Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
4.7
(6 Ratings)(6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.5
SCENERY
3.3
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.3
Join more than 7,500 fellow runners in Austin, Texas, to run a personal best at the 3M Half Marathon. 3M Half is a fun and fast stand-alone half marathon boasting one of the fastest 13.1-mile courses in the country. You’ll enjoy a point-to-point course with mostly downhill running, run past … MORE
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    Llewella REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I do not do well in downhill races and have only participated in this race several times because 1. the race swag is AMAZING and 2. it is local. The … MORE

    I do not do well in downhill races and have only participated in this race several times because 1. the race swag is AMAZING and 2. it is local. The race swag is out of this world. All 3M products. From post it notes, reflective tape, sand paper vacuum attachments, safety glasses, plus a spot on shirt and medal at finish. The race itself is a point to point. Plenty of start line parking. Then take a shuttle back to the start after the race. Shuttle is quick and not difficult. The race is entirely downhill, but the finish is on an uphill. Weird. My legs don’t like the transition! Fun race though!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    samantha.r.legere REPEAT RUNNER '20

    This was my second year running this race, and I loved it even more! Between all the photo ops, UnderArmor race shirt, expo, freebies from 3M, and great volunteers, the … MORE

    This was my second year running this race, and I loved it even more! Between all the photo ops, UnderArmor race shirt, expo, freebies from 3M, and great volunteers, the race was great even before we got to the starting line.

    A few things really made my experience amazing this year:
    -Clear and frequent communication via email – helpful reminders about logistics, drop-off, timing, and gear check
    -GEAR CHECK! At the start of the race it was “feels like” 28 degrees. Ubering to the race, we had no idea how we would stay warm afterward… until we received that reminder email about the gear check. It was quick, easy, free, and well organized – and made our lives significantly easier!
    -Frequent and well organized water stops, with clear signage… including “Nuun,” “Gu,” “Water,” and “Medical Tent” signs that were easy to see! Volunteers were even yelling what they were handing out, so runners didn’t have to guess. It was fabulous. I honestly have not ever seen so many medical tent options, and it was nice to see the support.
    -Cheer squads! Many people cheering along the course.
    -Downhill race – kind of rolling hills, but with more downhill than uphill. It is a fast course! I will always recommend.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    I really enjoyed this race, from the packet pickup/running expo to the post-race party. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a fast course and a good running … MORE

    I really enjoyed this race, from the packet pickup/running expo to the post-race party. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a fast course and a good running community.

    At the start this year, the temperature was 35 degrees. We definitely hadn’t planned for that, so I would definitely recommend anticipating colder temperatures in the morning! All in all, it was a good course that definitely had a bit of a hill around the end… but I would recommend it.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    blossoma19 FIRST-TIMER '19

    I really enjoyed this race, and not just because I had my first sub-2 and PR'd by 8 minutes over my half the previous month! It's a fast, net downhill … MORE

    I really enjoyed this race, and not just because I had my first sub-2 and PR’d by 8 minutes over my half the previous month! It’s a fast, net downhill and that’s hyped up a lot, but it is not without its uphill climbs, which really seemed to start in mile 10 and continue rolling right up through the finish. I liked that they had pacers in 5 minute increments, instead of every 10 minutes. Aid stations were well stocked and there were a lot of spectators along the course pretty much the whole way.

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    2
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    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    mariaevasanders REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Well organized race, the course is all downhill, gradual, you finish at the State capitol of Texas! I had always wanted to do this race, so glad I finally did! … MORE

    Well organized race, the course is all downhill, gradual, you finish at the State capitol of Texas! I had always wanted to do this race, so glad I finally did! If you plan on doing this race, I recommend you stay in a hotel close to the start line, you get to sleep in and there is a shuttle that takes you back to the start after you finish. Enjoy Austin !!!

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    2
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    4
    SCENERY
    3
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    4
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    M_Sohaskey Mar 18, 2017 at 4:16pm

    Austin is such an amazingly vibrant city, glad you finally got your wish to run there – and glad the organizers took advantage of the *downhill* parts of Hill Country.… MORE

    Austin is such an amazingly vibrant city, glad you finally got your wish to run there – and glad the organizers took advantage of the *downhill* parts of Hill Country. Congrats, Eva! LESS

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    MadelynMarino FIRST-TIMER '15

    I loved this race! If you are looking for a flat fast course and some serious swag this is your race. This race is sponsored by the 3M company which … MORE

    I loved this race! If you are looking for a flat fast course and some serious swag this is your race.

    This race is sponsored by the 3M company which equates to participants getting lots of goodies. I got everything from scotch tape to cleaning cloths.

    The course ran throughout Austin, starting North of the city and ending near the state capital building. The course was overall flat and mostly downhill. This made for a pleasant run. I am also raised because it became my new PR!

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    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    My Report
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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