2018 Registration Information for the
Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and ABB 5K

Early Registration January 15, 2017 @ 3pm – January 19, 2017
Open to ALL Participants
Marathon $135
Half Marathon $115
Guaranteed Registration May 3, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. CT – May 31, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m. CT
Open to Guaranteed* Participants Only
Marathon $140
Marathon 2017 Deferral Price $135
Half Marathon $120
Half Marathon 2017 Deferral Price $115
Open Registration June 7, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. CT until Entries are SOLD OUT
Open to ALL Participants – guaranteed registration no longer available
Marathon $150
Half Marathon $125
5K Add-On price $25
5K Registration  Limited to 6,000 participants
5K Add-On Price, when chosen during Marathon or Half Marathon Registration $25
January 15, 2017 – January 19, 2017 $30
May 3, 2017 –
August 31, 2017
September 1, 2017 –
Until Sold Out

*Guaranteed Registration

Guaranteed registration for the marathon and half marathon includes the following participants: Time Qualifiers, Legacy Runners, 5-9 year Houston Marathon or Half Marathon finishers, 2017 deferred registrant and Charity Entries: HERO and Fundraising for Registration entries

Click here for details about each category.

Applying for Front Seeding in Corral “A”

Runners may request a front corral seed by submitting a qualifying finish time.

Deadline: November 15, 2017

To apply, complete the Race History for Entry by Qualifying Time section during registration.

To add a qualifying time to an existing registration, click here.

Qualifying Time for Front Seeding in Corral “A”
Gender Age Group Marathon Half Marathon 10K
Male & Female OPEN (all ages) 4:00:00 1:52:55 0:51:08

All qualifying times must comply with the following rules:

  • Only the distances included above will be accepted.
  • Time must have been run on or after January 1, 2016.
  • 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.

Runners will receive an email confirmation from MarathonGuide.com within one week.

Houston Double

All runners who finish the 2018 ABB 5K and Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon will get THREE finisher medals!

Number of Participants

The 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon has a protected cap of 27,000 participants. Of the 27,000-participant field, 13,500 entries are reserved for the marathon and 13,500 for the half marathon.

The 2018 ABB 5K has a cap of 6,000 participants.

Time Limit

The time limit for completing the marathon is six hours and the course will open on a rolling schedule based on a 13:45 per mile pace.

The time limit for completing the half marathon is four hours. Since the marathon and half marathon share part of the course on race day, the half marathon course will open on a rolling schedule based on a 13:45 per mile pace for the first 8-9 miles. The remaining miles must be completed within the final 2 hours of the time limit.

The time limit for completing the 5K is 1 1/2 hours.

Entry Requirements

Participants must be at least 12 years old on race day to register for the marathon and 7 years old on race day to register for the half marathon.

Participants must be at least 7 years old on race day to register for 5K.

Cancellation Policy

All Houston Marathon Committee event fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event you are unable to participate, for any reason, you will not receive a refund.

Athletes With Disabilities Policy

Please click here for the 2017 Athletes with Disabilities Policy.