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The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon® courses are USATF certified courses that run through some of Austin’s most scenic and historic areas, including Lady Bird Johnson Lake, the Allandale and Hyde Park neighborhoods, Congress Avenue, the University of Texas campus, and the State Capital complex.

The gently rolling and shaded course is 90% asphalt with long straightaways and approximately 28 turns. The 26.2 course gains approximately 14 feet per mile over the first 17 miles before dropping over 33 feet per mile over the final 9 miles to the finish on Congress Avenue in the shadow of the State Capitol Building.

The Marathon route has a total ascent of 591 ft and has a maximum elevation of 764 ft. Starting elevation is 546 ft.

Austin Marathoners: Here’s How To Recover

If you finished the Austin Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday, congratulations. Clearly, it was a tough race with plenty of challenges. The oppressive humidity made for difficult conditions and the up-and-down course is never easy. But finishing is the entire point of the race. Any way you slice it, 26.2 or 13.1 miles of [...]

Tough Conditions Slow Austin Marathon; Joseph Mutinda and Marnie Staehly Prevail

Not every race in the Austin Marathon's 22-year history has had ideal weather, but the race has a well-deserved reputation as having some of the best marathoning weather in the country. Typically, marathon Sunday weather is clear, dry and cool. Sunday's race was anything but that. The temps—60 degrees at the start—were manageable but as [...]

2014 Austin Marathon & Half Marathon, Tweet by Tweet

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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 [...]

Tim Revell To Run 10th Austin Marathon For Cure Duchenne

One of the great traditions about the upcoming Austin Marathon is its Austin Gives Miles (formerly 26 charities for 26 miles). One of those charities is probably one you haven’t heard much about (if anything). It's called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). It’s a relatively rare genetic disease that affects one in every 3500 boys worldwide. [...]

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Half Favorite Craig Leon Using Austin As Tuneup For Boston Marathon

Entering the Austin Half Marathon on Sunday, Craig Leon will have the second fastest PR in the field (1:04:01) and be considered one of the favorites which is an odd position for him to be in. Last year at this time as he trained for the 2013 Boston Marathon, Leon was just another anonymous American [...]

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 [...]

Elite Fields Announced for ’14 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon

For the first time in five years, the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon has instituted a prize money and bonus structure which will draw several top-ranked runners from around the country to the February 16th races. Approximately, $40,000 will go to runners in the elite field in the 23rd running of this event. In the [...]

How To Carbo Load for Austin Marathon

If you’re running the Austin Marathon next Sunday (February 16th) , you’ve probably heard of the concept known as “carbohydrate-loading.” If you're new to marathoning and have never heard of this, it's an important concept to understand as you approach your final week. Simply put, carbo-loading is when you switch over from your regular eating [...]

Shrup Think: What Makes the Austin Marathon Special

I love to run this time of year in Austin.  Of course - as you might imagine - there are many reasons why, but I really do enjoy running in the cold.  Mostly, though, I love the energy of this season.  It’s marathon season in Austin.  Despite the unAustin weather, everyone bundles up and hits [...]

Austin Marathon Strategy For First-Timers

If the Austin Marathon on February 16th is your first marathon, you need to formulate a game plan today. You had a training plan to prepare you for the Austin Marathon; now you need a marathon plan. Failure to have a good one is a prescription for failure. Assuming Austin is your first marathon, your [...]

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 [...]

Tapering’s for Suckers: How to Peak for the Austin Marathon

If you’re one of the thousands of Austin runners training for the Austin Marathon or Half marathon on February 16th, congratulations on all the long runs and training efforts you’ve put in the past several months. Most of the really hard training is behind you and marathon day will be here before you know it. [...]

Williamson Repeats, Erik Stanley Continues Dominance at 3M Half Marathon

On what couldn't have been a more perfect morning for a race in central Texas, the 20th Annual 3M Half Marathon lived up to it's billing. A favorite because of the net downhill, point-to-point course, runners were bolstered by sub-40 temps at the start line and a slight north wind to push them from behind. [...]