How Will You Train for the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon?

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By Ambassador Heather Foley So…you’ve signed up for the Chevron Houston Marathon…YAY! What now? 1) Be really excited and tell everyone you know. Post your “In Training” badge everywhere! 2) Go get fitted for a really good pair of shoes. You will be in them a lot. 3) Train hard. How much time you spend…

Ambassadors April and Bryan Share What Running Means to Them

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Why I Want to Run the Chevron Houston Marathon By April Ockerman I started running about three years ago as a way to get in shape after having kids. Running is a type of exercise that doesn’t necessarily require equipment, unless you want a treadmill, and can be done at any time – day or…

Houston Marathon Foundation Announces the Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship Winners

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HOUSTON (July 2, 2015) – The Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced today that Laine Zizka of James E. Taylor High School and Chris Winski of Morton Ranch High School were named the first recipients of the Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship. The two stand-out students and former high school cross country runners will each receive a…

Recovering from injury and finding full body awareness

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By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland I’ve been an athlete most of my life. And most of my life I’ve been healthy and I learned to push through painful, tough training. Injury was just never present, until this past December. I tried to ignore it, the nagging pain in my heel when I woke up. I tried…

Happy (Day After) National Running Day!

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By Becky Wade It’s wild to think that we’re already halfway to the next Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon, not to mention another Olympic year. So what does a professional runner with Olympic dreams do during the in-between? The Houston Marathon Foundation and I will fill y’all in through regular updates during…

Three Reasons Why You Should Sign Up for the Chevron Houston Marathon

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By Ambassador Cintia Listenbee What if changing your life was as simple as the click of a mouse? Would you dare to to do it? Training for the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon have the power to transform your life. How so? It has changed mine as well as the lives…

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…