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June 2017

HMF Announces 2017 Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship Winners

HOUSTON (June 28, 2017) - The Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced today that Robert “Will” Lord, recent graduate of George Ranch High School and Bayli Luke, recent graduate from Cypress Falls High School, were named recipients of the Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship. The two stand-out students and former high school runners will each receive a

Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend Earns Gold

Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend Earns Gold Level Sustainability Certification for 5th Consecutive Year   Houston (June 22, 2017) – The Council for Responsible Sport announced today that the Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) has been awarded the Gold Certification for the fifth consecutive year for its achievements while hosting the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and

Celebrating Runner Dads

Happy Father’s Day to Runner Dads Everywhere   Todd Breton Todd Breton, Marcus Lewis and Matt Frye strive to be excellent, supportive fathers and great runners.  As ambassadors of the 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon, they take their training seriously.  They also know that being a dad comes first. “Being a father of my

May 2017

Global Running Day 2017

    Pledging Now Open for Global Running Day and Million Kid Run on June 7                                                                                                   Runners of all ages and abilities can pledge to take part in the day via GlobalRunningDay.org   May 8, 2017—Pledging for Global Running Day and the second annual Million Kid Run on June 7 is now open on

2018 Charity Partners Selected

Houston Marathon Committee Selects Official Charity Partners for 2018 Race Season HOUSTON (May 3, 2017) – The Houston Marathon Committee on Wednesday announced the official charities for the 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity program. The new charity lineup includes 49 returning and nine new organizations. Giving runners the opportunity to align

March 2017

2018 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon Ambassador Application

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The Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon are seeking influential runners to represent our 2018 race. We’re looking for dedicated runners from the greater Houston area who love the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon, are involved in the running community (both on the ground and online) and are ready

February 2017

Dominic Ondoro

Dominic Ondoro Age: 29 Citizenship: Kenya Personal Best: 2:08:00 Kenya’s Dominic Ondoro snapped an eight-race winning streak by Ethiopian men with his strong finish over the final four kilos in the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon, clocking 2:12:05. Ondoro was part of a large pack early in the race, which was whittled down to five at

January 2017

Ondoro Snaps Ethiopian Streak in Chevron Houston Marathon

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Korir Takes Thrilling Aramco Houston Half Marathon Victory HOUSTON (January 15, 2017) - Late-race breakaways led to first-time wins in the Chevron Houston Marathon Sunday, and Leonard Korir of the United States outleaned race record-holder Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on a humid, windy morning that hampered times in the

Organizers Urge Runners to Slow Down and Adjust Pace for Sunday’s Race

HOUSTON (January 13, 2017) - With race day temperatures expected to reach 74 degrees and humidity exceeding 90 percent, officials of the Chevron Houston Marathon advise runners to exercise caution in Sunday's races. "Slow down, slow down, slow down," said Dr. John Cianca, medical director of the Houston Marathon Committee. "It's going to be hot

Updates to the 2017 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Elite Field

Today the Houston Marathon Committee announced changes to the elite fields for the 2017 Aramco Houston Marathon on Sunday, January 15th. Galen Rupp (USA), the 2016 Olympic marathon bronze medalist, has withdrawn from the men’s Aramco Houston Half Marathon due to injury. “Unfortunately I will be unable to race on Sunday due to plantar fasciitis

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