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Course Questions

Are strollers and pets allowed?

Pets=no.  Strollers = 5k only.

What is the average elevation in Austin?

The average elevation in Austin is 489 feet.

Will there be clothing drop at the race?

Yes and it's free of charge to use.  Please use the clear plastic bags provided at gear bag check at race start.  No other bags will be accepted.   Please don't leave anything valuable in your bag as we can't take responsibility for any lost items.

 How long will the courses remain open?

The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon course will remain open and completely supported for seven hours.  That's a 16 minute mile pace.

The Half Marathon course will remain open and completely supported for four hours.  That's a little more than an 18 minute mile pace.

The Austin Marathon 5k course will remain open and completely supported for sixty minutes.  That's a little more than a 19 minute mile pace.

What time do the races start?

The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon will both start at 7 AM.

The Austin Marathon 5k will begin at 8:45 AM.

What will be at each aid station?

There will be water and a Medical Team at every aid station.  nuun will be served on the race routes.  There will also be at least four porta-lets near each aid station.  

Does the Austin Marathon and Austin Half Marathon allow headphones?

 Yes.  Amateur runners are permitted to run with headphones.  It is extremely important that you keep your volume low enough so that you remain aware of your surroundings, can pay attention to course marshals, and listen to instructions from course volunteers and staff.

Do you allow walkers in the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k?

Yes, walkers ar encouraged as long as they are able to complete the course within the cutoff time.  The Austin Marathon course will remain open and completely supported for seven hours.  That's a 16 minute per mile pace.  The Austin Half Marathon will remain open and completely supported for four hours.  That's a 18 minute mile pace.  The 5k will remain open for sixty minutes and  that's a 19 minute milie pace.

Can I run both the Austin Marathon and Austin Half Marathon?

No.  You must be registered for either the Austin Marathon or the Austin Half Marathon.