Warm Up Series

The Warm Up Series is a series of three races – Houston Half Marathon & RelayHMSA Classical 25K, and Sugar Land Finish Line Sports 30K – is designed to give runners a systematic increase in distance under competitive conditions in preparation for the Chevron Houston Marathon to be run in January. The races, part of the Houston Area Road Runners Association’s Fall Series, are spaced about a month apart and are ideal for marathon training.

Please visit the sites below to learn more and register.


The first race of the series, the Houston Half Marathon & Relay marks the halfway point in training for winter races. The Houston Half Marathon starts and finishes at Sam Houston Park. All finishers will receive a race medal and a finisher’s singlet. Special awards will also be awarded to top finishers.

HMSA Classical 25K & 5KNovember 22, 2015

For the second race of the series, the Houston Masters Sports Association has gone back to its original 25K event. This race will take place at and around the Wortham Center in Downtown Houston.

Fort Bend Kia 30KDecember 13, 2015

The Fort Bend Kia 30K directed by Finish Line Sports is the third race in the series. The certified triple-loop course begins and ends at Sugar Land Town Square. All finishers will receive a race medal and a long-sleeve tech shirt. Special awards will also be awarded to top finishers.

Running Clubs

Many Houston-area running clubs offer offline training programs or running groups that can help participants get ready for the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon or ABB 5K. A short list of some Houston-area running clubs can be found below. Visit www.harra.org for more information about these and other running groups in the Houston area.


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CLIF Bar is proud to be the Official Nutrition Sponsor of the Chevron Houston Marathon. That means we’ll be on course with CLIF Shot® Energy Gel. The CLIF Shot Energy Zone will be at Mile 19. Please refer to the official Chevron Houston Marathon course maps.