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How to Become a Runner in One Easy Step!

By Ambassador Matthew Carberry I've never considered myself much of a runner. That is, I run, but until recently I treated runner more like a title reserved for... well, athletes. It was always intimidating, but once I learned how easy it is to be a runner, I've not only enjoyed it more, but performed better as well. I finally got serious about running a couple of years ago. I had run a few 5ks on and off prior to 2012, but I wasn't doing ...

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Race Experience Spotlight: Start Line

The best advice we can give you is get to the start line early. With four corrals, knowing where you are going on race morning and getting there early will help you have a stress-free start. Head to the start line at least 30 minutes before your corral gate closes. A Corral gate closes at 6:40 a.m., B Corral gate closes at 6:50 a.m. and C Corral gate closes at 7 a.m.  Gate closure times will be strictly enforced, so give yourself plenty of time ...

2014 Houston Marathon Weekend

World’s top runners build on success in Houston

Register on June 4th for the chance to run with the best HOUSTON - Over the past decade, the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend of Events has proven to be a breeding ground for the up-and-coming and resurgent distance runners on the international scene. Americans Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan, along with Ethiopians Dire Tune, Deriba Merga, Teyiba Erkesso and Feyisa Lilesa have all won in Houston and gone on to win races such ...

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The Little Secret Runners Never Admit

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By Ambassador Heather Foley You know that feeling when you are running free and easy like a gazelle leaping through the meadow, soft sunlight warming your ...

Slow but steady…

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By Ambassador Lisa Chmiola It’s been 6 weeks since I started physical therapy for my hamstring strain. If you’ve been following along, you might recall ...

Latest Runner Profiles

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Meet Sarah Pepper

Hot 95.7 DJ and Aramco Houston Half Marathon Ambassador Sarah Pepper has been a runner for most of her life. Starting in grade school and continuing all the way up through her senior year of high school, Pepper ran cross country with her brother. But after graduating, and with no team to run with, her running faded ...

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Announcing the 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon Ambassador Team!

We’ve narrowed the impressive applicant pool down to 10. These runners will inspire and support you as we prepare for the 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. The 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon Ambassadors! Emilia Benton –  Run for your ...

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Merima Mohammed

Twenty-year-old Merima Mohammed of Ethiopia overcame leg problems and cold, wet conditions to run the second-fastest ever women’s race at the 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon. Mohammed ran the first half of the race with Buzunesh Deba (ETH) and Meskerem Assefa (ETH) and that pack stayed together through 33km, when ...