Thinking of running the marathon? Sign up now to help hurricane relief efforts

Homes are flooded in north Beaumont near the Pine Island Bayou after Hurricane Harvey on Thursday August 31, 2017. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Thinking of registering for the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K or 3M Half Marathon?

High Five Events announced today that it will donate 100 percent of registration and processing fees from those who sign up between today and Friday to hurricane relief efforts. Runners can also make an additional donation to the Corpus Christi Food Bank.

So far, the company has donated more than $15,000 in brand new materials such as trash bags, cleaning supplies, new shirts and duffle bags to Austin Disaster Relief Network. Staff members have helped clean up debris in Aransas Pass, Sinton and Rockport, and they will continue volunteering in coastal towns in coming weeks.




Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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