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Do you offer a military discounted registration fee?

Yes. Military discounts are available for active and retired U.S. military personnel. This offer is not available for dependents. Please email the Houston Marathon Committee prior to registering at marathon@houstonmarathon.com for additional information. Discounts will be offered to Marathon and Half Marathon participants only. The Houston Marathon Committee will not issue refunds for the military discount once

When is Packet Pick-Up?

The Houston Marathon Health & Fitness EXPO presented by Houston Methodist is home to Packet Pick-Up for all Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon, We Are Houston 5K, and Run for a Reason participants – and is FREE and open to the public. So bring your friends and family to join in the fun!

What do I need to bring with me to pick up my packet?

Each participant will receive a final confirmation sent via email (if you provided a valid email address during registration). Be sure to check your spam folder for the confirmation email. Bring a government-issued photo ID and an electronic or printed copy of your confirmation to the EXPO to pick up your packet. A photo ID is not

Can a friend pick up my packet for me?

Yes, but participants may only pick up ONE participant packet in addition to their own. There is a designated area on your final confirmation that allows you to release your packet to someone else. Your friend will need to bring a hard copy of your final confirmation with your signature in the designated area along

Can I pick up my packet on race day?

There is no packet pick-up on the morning of the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Packet pick-up will be held at the Houston Marathon Health & Fitness EXPO presented by Houston Methodist. If you do not pick up your packet at the EXPO, you will not be able to run in your

My friend was placed in a different corral. Can we start together?

Yes. Entrants who are assigned to different corrals but wish to start together may do so. If your friend was placed in a corral behind yours, then you are welcome to forego your assignment and join them in the other corral. Entrants may move back to another corral, but not forward.

What are the time limits for the marathon and half marathon?

The time limit for the half marathon is four hours. However, in order to complete the race faster than the roads are being re-opened to vehicular traffic, all half marathon participants must be able to maintain a pace of 13:45 per mile or faster over the first eight miles of the course. Any half marathoners

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