High Five Events announce the return of Under Armour, Inc. as the presenting sponsor of the 3M Half Marathon in Austin. The second-year partnership will highlight Under Armour’s support of the running community and push runners to chase their personal edge on one of the country’s fastest half marathon courses.
“At Under Armour, there’s nothing we support more than helping athletes achieve their personal best. Our brand’s mission is to make athletes better and engineer the gear that helps them do just that,” said Josh Rattet, general manager of Under Armour Run. “For this reason, we’re especially proud to support the 3M Half Marathon and runners from all over the world who will be chasing their PR this January.”
Under Armour will outfit participants and race volunteers with their HeatGear running shirts and provide participants with sack packs. Additionally, Under Armour will outfit the 3M Half Marathon pace team with race kits and the newly-designed UA HOVR performance running footwear. Under Armour’s support will be felt by runners on race day in their quest to set a personal best.
“Under Armour’s mission to push runners to chase their personal best directly aligns with participants’ goals of setting a PR at 3M Half Marathon,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “Continuing our partnership will allow for more creative pre-race and race-day engagement opportunities.”
The 3M Half Marathon boasts one of the fastest 13.1-mile courses in the country and will celebrate its 25th year running on January 20, 2019. 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 300+ net elevation drop. Registration is currently open.