AUSTIN, Texas, July 18, 2016 — High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, has opened registration for the Austin Marathon 5K benefiting the Paramount. The Austin Marathon 5K will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017; the same day as the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon® presented by NXP. The 5K will be capped at 2000 participants.
The Austin Marathon 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. The 3.1-mile course will begin on Congress Avenue and showcase downtown Austin and the University of Texas before finishing in front of the Paramount Theatre. It will then switch to the marathon course. The Austin Theatre Alliance, which manages the Paramount and Stateside Theatres, is also an Austin Gives Miles Official Charity.
“The Paramount is thrilled to be partnering with the 2017 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon and honored to be the beneficiary of the Austin Marathon 5K,” said Maica Jordan, Executive Director of Development for the Austin Theatre Alliance. “This is an ideal marriage of two Austin icons – the Paramount Theatre and the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon.”
The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon will celebrate its 26th year running in Austin. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 20+ countries around the world. With start and finish locations just a few blocks apart, and within walking distance of many downtown hotels and restaurants, the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon is the perfect running weekend destination. Participants can still register for the marathon or the half marathon.
“We’re excited to continue this partnership with the Paramount,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “We have two goals for this 5K: put on a successful event and help support an Austin icon.”
About High Five Events:
Beginning with the launch of a single triathlon in 2003, High Five Events has grown to become one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States. In addition to the events it owns and produces, the Austin, Texas-based company offers consulting and event production services to dozens of additional events each year. High Five Events is community-centric and has more than 83 years’ experience organizing large events across different venue types in a variety of locations. Follow High Five Events on Twitter (@highfiveevents), Instagram (@highfiveevents), and Facebook (facebook.com/HighFiveEventsWorldWide/) for news and updates.
About NXP Semiconductors:
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy, and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries and posted revenue of $6.1 billion in 2015. Find out more at www.nxp.com.