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December 2017

2018 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charity Challenge

Chevron has partnered with the Houston Marathon Foundation to celebrate and recognize the success of the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Program. In honor of surpassing the $27 million milestone, and to make the greatest impact on the local Houston community, Chevron has generously increased the prize donation to $75,000 to be

June 2018

Running with Reason: Finding Friendship by Going the Distance

I really enjoy my “me time” while running. Solo running gives me time to focus on my next race, think through situations in my personal life or just allows me to completely lose myself in my music. In fact, I’ve trained for three marathons on my very own. But, sometimes, long runs, as with life,

Houston Reflections — Momentum from Resilience

Houston is a melting pot of culture, community and diversity, an international city that I am proud to call my home. I have lived here for six years now and have seen it transform and continue to change. Our city is bold, strong, gentle, giving, kind, colorful and determined. I specifically chose those words because

5 Reasons Why Yoga Will Improve Your Running Performance

If there’s one thing that all runners have in common, it’s that we love to run. But sometimes, our love of running means we don’t make time for anything else. In honor of International Day of Yoga, I want to share the reasons why you SHOULD make time for something else (you guessed it, yoga).

Apply to be a Part of the We Run Houston After-school Running Program

The Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) is a community organization that serves the greater Houston area through program management and support of organizations that demonstrate sound fiscal management, efficient operation, and program integrity while promoting an understanding of, access to, and/or participation in running as part of a physical fitness regimen. It is the mission of

Together, We #RUNHOU

Let’s face it, Houston is well on its way to becoming the new “melting pot.” I like to think of Houston as being this massive pot of gumbo. For those of us in the south, we know the amount of ingredients it takes to make this delicious concoction and the effort that goes into it.

Order Your 2019 In Training Shirt Online

New for 2019 - In Training shirts are now available online! Don't live in Houston? Hate waiting in line? Love running HOU? We heard you! For just a $5 processing and handling fee per shirt, you can now grab your In Training shirt from the comfort of your own home, a coffee shop, Memorial Park

May 2018

Global Running Day is Wednesday, June 6!

GLOBAL RUNNING DAY Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. It doesn’t matter how fast you run or how far you go—what’s important is that you take part - how you do it, is up to you. Join us alongside four of Houston's local running and fitness

Getaway to Houston

America's fourth-largest city is a cosmopolitan destination, filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlife. Take a stroll through the historic Heights, spend the day exploring the Museum District or head down to Space Center Houston. Later on, grab a bite in one of dozens of award-winning restaurants, or hang out with the cool kids on Washington Avenue.

Introducing the 2019 #HouAmbassadors

#HouMarathon Ambassadors Jaime Aparicio - @jaimesportspt Photo: Myke Hermsmeyer Jaime Aparicio is a physical therapist at Memorial Hermann’s Ironman Human Performance Lab. His clinical practice and his love for the outdoors drew him to the sport of running, where he quickly fell in love with the Houston running community. Jaime also enjoys teaching at

April 2018

Apply for the Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship by May 18

Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship The Susan Poorman Blacke scholarship is named after long-time Houston Marathon Committee Board Member and Houston Marathon Foundation Founder, Susan Poorman Blackie.  Susan embodied the generosity and volunteer spirit that exemplifies the Houston Marathon community of volunteers who make the event possible each year.  It is this, along with her passion

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