Run Additional Goals Before Commit

To run additional goals after release preparation but before committing, specify them using the preparationGoals property.

<project>
  [...]
  <build>
    [...]
    <plugins>
      [...]
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
        <artifactId>maven-release-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.5</version>
        <configuration>
          <preparationGoals>clean verify</preparationGoals>
        </configuration>
      </plugin>
      [...]
    </plugins>
    [...]
  </build>
  [...]
</project>