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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

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

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

August 2016

Houston Marathon Foundation Announces the Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship Winners

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HOUSTON (August 4, 2016) - The Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced today that Abigail Smith of Seven Lakes High School and Nicolas Terrazas of Stratford High School were named recipients of the Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship. The two stand-out students and former high school runners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship grant annually for four

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