No matter the race, outstanding volunteers go the extra mile

The High Five Events’ “Nomination Contest” will feature volunteers who went above and beyond at one of our events. These phenomenal volunteers help us produce successful, safe, and fun events for athletes, volunteers, and staff.

Highlight on Volunteers: Audrey Loeffler

Audrey hanging out before the start of the 2018 Rookie Triathlon.

Our first winner is Audrey Loeffler. She was nominated for being an outstanding volunteer at the 2018 3M Half Marathon. At the expo, Audrey volunteered at Packet Pick Up. She helped check-in the athletes and give them their bib numbers and world-famous packets. On race day, she was a volunteer captain for Runner Gear Pickup and Drop Off. She oversaw a team of volunteers and made sure that every athletes’ gear bag made it from the start line to the finish line without inconveniences.

Audrey’s nomination as an outstanding volunteer resulted from being “very helpful and friendly.” She began volunteering for High Five Events in 2016 and has showcased these characteristics ever since.

Audrey enjoys volunteering at big events “because of the energy at those events.” Additionally, Cap10K is her favorite event to volunteer at because she gets to “experience both sides of the race” by racing and volunteering. Audrey received a $100 gift card to Jeffrey’s Restaurant. The 3M Half Marathon and its runners greatly appreciate her time, dedication, and positive attitude. Congratulations!!  

Know a volunteer who goes above and beyond like Audrey? Fill out this short form and nominate them today!

***Press Release

High Five Events opens vendor registration for the 2018 3M Half Marathon. Exhibitors are invited to preview, showcase, and sell their services and products to an estimated 8000 participants plus their friends and family. The 3M Half Marathon Packet Pickup and Expo will take place on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20, 2018.

The 2018 3M Half Marathon Packet Pickup and Expo will be held at the Austin Convention Center. Centrally located downtown, the Austin Convention Center offers plenty of convenient parking and easy access to bike racks, CapMetro, and MetroRail. It is also close to several downtown hotels. Vendor booths for the 2017 3M Half Marathon Packet Pickup and Expo sold out in advance. Businesses interested in registering for a booth can see the price breakdown, floorplan, and booth information here. They can also contact Debra Saleny, Expo Coordinator,

The 3M Half Marathon boasts one of the fastest 13.1-mile courses in the country and will celebrate its 24th year running in 2018. 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 near the Texas State Capitol, runners will appreciate a 306’ net elevation drop. Participants can register on the website.