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What items are not allowed on the course?

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There are a number of items that are not allowed on the course. Here is a partial list of what is NOT allowed on the course: weapons of any kind, including firearms, runners going backward, runners not wearing a bib, animals, bicycles, baby joggers, strollers, roller skates or rollerblades and any wheeled vehicles other than wheelchairs and handcycles. Wheelchair, handcycle and duo athletes must wear helmets.

Click here for a complete list of prohibited items from the 2018 events. 2019 information will be posted soon. Course officials reserve the right to remove any runner for violations of this policy.

The HMC discourages the use of headphones. However, athletes competing for prize money are not allowed to use electronic devices such as headphones and ear pieces. If you are to wear headphones, please be aware of emergency vehicles, announcements and other runners along the course.

If you have a question about what is or is not allowed, please email us at marathon@chevronhoustonmarathon.com.