austin American Statesman Capitol 10,000—Austin’s annual spring fling and the largest 10-K in Texas—gets underway Sunday morning at 8 a.m. at its traditional starting point on S. Congress Avenue at Barton Springs Road, right across the street from the Austin Statesman. Nearly 20,000 runners, walkers and a wide variety of other costumed [...]

Thousands Expected For Austin Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday

By any measure, this is the best weekend of the year for the Austin running community. The level of excitement is palpable as Marathon Sunday approaches. The Austin Marathon or Half Marathon are the best and most prominent events we have that draw the greatest number of out-of-town runners to our fair—running—city. The Austin Marathon [...]

2014 Austin Marathon & Half Marathon Guide

On Sunday, February 16, 2014, more than 15,000 runners will be embarking on a 13.1 or 26.2 mile journey. We're here to help you make the very best of the day. From pre-race preparation to strategy in the latter miles, we've got it covered. Below you'll find the most comprehensive gathering of information for the [...]

A Final Look At Austin Marathon’s Hills: Where They Are, How Long and How Difficult

**Ed. note: For more of our 2014 Austin Marathon & Half Marathon coverage, visit our guide page: http://texasrunningpost.com/race-coverage/2014-austin-marathon-guide** There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the key to having a good race during Sunday's Austin Marathon or Half Marathon are the numerous hills that characterize both courses. Push too hard on the uphills and you'll [...]

How To Run the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon Step by Step

February 16th will mark the 22nd year of the signature event in Central Texas: The Austin Marathon. The race began in 1992 and since then, the course has undergone all sorts of permutations. But the race has settled on a loop course for both the marathon and half marathon which begins near the Capitol and [...]

Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge Preview

With our long, hot summer finally behind us, racing season gets underway this Sunday (October 6th) with the first race in the annual Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge series of races. As is traditional, the IBM Uptown Classic 10-K leads off the series. The Distance Challenge has been around for many years as a way [...]