The Media Credentialing window for the 2020 Houston Marathon Weekend of Events is closed. If you missed the window and would still like to be considered for access, please email muffy@houstonmarathon.com. 

To Working Media Planning to Cover the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend of Events:

We thank you for your interest in covering the 2020 Houston Marathon Weekend of Events* including the Chevron Houston Marathon, the Aramco Houston Half Marathon and the We Are Houston 5K presented by Aramco and Chevron. The media staff at the Houston Marathon Committee is dedicated to providing media with the best possible work environment. We look forward to working with you to make your experience a positive one.

*Please note our Media Center has moved locations and will now be located at the Hilton Americas Hotel, Fourth Floor, Grand Ballroom Hall A.

General information for applying (Please read carefully):

  1. Only working members of the media will be approved for media credentials.
  2. The deadline for completing this application is now closed.
  3. We cannot guarantee working space for anyone who does not submit a credential application by the deadline.
  4. All correspondence related to your applications should be emailed to Media@houstonmarathon.com.
  5. Upon review and approval of an application by the Houston Marathon Committee, news organizations will be issued a letter of acceptance. Media credentials may be picked up at the media accreditation office beginning Friday, January 17, at 9:00 a.m. CT.
  6. Please complete the credential application by clicking the button below.

Media Credential Application Guidelines

  • Print Media – Media Credentials for the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend of Events are reserved for working journalists only. In order to be considered for a Media Credential, you must be a bona fide news gathering organization that produces and publishes original content. Applications for or related primarily to: (1) documentaries and/or films; (2) books (biographies, autobiographies, instructional guides, etc); (3) websites that are fanzines, that do not post original content based on news gathering criteria will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Electronic Media (Radio/TV) – Radio and TV outlets must have a dedicated sports and/or news format in order to be considered.
  • Photographers – Photographers must be on assignment from a publication that meets the publication requirements listed above. All photographers applying to cover the Houston Marathon Weekend of Events are required to use professional photography equipment only.

The Houston Marathon Committee will make the final decision on all credential applications based on space available and the individual publication. NOTE: Past approval of credentials to the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend of Events does not guarantee a credential to the 2020 Houston Marathon Weekend of Events.

The Houston Marathon Committee reserves the right to limit credentials for freelance journalists.

Upon Approval

  • You will receive a confirmation letter.
  • Credential pick-up begins Friday, January 17, at 9:00 a.m.
  • A valid photo ID and/or media affiliation identification will be required to pick up credentials.
  • Members of the media will be required to pick up their pre-approved media credentials at the Media Accreditation Center located inside the Hilton Americas Hotel (1600 Lamar St.) on the fourth floor in Grand Ballroom A
  • No media credentials will be mailed. If you are unable to pick up your credential during the following hours, please contact the Houston Marathon Committee at media@houstonmarathon.com to arrange a special credential pick up time.

Internet

Wireless Internet Access will be available in the Chevron Houston Marathon Media Center.

Accommodations

The Houston Marathon Committee has secured special rates with the host hotel – the Hilton Americas. If you need hotel accommodation, please email media@houstonmarathon.com.

Parking

If you need parking accommodations for race day, Sunday, Jan. 19, please email media@houstonmarathon.com no later than Jan. 10.

Media Accreditation Hours of Operation

Date
Friday, January 17 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 18 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

No media credentials will be issued on Sunday, January 19, 2019. Credentials are required to enter the GRB, Hilton Americas Media Center and on-course race locations on race days. Please contact media@houstonmarathon.com with any questions.

Media Guides will be available online and hard copies will be available on-site inside Press Headquarters.