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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

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

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,

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

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

Houston Marathon hires Kate Klein as new Director, Business Development & Marketing

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Committee announces additional organizational advancements and reassignments HOUSTON (June 21, 2016) - The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) on Tuesday announced the hiring of executive Kate Klein as Director, Business Development and Marketing. Klein will lead the business and community development department and is responsible for managing sponsorships, branding, and experiential marketing for the Chevron Houston

Skechers Performance Extends Partnership with the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon

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Skechers Performance to Remain the Official Footwear and Apparel Sponsor through 2019 HOUSTON (June 7, 2016)—The Houston Marathon Committee announced on Tuesday a partnership extension with Skechers Performance, a division of SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX). With the new deal, Skechers Performance will remain the official footwear and apparel sponsor of the Houston race through 2019.

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