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The Austin Marathon | JW Marriott Austin

Gear Up for The Austin Marathon

The 2018 Austin Marathon is set for Sunday, February 18, 2018 and will include a full marathon, half marathon, and 5K course that winds through Austin’s city streets, tree-lined parks, and even bridges over the Colorado River. Run past numerous Austin landmarks including the University of Texas campus, Texas State Capitol, and the Congress Ave. Bridge. Live entertainment will keep you motivated as you run through the Live Music Capital of the World with over 15 local acts including rock bands, drummers, cheer groups, and dance teams.

Running Conditions:

Austin temperatures in February average between 44°F and 65°F, ideal running conditions! While the weather is generally dry this time of year, rainfall is always possible so it’s good to plan ahead and keep your eye on the forecasts as race day comes closer.

Start Times & Location:

The Half Marathon & Full Marathon will begin at 7 AM

The 5K Race will begin at 7:30 AM

Both full marathoners and half-marathoners will begin that race at the same starting line, which is located at the corner of 2nd Street and Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, right outside the front doors of JW Marriott Austin.

Registration is still open! Visit the official Austin Marathon website for more details.

Prepare & Relax at Our Downtown Austin Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, right at the starting line, the JW Marriott Austin is the perfect place to stay during the 2018 Austin Marathon. Whether you’re a racer, a supporter, or a spectator, our downtown hotel has you covered with oversized guest rooms and suites, featuring upscale amenities and Marriott Revive® beds for a peaceful night’s sleep . After the race, unwind with a soothing massage at the Spa by JW, or cool off with a refreshing swim in our rooftop swimming pool.

We can also help you recharge with an array of exceptional dining options ranging from the mouth-watering selections at Burger Bar to the local flavors at Corner Restaurant and the refreshed classics at OP Italian. Of course, if you’d rather just relax in your room, 24-hour room service means a great meal is never far away.

Reserve your room or suite today at one of the top-rated Austin Marathon hotels.