Each year, the Veterans' Committee organizes the Pace Teams that help runners achieve their race day goals.
Hundreds of thousands of runners have participated in the Houston Marathon since its first event in 1972, and many of those runners continue to come back year after year. Some return each year to support their hometown marathon, or to run the fast course that helps them qualify for Boston, and some come back because of the plentiful fans, large EXPO and great runner goodies.
Whatever the reason, these runners who return year after year are an important part of the Chevron Houston Marathon. To thank these individuals for their contribution to the event's continued success, the Houston Marathon Committee recognizes them as official Houston Marathon Veterans.
Houston Marathon Veterans are runners who have successfully finished 10 or more Houston marathons. These finishes do not have to be consecutive, but all finishes must be in the marathon event (not the half marathon or 5K).
Official Houston Marathon Veterans and 5-9 Year Finishers do not need a code to register during Early Registration. Please be sure to register with your name exactly as it appears on the lists below. If you do not see your name on either the Veteran or 5-9 Year Finisher lists, and you believe you should be on one, please send us an email to inquire firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is closed. The deadline to register as an Official Houston Marathon Veteran was November 1, 2013.
Click here for a complete list of Houston Marathon Veterans.
*If your name is not on the list and you have completed 10 or more Houston marathons, please contact us at email@example.com.
Click here for a complete list of participants who have completed 5-9 Houston Marathon* races.
*includes only marathon finishers, does not include half marathon or 5K.
If you have finished 10 or more Houston Marathons and would like to add your name to the Houston Marathon Veterans roster, please print and complete the Veterans application, and fax it to 713-957-3406 or mail it to:
Houston Marathon Office
720 North Post Oak Road, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77024
*Official Houston Marathon Veterans will be guaranteed entry into the 2014 races; veterans will be required to pay for their registration at the time they register. Once you have been verified as an official Houston Marathon Veteran, please contact for information regarding registration.
The Veterans' Committee sends out newsletters to Houston Marathon Veterans with news and updates about the race each year. Below is an archive of these newsletters:
2013 Veterans News - Fall
2012 Veterans News
2011 Veterans News
2010 Veterans News
2009 Veterans News
2008 Veterans News
2007 Veterans News
2006 Veterans News
2005 Veterans News
2004 Veterans News
2003 Veterans News
2002 Veterans News - November
2002 Veterans News - March
2001 Veterans News
2000 Veterans News - November
2000 Veterans News - March
1999 Veterans News - November
1999 Veterans News - March
1998 Veterans News