The Marathon Relay is a six person team road running event. Six team members each run 4.37 miles, which is a cumulative distance of exactly 26.2 miles, a full marathon. Each leg of the relay starts and finishes from the same point on Riverside Drive and follows the same course route.
The start, finish, and relay exchange point for each leg is a single location on Riverside Drive, directly opposite Auditorium Shores. Auditorium Shores is considered Austin's front yard and it is the hub of running and walking activity in Austin. It sits on the shores of Lady Bird Lake and is the zero mile marker point for the beloved Lady Bird Lake Trail. Auditorium Shores is also the location of many of Austin's favorite concerts and festivals.