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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

October 2018

Voices of the Finish Line

Perhaps you have heard "Now coming in for their amazing finish is "Your Name Here"” or "All the fear is over as you are done. You have made it and are now part of the Chevron Houston Marathon Family!"  Have you ever wondered who those announcers were and why they were celebrating your accomplishment too?

August 2018

7 Reasons to Run for a Reason in 2019

Thinking about a great way to give more intention, inspiration and commitment to your run training? Looking for that extra motivation that will make you a real hero in your community? I've got  7 reasons why you should sign on to the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason program for the #houmarathon or #houhalf

July 2018

HMF Announces 2018 Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship Winners

HOUSTON (July 31, 2018) – The Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced today the recipients of the 2018 Susan Poorman Blackie College Scholarship: Sydney Lawrence, recent graduate of Stratford High School in Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD); and Ricardo Urbina, recent graduate of Chavez High School in Houston Independent School District (HISD). The two stand-out

What to Know as a Legacy

Wow, time passes fast. I just realized that the 2019 Houston Marathon will be my 40th year. I started in 1979. But the Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) isn’t looking back, they’re already looking ahead! In 2022 The Houston Marathon will turn 50! That’s right it’s long surpassed Legacy status but we look forward to celebrating

Legacy Loonyness

Hello, fellow Legacies! Well; guess what? It happens to the best of us; and, now I find that it can also happen to folks like ME! My precious official Marathon Streak has come to an end. Sob! Got to get a hold of myself. It is not the end of the world, right? Life goes

Running to Legacy

Think of an event you have attended 10 times or more in life. Seen your favorite band in concert? A festival or parade in your town? Visited the same place for vacation? There probably aren’t too many. The Chevron Houston Marathon has been an event worth repeating to me. Since 2010, I have signed up

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

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