19 Jul Registration Opens for the Austin Marathon 5K
Registration has opened for the Austin Marathon 5K benefiting the Paramount Theatre. The Austin Marathon 5K will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017; the same day as the the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon® presented by NXP. The 5K will be capped at 2000 participants.
The Austin Marathon 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. The 3.1-mile course will begin on Congress Avenue and showcase downtown Austin and The University of Texas before finishing in front of the Paramount Theatre. It will then switch to the marathon course. The Austin Theatre Alliance, which manages the Paramount and Stateside Theatres, is also an Austin Gives Miles Official Charity.
“The Paramount is thrilled to be partnering with the 2017 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon and honored to be the beneficiary of the Austin Marathon 5K,” said Maica Jordan, Executive Director of Development for the Austin Theatre Alliance. “This is an ideal marriage of two Austin icons – the Paramount Theatre and the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon.”
The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon will celebrate its 26th year running in Austin. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 20+ countries around the world. With start and finish locations just a few blocks apart, and within walking distance of many downtown hotels and restaurants, the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon is the perfect running weekend destination. Participants can still register for the marathon or the half marathon.
“We’re excited to continue this partnership with the Paramount,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “We have two goals for this 5K: put on a successful event and help support an Austin icon.”
Photo credit: Mandy Earnshaw, Birdsong Imaging