Below you will find information about the 2016 events; 2017 elite athlete program details will be added later this year.

Chevron Houston Marathon Elite Athletes

2016 Marathon Winners
Gebo Burka, 2:10:54
Biruktayit Degefa, 2:26:07

Race Records
Tariku Jufar, 2012, 2:06:51
Alemitu Abera, 2012, 2:23:14

Elite Qualifying Standards
Participation in the elite division of the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon is by invitation only.

The following times represent the minimum standard for men and women elite runners to participate in the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon.  If you have completed a marathon in the past 18 months below the following times.

Men  2:11:00
Women  2:32:00

2016 Marathon Prize Money

Place Men’s & Women’s Prize Money
1 $40,000
2 $20,000
3 $10,000
4 $6,000
5 $4,000
6 $3,000
7 $2,000
 1st Masters $1,500
 2nd Masters $1,000
 3rd Masters $500

Place and prize money determined by gun time.

Subelite Qualifying Standards

The Chevron Houston Marathon hosts a limited group of subelite runners each year.  Subelite invitations include a comped entry and front corral bib.  If you have completed a marathon in the past 18 months below the following times.

Men 2:25:00
 Women  2:50:00

Aramco Houston Half Marathon Elite Athletes

2016 Winners
Lelisa Desisa 1:00:37
Mary Wacera 1:06:29*
*Fastest women’s half marathon time run on U.S. soil

Race Records
Feyisa Lilesa, 2012, 59:22
Mary Wacera, 2016, 1:06:29*

Elite Qualifying Standards
Participation in the elite division of the 2016 Aramco Houston Half Marathon is by invitation only.

The following times represent the minimum standard for men and women elite runners to participate in the 2016 Aramco Houston Half Marathon. If you have completed a half marathon in the past 18 months below the following times.

Men  1:02:30
Women  1:11:00

2016 Half Marathon Prize Money

Place Men’s & Women’s Prize Money
1 $20,000
2 $10,000
3 $5,000
4 $3,000
5 $2,000
6 $1,500
7 $1,000
1st Masters $1,000

Place and prize money determined by gun time.