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

Register for the Marathon or Half Marathon
Register for the 5K
Fundraise for Registration
Early Registration January 15, 2017 @ 3pm – January 19, 2017 or until 10,000-person cap.
Open to ALL Participants.

ALL guaranteed participants are encouraged to register during the early registration period.  Guaranteed participants do not count towards the 10,000-person cap.

Marathon $135
Half Marathon $115
5K Add-On Price $25
   
Guaranteed Registration May 3, 2017 – May 31, 2017
Open to Guaranteed* Participants Only
Marathon $140
Marathon 2017 Deferral Price $135
Half Marathon $120
Marathon 2017 Deferral Price $115
5K Add-On Price $25
   
Open Registration June 7, 2017 until SOLD OUT
Open to ALL Participants/Guaranteed Registration Closed
Marathon $150
Half Marathon $125
5K Add-On price $25
   
5K Registration  
Limited to 6,000
January 15, 2017 – January 19, 2017 $30
May 3, 2017 –
August 31, 2017
$35
September 1, 2017 –
Until Sold Out
$40

*Guaranteed participants include time qualifiers, Legacy Runners, 5-9 year Houston Marathon or Half Marathon finishers and 2017 deferred registrants.

2017 Registration Updates and Changes

After registering for the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon you may make changes to your registration including applying with a qualifying time for a priority starting location in Corral “A”, switching your race between the marathon and half marathon or down to the 5K, updating information on your registration form and deferring your entry to the next year if you are unable to participate.

Defer your entry to 2018

To DEFER your entry to 2018, click here.

Unable to participate in the 2017 events? Use this form to cancel your 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon or 2017 Aramco Houston Half Marathon and defer it to 2018. Your information will be recorded and you will be eligible for a guaranteed (but not free) spot in the 2018 race. Please note that once you have completed this form, your registration for 2017 will no longer be available. 

This deferral does NOT convey a free entry into the 2018 race. You will be required to pay for your 2018 race.

Deadline to complete deferral form: January 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. CT

Switch Races

The deadline to switch races has passed.

  • Switch Fees:
    • Now – Nov. 30, 2016: $20
    • Dec. 1, 2016 – Dec. 28, 2016: $40
  • In addition, participants switching from the half marathon to the marathon will be charged the additional cost of the marathon ($20) in addition to the change fee.
  • There are no refunds for downgrading to a less expensive race.
  • Deadline to Switch: December 28, 2016

Apply for Corral “A” with a Qualifying Time

The deadline to apply for Corral “A” has passed.

Qualifying times and rules are listed below:

  • Marathon: 4:00:00
  • Half Marathon: 1:52:55
  • 10K: 0:51:08
  • Runners may use an official marathon, half marathon or 10K qualifying time
  • Finisher times must have been run since January 1, 2015.
  • All qualifying times are subject to review and verification.
  • All time standards based on official submitted net time.
  • All qualifying times must be completed in a road race (track times and triathlon times will not be accepted).
  • Qualifying races must be a USATF or (foreign equivalent) certified course and provide online race results.
  • Deadline to submit a qualifying time: October 31, 2016.

Update Registration Contact Information

You may no longer update your registration information online. If you have updates to your personal information, visit the Runners Services desk at the EXPO on January 13 and 14, 2017.

Information that can be updated, includes:

  • mailing address
  • phone number
  • email address
  • the name appearing on your bib
  • To change any other registration information, please contact the event via email marathon@houstonmarathon.com
  • Deadline to update registration contact information: November 30, 2016

2017 5K Registration Information

ABB 5K registration is available during early (January) and guaranteed (May) registration for the marathon and half marathon as an “add-on” option. ABB 5K stand-alone registration will be available beginning June 1.

Please see the price structure below.

$25 Add-on Price when registering for the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon
$30 June 1, 2016 – September 30, 2016
$35 October 1, 2016 – January 12, 2017
$40 At EXPO *if available

Houston Double

All runners who finish the 2017 ABB 5K and Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon will get THREE finisher medals!

Number of Participants

The 2017 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 2017 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.