Eury to be inducted into Houston Marathon Hall of Fame

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HOUSTON (November 27, 2012) – The Houston Marathon Committee announced on Tuesday the election of Houston Marathon Veteran and local civic leader Bob Eury into the Houston Marathon Hall of Fame. Eury will be honored by the Houston Marathon Committee on November 29 at the 2013 Hall of Fame Reception. “For 30 years, Bob Eury…

Spotlight: Post-Race Services

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After months of preparation and vigorous training, you run your race, collect your medal, and take your stunning finisher’s photo. What’s next? Let us take you through the post-race services available inside the George R. Brown Convention Center to make your race recovery stress-free.Race Experience Spotlight: Post-Race Services As you enter the George R. Brown…

Benefits of the 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend

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As we get closer to the 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend (we’re just 60 days away!), let’s take a look at 13 of the best benefits provided to the runners at this year’s Race Weekend. Here they are in no particular order: Weather – The average start-time temperature is 45 degrees, while the average…

Spotlight: Sustainability

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The Houston Marathon Committee is committed to producing a high quality event that reduces our carbon footprint and is respectful to the environment. Earlier this year, the Council for Responsible Sport endorsed a Silver ReSport Certification for the 2012 Chevron Houston Marathon weekend of events. The Houston Marathon Committee is the first organization to achieve…

Spotlight: Refueling Stations

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The goal of the Chevron Houston Marathon refueling stations is simple – to leave no runner thirsty. Our teams are hard at work preparing their stations, and we want to give a peek into what you will find at refueling stations along the course. The Chevron Houston Marathon refueling stations have a uniform design at…

The first thirteen

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This month’s 13 Fast Facts takes a trip down memory lane. Here’s a quick glance back at the first thirteen winners of the men’s and women’s Houston Marathon. Danny Green won the men’s race in the 1972 Houston Marathon in 2:32:33, while Tanya Trantham won the women’s in 5:11:55. In 1973, Juan Garza won the…

Record-breaking performances

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In forty years of existence, the winners of the Chevron Houston Marathon keep getting faster and faster. The same can be said for the Aramco Half Marathon, which has been around for 10 years. In no particular order, here’s a quick look at 13 record-breaking performances. Twenty-seven year old Tariku Jufar of Ethiopia won the…

How Run for a Reason Makes a Difference

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Your fundraising and donations at work. Each month we are sharing “13 Fast Facts” about the Chevron Houston Marathon as we countdown to the annual Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon on 1.13.13.  Thanks to you, the Chevron Houston Marathon’s Run for a Reason charity program and your donations and fundraising are making…

The Streets of Houston that Led to London

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History in Houston As London prepares to welcome the world on Friday, July 27th, at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, the Houston Marathon Committee looks back six months ago when the Bayou City hosted the country’s finest long-distance runners at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon. The first U.S. Olympic Trials of…

About the Official Chevron Houston Marathon Veterans!

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We know you have seen our Houston Marathon Veterans sporting their official shirts around town and during the Chevron Houston Marathon each year.  These amazing guys and gals are runners who have successfully finished 10 or more Houston marathons!  They organize and put together the Pace Teams each year and successfully guide 1000s of runners to their goal…