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Can I get into the marathon or half marathon with a qualifying race time?

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Runners may receive a guaranteed entry in either the marathon or half marathon races, if they have a qualifying time.

Deadline: March 31, 2019

All registered runners can also add a verified time to their participant account until Nov. 30, 2019.

All time standards are listed below and must comply with the following rules.

  • You must add your qualifying time during registration.
  • Only the distances included above will be accepted.
  • Time must have been run on or after January 1, 2018.
  • All submissions will be reviewed and verified.
  • Verification will be based on official chip time.
  • Road race times only; no track times or triathlon times will be accepted.
  • Race must be a USATF or foreign equivalent certified course with online race results.
  • Verified times may ALSO be used for front corral seeding if the verifiable time is equal to or faster than the OPEN time standards listed below.
  • Age graded qualifying times are based upon each athlete’s age on the date of the 2020 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon.
Qualifying Time Standards for Guaranteed Entry
Gender Age Group Marathon Half Marathon 10K
Male & Female OPEN (all ages)* 4:00:00 1:52:55 0:51:08
Age Graded Time Standards for Guaranteed Entry
Age graded standards do not qualify runners for front corral seeding.
Male 65-69 4:10:00 1:58:14 0:54:13
Male 70-74 4:25:00 2:05:07 0:57:33
Male 75-79 4:40:00 2:12:17 1:01:09
Male 80 and over 4:55:00 2:19:27 1:02:15
Female 55-59 4:10:00 1:59:41 0:54:05
Female 60-64 4:25:00 2:06:33 0:57:06
Female 65-69 4:40:00 2:12:17 0:59:35
Female 70-74 4:55:00 2:16:21 1:01:17
Female 75-79 5:10:00 2:19:05 1:01:53
Female 80 and over 5:25:00 2:24:04 1:02:45

*Time standard also qualifies runner for front corral seeding