Men’s Marathon – 2:06:51 (Tariku Jufar, 2012)
Women’s Marathon – 2:19:12 (Keira D’Amato, 2022)
Men’s Half Marathon – 59:22 (Feyisa Lilesa, 2012)
Women’s Half Marathon – 1:05:03* (Vicoty Chepngeno, 2022)
*Fastest half marathon time run by a woman on U.S. soil
The athlete development program invites a LIMITED number of athletes who are provided with a priority starting location for the Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon. With an eligible qualifying time, athletes may receive access to a guaranteed entry* or a complimentary entry for those meeting the high-performance standards. Athletes accepted into the ADP field will also have access to a starting location just behind the elite athlete field and in front of the open field.
Athletes meeting the below standards will be eligible for a guaranteed entry (at Tier 2 pricing) to the 2024 Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon.
Performances that do not meet the standards will not be considered.
Performances prior to January 1, 2021, will not be considered.
Performances must be run on a course, certified and recognized by USATF, World Athletics or a World Athletics Member Federation.
Athletes meeting the high-performance standards below may qualify for a complimentary entry. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
|High Performance Standards
|Masters (40+) Men
|Masters (40+) Women
The Athlete Development Program includes:
- Complimentary entry to the race
- A small pre-race stretching/warm-up area with port-a-cans
- A priority starting location just behind the elites and ahead of the open field.
Please keep in mind:
- We are unable to offer gear check at the start line
- Gear check is available on the first floor of the George R. Brown Convention Center before the race.
- Gear Check Details
- We are unable to offer individual fluid drop on the course
- Bib/packet pick-up takes place at the Health & Fitness EXPO
Entries for the Chevron Houston Marathon/Aramco Houston Half Marathon will close at 5:00 p.m. CST on December 4, 2023 or when the combined marathon/half marathon field has reached a capacity of 300 participants.
For consideration, please send links to recent race results to Elite@houstonmarathon.com.
*Athletes should contact the HMC about an ADP entry before registering. We will not be able to offer registration reimbursements for those athletes who registered and are subsequently accepted into the Athlete Development Program.
Chevron Houston Marathon Elite Athletes
Participation in the elite division of the Chevron Houston Marathon is by invitation only.
Aramco Houston Half Marathon Elite Athletes
Participation in the elite division of the Aramco Houston Half Marathon is by invitation only.