Austin marathon 2016

Type
Road
Date
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2016
Start Time
7:00 AM
Distance
5 K, Half Marathon, Marathon
$
120
-
$
140
/ Adult
Distance:
Half Marathon, Marathon
Description
Marathon
The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon® courses are USATF certified courses that run 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.The gently rolling and shaded course has long straightaways and approximately 28 turns. The 26.2 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. The Marathon route has a total ascent of 591 ft and has a maximum elevation of 764 ft. Starting elevation is 546 ft.

START AREA
The Start Line is located at the 100 Block of Congress Avenue at W. 2nd St. Start time for both the Austin Marathon and the Austin Half Marathon is at 7:00am CST. The start area is self-seeding based on the honor system. Pace signs, noting MARATHON finish goal times and pace per mile will be located throughout the start area. Pacers will also be on site holding pace signs for runners to line up near. Please seed yourself according to your expected pace or Marathon finish time to allow for the most efficient flow of runners through the Start Line.

Restrooms will be spread throughout the Start Area, near downtown parking garages, and in the Finish Area for your convenience. Please utilize the first restrooms you see on race morning.

Medical and information tents will also be located in the Start Area to assist with your last minute needs. Please plan ahead if possible.
 
Schedule
Activity
Date
Time
Comment
Packet pickup2/12/20162:00 PM - 7:00 PMPalmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road
Packet pickup2/13/201610:00 AM - 6:00 PMPalmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road
Other2/14/20165:30 AMGear Check Opens
Race start2/14/20167:00 AM - 2:00 PMAustin Marathon
Race start2/14/20167:00 AM - 11:00 AMHalf Marathon
Race start2/14/20167:30 AMParamount Break-A-Leg 5K Start
Rates
Name
Per
Distance
Deadline
Price
Half MarathonAdultHalf Marathon1/26/2016
$
120
MarathonAdultMarathon1/26/2016
$
140
Personal Trainers
Personal Trainer
$
15
-
$
30
/ Person / Session
Type:
Personal, Pair, Group
Sport:
Running, Strength
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Training Programs
As a full-time member, you compete with other teammac runners in road races and relays throughout the year. We focus on both a fall marathon and a spring marathon, and spring training ... morealways includes a training program for Boston each year. During the summer, we focus on faster speedwork and compete at track meets and faster.
Group training on 4 days each week: 2 speed sessions, 1 long run workout, and 1 water running workout

You should have a mileage base of about 30 miles per week before joining teammac. It can be made up of easy running or some speedwork, as prior speed training is not a requirement to join.
Program Coaches:
Running Events:
Organization:
Age Group:
Adults
Running Terrain:
Road, Trail, Track
Running Distances:
1 K, 1 Mile, 3 K, 5 K, 4 Mile, 8 K / 5 Mile, 10 K, 15 K, Half Marathon, Marathon
Courses
Paramount Break-A-Leg 5K Course Information
Description
Show your love for the Paramount Theatre this Valentine’s Day by running our 9th Annual Paramount Break-a-Leg 5K! The 5K takes place Sunday, February 14th in conjunction and partnership with our main squeeze, the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon®, in support of the historic Paramount & Stateside Theatres. And, we’ll return the love by providing each pre-registered participant with a Paramount 5K Break-A-Leg race t-shirt and other great items!
 
RACE INFO:
The Paramount Break-a-Leg 5K starts at 11th and Congress Avenue and ending at the finish line of the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon® near the entrance of the historic 100 year old Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue.
 
Because love can quickly turn into an obsession, we’re also encouraging runners to dress up as their favorite performer from the Paramount (actress/actor/musician/usher etc.) for a chance to win some cool prizes. Plus, we’re welcoming 5K runners into our open arms (Paramount Theatre lobby) before and after the race (5:45am – 10am) for access to our restroom facilities as well as pre- and post-race coffee and hot chocolate.
 
Half Marathon Course Information
Description
The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon® courses are USATF certified courses that run 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.

START AREA

The Start Line is located at the 100 Block of Congress Avenue at W. 2nd St. Start time for both the Austin Marathon and the Austin Half Marathon is at 7:00am CST. The start area is self-seeding based on the honor system. Pace signs, noting MARATHON finish goal times and pace per mile will be located throughout the start area. Pacers will also be on site holding pace signs for runners to line up near. Please seed yourself according to your expected pace or Marathon finish time to allow for the most efficient flow of runners through the Start Line.

Restrooms will be spread throughout the Start Area, near downtown parking garages, and in the Finish Area for your convenience. Please utilize the first restrooms you see on race morning.

Medical and information tents will also be located in the Start Area to assist with your last minute needs. Please plan ahead if possible.

Biking on race morning is encouraged. There will be a large, secure bike valet that will be staffed so you don’t even have to bring your lock!

ENTERTAINMENT

With over 30 Austin bands to keep you motivated, from local Austin rock bands, to drummers, cheer groups and dance teams, we will help keep you moving and keep you entertained! Spectators along the course throughout each neighborhood will also support you in your efforts to meet your goal of finishing strong!

AID STATIONS

Lemon-Lime Endurance Formula Gatorade will be located at aid stations throughout the course. Gatorade will be provided first in the series of tables. Gatorade will also be provided in green Gatorade logo cups and will have Gatorade table skirts to help visually. Water will be provided second in the series of tables, after Gatorade. Individual volunteers will be announcing the beverage they are offering as well. Course maps indicate the location and also the side of the road that aid stations will be on. (water, Water Monsters for refilling, Gatorade, and food will also be supplied in the finish area.)

Seton Health Care Systems medical teams will be located at each aid station, marked by red “Medical Station” Seton signage, at the end of the aid zone.

Restrooms will be located at every aid station at every aid station along the course. There will be at least four restrooms at each station.

CLOCKS & MILE MARKERS

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.

FINISH AREA

The Finish Line of the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon is located at 10th Street and Congress Avenue, just south of the Texas State Capitol Building. Once crossing the finish line, runners will be given their finishers medals, heat sheets (if necessary), water, Gatorade, recovery food supplied by HEB, and photo opportunities by MarathonFoto.

FESTIVAL AREA

Restrooms will be located throughout the area.

Gear Check will be available for those who will be claiming bags that were dropped off before the race.

There is no official family reunion area. Please plan to meet you family at a designated location. We suggest the food court area near the main stage!



 
Marathon Course Information
Description
Marathon
The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon® courses are USATF certified courses that run 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.The gently rolling and shaded course has long straightaways and approximately 28 turns. The 26.2 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. The Marathon route has a total ascent of 591 ft and has a maximum elevation of 764 ft. Starting elevation is 546 ft.
 
START AREA
The Start Line is located at the 100 Block of Congress Avenue at W. 2nd St. Start time for both the Austin Marathon and the Austin Half Marathon is at 7:00am CST. The start area is self-seeding based on the honor system. Pace signs, noting MARATHON finish goal times and pace per mile will be located throughout the start area. Pacers will also be on site holding pace signs for runners to line up near. Please seed yourself according to your expected pace or Marathon finish time to allow for the most efficient flow of runners through the Start Line.

Restrooms will be spread throughout the Start Area, near downtown parking garages, and in the Finish Area for your convenience. Please utilize the first restrooms you see on race morning.

Medical and information tents will also be located in the Start Area to assist with your last minute needs. Please plan ahead if possible.

Biking on race morning is encouraged. There will be a large, secure bike valet that will be staffed so you don’t even have to bring your lock!
ENTERTAINMENT
With over 15 Austin bands to keep you motivated, from local Austin rock bands, to drummers, cheer groups and dance teams, we will help keep you moving and keep you entertained! Spectators along the course throughout each neighborhood will also support you in your efforts to meet your goal of finishing strong!
AID STATIONS
Lemon-Lime Endurance Formula Gatorade will be located at aid stations throughout the course. Gatorade will be provided first in the series of tables. Gatorade will also be provided in green Gatorade logo cups and will have Gatorade table skirts to help visually. Water will be provided second in the series of tables, after Gatorade. Individual volunteers will be announcing the beverage they are offering as well. Course maps indicate the location and also the side of the road that aid stations will be on. (water, Water Monsters for refilling, Gatorade, and food will also be supplied in the finish area.)

Seton medical teams will be located at each aid station, marked by red “Medical Station” Seton signage, at the end of the aid zone.

Restrooms will be located at every aid station at every aid station along the course. There will be at least four restrooms at each station.
CLOCKS & MILE MARKERS
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.
FINISH AREA
The Finish Line of the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon is located at 10th Street and Congress Avenue, just south of the Texas State Capitol Building. Once crossing the finish line, runners will be given their finishers medals, heat sheets (if necessary), water, Gatorade, recovery food supplied by HEB, and photo opportunities by MarathonFoto.
FESTIVAL AREA
Restrooms will be located throughout the area.

Gear Check will be available for those who will be claiming bags that were dropped off before the race.

There is no official family reunion area. Please plan to meet you family at a designated location.
Bring Cash
Please plan to bring cash, as not all vendors may be able to accept credit cards. Delicious local Austin food trucks will be offering tacos, acai bowls, hot dogs, burgers, and more. The merchandise trailer will be on site for those interested in purchasing cool official race merchandise. And several vendors will also be on site offering exciting race services and products.
 
Packet Pickup
Packet Pick-Up 1
Description
Expo & Packet Pickup
The 2016 Marathon Marketplace will have more than 80 vendors selling all sorts of runners’ goodies. While you’re there, get important race info and tips from speakers, shop the vendors and more. Be green and bring your own reusable shopping bag!
2016 MARKETPLACE HOURS:
Friday, February 12, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT
Saturday, February 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT
GENERAL MARKETPLACE INFO
The marketplace is located at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd. in Austin. Parking is available onsite in the event center garage ($8 per vehicle). We encourage you to carpool or to ride your bike. There are bike racks available at Palmer.

Please be aware that parking at Palmer Events Center is limited and there will be traffic delays during peak expo hours.

All participants must pick up their packet at the marketplace. Packets include gear check bag, bib and timing device, and safety pins.

There is no race day packet pick-up and packets cannot be mailed.

If you are unable to pick up your packet in person during regular marketplace hours, you can make arrangements for someone else to pick up your race packet. That person is required to present YOUR confirmation email (can be on a mobile device or printed) along with THEIR photo identification to a race support staff member at the packet pick-up area (so we have a record of who picked up your items).

The clear plastic bag you receive at packet pick-up must be used for your gear check bag. We will not accept any other bags. Be sure your bib number is printed as largely and clearly as possible on the bag before you turn it into gear check on race morning.

Use the self adhesive gear check tag provided on your race bib to attach to your gear check bag.
 
Pickup Schedule
Date
Time
2/13/20142:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2/14/201410:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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