3M Half Marathon Sets the Rhythm with Diverse Bands for On-Course Musical Motivation

January 17, 2024

10 Local Bands to play along course at the 30th Anniversary Event

AUSTIN, Texas, January 17, 2024 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The upcoming 3M Half Marathon, scheduled for this Sunday, January 21 in Austin, Texas, promises an unforgettable race experience with the finalization of its on-course entertainment lineup. Ten dynamic local bands and a DJ are set to infuse the 13.1-mile course with live music, adding an extra layer of excitement to this point-to-point race.

Stacy Keese, co-owner of High Five Events, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “We’re thrilled to welcome the diverse sounds of these local musicians. The vibrant energy of live music on the course serves as a source of motivation for the runners as they navigate through Austin’s different neighborhoods. It’s a fantastic way to showcase The Live Music Capital of the World.”

This year, the 3M Half Marathon proudly presents the following lineup of bands: Austin Taiko (Japanese Drumming), Everett Wren (Fiddler), Inside Out Steel Band (Steel Drum), Kupira Marimba (Zimbabwe Marimba), Austin Thaalam (Indian Drumming), Shirley Johnson (Accordion), The 4411, Woode Wood (Guitar & Harmonia), Stove Top Rangers (Banjo, String Bass, Guitar), Brian MacLeod, and DJ Gatsby in the Finish Line Festival.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary year, the 3M Half Marathon boasts one of the fastest 13.1-mile courses in the country. Participants will experience a point-to-point route with predominantly downhill running, showcasing some of Austin’s most iconic locations. Starting in north Austin and culminating near the Texas State Capitol, runners will enjoy a 306’ net elevation drop. Registration is open on the event’s website for those eager to be part of this thrilling race.

Participants can register on the website.

About the 3M Half Marathon: The 3M Half Marathon, established in 1995, is one of Austin’s premier running events. With a reputation for its fast and picturesque course, the race attracts runners of all levels from around the world. Organized by High Five Events, the 3M Half Marathon is a celebration of athleticism, determination, and the vibrant running community in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit DownhillToDowntown.com.

About High Five Events: High Five Events is the parent company of the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k, 3M Half Marathon, CapTex Triathlon and Kerrville Triathlon Festival. With over 150 years of combined experience, the High Five Events team specializes in organizing large-scale events across diverse venues, solidifying their presence on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in 2019 and 2020.

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