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

HOUSTON – The Houston Marathon Committee has announced the participants selected for the 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. For the ninth-consecutive year, the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon have reached their capacity.

All lottery registrants were notified via email of their registration status between June 23-24. Runners may also verify the result of their registration online at ChevronHoustonMarathon.com.

Race-day for the 42nd Chevron Houston Marathon and the 13th Aramco Houston Half Marathon is Sunday, January 19. The participant cap for both races is 25,000; 12,000 in the half marathon and 13,000 in the marathon.

“We are so thankful to all of the runners who chose Houston and have faithfully chosen Houston annually to help us reach our ninth straight sellout this year,” said Executive Director Wade Morehead.  “Our primary objective is to deliver the best participant experience to all runners and we are excited to introduce our new courses in January because we believe it will enhance race day in many ways.”

Runners can still enter the 2014 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.

The Run for a Reason Kickoff Party will be held on Saturday, June 29 when the Houston Marathon Committee and its 60 participating Run for a Reason official charities will kick-off the training season with its celebration from 7:00am to 11:00am on the south side of Memorial Park. Free “In-Training” shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Runners can learn more about how to obtain a guaranteed race entry, how to fundraise for local charities, and how to find the ideal running club to help with training. Go to www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/Marathon/KickOffParty.cfm for more details.