Morehead named Executive Director of the Houston Marathon Foundation

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AUGUST 27, 2014 – On behalf of the Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF), the Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced today that Executive Director Wade Morehead will also assume the duties of Executive Director for the Foundation. In addition to this announcement, the HMF is getting a new look by changing its logo to include the iconic…

How to Become a Runner in One Easy Step!

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By Ambassador Matthew Carberry I’ve never considered myself much of a runner. That is, I run, but until recently I treated runner more like a title reserved for… well, athletes. It was always intimidating, but once I learned how easy it is to be a runner, I’ve not only enjoyed it more, but performed better…

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By Ambassador Eileen Wright It’s that time of year again! While some runners are training for a fall marathon and are well into their training plans, others of us plan for a winter race and start training later in the summer. We endure our sweat fests with thoughts of cooler days for longer runs and “thank…

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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…

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By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland In many cases, summertime is synonymous with travel. For runners this means kinks in training and the possibility of losing critical miles. I’m a true believer in the importance of travel and seeing the world. In my opinion, running in new places is one of the most enjoyable ways to run….

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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 plagued me for years as I started becoming active in the running scene. The problem was, I did not have a “why” that…

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By Ambassador Heather Foley “I have to am running tomorrow.” The beginning of marathon training season is almost here and it is one of my favorite times of year second only of course to Houston Marathon week!  The air is thick with the collective optimism and excitement for the adventure everyone is about to take…

#tbt National Running Day with the Houston Marathon Committee

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By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland These days there seems to be a “holiday” for just about anything. It’s probably no surprise that National Running Day takes the cake for being my favorite. This year, I headed out to Memorial Park to celebrate with the Houston Marathon Committee. I love these type of events. They remind me…