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Alternative Ways to Travel
The Houston Marathon Committee is dedicated to providing ways to reduce our carbon footprint during race weekend. Below are several ways you can reduce carbon emissions during your travel to the Downtown area.
Houston Green Link
For those planning on attending the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Herman EXPO on Friday, Green Link buses can offer a free source of transportation. Operating from 6:30am-6:30pm, seven Green Link buses patrol a 2.5 mile circuit complete with eighteen different stops. The Green Link circuit connects many popular destinations in downtown Houston such as Discovery Green, the George R. Brown Convention Center, City Hall, and many others. Each Green Link bus is powered by compressed natural gas, significantly reducing its carbon footprint on the surrounding environment. With an average wait time of seven minutes, Green Link buses won’t keep you waiting long.
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For those wanting an affordable eco-friendly source of transportation during the race weekend, Houston B-Cycle is exactly what you are looking for. Open from 6:00am-11:00pm, each of Houston B-Cycle’s three stations allow people to share bikes for just $5 a day. After purchasing a daily membership either online or at a B-Cycle station, customers are given 90 minutes of ride time until they are asked to check back into a station. Once checked back into a station, a customer can renew their trial ride for another 90 minutes at no extra charge. If a rider wants to stay out past the 90 minutes, $2 will be charged to their credit card for every additional 30 minutes.
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Houston Metro Rail
Following the roads of Main Street and Fannin, the Metro Rail offers people a safe and affordable way to travel during the race. After watching the start, spectators wanting to catch up with runners around Rice University, will have the option to make a short four block walk to the nearest Metro Rail stop at the intersection of Preston and Main street. In less than fifteen minutes, spectators will have the option to get off at either the Herman Park stop (Mile10) or the Houston Zoo stop (Mile11). The Houston Metro Rail offers spectators an eco-friendly and efficient way to catch up to and cheer on their family and friends as they run by Rice University.
Wear your Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon race bib and ride METRO for FREE on race day!
If you’re cheering on a runner, don’t forget that the fastest way to catch your favorite athlete at the “eight-mile split” is on METRORail.
United Airlines offers a special promotional discount for the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and ABB 5K.
More information will be available in the fall of 2017.
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