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Austin Marathon

Austin, TX

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, February 19, 2017
2016: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 54°F (12°C)
Average High: 65°F (18°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.37
Course Score: 97.37

Race Size

2016: 3,218 Finishers
2015: 3,148 Finishers
2014: 3,595 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 5.3%
2015: 5.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Austin Marathon is a rolling, loop course several long straightaways and approximately 28 turns. The marathon 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 building.

Marathon Rankings

The Austin Marathon was the 25th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 24th largest in 2015.

Last year 5.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Austin Marathon the 380th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 357th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 97.37 ranks it as the 349th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 21st fastest course in Texas.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Austin Marathon a PR Score of 97.37. This PR Score ranks it as the 305th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 20th fastest in Texas.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 750 feet (228m)
Min Elevation: 431 feet (131m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Austin Marathon

3.7 Stars from 3 Reviews

review of 2016 Austin Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


I did the half marathon, which followed the same course for 11.5 miles. It's hilly and challenging but the crowds are amazing and it's a beautiful city.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Plenty of AirBnB choices

review of 2014 Austin Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Well organized, course hits all city highlights.

Race Tips

Stay slow on the first half with all those hills, or pay dearly later!

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2014 Austin Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars


The course is always going up or down. There didn't seem to be any flat stretches. Even the "flat" stretch from mile 14 to 20 is a gradual uphill. I wouldn't recommend it because of the hills and unpredictable weather (it was warm and humid this year, cold last year)

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Finish Time Equivalent

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