- 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
- Road Race
I chose this race in 2019 as a training run for a Marathon I was running in the Spring. I was not disappointed!
-The packet pickup and expo was held in the Austin Convention Center. I found it to be very well-organized and easy to navigate.
-There were a lot of vendors in the EXPO from fitness companies to athletic wear to nutrition products. Most of them were interesting, but I don’t enjoy the timeshare companies that are becoming staples at these expos.
-Because the race is sponsored by 3M, the swag bag was filled with practical items like Post-it Notes and Tape .It’s my favorite race bag to date!
- The 2019 T-shirt was not my style, but seemed like a quality shirt and they did actually have XS!
-This Race is often known as the “Downhill to Downtown” Race and the “PR Maker”.
- The course is net-downhill, but be aware that there are certainly hills as part of this course.
- The course “feels” fast paced.
-Water Stations, Electrolytes were plentiful!
-Course Volunteers were great!
-Crowd Support was High!
End of Race:
-The Medal was great! It was the 25th anniversary of the race.
-Food was portioned out in a little bag to grab and go- which I enjoyed.
- There was a lot of postive energy at the finish line!
-I would definitely run this race again and recommend it to others.
-It was a relief to run such a well-organized event!
-And I did make my half-marathon PR at this race!