Austin Marathon is an annual
marathon held in Austin, Texas.
Freescale Semiconductor, spun off
from Motorola's semiconductor
products sector in 2006, founded the
marathon in 1991 and served as title
sponsor for fifteen years. The
marathon was sponsored by AT&T in
2007 and 2008, but ran with no title
sponsor in 2009.
the geography of downtown Austin,
the marathon is relatively flat
compared to many other marathons.
Along with the Dallas White Rock
Marathon and the Houston Marathon,
the Austin Marathon forms the final
leg of the Marathons of Texas, a
series of winter marathons held
approximately one month apart from
each other from December through
February in Texas.
LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon and Half
Marathon courses are USATF certified
courses that run through some of
Austin's most scenic and historic
areas, including Lady Bird Johnson
Lake, the Allandale and Hyde Park
neighborhoods, Congress Avenue, the
University of Texas campus, and the
State Capitol complex.
gently rolling and shaded course is
90% asphalt with long straightaways
and approximately 28 turns. The 26.2
course gains approximately 14 feet
per mile over the first 17 miles
before dropping over 33 feet per
mile over the final 9 miles to the
finish on Congress Avenue in the
shadow of the State Capitol