The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon and Half Marathon will fill Austins streets with more than 20,000 runners. Participants are treated to experience Austins 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.
How to enter the The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon & Half Marathon
- Run 26.2mi
- Run 13.1mi
The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon & Half Marathon routes
The Start Line is located in downtown Austin. Start time for both the Austin Marathon and the Austin Half Marathon is at 7:00am CST. Restrooms will be will be readily available through the area and at the start line.
- The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon and Half Marathon will start at 2nd & Congress and end at 9th & Congress.
- The Austin Marathon 5K will start and finish at 2nd & Congress.
Austin Marathon = 7 hours (16 minute pace)
Austin Half Marathon = 4 hours (18 minute pace)
5K = 1 hour (19 minute pace)
Participants not maintaining the pace to finish within this time will be directed to get onto the sidewalk by race officials and the finish line will not remain open beyond these finishing times.
We will have pace groups for 2:45, 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:15, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:50, 3:55, 4:00, 4:05, 4:20, 4:35, 4:50. Pace groups 2:45 and 3:00 will run on gun time. All other pace groups will run based on chip time.
The Pace Group Leaders will be running “Even Splits”. This means that every mile will be run at approximately the same pace. Exceptions to this will be in the beginning of the race due to the bottleneck at the start, and on the miles which the course dictates. Think of them as a moving finish line with your goal time pinned to the back of their shirts.
Digital clocks will be located every 5k on both the Marathon and Half Marathon courses. These clocks will be based on gun time. Mile markers will be located every mile with raised event signage on both the Marathon and Half Marathon courses.
Medical teams will be located at each aid station, marked by red “Medical Station” signage, at the end of the aid zone. They will also be located at the start an finish lines.
Complimentary Gear Check is available race morning stating at 5:30 am. Only the clear plastic bags provided will be accepted into the tent. Please don’t leave anything valuable in your bag as we cannot take responsibility for any lost items. Help us be green by only taking a clear plastic bag if you are sure going check gear and cannot leave your items in your hotel, car, or with a spectator.
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Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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