About the Venue
The start, finish, and relay exchange point for each leg is a single location on Riverside Drive, directly opposite the Palmer Events Center in downtown Austin, TX. Palmer is nestled in the middle of Butler Park, you can step out of a meeting, expo or conference and instantly be surrounded by a gorgeous urban park. Within the park you will find beautiful live oak and cypress trees, green grass, an illuminated water fountain, an observation hill overlooking Lady Bird Lake and Austin’s famous hike and bike trail.
Parking is available at the following locations:
- Palmer Events Center parking garage
- One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd.
- The Hyatt Regency Hotel
- Austin City Hall parking garage
Parking charges may apply. Sometimes lots are free, other times there are charges. Expect a charge on race morning.
Please be courteous to our friends in the nearby neighborhoods and do not park in their residential streets.
Finish Line Festival & Post Event Party
The car2go Marathon Relay provides an amazing festival atmosphere throughout the event. Unique among road running relays, the Marathon Relay has a common start line, finish line, and relay exchange point. Each runner is in the center of the action before and after running their relay leg, which makes for a fantastic team tailgate experience. The festival also includes live music, entertainment, sponsor booths, food and drink.
Team tent space is available for teams based on their fundraising. Please see the Incentives page for further details. Teams can also qualify to receive awesome event branded merchandise and even catered food and drink through fundraising together.
All money raised will go directly to the LIVESTRONG Foundation and will be used to fund vital programs and services to help people affected by cancer, now.