HOUSTON – Registration for the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon opened today, Global Running Day, at 8:00 a.m. CT and will remain open until entries sell out. Fundraising For Registration Charity Entries are also available for runners to support one of the 61 Official Run for a Reason Charities.
Race-day for the 45th Chevron Houston Marathon and the 16th Aramco Houston Half Marathon is Sunday, January 15, 2017. The participant cap for both races is 27,000; 13,500 in the half marathon and 13,500 in the marathon. The ABB 5K will be held on Saturday, January 14 and will have a cap of 6,000 participants.
Global Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. It is a worldwide celebration of the sport, and a way for runners of all ages and abilities to share their passion for running and inspire others to get moving. The Million Kid Run on Global Running Day aims to get young people moving. The goal is to have a million kids around the world pledge to run on June 1, 2016.
For more information on the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend, please visit https://www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/marathon.
About the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc.
Established in 1972, the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc. (HMC) annually organizes the nation’s premier winter marathon, half-marathon, and 5K. Over 250,000 participants, volunteers and spectators make Chevron Houston Marathon Race Day the largest single-day sporting event in Houston. A founding member of Running USA, the HMC is an IAAF bronze level event that retained Gold Certification from the Council of Responsible Sport and was awarded the AIMS Green Award for industry-leading sustainability initiatives. Race Weekend generates over $50 million in economic impact for the region annually. In 2016, the Run for a Reason Charity Program raised $2.3 million, while the Houston Marathon Foundation supported youth and community running initiatives. Televised annually by broadcast partner ABC13, 2016 was the first time that the event was syndicated live nationally and internationally on ESPN3 and the Longhorn Network. Host to 16 U.S. Half Marathon Championships since 2005 and the 1992 women’s Olympic Trials Marathon, the HMC also conducted the 2012 men’s and women’s U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon.
For more information, visit www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com or call 713.957.3453.