Races sell-out for eleventh consecutive year; Run for a Reason charity race entries available

HOUSTON – (September 3, 2015) – The Houston Marathon Committee has announced that for the eleventh-consecutive year, the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon have reached their capacity.

“Selling out for the eleventh consecutive year is a testament to the excitement and support we receive from the greater Houston community, the entire Houston Marathon Committee, our 7,000 volunteers and our wonderful sponsors,” said Executive Director Wade Morehead. “Our running community is second to none, and we are so thankful for the runners who choose our race annually as well as those who selected our event to run their first race.”

Race-day for the 44th Chevron Houston Marathon and the 15th Aramco Houston Half Marathon is Sunday, January 17,2016. The participant cap for both races is 27,000; 13,500 in the half marathon and 13,500 in the marathon.

Runners can still enter the 2016 marathon and half marathon races through the Chevron Houston Marathon’s Run for a Reason charity program. Charity entries are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Details about how to register can be found at RunforaReasonHouston.org.

About the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc.
Established in 1972, the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc. (HMC), a Running USA Founding Member, 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. Race Weekend generates over $50 million in economic impact for the region annually. In 2015, the Run for a Reason Charity Program raised $2.5 million and the HMC retained Gold Certification from the Council of Responsible Sport for industry-leading sustainability initiatives. Host to 16 U.S. Half Marathon Championships since 2005 and the 1992 women’s Olympic Trials Marathon, the HMC conducted the nationally-televised 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, which featured men and women competing on the same course simultaneously for the first time, vying for the chance to represent Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games.