Austin Marathon

Austin Marathon

 
4.8 (4 reviews)

Austin, TX
February 19, 2017

The Austin Marathon is a USATF certified courses that runs 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.

Race Reviews: 4
Overall Rating:
 
4.8
Course:
 
4.8
Organization:
 
4.9
Value:
 
4.8
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Another superb race held by the folks in Austin. Everything from the expo to the post race food was great. A big thanks to all the spectators that came out to watch us endure 26.2 miles.

The course has a really good mix of hills of flats. I would almost call it the perfect course -- not difficult and not easy. And the race organization is outstanding and clearly deserves praise of its own. My hat goes off to all those that helped make the race a success.

All in all an awesome race!
Overall Rating:
 
5.0
Course:
 
5.0
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
5.0
Reviewed by Aubrey Bell on 5/31/2014
Racing Experience: 10 - 20 Marathons
Location: Houston, TX

Review: Another superb race held by the folks in Austin. Everything from the expo to the post race food was great. A big thanks to all the spectators that came out to watch us endure 26.2 miles.

The course has a really good mix of hills of flats. I would almost call it the perfect course -- not difficult and not easy. And the race organization is outstanding and clearly deserves praise of its own. My hat goes off to all those that helped make the race a success.

All in all an awesome race!

All around this race is clearly well organized. All pre and post race logistics were extremely smooth.. Even better than the big boys (NY and Boston).

The course was a little too hilly for my liking, but still good. I wasn't expecting to hit a PR anyway (thanks to a darn injury), so it was all good by me. And with any big city race, it's really nice to run a mix of downtown and local neighborhoods.

The best part by far had to be the fan-base. Everyone was extremely supportive and really made a huge difference in those last few miles where I really needed it. It was great.
Overall Rating:
 
4.8
Course:
 
5.0
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
4.5
Reviewed by Alan Rogers on 4/12/2014
Racing Experience: 5 - 10 Marathons
Location: Dallas, TX

Review: All around this race is clearly well organized. All pre and post race logistics were extremely smooth.. Even better than the big boys (NY and Boston).

The course was a little too hilly for my liking, but still good. I wasn't expecting to hit a PR anyway (thanks to a darn injury), so it was all good by me. And with any big city race, it's really nice to run a mix of downtown and local neighborhoods.

The best part by far had to be the fan-base. Everyone was extremely supportive and really made a huge difference in those last few miles where I really needed it. It was great.

Pros:
* Great Expo
* Good organization -- no problems at all.
* Nice scenic course. There are some hills though.
* Water stops were all fully stocked and I was able to breeze through them.
* Awesome spectators!
Cons:
* NONE!
Overall Rating:
 
4.7
Course:
 
4.5
Organization:
 
4.5
Value:
 
5.0
Reviewed by Emma Parker on 4/8/2014
Racing Experience: 10 - 20 Marathons
Location: Arlington, TX

Review: Pros:
* Great Expo
* Good organization -- no problems at all.
* Nice scenic course. There are some hills though.
* Water stops were all fully stocked and I was able to breeze through them.
* Awesome spectators!
Cons:
* NONE!

My brother lives in Austin so I'm fortunate enough to run this race every couple of years. I really enjoy the less crowded races and Austin fits this profile perfectly -- not too big and not too small.

These guys really have top notch logistics. Everything from the expo to the race flowed perfectly and I have never had a bad experience. I run a lot of small-town races which typically have poor organization, so it's really nice to come here and not have to worry about any problems.
Overall Rating:
 
4.7
Course:
 
4.5
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
4.5
Reviewed by Ethan Cruz on 3/16/2014
Racing Experience: 10 - 20 Marathons
Location: Oakland, CA

Review: My brother lives in Austin so I'm fortunate enough to run this race every couple of years. I really enjoy the less crowded races and Austin fits this profile perfectly -- not too big and not too small.

These guys really have top notch logistics. Everything from the expo to the race flowed perfectly and I have never had a bad experience. I run a lot of small-town races which typically have poor organization, so it's really nice to come here and not have to worry about any problems.

Elevation Profile


Course Vitals

Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 575 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 2.25
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

Gender Distribution


Total Number of Participants: 3,200

Finishing Times

Age Distribution

Boston & NYC Qualifiers

Total Qualifiers:

Boston 175

New York 37

 

Percentage of Total Finishers:

Boston 5.4%

New York 1.1%


Note: Data based off of 2016 race results