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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

February 2018

January 2018

Rewriting the Record Books in 2018

HOUSTON (January 14, 2018) – Exciting finishes, upset victories, American records, Olympic Trials qualifying times and personal bests highlighted a day that marked another poignant step in the city’s recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in August. In the 16th year of the Houston Half Marathon, late entrant Jake Robertson of New Zealand won

2018 Press Conference Recap

HOUSTON (January 12, 2018) – At the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon on Sunday, the 11,037 in the marathon and 16,207 in the half marathon are expected to be greeted at the 7 a.m. start by a temperature of 36 degrees F (2 C), humidity of 60 percent, winds of 5 mph

December 2017

10 Past Champions Headline 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon

HOUSTON (December 28, 2017) – The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) revealed an increased prize purse for the 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon races, alongside an impressive elite field complete with 10 past champions and new up-and-coming challengers who are certain to push the boundaries of competition. “We anticipate seeing a competitive

Setting Goals

How do you choose your race pace? My old coach would say that your marathon time is not like something you would choose from the grocery store. For me, reaching a specific time goal has always been satisfying. I would set a goal for each of my marathon races, and in four out of six of those

Master the Long Run – Mentally

The Chevron Houston Marathon is rapidly approaching which means those weekend long runs are getting longer! As the mileage increases finding ways break it up mentally can help. Here’s my tried and true tip (with some example methods) to manage the mental aspect of long distance running. BREAK IT UP We all have our methods

November 2017

Houston Marathon Committee Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

HOUSTON (November 29, 2017) – The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced the election of long-time Houston Marathon live coverage anchor, Tom Koch and the posthumous induction of Allen "Yogi" Jogerst into the Houston Marathon Hall of Fame. Koch and Jogerst will be honored and celebrated by the HMC on Nov. 30, 2017, at the 2018

Let’s Talk Training

With humidity dropping and awesome weather approaching, runners are eager to train for those long runs in preparation for the Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Half Marathon.  You are probably counting down to race day, anticipating that moment you cross that finish line.  But, before you get to that finish line, you will need to stick

4 Tips to Prevent Injury

Injury — the one word that strikes fear and distress into every runner’s heart. When I initially decided to write about injury prevention for this blog post I’d never experienced an injury before (besides a painful bout of Plantar Fasciitis here and there). I must have been sending a sign to myself because just a

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