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3M Half Marathon - Austin

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    Stone Lake Boulevard & York, Austin, TX (map)

    30.387211 -97.738251


    The race will begin in North Austin and run into Downtown Austin, right in front of the Texas State Capitol.

    Walkers are encouraged as long as they are able to complete the course within the cutoff time. The The 3M Half Marathon course will remain open and completely supported for four hours. That’s a 19 minute per mile pace.


    FRIDAY, JAN 20
    1:00PM – 7:00PM  Packet Pickup & Expo

    10:00AM – 5:00PM  Packet Pickup & Expo

    SUNDAY, JAN 22
    5:30AM  Runner gear check opens
    6:55AM  Wheelchair start
    7:00AM  3M Half Marathon start time
    8:15AM  Buses begin returning participants from the finish line to the start line area
    8:30AM  Awards Ceremony
    11:00AM  3M Half Marathon course closes
    11:15AM  Last bus departs the finish area and returns to the start area


    Friday, January 20, 2016: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Saturday, January 21, 2016: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


    The 3M Half Marathon Packet Pickup & Expo will be held at the Austin Convention Center located at 500 East Cesar Chavez Street in Austin.

    All participants must pick up their packet at Packet Pickup. Packets include gear check bag, bib number, safety pins and timing device. 

    There is no race day Packet Pickup and packets cannot be mailed.

    The clear plastic bag you receive at Packet Pickup must be used for your gear check bag. We will not accept any other bags. Be sure your bib number is printed as largely and clearly as possible on the bag before you turn it into gear check buses on race morning. You will use the self-adhesive gear check tag (located along the top of your bib number) to attach to you gear check gear check bag.

    All participants are required to pick up their race packet during Packet Pickup & Expo hours.


    We are very excited to offer the opportunity for you to showcase your business to our athletes. With 6,500 participants expected to register for the 2016 race, the 3M Half Marathon is a perfect way to reach the endurance market you are targeting. For inquiries and to request a prospectus, please email Debra Saleny at[masked].


    The Austin Convention Center has two Parking Garages: The 2nd Street Garage located at 201 East 2nd Street and the 5th Street Garage located at 601 E. 5th Street. Parking prices vary depending on how long you remain parked at the garage. Seehere for more details.

    We encourage you to carpool or to ride your bike. There are 124 bicycle racks secured to the sidewalks or pavements around the exterior of the Austin Convention Center building. Most racks are located along 4th Street, between Red River and Trinity.

    There are two Austin B-Cycle stations located right outside the convention center at the intersections of 3rd Street & Trinity Street as well as 4th Street at the MetroRail Station. For more Austin B-Cycle information, please visit their website.

    There is a Capital MetroRail stop right outside the Austin Convention Center at 401 East 4th Street. 
    For the most current information on schedules and fares, please visit the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) website.


    Early Registration: 1/25 – 2/1 $65  2/1 – 5/31 $75  6/1 – 8/8 $85  8/9 – 11/14 $95  11/15 – 1/2 $10  51/3 – 1/19 $115  EXPO $125 COMBO DEAL

    At time of check out you will have the option to add the 2017 Austin Marathon & Half Marathon presented by NXP for an additional discount! Receive an additional $10 off the 2017 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. This offer is only available at the of 3M checkout.


    50% refunds are available until August 8, 2016. No refunds will be available after that date. This policy is necessary because almost all of the supplies and services for the event must be purchased well in advance of the actual event date. Please email [masked] to request a refund. In most cases, refunds will be issued to the credit card used during registration and will take up to 10 days to appear on your credit card statement.


    All transfers must be approved through High Five Events. Athletes may transfer their registration to another participant for a $30 transfer fee until 11/14/2016. Transfers after 11/14 the transfer fee will increase to $50. For the safety of all participants, athletes may not give or sell their entry to anyone as a part of non-approved transfer. Anyone caught attempting to sell or transfer their race entry/bib to another person or participate in using another participant’s race entry/bib as part of a non-approved transfer, will have said race entry/bib revoked, be disqualified, and be removed from the race without refund.


    If you are currently registered for the[masked]M Half Marathon you may apply to defer your registration to[masked]M Half Marathon or the 2017 Austin Marathon & Half Marathon.

    Deferrals will assessed a $30 processing fee through 11/14/2016. Deferrals after 11/14 will be assessed a $50 processing fee. Once a deferral is submitted, the decision is final and cannot be reversed. The option to defer closes January 16, 2017. Deferrals to the 2017 Austin Marathon & Half Marathon will include the price difference in registration + the processing fee.

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