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 consecutive year, Chevron is proud to sponsor the Houston region’s largest annual sporting event,” said Jeff Shellebarger, president, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company. “Houston is a city of DOERS. That community spirit will be on full display from start to finish – and embodied by the thousands of runners, volunteers and spectators joining us for another world-class race.”
Throughout the years, the partnership between the HMC and Chevron has helped to achieve increased participant numbers, raised awareness for countless charitable organizations and global recognition for the City of Houston through hosting national championships and Olympic Trials races.
“Our goal is to partner with sponsors who value the same commitment to our community and who help us accomplish our mission of embodying the spirit, energy and diversity of the citizens of Houston,” said Wade Morehead, Executive Director of the HMC. “The support of Chevron, has enabled the HMC to facilitate an event with a substantial economic impact to our city, as well as raise millions for local charity organizations, all while showcasing the City of Houston on a global scale.”
Registration for the 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon is still open and on track for another sell-out year. The Aramco Houston Half Marathon has already reached capacity, however guaranteed race entries are still available through the Run for a Reason Charity Program at www.RunforaReasonHouston.com.
Other notable partnerships include Aramco Services Company, signed on as the title sponsor of the half marathon through 2019, and ABB, Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Skechers Performance and HEB – all returning for the 2018 race weekend.
Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company’s operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
|About the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc.
Established in 1972, the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc. (HMC) is a founding member of Running USA and annually organizes the nation’s premier winter marathon, half-marathon and 5K. Over 250,000 participants, volunteers and spectators make Chevron Houston Marathon Race Day the largest single-day sporting event in Houston. Recognized by the IAAF, the Gold Label Aramco Houston Half Marathon has held 16 U.S. Half Marathon Championships and the Silver Label Chevron Houston Marathon has been the race site for three U.S. Olympic Trials Marathons. For five consecutive years, the events have garnered Gold Certification from the Council of Responsible Sport and were also awarded the 2015 AIMS Green Award for industry-leading sustainability initiatives. Race Weekend generates over $50 million in economic impact for the region annually. In addition to its economic impact, the HMC facilitates social responsibility through its Run for a Reason Charity Program which has raised over $26 million since its inception and the Houston Marathon Foundation, which serves the greater Houston area through support of youth and community organizations that promote access to and participation in running. The event is televised annually with 2016 being the first time the race received national and international syndication airing on ESPN3 and the Longhorn Network.For more information, visit www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com.