HOUSTON (Nov. 13, 2013) – The Houston Marathon Committee announced on Wednesday the partners in their 2014 We Are Houston program, a partnership of 15 Houston area corporations that serve to underwrite production costs of the 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and ABB 5K.
“On behalf of the Houston Marathon Committee, we thank the We Are Houston partners for their financial support of our annual event” said Steven Karpas, HMC’s Managing Director, Business Development & Marketing. “Through their generosity, the Chevron Houston Marathon race weekend of events will produce $50 million of economic impact and raise over $2 million for charity, while showcasing the City of Houston to an international audience.”
The 2014 We Are Houston partners include Chevron, Aramco Services Company, ABB, Bank of Texas, Memorial Hermann, HEB, Houston First Corporation, Harris County Houston Sports Authority, Precision Drilling, Swift Worldwide Resources, Silver Eagle Distributors, Waste Management, King & Spalding Law, Superior Energy Services and Calpine Corporation.
For more information on the 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and ABB 5K, please visit https://www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/marathon.
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 2013, the Run For a Reason Charity Program raised $2.2 million and the HMC garnered Gold Certification from the Council of Responsible Sport for industry-leading sustainability initiatives. Host to 12 U.S. Half Marathon Championships since 2005 and the 1992 women’s Olympic Trials Marathon, 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.
For more information, visit www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com or call 713.957.3453.