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Ambassador Matthew’s Tips for Surviving the Holidays

By Ambassador Matthew Carberry Out of all the ridiculous phobias I suffer from, none afflict me more than the fear of the holiday season. The most wonderful time of the year? HAH! More like the most terrifying. I mean, how's a runner supposed to train? Between the holiday parties, the marathon shopping, family get-togethers and the calories of the holiday feast, it's a wonder any of us can even lift ourselves off the couch let alone keep up ...

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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 ...

Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charity Program hits $20 Million Mark

HOUSTON (September 24, 2014) - The Houston Marathon Committee announced on Wednesday that the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity program has surpassed the $20 million fundraising mark since its inception in 1995. The charitable program is designed for runners to fundraise for local charities. In 2014 alone, over 16,000 donations were made to the 60 official Run for a Reason charities resulting in a record $2.6 million raised on ...

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Chevron Houston Marathon training update

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By Ambassador Steph Fraser I know what you’re thinking, you didn’t even know I’d started training for the Chevron Houston Marathon, and here I am ...

Lessons Learned in Chicago

Chicago Marathon finisher!

By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland On October 12th, I ran my 8th marathon, The Bank of America Chicago Marathon. While I didn’t PR (personal record), I did ...

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 ...