Registration for the 2024 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon Officially Opens May 9

May 8, 2023

Launch Week Offers Many Incentives to Registrants

AUSTIN, Texas, May 8, 2023/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Registration for the 2024 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k® officially opens Tuesday, May 9th. To mark the opening, there will be a week-long celebration that includes giveaways, promotions, group runs, and social gatherings. In addition, for each registration during Launch Week, Austin Marathon will donate an entry to a runner in need. Race organizers will work with Austin Marathon Gives charities to nominate and accept applications for the free entries. The 32nd Annual Austin Marathon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 18, 2024, in Austin, Texas.

“Launch Week is the start of the Running Social Event of the Year which is the Austin Marathon. These group runs and events that happen during Launch Week help build up the excitement that happens on race weekend in February. It’s a great opportunity to start meeting and socializing with fellow runners who will help pull you through the finish line,” explains Stacy Keese, co-owner of High Five Events, the producers of the Austin Marathon.

Launch Week consists of different giveaways each day plus group runs and gatherings that will also offer swag and prizes. Follow the @AustinMarathon on Instagram for more details on the group runs and giveaways. To receive each day’s offer, sign up for the Austin Marathon mailing list here.

The following is the list of activities during Launch Week:

Tuesday, May 9th

  • Run with Morning Jo’s (Austin, TX) 6:00 AM
  • Run with Twenty-Six Two (Austin, TX) 6:30 PM
  • Run with RAW Running (Austin, TX) 7:00 PM
  • Register and be entered to win 1 of 5 GU’die bags full of Energy GU’dness.

Wednesday, May 10th

  • Run with 5RUN2 (Austin, TX) 6:30 AM
  • Run with Pfun Runners (Pflugerville, TX) 5:30 PM
  • Run with Austin Tri Club (Austin, TX) 6:00 PM
  • Run with 5RUN2 (Austin, TX) 6:30 PM
  • Run with East Side Beer Runners (Austin, TX) 6:30 PM
  • Register and be entered to win 1 of 5 BPN Endurance Supplement Stacks ($250 value) with all the essentials to fuel your greatest goals.

Thursday, May 11th

  • Run with Rise and Run South Austin (Austin, TX) 5:00 AM
  • Run with Austin Front Runners (Austin, TX) 6:00 PM
  • 1 in 5 registrations will win a one of a kind colorway SPIbelt

Friday, May 12th

  • Run with Fleet Feet Downtown (Austin, TX) 6:30 AM
  • Register to be entered to win 1 of 2 Fleet Feet prize packages ($250 value) that include a pair of shoes and Austin Marathon apparel–exactly what you’ll need to build miles and keep motivated for the big race.

Saturday, May 13th

  • Run with Gilbert’s Gazelles (Austin, TX) 5:45 AM
  • Run with Twenty-Six Two (Austin, TX) 7:00 AM
  • Run with Austin Runners (Austin, TX) 7:00 AM
  • Run with ATX Runners (Austin, TX) 10:00 AM
  • Register and be entered to win 2 prime seats to St.Paul and The Broken Bones on Friday, November 3rd at the Paramount Theatre.

Sunday, May 14th

  • Run with Buda Running Club (Buda, TX) 6:00 AM
  • Register and be entered to win 1 of 2 Shokz OpenRun Pro Headphones.

Monday, May 15th

  • Run with Comedor Run Club (Austin, TX) 10:00 AM
  • Run with Austin Tri Club (Austin, TX) 6:00 PM
  • Register and be entered to win 1 of 3 $200 gift cards to Fogo de Chão.

Tuesday, May 16th

  • Run with the Morning Jo’s (Austin, TX) at 6:00 AM
  • Run with RAW Running (Austin, TX) 7:00 PM
  • Register to win 1 of 10 Austin Marathon Yetis
  • Join us for Happy Hour with EIGHT Beer at Mean Eyed Cat (Austin, TX)

Everyone who registers during launch week will also receive promo codes from our partners:

  • 30% off Under Armour
  • 25% off SPIbelt
  • 15% off Super Coffee
  • 15% off BPN

The initial pricing structure is offered during Launch Week of May 9-16 and is as follows: Austin Marathon $139, Austin Half Marathon $119, Austin Marathon 5K presented by Paramount Theatre $59. Registration is available here. Those who register during Launch Week will also have the option of adding the 3M Half Marathon and receiving $10 off as part of the combo deal. Prices increase after the conclusion of Launch Week. This year the Austin Marathon is honoring City of Austin and State of Texas Employees with steeply discounted rates; those eligible can apply for the discount here.

The 2024 Austin Marathon preparation is well underway and will once again see a premium swag bag and belt buckle finisher medal, plus continued participation of Central Texas nonprofits through Austin Marathon Gives, an enhanced finish line festival, complete with beer garden, a fully supported course with 22 aid stations stocked with Nuun, two GU Energy Zones, live music throughout the course and at the finish line festival. Having start and finish locations just a few blocks apart, being in the heart of Austin’s main attractions, restaurants and hotels, and finishing in front of the picturesque Texas State Capitol makes the Austin Marathon the perfect running weekend destination.

If you are interested in hosting a group run in your town please email info@youraustinmarathon.com to get added to the official launch week calendar.

About The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon: Founded in 1992, the Austin Marathon has been owned and operated by High Five Events since 2017. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 30+ countries around the world. The economic impact to the City of Austin is in the tens of millions of dollars annually and has provided millions of dollars in fundraising efforts to charities over the years.

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