Austin International Half Replaces 3M Half Marathon

June 21, 2024

Rebranding Marks a New Era for Austin's Signature Half Marathon

Austin, Texas – June 21, 2024/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – High Five Events is thrilled to announce the rebranding of the renowned 3M Half Marathon to the Austin International Half. The race, set to take place on January 19, 2025, will continue to offer the same scenic route through Austin, Texas, while embracing an exciting new chapter.

“After 30 years of a great partnership with 3M, we are excited to begin a new chapter for this iconic race,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “Our commitment to excellence and community aligns perfectly with our vision for the future of this event. We believe this rebranding will enhance the race experience for all participants and further cement its status as a premier event in the running community both locally and globally.”

The 3M Half Marathon has been a staple in the Austin running scene for over 30 years, known for its fast, downhill course and exceptional organization. As the race transitions to the Austin International Half, participants can expect the same high standards, with additional enhancements brought by the new direction. All participants currently registered under the 3M Half Marathon name will have their registrations automatically transferred to the Austin International Half Marathon, ensuring a seamless transition.

“We are proud of the legacy we’ve built with the 3M Half Marathon and grateful for the many memories created over the past 30 years,” said Stacey Claessens, Global Employee Empowerment Manager, 3Mgives. “We are pleased that High Five Events will carry the tradition of this event forward and continue to provide a world-class experience for runners from around the globe.”

The Austin International Half Marathon promises to deliver an unforgettable experience with the same event producers (High Five Events), renowned course, outstanding support, and new surprises along the way. Registration for the half marathon distance and relay is open, and participants are encouraged to secure their spot early for what promises to be a milestone event in the heart of Austin.

The rebranding of the event coincides with the 2025 Launch Week that includes activities, specials, and giveaways. Launch week begins Friday, June 21, with $10 off entries; Saturday will feature a special event in partnership with The Trail Conservancy, where free snow cones will be handed out to runners on the Hike-and-Bike Trail. This will be followed by various other daily specials leading up to the final day, Friday, June 28.

For more information and to register, visit AustinInternationalHalf.com.

About High Five Events: High Five Events is the parent company of the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k, Austin International Half (formerly 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.