Same Beloved Austin Race, Brand New Name

High Five Events, the producer of the Austin Marathon, CapTex Triathlon, and the Kerrville Triathlon Festival announced on Friday that they’ll be rebranding the 3M Half Marathon to the Austin International Half.

The Austin International Half Replaces the 3M Half Marathon

The 3M Half Marathon rebrands as the Austin International Half

“After 30 years of a great partnership with 3M, we are excited to begin a new chapter for this iconic race,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “Our commitment to excellence and community aligns perfectly with our vision for the future of this event. We believe this rebranding will enhance the race experience for all participants and further cement its status as a premier event in the running community both locally and globally.”

The 3M Half Marathon has been a staple in the Austin running scene for over 30 years and, with the tagline “Downhill to Downtown” has found a reputation nationwide as a fast PR-friendly race experience with exceptional organziation.

As the race transitions to the Austin International Half, race directors ensure runners can expect the same high standards, with additional enhancements brought by the new direction.

“We are proud of the legacy we’ve built with the 3M Half Marathon and grateful for the many memories created over the past 30 years,” said Stacey Claessens, Global Employee Empowerment Manager, 3Mgives. “We are pleased that High Five Events will carry the tradition of this event forward and continue to provide a world-class experience for runners from around the globe.”

The rebranding of the event coincides with the 2025 Launch Week that includes activities, specials, and giveaways. For more information and to register, visit

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