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2019 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charity Challenge

We're excited to announce the return of the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charity Challenge! For the second year, Chevron will donate $75,000 to be split three-ways by three Official Run for a Reason Charities in the amount of $25,000 each. To participate in the 2019 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a

Houston Marathon Committee Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductee – Dan Green

The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) has elected Dan Green, the first winner of the Houston Marathon in 1972 and prominent Houston running figure, into the Houston Marathon Hall of Fame. Green will be honored by the HMC on Nov. 14, 2018, at the 2019 Hall of Fame Reception. A native Texan, Green graduated from Pearland

Voices of the Finish Line

Perhaps you have heard "Now coming in for their amazing finish is "Your Name Here"” or "All the fear is over as you are done. You have made it and are now part of the Chevron Houston Marathon Family!"  Have you ever wondered who those announcers were and why they were celebrating your accomplishment too?

HMF Announces 2018 Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship Winners

HOUSTON (July 31, 2018) – The Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced today the recipients of the 2018 Susan Poorman Blackie College Scholarship: Sydney Lawrence, recent graduate of Stratford High School in Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD); and Ricardo Urbina, recent graduate of Chavez High School in Houston Independent School District (HISD). The two stand-out

Houston Reflections — Momentum from Resilience

Houston is a melting pot of culture, community and diversity, an international city that I am proud to call my home. I have lived here for six years now and have seen it transform and continue to change. Our city is bold, strong, gentle, giving, kind, colorful and determined. I specifically chose those words because

Order Your 2019 In Training Shirt Online

New for 2019 - In Training shirts are now available online! Don't live in Houston? Hate waiting in line? Love running HOU? We heard you! For just a $5 processing and handling fee per shirt, you can now grab your In Training shirt from the comfort of your own home, a coffee shop, Memorial Park

Global Running Day is Wednesday, June 6!

GLOBAL RUNNING DAY Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. It doesn’t matter how fast you run or how far you go—what’s important is that you take part - how you do it, is up to you. Join us alongside four of Houston's local running and fitness

Introducing the 2019 #HouAmbassadors

#HouMarathon Ambassadors Jaime Aparicio - @jaimesportspt Photo: Myke Hermsmeyer Jaime Aparicio is a physical therapist at Memorial Hermann’s Ironman Human Performance Lab. His clinical practice and his love for the outdoors drew him to the sport of running, where he quickly fell in love with the Houston running community. Jaime also enjoys teaching at

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

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