Elites

 

2018 Athlete Development Program (“ADP”) Qualifying Standards

The athlete development program (formerly the “subelite” program) includes a limited number of runners that are provided the opportunity to have a priority starting location on race day in the Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon.  With a qualifying time, these runners get a free entry and starting location just behind the elite athlete field and in front of the masses. This special entry does not include the option to place special fluids on-course.

If you have completed a marathon or half marathon in the past 18 months below the following times and would like to apply for the ADP corral, please email elite@houstonmarathon.com.

Marathon:

Men – 2:30:00
Women – 2:50:00

Half Marathon:

Men – 1:13:00
Women – 1:25:00

Chevron Houston Marathon Elite Athletes

Below you will find information for the 2017 Elite Athlete Programs. 2018 information will be posted this summer.

 

Race Records:

Men’s Marathon – 2:06:51 (Tariku Jufar, 2012)
Women’s Marathon – 2:23:14 (Alemitu Abera, 2012)

Men’s Half Marathon – 59:22 (Feyisa Lilesa, 2012)
Women’s Half Marathon – 1:06:29* (Mary Wacera, 2016)

*Fastest half marathon time run by a woman on U.S. soil

Elite Qualifying Standards

Participation in the elite division of the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon is by invitation only.

The following times represent the minimum standard for men and women elite runners to participate in the 2017 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

2017 Marathon Prize Money

Place Men’s & Women’s Prize Money
1 $45,000
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.

Aramco Houston Half Marathon Elite Athletes

Elite Qualifying Standards
Participation in the elite division of the 2017 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 2017 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

2017 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.