Official Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charities Announced

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HOUSTON (May 7, 2015) – The Houston Marathon Committee on Thursday announced the official charities for the 2015-2016 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity program. The new charity lineup offers a variety of important causes including medical research and support, community outreach, animal protection and more.Linking 33,000 runners with 61 official charities, the…

Chevron Houston Marathon Earns Second Gold Level Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport

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Houston (April 22, 2015) – The Council for Responsible Sport announced today that the Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) has been awarded the Gold Certification for its achievements while hosting the 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. The HMC earned credit on 46 of the best practice standards offered in the Council’s certification…

Announcing the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon Ambassador Team!

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The 13 enthusiastic runners below are ready to lead 27,000 Chevron Houston Marathoners and Aramco Houston Half Marathoners to the finish line.  Congratulations to our 2016 team! Emilia Benton – Emilia is a 20-something writer and editor born and raised in Houston, with some East and West Coast stints thrown in between. Although she’s been…

The 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon Ambassador Application is now available!

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The Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon are seeking influential runners to represent our 2016 race! We’re looking for 10 dedicated runners from the greater Houston area who love the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon, are involved in the running community (both on the ground and online) and are ready…

Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charity Program Raises $2.5 million

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HOUSTON (March 4, 2015) – The 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity program has raised over $2,500,000 to benefit 60 official charities. With more than 19,000 donations, this year marks the fifth in a row that fundraising has surpassed the $2 million plateau. “The continued growth of the Run for a Reason…

Having all the fun running the Chevron Houston Marathon

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By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland I don’t think I’ve ever been so sad that a race was over. No, not because it was painful, but because I have to wait a full year to do it again! Words can’t describe just how much fun I had during the Chevron Houston Marathon race weekend, especially during the…

Lucky Seven – Ethiopians Sweep Again at Chevron Houston Marathon

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HOUSTON  – Near-perfect conditions yielded speedy performances Sunday at the 43rd Chevron Houston Marathon as Yebrgual Arage ran the second fastest time ever by a woman at Houston and Birhanu Gedefa outkicked Gebo Burka to take the men’s race. It was the seventh straight sweep of the titles by Ethiopia. Arage made a late race…

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…About Race Weekend

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By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend is almost here and Houston runners are just buzzing with excitement. As we get closer to the big day, more and more non-runners will start getting pretty pumped too! After all, race weekend is a blast to be involved in whether you’re running or not. So…

Worku looks to three-peat at 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon

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Aramco Houston Half Marathon to host USA Half Marathon Championships HOUSTON (January 7, 2015) – The 43rd edition of the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend features stacked fields in both the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, which plays host to the USA Half Marathon Championships. Race-day for the 2015 Chevron Houston…

Chevron Houston Marathon Training Update

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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…