Partnership furthers both brands’ ability to positively impact the running community for second year
AUSTIN, Texas, August 6, 2018 — High Five Events is excited to announce Under Armour, Inc. has returned as the presenting sponsor of the Austin Marathon®. The Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour will take place on February 17, 2019. The partnership will showcase Under Armour’s innovative performance products to runners from around the world, highlight their brand’s continued support of the sport of running, and provide finishers an opportunity to recover post-race in the Under Armour Recovery Zone.
“Under Armour is thrilled to be back as presenting sponsor of the Austin Marathon—it is one of the highlights of the year for us and for the running community,” said Josh Rattet, General Manager of Under Armour Run. “The city of Austin and its dedicated running community truly offer an unprecedented experience for runners from all over the world, and UA Run is proud to support them.”
Under Armour will outfit 18,000 participants and 2500 race volunteers with their HeatGear® running shirts. Additionally, they’ll provide the 30-member Austin Marathon pace team with the newly-designed UA HOVR performance running footwear and race kits. Under Armour’s community involvement will deepen as Austin Marathon-related events are confirmed in the months leading up to race day.
“By extending our partnership with Under Armour we’re both continuing our commitment to support runners from around the world and celebrate their race-day achievements,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events.
2019 will mark the Austin Marathon’s 28th year running in the capital of Texas. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 30+ countries around the world. Having start and finish locations just a few blocks apart, being within walking distance of many downtown hotels and restaurants, and finishing in front of the picturesque Texas State Capitol makes the Austin Marathon the perfect running weekend destination. Participants can register for the Austin Marathon website.
About High Five Events: Beginning with the launch of a single triathlon in 2003, High Five Events has grown to become one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States. In addition to the events it owns and produces, the Austin, Texas-based company offers consulting and event production services to dozens of additional events each year. High Five Events is community-centric and has more than 100 years’ combined experience organizing large events across different venue types in a variety of locations.
About Under Armour, Inc.: Under Armour, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland is a leading innovator, marketer and distributor of branded performance athletic apparel, footwear and accessories. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to consumers with active lifestyles. The company’s Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digitally connected health and fitness community. For further information, please visit www.uabiz.com.