Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K
|Date||February 14, 2021|
|Distance||Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K|
The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour is an annual marathon held in Austin, Texas. Austin Marathon weekend features the Manzano Mile presented by Dole on Saturday morning. The Marathon, Half Marathon, and KXAN SimpleHealth 5K benefitting Paramount Theatre on Sunday morning. A two-day expo takes place on Friday and Saturday. The 2021 Austin Marathon will celebrate its 30th anniversary on February 14, 2021.
The race begins at 7:00 a.m. and features a highly-competitive elite field. It is livestreamed by FloSports so spectators and loved ones around the globe can watch. Runners from all 50 states and 35 countries typically run the annual Austin Marathon.
The new Austin Marathon course, debuted in 2018, was designed to provide a better participant and spectator experience and allow enhanced traffic flow along the course, while still finishing with the picturesque Texas State Capitol as every runner’s backdrop. The first half of the Austin Marathon has remained unchanged. After Mile 12, half marathoners will head south to the finish line. Marathoners continue east before turning north and running on Guadalupe St. through the heart of the University of Texas campus. The course highlights Austin attractions like the University of Texas Tower and historic Hyde Park neighborhood. It eventually takes marathoners on a tour of East Austin’s restaurants, murals, and landmarks. Marathoners make their way back downtown to finish at 9th and Congress Ave. in front of the picturesque Texas State Capitol.
The Austin Marathon and Austin Half Marathon both start at 2nd St. and Congress Avenue. The course goes by Austin landmarks and areas, like downtown, the Colorado River, SoCo, Hyde Park, and the University of Texas at Austin campus, passing by Memorial Stadium. Bands perform live music along the race route in a tribute to Austin's label as The Live Music Capital of the World. The race ends near where it begins on Congress Avenue, just south of the Capitol. The course is USATF certified.
Austin Gives Miles, the Official Charity Program of the Austin Marathon®, raised $702,500 in 2020. The 25 Central Texas nonprofit organizations accepted into the program worked to exceed the program’s fundraising goal while increasing awareness of their organization and recruiting race day volunteers. Since 2014, Austin Gives Miles has raised $3.8 million for Central Texas nonprofit organizations. In 2019, Moody Foundation became presenting sponsor for Austin Gives Miles. Since 2015, Austin Gives Miles has been a Moody Foundation grant recipient. During this time, their total contributions have reached $1.2 million.
The Austin Marathon injected $48.5 million into the Austin economy during the 2019 race weekend. 2019's economic impact on the City of Austin is a $11 million (23 percent) increase from the 2018 event.
It was founded in 1991 by Motorola, who served as title sponsor for fifteen years. The marathon was sponsored by AT&T in 2007 and 2008, but ran with no title sponsor in 2009. From 2010 to 2013, the race was called the LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon. Freescale returned as presenting sponsor in 2014 and 2015. NXP Semiconductors and Freescale completed their merger in December 2015, with NXP becoming the presenting sponsor for 2016 and 2017. Under Armour was the presenting sponsor of the 2018 Austin Marathon, but had no title sponsor. In 2019, an agreement was reached naming Ascension Seton the title sponsor. Under Armour also returned as presenting sponsor for the 2019 Austin Marathon. KXAN-TV became title sponsor of the KXAN SimpleHealth 5K benefitting Paramount Theatre in 2019. Both Ascension Seton (title) and Under Armour (presenting) will return as sponsors for the 2021 Austin Marathon. KXAN will return as title sponsor for the 2021 KXAN SimpleHealth 5K.
Men's marathon winners
|DATE||NAME ATHLETE||COUNTRY||WINNING TIME|
|February 16, 2020||William Bertrand||United States||2:28:11|
|February 17, 2019||Joey Whelan||United States||2:17:03|
|February 18, 2018||Joey Whelan||United States||2:21:37|
|February 19, 2017||Joe Thorne||United States||2:32:05|
|February 14, 2016||Hayato Sonodo||Japan||2:23:30|
|February 15, 2015||Betram Keter||Kenya||2:16:21|
|February 16, 2014|
|February 17, 2013||Omar Martinez||United States||2:35:09|
|February 19, 2012||Edward Kiptum||Kenya||2:22:50|
|February 20, 2011||Keith Pierce||United States||2:29:25|
|February 14, 2010||Keith Pierce||United States||2:20:35|
|February 15, 2009||Jeremy Borling||United States||2:30:05|
|February 17, 2008||Jacob Frey||United States||2:20:38|
|February 18, 2007||Jynocel Basweti||Kenya||2:14:02|
|February 19, 2006||Mindaugas Pukstas||Lithuania||2:13:43|
|February 13, 2005||Mikhail Khobotov||Russia||2:12:38|
|February 15, 2004||Andrzej Krzyścin||Poland||2:14:18|
|February 16, 2003||Andrzej Krzyścin||Poland||2:12:40|
|February 17, 2002||Andrzej Krzyścin||Poland||2:12:10|
|February 18, 2001||Mukhamet Nazipov||Russia||2:11:14|
|February 20, 2000||Janko Benša||Yugoslavia||2:14:18|
|February 14, 1999||Peter Fleming||Scotland||2:17:14|
|February 15, 1998||Abderrahim Benredouane||Morocco||2:16:45|
|February 16, 1997||Andrei Tarasov||Russia||2:16:52|
|February 18, 1996||Dmitriy Kapitanov||Russia||2:15:59|
|March 5, 1995||José Iniguez||Mexico||2:16:27|
|March 6, 1994||Doug Kurtis||United States||2:21:35|
|March 7, 1993||Brad Hawthorne||United States||2:17:53|
|March 15, 1992||Alberto Puente||Mexico||2:24:00|
Women's marathon winners
|DATE||NAME ATHLETE||COUNTRY||WINNING TIME|
|February 16, 2020||Sarah Jackson||United States||2:55:17|
|February 17, 2019||Heather Lieberg||United States||2:42:27|
|February 18, 2018||Allison Macsas||United States||2:43:11|
|February 19, 2017||Allison Macsas||United States||2:48:16|
|February 14, 2016||Chandi Moore||United States||3:02:39|
|February 15, 2015||Cynthia Jerop||Kenya||2:54:22|
|February 16, 2014||Marnie Staehly||United States||2:57:27|
|February 17, 2013||Mariko Neveu||United States||2:55:04|
|February 19, 2012||Shannon Bixler||United States||3:02:28|
|February 20, 2011||Desiree Ficker||United States||2:50:35|
|February 14, 2010||Elle Pishny||United States||2:53:16|
|February 15, 2009||Elle Pishny||United States||2:52:32|
|February 17, 2008||Lucy Hassell||England||2:36:26|
|February 18, 2007||Moges Zebenaye||Ethiopia||2:39:46|
|February 19, 2006||Tatyana Pozdnyakova||Ukraine||2:34:23|
|February 13, 2005||Tatyana Borisova||Kyrgyzstan||2:31:01|
|February 15, 2004||Tatyana Borisova||Kyrgyzstan||2:30:40|
|February 16, 2003||Sylvia Skvortsova||Russia||2:37:22|
|February 17, 2002||Marian Sutton||England||2:31:43|
|February 18, 2001||Elena Paramonova||Russia||2:32:56|
|February 20, 2000||Tatyana Titova||Russia||2:34:03|
|February 14, 1999||Lydia Grigoryeva||Russia||2:35:38|
|February 15, 1998||Tamara Karlyakova||Russia||2:37:55|
|February 16, 1997||Alla Doudayeva||Belarus||2:39:55|
|February 18, 1996||Svetlana Zakharova||Russia||2:36:45|
|March 5, 1995||Andrea Bowman||United States||2:40:19|
|March 6, 1994||Irina Bondarchuk||Russia||2:42:22|
|March 7, 1993||Lori Norwood||United States||2:47:08|
|March 15, 1992||Kay Jones||United States||3:13:13|
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