2016 Marathon Relay to Benefit LIVESTRONG

AUSTIN, Texas, August 22, 2016 -- High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is pleased to announce that LIVESTRONG will once again be the beneficiary for the Marathon Relay. This is the fourth year that LIVESTRONG will be the beneficiary for the six-person relay that’s set to take place on September 18th. The event’s proceeds will help improve the lives of people affected by cancer, now.

Marathon Relay is also the Official Kickoff Event to the Austin Marathon® presented by NXP and the perfect event for runners beginning their marathon training. The Marathon Relay has start, finish, and relay exchanges that will take place on Riverside Drive, across from Auditorium Shores. Each team, including Team LIVESTRONG, will divide and conquer the streets of Austin, with each runner running 4.37 miles.

“We’re proud to support LIVESTRONG, an organization that continues to positively affect countless individuals fighting cancer,” said Stacy Keese, co-owner of High Five Events. “We look forward to continuing to strengthen this relationship to the benefit of millions of individuals fighting for their lives.”

LIVESTRONG fights for the more than 32.5 million people around the world affected by cancer now. They continues to provide direct services to cancer patients and survivors through its free, bilingual navigation program both over the phone and online, while creating access to resources across the country. In the community, the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program has made a return to fitness and well-being possible for more than 41,000 survivors in more than 500 YMCA locations.

“Just as the Marathon Relay teams allow six people to complete a marathon as one, a team of caregivers, friends, and family members are needed to help cancer patients and survivors through their journey as well,” said Greg Lee, LIVESTRONG president. “Team LIVESTRONG is so excited to cheer on each Marathon Relay runner, 4.37 miles at a time, and are so appreciative of their enthusiasm to be one in the fight for people affected by cancer.”

Registration for the Marathon Relay is still open. Normal Pricing ends on August 23rd and will increase after.

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 the LIVESTRONG Foundation: The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. For 19 years, LIVESTRONG has been a voice for cancer survivors and has directly served more than 3.5 million people. A pioneer in the field of survivorship, LIVESTRONG remains a world leader in providing direct services to cancer patients and survivors, advocating for policies that enhance survivors’ quality of life and developing partnerships that create access to cancer programs across the country. Since 2007, the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program has made a return to fitness and well-being possible for more than 40,000 survivors in more than 500 YMCA locations. Working with The University of Texas’ Dell Medical School, LIVESTRONG is building the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes to reinvent and redesign cancer care for and with people affected by cancer.