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Silicon Labs Austin Marathon Relay Ranked Second Largest Marathon Relay Event

September 21, 2008

Austin's only marathon relay included teams representing running clubs, neighborhood groups, local businesses, city workers and college organizations, as well as local officials Governor Rick Perry and Texas Senator Kirk Watson. The health and community this race promotes also furthers Mayor Will Wynn's vision to make Austin known as the fittest city in the country by 2010.

Winning the family division, Team Juarez finished with the time 3:20.33. Austin Energy Tower of Power won the city employees division in 2:43.39, and in a category premiering this year, S.A.M Running won the two-person marathon division with the time 3:26.49.

"At Silicon Labs we feel it is important to share our financial success with our community, and the Relay is one of our favorite ways to support education through Junior Achievement, our local running community, and the Mayor's mission of creating the most fit city," said Shannon Pleasant, director of corporate communications for Silicon Labs. "Almost a quarter of our local workforce participated as volunteers or runners, and we want to thank them for their outstanding support of this community event."

The 2008 Silicon Labs Marathon Relay generated $140,000 for Junior Achievement. All proceeds from the race stay in Central Texas, providing educational resources to teach financial literacy by local business and community volunteers that meet with over 16,000 area students each year.

"We sincerely appreciate the support of the runners, spectators, volunteers, sponsors and race production crew that contributed to this year's event," said Dave Swincher, president of Junior Achievement of Central Texas. "We love being a part of this great community and can't wait for next year's event, which we are already working on to make better than ever."

The five-person relay race covered 26.2 miles, divided into five relay legs in the following order: 10K, 11.1K, 11.1K, 5K, 5K. The central location, onsite local food vendors and activities for kids provided a great place for family and friends to hang out while team members ran their leg of the course. A variety of distances and numerous divisions to compete in the race ensured something for everyone.

The Silicon Labs Austin Marathon Relay is sponsored by Silicon Laboratories and RunTex. Additional sponsors include 1379, American Airlines, Austin Business Journal, Dos Equis, El Arroyo, Fulbright and Jaworski, L.L.P, HEB, Humana, News8, Roger Beasley Porsche, Rockford Business Interiors , Texas Linen Company, Third Rail Creative and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.

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About Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Silicon Laboratories is an industry leader in the innovation of mixed-signal semiconductors that allow the analog world we live in to interact with the digital world of computing. Silicon Labs is committed to sharing the company's success with the community, specifically education programs that help develop math and science skills among young people. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Silicon Labs has design, engineering, marketing, sales and applications offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Silicon Laboratories, please visit

About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free enterprise. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement offers in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12. JA programs focus on seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy and career development. For more information, visit

About RunTex Events

RunTex Events develops and services hundreds of runs, triathlons, duathlons and walks in the Central Texas region. RunTex Events helps build events that provide a platform to raise awareness and money for non-profits and community connection for the business sector. For more information, visit

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SOURCE: Silicon Laboratories Inc.

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