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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

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

March 2018

2019 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon Ambassador Application

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The Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon are seeking influential runners to represent our 2019 race. We’re looking for dedicated runners from the greater Houston area who love the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon, are involved in the running community (both on the ground and online) and are ready

February 2018

January 2018

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

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

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

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