Austin Marathon Partners with Biofortis Innovation Services
Austin Marathon partners with Biofortis Innovation Services to allow runners the opportunity to take part in a study.
Austin Marathon presented by NXP, High Five Events, Biofortis Innovation Services, Austin Marathon, marathon, half marathon, health study,
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Austin Marathon Partners with Biofortis Innovation Services

Austin Marathon Partners with Biofortis Innovation Services

Partnership will allow runners to participate in health study and receive comped entry to marathon


High Five Events is pleased to announce a partnership between the 2017 Austin Marathon® presented by NXP and Biofortis Innovation Services. The partnership will provide runners with an opportunity to take part in a health study during their training and be compensated for their marathon entries.

This study will assess the effects of a health beverage on the incidence of upper respiratory infections (cold and/or flu) in marathon runners. The study lasts 90 days. Runners will begin participating 45 days prior to and will continue for 45 days after February 19th. In addition to having their race registration covered, those who complete the 90-day survey will also receive a $100 gift card.

Interested participants will be asked to complete a short survey to determine if they qualify to take part in the study. They will then be notified via e-mail of their eligibility. Those who are eligible and choose to participate will receive instructions on the next steps in the process. There are two main elements to this study: daily consumption of the 8 oz. beverage and the completion of daily and weekly surveys. Visit the Austin Marathon website for more information.

The Austin Marathon will celebrate its 26th year running in the capital of Texas. 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 is the perfect running weekend destination. Participants can still register for the marathon, half marathon, or 5K.

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 83 years’ experience organizing large events across different venue types in a variety of locations. Follow High Five Events on Twitter (@highfiveevents), Instagram (@highfiveevents), and Facebook ( for news and updates.

About NXP Semiconductors: NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy, and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries and posted revenue of $6.1 billion in 2015. Find out more at

About Biofortis Innovation Services: Biofortis Innovation Services is Mérieux NutriSciences’ global Contract Research Organization which serves innovation with foods, nutrition, health, cosmetics and consumer goods.  By combining our nutrition expertise with our clinical research ability, we are uniquely experienced in executing research studies aimed at answering health questions about nutritional products. Find out more at:

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