Austin Marathon and Half Marathon 2013/2014
The Austin Marathon is an annual race held in Austin, Texas in
February. The first Austin Marathon appeared in 1992, and the last race was
held on 17 February 2013. The event features a full and half marathon for both
runners and walkers. The next Austin Marathon will take place on Sunday, 16 February
2014. Austin Marathon has previously been used as a qualifier for the Olympic
team, and the running field is normally made up of both elite athletes and
first-timers whose only hope is to complete within the timeframe and without
hitting the wall - and everything in between. This diverse athlete field usually
has representatives from all over the U.S. and from a dozen overseas countries.
The course of the Austin Marathon is a loop around the city with start
and finish lines in downtown Austin and a few rather challenging climbs.
The whole race weekend is dedicated to the event with the
expo on Friday and Saturday and pasta party on Saturday. Sunday is the day of
the race itself, which does not go by unnoticed by Austin citizens. A swarm of
onlookers cheer the 14,000 runners on, and there are plenty of firework shows
and bands to keep the festive spirit high.
Everybody who finishes the full or half marathon will receive a medal to celebrate
and remember the achievement. In addition to this, awards are given to the top three male and female finishers
in every age category, and of the special categories for employees in
the police, military and fire department. Registration procedures for the marathon in Austin, USA,
can be found by following this
link to the official site.
Austin Marathon Course
to the Austin Marathon website to see a map and profile of the full and half marathon.
See more infomation and results on the next page:
Austin Marathon 2013/2014 Results and Information