Based on our Mitigation Plan with Austin Public Health, and the Risk-Based Guidance set by the City of Austin currently in Stage 5:

  • Spectating is discouraged at the start line. We are asking friends and family to find a place along the course to cheer you on. There are 13 miles to choose from but see suggestions below.
  • Please keep the finish line area clear. Spectators are encouraged to cheer further north of the finish line where there is open spacing.
  • We understand you want to immediately hug and congratulate your runner but please use the open street area after the finish line to arrange a meetup point instead of at the secure zone.

Spectator Information

While we want spectators throughout the course, we’ve located some of the best “cheer points” for you. With planning, you can easily hit multiple points in the course of the race. If you want to catch a runner at different points on the course or find out their projected pace, consult the maps and street closure information and make a plan.

Traffic Guide

● Assume you can’t cross the course: Crossing the half marathon course with a vehicle is extremely difficult,
and should be avoided. The Austin Police Department will only allow crossings at major intersections, and only
when there are no runners present.
● Park strategically: If your trip starts or ends near a section of the course, sometimes the best option may be to
park on the more accessible side of the course and walk.
● Use MoPac, & I-35: These roads are unobstructed for northbound and southbound travel.
● Use Ben White Blvd. (Hwy 290) and US 183: These roads are unobstructed for eastbound and westbound
travel.
● Use Google Maps & Waze: On race day, the best traffic information can be found on sites and apps like Google
Maps (maps.google.com) and Waze (waze.com). The 3M Half Marathon street closures are submitted to these
programs in advance, and they will display the closures and the associated traffic.

See Full Traffic Guide

Track Your Runner Online

Watch your runner from the comfort of your couch – we won’t tell if you won’t. Tracking is available through the web browser or mobile app. Using the online tracking app is also a great way to make sure you can meet up with your athlete on course and have your pom-poms ready.

Track in Web Browser | Tracking Mobile App

The (First) Downhill Stretch | Miles 4-8

As the runners find their stride in the first few miles, the Shoal Creek and Allandale neighborhoods are a perfect place to stake out and watch as runners get into their grooves. GU will have a GU Energy Zone set up along Great Northern Blvd. at Hunt Trail, near Mile 7. Plenty of parking on neighborhood streets make it easy to get in and out. Cheer runners on at the halfway point – encourage them that it’s (almost) all downhill from there!

On Cruise Control along 45th | Miles 9-10

The 45th Street stretch is a great place to catch the runners as they make their way into the final third leg of the race. Parking is available along the side streets of the Rosedale neighborhoods.

Fuel: Stinson’s Bistro, Upper Crust Bakery (Burnet at 45th Street), Starbucks (4400 N. Lamar)

Speedway | Mile 11

Run through the UT campus with the views of the UT tower and DKR stadium.

Fast Finish | Mile 12 – 13

Let’s keep the last .1 clear and cheer north of the finish line. You can then meet back up with your runner between 13th and 12th street.

funny running sign for the 3M Half Marathon
Members of Rogue Running pose for a picture at the 2020 3M Half Marathon. The 2020 3M Half Marathon presented by Under Armour provided plenty of PRs!
Runner crosses the 2019 3M Half Marathon finish line wearing her SPIbelt. SPIbelt is the Official Race Belt of the 2020 3M Half Marathon presented by Under Armour.