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December 2016

Houston Marathon Committee Announces 2017 Local Elite Field

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HOUSTON (December 30, 2016) - The Houston Marathon Committee announced today the 41 athletes who will comprise the local elite field at the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Race weekend is set for January 13-15, 2017. Local Elite status in the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon is

Houston Marathon Foundation Continues Commitment to Distance Running

HOUSTON (December 19, 2016) - In its continued effort to promote the benefits of long-distance running and to provide opportunities for runners of all abilities, the Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced today that it will distribute $275,000 in financial support to local running initiatives and national elite long-distance development programs. Since its inception in 2008,

Olympic Medalist Al Lawrence Inducted into Houston Marathon Hall of Fame

HOUSTON (December 6, 2016) - The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced today the election of 1956 Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist Al Lawrence into the Houston Marathon Hall of Fame. Lawrence will be honored by the Houston Marathon Committee on December 7, 2016 at the 2017 Hall of Fame Reception. In the early 1970s, Lawrence began

November 2016

Chevron Houston Marathon Earns IAAF Silver Label

Aramco Houston Half Marathon Awarded Bronze Label HOUSTON (November 23, 2016) – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has awarded the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon IAAF label status for 2017 in recognition of meeting and exceeding the criteria for the respective labels in the 2016 races. The Chevron Houston Marathon

Birhanu Gedefa Declared 2016 Men’s Marathon Winner

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) notified the Houston Marathon Committee that 2016 Houston Marathon participants Gebo Burka (first place) and Girmay Gebru (runner-up) were sanctioned for anti-doping rule violations.  Both runners from Ethiopia were removed from the results and the 2016 final standings updated.  Birhanu Gedefa, the

HMC Announces Increased Elite Prize Purse for 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon

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HOUSTON (November 10, 2016) - The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced today the highest elite prize purse to date for the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. A total of $278,000 in guaranteed prize money will be awarded to the top finishers in the four races on January 15th, including a $45,000

October 2016

DICK’S Sporting Goods Partners With the Houston Marathon Committee

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HOUSTON (October 11, 2016) – The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) and DICK’S Sporting Goods today announced that DICK’S Sporting Goods has partnered with the HMC, host of the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and ABB 5K. The 2017 Race Weekend of Events will take place January 13-15, 2017. As part of the agreement,

September 2016

It’s Going to Happen

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By Ambassador Bryan Kreitz Most training plans have people beginning this month to prepare for the Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon, so I want to share something I have learned over the last several years. Newton's Third Law of Motion states "Every action has an equal and opposite reaction", but I believe

Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon Sell Out for 12th Straight Year

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Run for a Reason charity race entries available in the marathon and half marathon HOUSTON (September 26, 2016) - The Houston Marathon Committee announced today that the 45th annual Chevron Houston Marathon and the 16th Aramco Houston Half Marathon have both sold out for the 12th consecutive year. The largest single-day sporting event in Houston

To Run Club or Not To Run Club?

By Ambassador Heather Foley You’ve signed up for the Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Great. You shared the screen shot of your registration on all your social media to enlist all your contacts to keep you accountable. Excellent. You got some really good running shoes based on your gait/foot (not based on

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