Nov.16, 2015: 2015 Conley Sports Productions, LLC Events Generated $24 Million in Austin Economic Activity

Austin, TX – November 16, 2015 – The 2015 3M Half Marathon and the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon presented by Freescale contributed an estimated $24 million in total business activity to the Austin economy in the first two months of this year, according to an analysis conducted using the methodology developed last year by the St. Edwards University (Austin), School of Management and Business in its evaluation of the economic impact of the Austin Marathon.

The study, which analyzed the 2015 3M Half Marathon and the 2015 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon participants spending patterns, estimates that runners contributed $3.5 million in direct economic impact and another $20.5 million in indirect and induced business activity to the Austin community. The study applied the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) multipliers to post-race survey data to construct the findings. The study did not include spectator spending or the $350,000.00 in new revenue reported by charities participating in the events.

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Sept. 1, 2015: 2015 3M Half Marathon earns Silver Level Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport

Eugene, OR – September 1, 2015 – The 3M Half Marathon, an event that hosted 6,500 athletes on January 25, 2015 in Austin, Texas, has achieved Silver Level Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport. The event was produced by Conley Sports Productions. Organizers earned credit on 37 of the best practice standards offered in the Council’s certification program for social and environmental responsibility at sporting events.

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Jan. 25, 2015: Austin Locals Take Top Honors at 2015 3M Half Marathon

AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 25, 2015 – Blue skies and cool temperatures welcomed a record-breaking number of runners across the 3M Half Marathon finish line Sunday morning. Austin local, Will Nation, age 22, finished first with a time of 1 hour, 7 minutes and 1 second (1:07:01). The University of Texas alumnus ran the 13.1-mile event at a steady pace of 5:07:00 per mile. Austin local, Bryan Morton, 32, crossed the finish line 15 seconds behind Nation with a time of 1:07:16. Collin Smith, 24, finished third with a time of 1:07:28. The event record stands at 1:01:05, held by Martin Fagan, set in 2009.

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Sept. 2, 2014: 2015 3M Half Marathon to Benefit Girlstart

AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 2, 2014 – The 2015 3M Half Marathon, one of the best half marathons in the nation this year according to Runner’s World Magazine, announced today that they have named Girlstart as the beneficiary of the event, scheduled for Jan. 25, 2015. The 3M Half Marathon will contribute $50,000 to support Girlstart’s programs in conjunction with the event.
Through its comprehensive programming, Girlstart provides a year-round, intensive suite of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education programs for K-12 girls. Girlstart’s core programs foster STEM skills development, an understanding of the importance of STEM as a way to solve the world’s major problems, as well as an interest in STEM electives, majors, and careers.

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