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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

Do you have a pace team?

Yes, we do offer pacers for the marathon. The Pace Team is a group of runners who run together during the Chevron Houston Marathon. They share the same finish time goal (from 3 hrs to 6 hrs) and help one another stay on pace. We do not have a pace team specific to the half

Where are the water stations, aid stations and port-a-cans?

Water stations are located approximately every 1.5 miles along the course, beginning at mile 2. Each water station will provide water and Gatorade Endurance Formula (Lemon-Lime) to participants. Medical aid stations are located approximately every other mile beginning at mile 5, and every mile from mile 19 to the finish. Port-a-cans are located following every

What items are not allowed on the course?

It is the responsibility of every runner to view the complete list of prohibited items and follow the HMC's policies. A number of items are not allowed on the course such as: weapons of any kind, including firearms, runners going backward, runners not wearing a bib, animals, bicycles, baby joggers, strollers, roller skates or rollerblades