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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

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

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

Chevron Renews Title Sponsorship of Chevron Houston Marathon through 2020

HOUSTON (November 1, 2017) – The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced on Wednesday that Chevron Corporation has renewed its title sponsorship of the annual Chevron Houston Marathon road race, extending their partnership through 2020. The 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon will be hosted by the HMC in downtown Houston on Sunday, January 14. “For the 13th

HMF Announces 2017 Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship Winners

HOUSTON (June 28, 2017) - The Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced today that Robert “Will” Lord, recent graduate of George Ranch High School and Bayli Luke, recent graduate from Cypress Falls 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

Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend Earns Gold

Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend Earns Gold Level Sustainability Certification for 5th Consecutive Year   Houston (June 22, 2017) – The Council for Responsible Sport announced today that the Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) has been awarded the Gold Certification for the fifth consecutive year for its achievements while hosting the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and

Global Running Day 2017

    Pledging Now Open for Global Running Day and Million Kid Run on June 7                                                                                                   Runners of all ages and abilities can pledge to take part in the day via GlobalRunningDay.org   May 8, 2017—Pledging for Global Running Day and the second annual Million Kid Run on June 7 is now open on

2018 Charity Partners Selected

Houston Marathon Committee Selects Official Charity Partners for 2018 Race Season HOUSTON (May 3, 2017) – The Houston Marathon Committee on Wednesday announced the official charities for the 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity program. The new charity lineup includes 49 returning and nine new organizations. Giving runners the opportunity to align

Organizers Urge Runners to Slow Down and Adjust Pace for Sunday’s Race

HOUSTON (January 13, 2017) - With race day temperatures expected to reach 74 degrees and humidity exceeding 90 percent, officials of the Chevron Houston Marathon advise runners to exercise caution in Sunday's races. "Slow down, slow down, slow down," said Dr. John Cianca, medical director of the Houston Marathon Committee. "It's going to be hot

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