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Austin Marathon KXAN SimpleHealth 5K

Run 5km

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The 5k benefitting Paramount Theatre, part of the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon Weekend, will fill Austin’s streets. Participants are treated to experience Austin’s finest! They race along open roads that pass iconic landmarks like UT Tower, The I Love You Mural, and Austin Power Plant; enjoy miles of Austin unique neighborhoods such as SOCO district and Hyde Park; and are greeted by cheering crowds as they close in on the finish line in front of the Texas State Capitol on historic Congress Ave.

The Austin Marathon 5K is the only 5K that goes down historic South Congress Ave. Runners will take the same start line as the Austin Marathon for an out and back course.

The course is perfect for families and fundraising teams. In addition to raising money for Paramount Theatre runners can join charity teams to help raise money for Austin Gives Miles charities.

How to enter the Austin Marathon KXAN SimpleHealth 5K

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    Run 5km
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Austin Marathon KXAN SimpleHealth 5K route

The Austin Marathon 5K is the only 5K that goes down historic South Congress Ave. Runners will take the same start line as the Austin Marathon for an out and back course.

After collecting your finisher medal walk down to the State Capitol to watch the professional runners finish the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon! Don’t miss the finish festival with Live Music Stage, Beer Garden, Food Truck Court, and more! Spectators are welcome to come out and watch the excitement!

Event Details

What’s Included
  • One-of-a-kind shirt
  • Snacks
  • Finisher Medal
Raceday Logistics
  • 5:30 AM Runner gear check opens
  • 6:40 AM Warm Up at Start Line
  • 6:55 AM Wheelchair start
  • 7:00 AM Austin Marathon and Half Marathon start
  • 7:45 AM Austin Marathon 5K benefitting Paramount Theatre start
  • 8:05 AM Let the party begin! First half marathon finisher expected
  • 9:20 AM First marathon finisher expected
  • 11:00 AM Half Marathon course closes
  • 11:50 AM Overall Champion Awards Ceremony
  • 2:00 PM Marathon course closes
  • 2:30 PM Runner gear check closes
  • 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM Official Austin Marathon After Party. Location TBD

Packet Pick-up:

Each participant must pick up their own packet.

Friday, February 14 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, February 15 10:00am – 5:00pm

  • Have your bib number and your ID ready.
  • Go to the kiosk with the number range of your bib number.
  • Next, line up in the t-shirt line for the size that is listed on your bib. You will present your bib to the volunteer and they will give you your shirt.
  • Marathon and Half Marathon participants will then pick up their 2020 commemorative bags.
  • Exit into the expo and check out what our awesome vendors have to offer!

The clear plastic bag which you receive during packet pick-up is the only bag that can be used for gear check, please keep it with you


Join the Austin Marathon volunteer team! Your volunteer time benefits the Austin Marathon runners, walkers, guests and staff by providing help in a variety of areas, including start & finish line, packet pick-up, information and water distribution. And just as importantly, volunteers provide the energy and enthusiasm to help encourage our runners to the finish line!

Our volunteer shifts will take place at the Expo (Friday 02/14 and Saturday 02/15) and on Race Day (Sunday 02/16/2020). Volunteers will receive an official volunteer t-shirt, refreshments during the shift and a huge thank you from the race team!

By helping to make the Austin Marathon a successful community event, our full team of volunteers, staff and supporters also help create economic opportunities for the City of Austin and Central Texas by way of the number of runners and guests visiting Austin for the race.


Pets make great training partners, but please leave them at home race morning. No pets allowed on course

Strollers are only allowed for the 5K distance.

Headphones are welcome, just make sure that you can hear the course marshals & instructions from course volunteers and staff.

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!

Austin Marathon KXAN SimpleHealth 5K weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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Meet the organizer

High Five Events has over 45 years of event management experience ranging from 20,000 person running events to concerts featuring well-known artists such as Lee Ann Womack, Ben Kweller, Cory Morrow and Vallejo. High Five Events is known for outstanding customer service, organization, safety, and for the enjoyment they bring the attendees.

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