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Austin Marathon

Austin, TX


Race Dates

2018: Sunday, February 18, 2018
2017: Sunday, February 19, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 54°F (12°C)
Average High: 65°F (18°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.37
Course Score: 97.37

Race Size

2017: 2,664 Finishers
2016: 3,218 Finishers
2015: 3,148 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 4.1%
2016: 5.3%
2015: 5.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Austin Marathon is a rolling, loop course several long straightaways and approximately 28 turns. The marathon course gains approximately 14 feet per mile over the first 17 miles before dropping over 33 feet per mile over the final 9 miles to the finish on Congress Avenue in the shadow of the State Capitol building.


Marathon Rankings

The Austin Marathon was the 24th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 24th largest in 2015.

This year 4.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Austin Marathon the 377th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 103rd highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 97.37 ranks it as the 350th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 22nd fastest course in Texas.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Austin Marathon a PR Score of 97.37. This PR Score ranks it as the 306th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 21st fastest in Texas.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 750 feet (228m)
Min Elevation: 431 feet (131m)

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Ratings & Reviews for the Austin Marathon

4.3 Stars from 7 Reviews



review of 2017 Austin Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




review of 2017 Austin Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

Review

Yes, it is good to run in the place I live.

Race Tips

Weather is one of the critical element. try to train in different weathers.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

When to arrive - no need to arrive too early. better warm up before run.



review of 2017 Austin Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Great atmosphere, bands every mile or so, great local support. Hard marathon, though, with a lot of climbing and not even one flat mile

Race Tips

Run conservatively. The first serious climb occurs in miles 0-3.5 and it is a serious one. Miles 10-19 are all uphill. Try to conserve energy for the last 5 miles, which are (mostly!) downhill

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




review of 2016 Austin Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

I did the half marathon, which followed the same course for 11.5 miles. It's hilly and challenging but the crowds are amazing and it's a beautiful city.

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Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Plenty of AirBnB choices



review of 2014 Austin Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Well organized, course hits all city highlights.

Race Tips

Stay slow on the first half with all those hills, or pay dearly later!

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review of 2014 Austin Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars

Review

The course is always going up or down. There didn't seem to be any flat stretches. Even the "flat" stretch from mile 14 to 20 is a gradual uphill. I wouldn't recommend it because of the hills and unpredictable weather (it was warm and humid this year, cold last year)

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review of 2012 Austin Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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