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

Yeah, still smiling at mile 23!

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…

Houston Marathon Foundation to Support Student, Local Running Initiatives

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Marathon partner Skechers to provide free shoes to HISD students HOUSTON (December 16, 2014) -The Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced today that it is providing $50,000 in support of youth and local running programs across the Greater Houston Region.  Since its inception in 2008, the HMF has provided over $700,000 in support of local youth…

Families Who Run

20-miler? No problem for the McClellands.

By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland I’m pretty darn lucky. I have a great relationship with my family and over the last couple of years my relationship with my dad has just gotten stronger. Why? It’s because we run together. When I was in college, we’d run a couple miles together every now and again, but we…

2015 ABB 5K Course

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The Houston Marathon Committee announced on Wednesday the new course for the 2015 ABB 5K. Alterations were made to the course to accommodate civic enhancement projects downtown. The 2015 race will start at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 17. Entries are still available. Do the Houston Double! All runners who participate in the 2015 ABB…

Houston Marathon Hall of Fame Inducts Former Course Director Carl Moerer

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HOUSTON – The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced today the election of former HMC Board of Director Carl Moerer into the Houston Marathon Hall of Fame. Moerer was honored by the Houston Marathon Committee December 4th at the 2015 Hall of Fame Reception hosted at The Grove in Discovery Green in downtown Houston. “Carl Moerer…