Austin Marathon & Half Marathon
The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon feature USATF certified courses running 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. A not-to-be- missed event on Austin's running calendar!
Did you know that this race is part of a series of runs? If you like this race you may want to run one of the following Austin Distance Challenge events.
The start line is at 2nd and Congress Avenue adjacent to the new JW Marriott Hotel. Runners are afforded a long, straight shot across the Ann B. Richards Bridge, down South Congress Avenue before coming to the first turn three miles into the race.
There is a nearly two-mile stretch of flat and fast running along Lake Austin Boulevard between miles eight and ten, and marathoners cruise the last eight miles of gently rolling 233-foot net-downhill to the finish line on Congress Avenue at 10th Street.
Below are course maps for the marathon and half marathon.