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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

Let’s Talk Training

With humidity dropping and awesome weather approaching, runners are eager to train for those long runs in preparation for the Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Half Marathon.  You are probably counting down to race day, anticipating that moment you cross that finish line.  But, before you get to that finish line, you will need to stick

Striking a Balance

I’ve run over 100 miles worth of the Chevron Houston Marathon course throughout the years and the highlight at the top of the list has always been seeing my wife and now daughter at the finish - regardless of how the race went. (But let’s rewind) In a perfect world we would all wake up

Running With Heart – the Run for a Reason Program

Run for a Finish Signing up to run my first marathon was a big deal for me.  At that point I had run a half-marathon and several 10K's, but the thought of 26.2 miles seemed like a huge mountain that was impossible for someone like me.  I did not grow up athletic, nor participated in

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 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 2018 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

Updates to the 2017 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Elite Field

Today the Houston Marathon Committee announced changes to the elite fields for the 2017 Aramco Houston Marathon on Sunday, January 15th. Galen Rupp (USA), the 2016 Olympic marathon bronze medalist, has withdrawn from the men’s Aramco Houston Half Marathon due to injury. “Unfortunately I will be unable to race on Sunday due to plantar fasciitis

2017 Chevron Houston Marathon to be Carried Live on ESPN3 and Longhorn Network

Broadcast to feature Two-time Olympian Kara Goucher as Color Analyst HOUSTON (January 6, 2017) - The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) and its Official Broadcast Partner ABC13, announced today that the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon will have an expanded U.S. and international viewing audience for the second consecutive year. The races

Houston Marathon Foundation Continues Commitment to Distance Running

HOUSTON (December 19, 2016) - In its continued effort to promote the benefits of long-distance running and to provide opportunities for runners of all abilities, the Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced today that it will distribute $275,000 in financial support to local running initiatives and national elite long-distance development programs. Since its inception in 2008,

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