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Chevron Houston Marathon Training Update

By Ambassador Steph Fraser Less than five weeks people! Things are starting to get pretty intense over here. I’d say it’s time to get serious about the whole training thing, but five weeks out is probably a little late for that. Also, the fact that I have stopped taking my training too seriously means I’m not freaking out about marathon day rapidly approaching. Instead I’d really like time to speed up so that I can be done stressing ...


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 ...


Houston Marathon Hall of Fame Inducts Former Course Director Carl Moerer

HOUSTON - The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced today the election of former HMC Board of Director Carl Moerer into the Houston Marathon Hall of Fame. Moerer was honored by the Houston Marathon Committee December 4th at the 2015 Hall of Fame Reception hosted at The Grove in Discovery Green in downtown Houston. "Carl Moerer was the quintessential race volunteer. The knowledge that Carl was on the job in the lead-up to and during our ...

Recent Headlines

Houston Marathon Foundation to Support Student, Local Running Initiatives


Marathon partner Skechers to provide free shoes to HISD students HOUSTON (December 16, 2014) -The Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced today that ...

Families Who Run

20-miler? No problem for the McClellands.

By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland I’m pretty darn lucky. I have a great relationship with my family and over the last couple of years my relationship with ...

Latest Runner Profiles


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...