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The 3M Half Marathon is one of the Texas capital city’s largest distance road racing events. The 3M Half Marathon follows a fast, fun, mostly downhill course through an urban setting. This chip-timed perennial Austin favorite offers one of the best goodie bags in distance running. The 2013 event features an expo and benefits Communities in Schools of Central Texas.

3M Half Marathon Provides Good Times and a Good Time

AUSTIN, Texas, January 22, 2018 -- Goals were achieved and hundreds of PRs were earned at the 24th annual 3M Half Marathon on Sunday, January 21st. More than 7000 participants registered, the most in event history, for the standalone half marathon, coming to Austin from 47 states and 19 countries. Thousands of spectators lined the [...]

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3M Race Week is Here.

AUSTIN, Texas, January 15, 2018 -- High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is making final preparations for the 24th annual 3M Half Marathon on January 21st. With registration numbers nearing 7000 participants, this field is expected to be the largest in the race’s history. The [...]

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High Five Events Continues Support of Texas Coast

AUSTIN, Texas, September 5, 2017 — High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, announces that 100% of registration and processing fees received by the 2018 Austin Marathon and 2018 3M Half Marathon from Tuesday, September 5, through Friday, September 8, will be donated to Texas Coastal [...]

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Thousands Aim for PR at 23rd Annual 3M Half Marathon

AUSTIN, Texas, January 17, 2017 -- High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is excited to produce the 2017 3M Half Marathon. The 23rd installment of Downhill to Downtown will take place on Sunday, January 22nd. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. and feature a [...]

It’s Time To Scout the Austin Marathon Hills

There is absolutely no question that the key to having a good race during next Sunday's Austin Marathon or Half Marathon (February 14th) is having a familiarity with the numerous hills that punctuate both courses. These hills must be run smoothly and well-paced. 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 uphill portions.

Jared Carson, Kristen Zaitz Lead Field At 3M Half; Zaitz Betters Course Record

Jared and Megan Carson are expecting their first child—a son—any day now. The soon-to-be pops provided an early birthday present on Sunday morning by winning the 22nd annual 3M Half Marathon in 1:08:23. It was the first half marathon victory of Carson's life and it couldn't have come at a better time for the expectant parents.

6000+ Runners Expected for 22nd Annual 3M Half Marathon on Sunday

On-line registration closes tomorrow night (January 20) 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 fast, north-to-south course, peerless race organization and over-the-top goodie bag of 3M products.

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes & Idle Gossip (Jan. 7, 2016)

On the New Year's Day runs and long runs last weekend, there was a lot of chatter about New Year's Resolutions, but I didn't hear many runners - actually any - who had made a single one. It seems those types of annual resolutions are for other people to make, not us. The old stand-byes of starting an exercise program, quitting smoking, losing weight, running a marathon, ad nauseam - just doesn't seem to float with too many of us.

The 2015-16 Austin Distance Challenge Is Almost Here

With yet another long, hot summer finally - well, mostly - behind us, racing season gets underway this Friday night (September 11th) with the Zilker Relays followed by the the first race in the annual Austin Distance Challenge series: The Run Free Texas 8-K on September 27th in Cedar Park.

Will Nation Qualifies For Olympic Marathon Trials with 1:04:56 Half

Will Nation, a 23-year-old UT grad, qualified for the '16 US Olympic Marathon Trials Saturday at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota. Nation, who won the 3M Half Marathon in January in 1:07, finished 10th in Duluth, but his time of 1:04:56 just bettered the Trials qualifying standard of 1:05, assuring him a starting position in the Marathon Trials in Los Angeles in February.

How To Recover Quickly from 3M Half Marathon Soreness

The 3M Half Marathon certainly wasn't easy—especially if it was your first—but after the exhilaration of finishing the race has passed, you might still be sore and tight. And if you're running the Austin Marathon or Half...

Road Newbie Will Nation Takes 3M; Allison Macsas Takes Her First

Will Nation can relate. Road-racing experience? Local knowledge? Forget about it. Who needs it? Certainly, not Nation. The 22-year-old recent UT grad won the 3M Half Marathon on Sunday and believe it or not, it was the very first road race of his life. Not just recent college life where track coaches tend to frown on extracurricular activities, such as a frivolous road race.

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.