The 14 enthusiastic runners below are ready to lead 27,000 Chevron Houston Marathoners and Aramco Houston Half Marathoners to the finish line.  Congratulations to our 2017 Ambassador team!

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Robert Brown (Spring, TX) – Half Marathon
Robert began running in the mid-1990s when he joined the Marine Corps and picked it up again when he met his future wife. He now thrives on self-competition. A kidney cancer survivor, Robert continues to push himself and has now completed numerous half marathons, marathons, ultras and, last year, he received his first 100 mile buckle.
Twitter – @rbrown714
Instagram – @robbrown714
Facebook – Rob Brown

Catalina Calderon (Houston, TX) – Marathon
Catalina is a native Houstonian with an equal passion for running and hairdressing. Racing a free 5K in 2013 forever changed the course of her life. Later that year, she ran her first half marathon and immediately followed that up with a second and third. In 2015, Catalina ran her first full – the Chevron Houston Marathon. Running has now given her the confidence to try new things and a desire to be adventurous every day.
Twitter – @theonlycatalina
Instagram – @theonlycatalina

Hung Cao (Houston, TX) – Marathon
Hung started running just 4 years ago, hoping to build cardiovascular capacity after a torn hamstring. He is currently the president of the Kung Fu Running Club that meets every Wednesday night and positions themselves as a social running club. He is also an officer at West End Running Club and frequents local running events hosted by Sun And Ski Sports and Trail Racing Over Texas.
Twitter – @housecao
Instagram – @housecao

Dendy Farrar (Friendswood, TX) – Marathon
Dendy is a wife, mother, and high school librarian. She found running in her mid-thirties and is completely hooked. Dendy is a native Houstonian and looks forward to the way the entire city comes together to celebrate the Chevron Houston Marathon each year.
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Twitter – @densfarrar
Instagram – @densfarrar

Heather Foley (Houston, TX) – Marathon
After graduating from college, affordable access and time for team sports was hard to find so Heather picked up running to keep in shape. She joined Runner’s High Club here in Houston in 2008 and a new family and passion was discovered. She has run over 30 marathons/ultramarathons (including back-to-back finishes at the Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa), but loves all the other distances as well. To keep in the best running shape she can be in, she also regularly does crossfit and yoga. Running motivates her on a personal level, but it also gives her the opportunity to interact with the incredible and vibrant community that exists among runners, and all people who love an active healthy lifestyle. When she does sit still, she likes it to be on a patio on a nice day with live music and friends. This is Heather’s fourth year in the Ambassador program.
Twitter – @haf811
Instagram – @haf811
Facebook – Heather Foley

Sara Hudgens (Houston, TX) – Half Marathon
Sara is a 30-something native Texan, runner, and educator. She’s been running as long as she can remember, from around the neighborhood when she was little up to full marathons now. She paces The Woodlands Half Marathon each year, is a member of Team Luke’s Houston, and is a six-time Boston Marathon qualifier. When Sara isn’t running around Memorial Park or Buffalo Bayou, you can find her at spin, at the pool, reading, or shopping.
Twitter – @saramhudgens
Instagram – @shudgens
Facebook – Sara M Hudgens

Bryan Kreitz (Cypress, TX) – Half Marathon
Bryan started running with friends after being advised by his doctor that his weight (200lbs) was very unhealthy for his height (5’6″) and could lead to many health issues. Starting slow, Bryan worked his way from 5ks to 10ks, and now has completed 6 half marathons, 3 marathons, and 6 Half Ironman races and one full Ironman.  Bryan has the wonderful support of his wife and 2 kids and a host of other family members during his long training days and races.
Twitter – @kreitz09
Instagram – @kreitzquest

Marcus Lewis (Houston, TX) – Marathon
Marcus spends his days working in engineering services for a chemical plant.  Evenings and weekends are spent with his wife and four sons.  On weekends he and the boys enjoy trips to the grocery store and gym.  Life is busy, so pretty much any “free” time he has is dedicated to running and triathlon train