3M Half Marathon Price Increase Coming Soon

The next price increase for the 3M Half Marathon will take place at 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, November 14th. The price will increase from $95 to $105. The 3M Half Marathon is scheduled for January 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. With registration at its current pace, it is expected that the event will reach capacity.

The 3M Half Marathon boasts one of the fastest 13.1-mile courses in the country and will celebrate its 23rd year running in 2017. Runners will enjoy a point-to-point course with mostly downhill running that showcases some of Austin’s finest locations. Starting in north Austin and finishing in front of the Texas State Capitol, runners will appreciate a 306’ net elevation drop.

Runners traveling from outside of Austin can take advantage of one of 3M Half Marathon’s newest partners, onPeak, the leading hotel booking solution for large-scale events. Event participants who utilize onPeak’s services will receive competitive rates at hotels conveniently located near the start and finish lines as well as fully flexible reservation policies for adjustable planning.

Participants can register today. After the November 14th price increase, the next price increase will occur on January 2nd. Individuals and groups interested in volunteering are encouraged to apply today.

3M Half Marathon to Utilize onPeak’s Hotel Booking Technology

High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is pleased to announce that the 3M Half Marathon will implement the services of onPeak, the leading hotel booking solution for large-scale events. Through the platform, registrants can secure the best hotel rates near the start line or the finish line.

onPeak’s forward-thinking housing services and tech solutions factored into the decision to partner with event. Customer service is a high priority of High Five Events and onPeak will make the hotel booking experience an easier process for participants and spectators who travel to Austin.

onPeak’s services include competitive rates at hotels conveniently located near the race venue and fully flexible reservation policies for adjustable planning. The onPeak hotel reservation interface provides an easy way to make and manage bookings for groups of all sizes. onPeak offers a dedicated staff for personal service and any special customer requirements.

“Providing the best experience for our registrants is our top priority and that includes the hotel booking experience,” said Stacy Keese, co-owner of High Five Events. “onPeak has great rates, is simple to navigate and book, and provides top-notch customer service.”

The 3M Half Marathon boasts one of the fastest 13.1-mile courses in the country and will celebrate its 23rd year running in 2017. Runners will enjoy a point-to-point course with mostly downhill running that showcases some of Austin’s finest locations. Starting in north Austin and finishing in front of the Texas State Capitol, runners will appreciate a 306’ net elevation drop. Participants can register and book their hotel on the website.

About High Five Events: Beginning with the launch of a single triathlon in 2003, High Five Events has grown to become one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States. In addition to the events it owns and produces, the Austin, Texas-based company offers consulting and event production services to dozens of additional events each year. High Five Events is community-centric and has more than 83 years’ experience organizing large events across different venue types in a variety of locations. Follow High Five Events on Twitter (@highfiveevents), Instagram (@highfiveevents), and Facebook (facebook.com/HighFiveEventsWorldWide/) for news and updates.

About onPeak, LLC: onPeak is the leading hotel booking solution for large-scale events. The company’s unmatched customer service, operational excellence, and award-winning marketing connect event planners and their customers with the right accommodation solutions to maximize room blocks and strengthen hotel and destination relationships. onPeak’s creative business strategies are delivered with a personal touch and global reach, elevating the event housing of more than 100 clients who span an array of industries.

3M Half Marathon to Partner with Clif Bar

High Five Events is pleased to announce that Clif Bar & Company will be the Official Sports Nutrition for the 2017 3M Half Marathon. The partnership will provide runners with Clif Bar’s nutritious products before, during, and after one of the country’s fastest half marathons.

Clif Bar returns for another year to the 3M Half Marathon, set to take place on January 22, 2017. Runners can look for CLIF SHOT® Energy Gel on course at the CLIF® Energy Zone and other products at the finish line. In addition, the 3M Half Marathon and Clif Bar will increase community engagement and product awareness by offering free samples to training clubs, sampling product at running stores, and supporting various demo runs around Austin.

“Clif Bar did a great job last year and we’re glad they’re back for another year of running Downhill to Downtown,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “Their products are well-respected throughout the industry as is their approach to community engagement.”

The 3M Half Marathon boasts one of the fastest 13.1-mile courses in the country and will celebrate its 23rd year running in 2017. Runners will enjoy a point-to-point course with mostly downhill running that showcases some of Austin’s finest locations. Starting in north Austin and finishing in front of the Texas State Capitol, runners will appreciate a 306’ net elevation drop. Participants can register on the website.

“Clif Bar is excited to return for another year and support runners in their quest to PR at the 3M Half Marathon,” said Jeanine Romine, Regional Marketing Manager at Clife Bar. “Providing runners with nutrition and on-course support will help maximize their effort as they push themselves to run their best race.”

About Clif Bar & Company: Clif Bar & Company is a leading maker of nutritious and organic foods and drinks, including CLIF® Bar energy bar, LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®; and CLIF Kid®, Nourishing Kids in Motion®. Focused on sports nutrition and snacks for adventure, the family and employee-owned company is committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, community, and planet. For more information on Clif Bar & Company, please visit www.clifbar.com, check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/clifbar and follow us on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/clifbar.

nuun® Will Be Exclusive Hydration Partner for the 2017 3M Half Marathon

High Five Events is pleased to announce the partnership between the 3M Half Marathon and nuun and company, the pioneer of electrolyte enhanced drink tablets that turn water into an optimally balanced sports drink.

nuun will be the exclusive hydration for the 3M Half Marathon, set to take place on January 22, 2017. They will provide their optimal hydration sports drink to all participants on course. nuun will also be available at the start and finish lines. In addition, nuun and High Five Events will increase community engagement and product awareness by offering free samples to training clubs, sampling product at running stores, and supporting various demo runs around Austin.

“nuun did a great job last year and we’re excited to have them back for 2017,” said Jack Murrary, co-owner of High Five Events. “Their products are well-respected throughout the industry as is their commitment to the community. We look forward to building upon this great relationship.”

The 3M Half Marathon boasts one of the fastest 13.1-mile courses in the country and will celebrate its 23rd year running in 2017. Runners will enjoy a point-to-point course with mostly downhill running that showcases some of Austin’s finest locations. Starting in north Austin and finishing in front of the Texas State Capitol, runners will appreciate a 306’ net elevation drop. Participants can register on the website.

“The nuun team is thrilled to hydrate the remarkable community of runners at the 3M Half Marathon,” said Kevin Rutherford, nuun President and CEO. “Our mission is to inspire every person to actively achieve life’s next personal best and we look forward to celebrating all of the runners’ accomplishments in the Capital of Texas.”

About High Five Events: Beginning with the launch of a single triathlon in 2003, High Five Events has grown to become one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States. In addition to the events it owns and produces, the Austin, Texas-based company offers consulting and event production services to dozens of additional events each year. High Five Events is community-centric and has more than 83 years’ experience organizing large events across different venue types in a variety of locations. Follow High Five Events on Twitter (@highfiveevents), Instagram (@highfiveevents), and Facebook (facebook.com/HighFiveEventsWorldWide/) for news and updates.

About Nuun & Company: nuun, based in Seattle, WA, is on a mission to inspire a healthier, happier, more active lifestyle so that everyone can achieve life’s next personal best. As the pioneer of electrolyte enhanced drink tablets, nuun is passionate about and committed to replenishing active people and our planet by using clean ingredients and practices in the great tasting and industry leading sports drink. Founded in 2004, nuun was the first to separate electrolyte replacement from carbohydrates, and twelve years later nuun active hydration remains the #1 selling sport drink product in bike, run, outdoor specialty, and outdoor chain stores. To learn more, visit www.nuun.com or follow them on social media.

Austin Distance Challenge to Culminate with Austin’s Two Premier Running Events

Austin Marathon and Half Marathon and 3M Half Marathon set to be final two events

 

High Five Events is excited to continue their ongoing partnership with the Austin Runners Club (ARC) and their Austin Distance Challenge (ADC). The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon presented by NXP and the 3M Half Marathon are confirmed to be the final two events of the Austin Distance Challenge.

The Austin Distance Challenge, organized by the Austin Runners Club, is a competitive running series that allows runners to compete across five different events. Each race’s distance increases as the series progresses. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Austin Distance Challenge is a perfect fit with many Austin runners’ marathon training programs. Other events include Run Free Texas 8K, Run for the Water 10 Mile, and the 38th Annual Decker Challenge Half Marathon.

“The Austin Distance Challenge has become an Austin tradition and we’re glad to be involved during its 20th year,” said Stacy Keese, co-owner of High Five Events. “The 3M Half Marathon and the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon presented by NXP will close out the ADC’s 20th year in style.”

The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon will be the culminating event for the Austin Distance Challenge. Runners participating in the Distance Challenge have the option to run the full marathon or the half marathon to complete their specific track. Whether you run 26.2 or 13.1 miles, this year’s finish line festival will be one to remember.

“The Austin Distance Challenge is a unique event series that provides participants a great way to prepare themselves for the big stage on race day,” said Austin Distance Challenge Coordinator Megan Baker, referring to the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon.

The 3M Half Marathon will be the fourth out of the five Austin Distance Challenge events. This is your event if you’re looking to run a good time and have a good time. Runners have been PRing at this Austin favorite for years. Starting in north Austin and finishing in front of the Texas State Capitol, runners will enjoy a 306’ net elevation drop.

“We’re excited to celebrate the ADC’s 20th Anniversary with two of Austin’s premier running events,” said Elaine Chung, Vice President of the Austin Runners Club. “From tackling longer distances to flying down the 3M Half Marathon’s famously fast course, participants are united by one goal – to join the ranks of Distance Challenge Finishers.”

Austin Distance Challenge participants will receive a tech shirt, free ARC membership (first time participants only), access to the famous ADC Hospitality Tent, specialized goodies, and an invitation to the End-of-Season party. The Austin Distance Challenge beneficiary will be The Trail Foundation. Registration is open for the Austin Distance Challenge.

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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Nov. 5, 2015: 3M Half Marathon Seeks US Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifiers to Run 2016 Event

Austin, TX – November 5, 2015 – The 3M Half Marathon (www.3Mhalfmarathon.com) is seeking American distance runners who have been accepted into the US Olympic Marathon Team Trials to compete in an invitational elite half marathon race on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

“The 3M Half Marathon has an international reputation for speed and beauty. What better venue for our Olympic hopefuls to get in a time trial than here in Austin?” said 3M Half Marathon Race Director, Christina Yamanaka.

The 3M Half Marathon Invitational features a fast, well-supported USA Track & Field sanctioned and certified point-to-point course with a net elevation drop of 306’. The 3M Half Marathon was named by Outside Magazine as one of the 10 most Iconic Races in the U.S. in 2015 and was ranked number one on the Austin Fit Magazines ‘Bucket List’ of 2015 running events. Over 6,500 runners are expected to take part.

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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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