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Friendly Running

By Ambassador Daniel Barron I consider myself a friendly runner. Earlier this year I decided to conduct an experiment and put my friendliness to the test. For the entire month of April I would say “hello”, “good morning”, wave or give a head nod to every runner or walker I crossed or passed.  Considering one of my 2014 goals is to run every day of the year (future blog post), and still going strong on this July 16th, it was an ...


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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Training on the Go


By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland In many cases, summertime is synonymous with travel. For runners this means kinks in training and the possibility of losing ...

Finding your why


By Ambassador Bryan Kreitz Why am I waking up at 4:30am to run. Why am I running 13.1 miles. Why did I let my friends talk me into this? Why? That word ...

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 ...