Austin Delivers a Winning Combination

Austin is known for its outstanding collegiate facilities, but take a closer look and you'll see that we're more than just an award-winning college town. We proudly house first-class facilities for a variety of sporting events from triathlons to ice hockey and every sport in between.

At the Austin Sports Commission our mission is to recruit, retain and grow professional, collegiate and amateur sporting events. Just take a look at some of the events we are hosting this year.

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3M Half Marathon
Join more than 7,000 runners in Austin for the 3M Half Marathon, a fun and fast stand-alone half marathon boasting one of the fastest 13.1-mile courses in the country. Enjoy a point-to-point course with mostly downhill running that takes runners past some of Austin’s finest locations and finishes downtown near the Texas State Capitol.

Austin Marathon
One of the country's premier races attracts nearly 17,000 participants from around the world. Events surrounding the marathon include a 5K, live music, finish line festival and beer garden.

World Golf Championships–Dell Technologies Match Play
Watch some of the best players in the world compete in the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play tournament this spring. Austin Country Club, one of the oldest existing clubs in Texas and home to several of the game's greats, including World Golf Hall of Famers Harvey Penick, Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw and Pete Dye, is hosting the five-day event.

IndyCar Classic
North America’s premier open-wheel racing championship makes its stop at Circuit of The Americas for the IndyCar Classic. This jam-packed weekend event gives fans the opportunity to see some of the greatest drivers in the world, while also adding the essential Austin touch of live music.

The Spring League
Elite football prospects gather in Austin for The Spring League, a developmental football league that gives an opportunity for players to showcase their abilities to professional scouts from the NFL, CFL, and more. Notable league alumni includes former NFL players such as Johnny Manziel, Zach Mettenberger, Ahmad Bradshaw, Fred Jackson and Ben Tate.

AVP Beach Volleyball
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the incredible AVP action when beach volleyball heads to the Lone Star State for the Austin Open. Aside from the action on the court, the tournament features food and drink stations, music, and much more family-friendly activities. 

NCAA Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Championships
The best college athletes in the nation will meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium, as the University of Texas plays host to both the 2019 and 2020 Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships. This is the first time UT has hosted the event since 2004, when it drew over 14,000 fans on the final day of competition.

Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
Formula 1 is back in Austin this November for another edition of the United States Grand Prix! World-class racing and entertainment from music superstars combine for the can’t-miss party of the year at Circuit of The Americas.