Hotels and Travel
Stay tuned…. Hotel information will be posted in mid-June!
Alternative Ways to Travel
The Houston Marathon Committee is dedicated to providing ways to reduce our carbon footprint during race weekend. Below are several ways you can reduce carbon emissions during your travel to the Downtown area.
GETTING READY TO RUN
On Friday, Jan. 14 use all METRO Park & Ride locations for ease of travel to and from Downtown for the Houston Marathon Health & Fitness EXPO presented by Houston Methodist. View the Park & Ride locations here.
RACE DAY TRANSPORT
Following the roads of Main Street and Fannin, the METRORail offers people a safe and affordable way to travel during the race. After watching the start, spectators wanting to catch up with runners around Rice University will have the option to make a short four block walk to the nearest METRORail stop at the intersection of Preston and Main street. In less than fifteen minutes, spectators will have the option to get off at either the Herman Park stop (Mile 10) or the Houston Zoo stop (Mile 11). The Houston METRORail offers spectators an eco-friendly and efficient way to catch up to and cheer on their family and friends as they run by Rice University.
If you’re cheering on a runner, don’t forget that the fastest way to catch your favorite athlete at the “eight-mile split” is on METRORail.
Houston Green Link
For those planning on attending the Houston Marathon Health & Fitness EXPO presented by Houston Methodist on Friday, Green Link buses can offer a free source of transportation. Operating from 6:30am-6:30pm, seven Green Link buses patrol a 2.5 mile circuit complete with eighteen different stops. The Green Link circuit connects many popular destinations in downtown Houston such as Discovery Green, the George R. Brown Convention Center, City Hall, and many others. Each Green Link bus is powered by compressed natural gas, significantly reducing its carbon footprint on the surrounding environment. With an average wait time of seven minutes, Green Link buses won’t keep you waiting long.
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