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…

Sharing Some #HouMarathon and Houston Running Community Love

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By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland We’re less than two months out from race day, so I figure it’s appropriate to share my appreciation for the Chevron Houston Marathon, the committee staff and my fellow ambassadors. The Chevron Houston Marathon is a fantastic race and I LOVE the fact that the ambassador program allows me to share…

Chevron Houston Marathon Increases Race Day Cap to 27,000 for 2016 Races

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New Registration System to be Implemented HOUSTON (December 1, 2014) – The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced on Monday that 2016 will feature a field-size increase to 27,000 runners for the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Each race will be capped at 13,500 available entries. The ABB 5K, which will take place…

Vote for your favorite Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charity!

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  Chevron has partnered with the Houston Marathon Foundation to celebrate and recognize the success of Chevron Houston Marathon’s Run for a Reason Program. From December 1 – January 12, you can vote for your favorite Run for a Reason charity. (Limit one (1) vote per person.) On Sunday, January 18, Chevron will donate $50,000…

Ambassador Matthew’s Tips for Surviving the Holidays

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By Ambassador Matthew Carberry Out of all the ridiculous phobias I suffer from, none afflict me more than the fear of the holiday season. The most wonderful time of the year? HAH! More like the most terrifying. I mean, how’s a runner supposed to train? Between the holiday parties, the marathon shopping, family get-togethers and…

Chevron Houston Marathon training update

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By Ambassador Steph Fraser I know what you’re thinking, you didn’t even know I’d started training for the Chevron Houston Marathon, and here I am about to unload an update on you. Oh well, these things happen and we just have to move on. Training actually started at the end of August, making for a…