The Houston Marathon Committee, a not-for-profit organization, invites your company to be part of Houston’s largest single-day sporting event as a participating sponsor for the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon, ABB 5K, Bank of Texas Team Challenge and related events.

More than 60,000 will attend the January 11-12 Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann EXPO, while 30,000 will register to participate in the January 12 running of the ABB 5K and the Sunday, January 13, Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Coupled with 7,500 volunteers, 200,000 course spectators and 300,000 television viewers, the race has grown to be Houston’s largest single day sporting event raising more than $2 million for charity on an annual basis.

From race organization and national prestige to state-of-the-art technology, our 2013 race weekend will truly be a Texas-sized event. Don’t miss this opportunity to join our prestigious list of sponsors who are proud to be a part of this year’s running of the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon, ABB 5K and Bank of Texas Team Challenge.

Become a Sponsor

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Steven Karpas at 713-957-3453 or skarpas@chevronhoustonmarathon.com.


Meet Our 2011-2012 Sponsors


Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company’s success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 62,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables.

Houston is home to approximately 10,000 Chevron employees and contractors and headquarters for many of our most important business operations. In addition, Chevron is a leading corporate contributor to the quality of life in the Houston community through our support of many local charitable initiatives. The company is proud to be title sponsor of the Chevron Houston Marathon.

Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.


Aramco Services Company is the U.S.-based subsidiary of the world’s leading oil producing and exporting company, the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). Established in 1950 in New York City, Aramco Services operates as a vital link between Saudi Aramco and North America to help facilitate the safe and reliable delivery of energy to customers around the globe.

Aramco Services provides a wide range of support to Saudi Aramco. Key services include recruiting professionals for careers in Saudi Arabia; procuring, inspecting and shipping materials and equipment to Saudi Aramco; providing engineering support for mega projects and other operations; and administering career development and other training programs for Saudi Aramco-sponsored students and employees in North America. Additionally, Aramco Services provides business management services and support for Saudi Aramco project teams operating in North America; and identifies upstream technologies, best practices and potential technology partners for Saudi Aramco.

The company also provides information technology, financial services and marine-vessel services to Saudi Aramco and its affiliates; provides benefits administration to retirees worldwide; publishes company-sponsored magazines; and manages Saudi Aramco exhibits at energy-industry trade shows.

Aramco Services moved to Houston in 1974, joining other industry leaders to further strengthen the city’s unique position as the energy capital of the world. In addition to its Houston headquarters, Aramco Services maintains an office in Washington, D.C., to collect data on oil markets, governmental policies and economic trends.

To learn more about Aramco Services, please visit www.aramcoservices.com.


ABB (www.abb.com) is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. ABB operates in more than 100 countries and has offices in most of those countries to give its global and local customers the support they need to develop and conduct their business successfully.

ABB has a large and growing presence in Houston and its surrounding communities. Houston is home to over 600 employees of ABB and its wholly owned Ventyx and Baldor companies. Though globally headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, ABB is proud to be an integral part of the Houston business community.

For more information, please visit ABB at www.abb.com.

Bank of Texas

Bank of Texas is an active and longtime supporter of the Houston Marathon and we are proud to be its Official Bank and Team Challenge sponsor.

With a proven record of commitment to serving our clients, Bank of Texas has remained fiscally fit over the course of its history. Our philosophy is simple – offer the best products and personalized service in combination with local decision makers who understand both business and individual needs. The focus is on you and building proactive and responsive partnerships that succeed. That’s why our clients choose Bank of Texas for our strong focus on fostering long-term relationships and providing best-in-class service.

As part of BOK Financial, a $27 billion financial services company, Bank of Texas is an integral division within a 100-year-old organization and the 21st largest US-based publicly traded bank holding company (ticker: BOKF). We are proud to say that we were the largest commercial bank in the US to decline Troubled Asset Relief Plan (TARP) funds.

Our banking professionals work with clients in a variety of industries and offer a wide range of services, including commercial banking, wealth management, treasury and foreign exchange services, equipment leasing, mortgage and consumer banking. Bank of Texas also offers specialized financial solutions to several niche industries such as health care banking, maritime finance, commercial real estate and energy banking as our parent company has been a leader in energy lending for more than a century. At the end of the day, Bank of Texas works hard to be our clients’ bank of choice and strives to be a reliable, reputable and responsible corporate citizen.

After all, achieving financial success isn’t a sprint – it’s a marathon.

For more information, please visit Bank of Texas at www.bankoftexas.com.

Under Armour®

Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand’s moisture-wicking synthetic fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate to provide a performance alternative to traditional natural fiber products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China.

For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.underarmour.com.

Sports Authority

Headquartered in Englewood, CO., Sports Authority is one of the nation’s largest full-line sporting goods retailer, offering a comprehensive and high-quality assortment of brand name sporting apparel and equipment at competitive prices.

Sports Authority is staffed with experts in areas of sports and fitness related topics, and strives to be the ultimate “authority,” both on and off the field. Whether in the game or cheering from the sidelines, Sports Authority is the leading destination for consumers to fulfill their own sports equipment needs, as well as find their favorite team’s apparel.

For further information, please visit the Company¹s website at www.sportsauthority.com.


H-E-B was founded in Kerrville, Texas in 1905 with a single grocery store. For more than 100 years, H-E-B has been an innovative retailer known for low prices, fresh food, quality products and convenient services. The company has grown to more than 300 stores in Texas and Northern Mexico with more than 70,000 employees. It conducts a wide range of efforts geared toward helping the community and the environment. H-E-B is one of the largest food chains in the United States, with annual sales more than $15 billion, and is the largest privately held company in Texas. For more information, please visit www.heb.com.

Memorial Herman

Memorial Hermann has long been a recognized leader in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries and disorders. Anchored by the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute, Memorial Hermann helps every athlete – recreational or professional – stay in the game and achieve a higher level of performance. Specialty trained sports medicine physicians and staff deliver a comprehensive range of services including injury prevention, performance improvement programs, orthopedic care and rehabilitation, customized to the individual needs and goals of every athlete.

For more information on the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann, please visit ironman.memorialhermann.org  or call 713.704.2200.


Nissan is excited to be a proud partner of the Houston Marathon. Our commitment to running is reinforced through the Nissan Innovation for Endurance program and our partnership with various running events including ING New York City Marathon, Boston Marathon, Miami Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, Country Music Marathon & 1/2, NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile, and BolderBoulder. Our six year involvement with the Innovation for Endurance community brings our fans a whole new take on performance by surfacing the best innovations and innovators in running, cycling, and fitness from across the country. Be sure to check out training videos and tips from our Innovators Ryan Hall, Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher and Ryan Lochte at facebook.com/innovationforendurance, and while you’re there enter for your chance to win a Nissan Pathfinder or one of our weekly prizes.

Learn more at facebook.com/innovationforendurance!


The Gatorade Company is proud to be the Official Sports Nutritional Beverage of the Chevron Houston Marathon, fueling runners with G SERIES PRO(TM) products.

Grounded in years of hydration and sports nutrition research, G SERIES PRO (TM) complex blend of fuel, fluids and nutrition runners need before, during and after training and competition. On the course, G SERIES PRO (TM) 02 Perform Endurance Formula contains a specialized electrolyte and carbohydrate blend designed for use for endurance sports. Scientifically formulated to help replace the fluids and electrolytes lost during longer workouts, it delivers twice the sodium and three times the potassium per -fluid oz serving of regular Gatorade Thirst Quencher.

Remember, athletes need to figure out what nutrition works best for them, so it is best to train with what they will use for race day. To purchase G SERIES PRO(TM) products for training, visit Luke’s Locker and other sports specialty retail stores.

More information about Gatorade is available at www.gatorade.com.

Michelob Ultra

Silver Eagle Distributors, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is the nation’s largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch products. Founded in 1961, the company currently operates five branches, which are located in Houston, Cypress, Rosenberg, Conroe and San Antonio, along with two depots in Carrizo Springs and Del Rio.

Over the years, the company has expanded its portfolio of products to include the Grupo Modelo family of beers such as Corona and Negro Modelo and a vast selection of microbrews and craft brands, including Saint Arnold’s, Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada. Today, Silver Eagle’s portfolio includes more than 160 different products, including domestic, import and craft beers, flavored beverages, energy drinks and Icelandic bottled water.

Silver Eagle employs more than 1,100 employees and serves close to 11,000 accounts throughout 16 counties in Texas.

King & Spalding

Celebrating 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm with more than 800 lawyers in offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm represents half of the Fortune 100 and is consistently listed in Corporate Counsel annual law firm surveys for its total number of representations of those companies.

King & Spalding opened the Houston office in 1995 at the request of a major client. Since then, the office has served dozens of clients in litigation and transactional matters, growing as a direct result of client demand to more than 100 lawyers in the state of Texas.

For additional information, please visit www.kslaw.com.

Cliff Bar

Clif Bar & Company is a leading maker of nutritious, all-natural, organic foods and drinks, including CLIF® BAR energy bar, CLIF SHOT® Energy Gel, and CLIF SHOT BLOKS.

Focused on sports nutrition and healthy snacks, the employee and family-owned company is committed to sustaining its business, brands, people, community and the planet. CLIF SHOT takes a streamlined approach to performance nutrition – delivering only what your body needs most while training and racing. Our organic ingredients help provide clean essential energy and hydration, plus fast muscle recovery. Clif Bar is proud to be the Official Performance Nutrition Sponsor, Energy Bar, Energy Gel, and Energy Chew of the Chevron Houston Marathon.

For more information, please visit us at www.clifbar.com.


Philips is one of the world’s leading technology companies, with a long history of practical innovation and visionary design. In healthcare, we are committed to understanding the human and technological needs of patients and caregivers. We believe this understanding will help us deliver solutions that not only enable more confident diagnoses and more efficient delivery of care, but also improve the overall experience of care. We offer equipment, software, and services for imaging, patient monitoring, resuscitation and much more.

People focused. Healthcare simplified. www.philips.com/healthcare 800-934-7372.

Houston First

A local government corporation formed in 2011, Houston First manages more than 10 city-owned buildings and properties and underground and surface parking for nearly 7,000 vehicles. These facilities include the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel, George R. Brown Convention Center, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Wortham Theater Center, Houston Center for the Arts, Talento Bilingue de Houston, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston First Outdoors (which includes Jones Plaza and other smaller venues) and Theater District Parking. Houston First is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, licensing and operation of these properties as the sites of conventions, trade shows and theatrical performances that enrich the lives of Houstonians.

For more information on Houston First, visit www.Houstonfirst.com.


As the world leader in delivering innovation in communications, mobility, information and entertainment, Verizon provides superior broadband, video and other wireless and wireline services to consumers, businesses, governments and wholesale customers across the globe. We operate America’s fastest 4G wireless network and provide services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network. In addition, we deliver integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.

For more information on Verizon, visit www.Verizon.com.