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Implement these 3M Half Marathon pro tips for a smooth race week

The 25th annual 3M Half Marathon presented by Under Armour is less than three weeks away. Can you feel the excitement? There no better time like the present to take a look at some race week pro tips. These pro tips range from week of tips to what we strongly encourage you do once you cross the finish line. Whether this is your first 3M Half or your 13th, these pro tips will set you up for success! 

Customize race day

  • Let the professionals from FinisherPix capture your race day memories. Take advantage of the pre-race prices and order your photos today. Once the race begins prices go up! BONUS – follow these tips to get your best race-day photos.
  • Show off that PR! Customize your commemorative 25th anniversary 3M Half Marathon spinning medal. Learn how you can personalize it with your name and finishing time. 

The expo’s first hour is always the busiest

  • It’s no secret, the first hour of expos is always the busiest. There’s an energy because of race weekend, the opening of the expo, and the industry’s top vendors gathered all in one place. Add the buzz from amped participants wanting their Under Armour shirt and world-famous 3M Half swag bag and you have a recipe for a busy first hour! 
  • Participants must pick up their own packet at the expo. Don’t forget your photo ID and confirmation number!

Stay near the start line

  • Get a good night’s sleep before race day, wake up feeling refreshed, and walk to the start line! Book your hotel today and utilize the great rates secured by onPeak, our hotel partner. Just think, you won’t have to worry about parking race morning!
  • Want something specific at the finish line? Don’t forget to drop off your gear bag. We’ll take it to the finish line for you, for FREE!

Run with the pacers

  • The excitement at the start of the 3M Half Marathon is undeniable. Don’t get caught up and go out too fast! Running with the professional, Austin-based Twenty-Six Two Pace Team is an excellent way to reign in your desire to lay down the hammer.

Post-race transportation

  • If you stayed near the start line, shuttles will take you from the finish line back to the start line after the race. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of time for you to celebrate with friends and family at the finish line festival! Shuttles will be located on San Jacinto Street between 11th and 12th Street. NOTE – shuttles are not available prior to the race.

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.

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.