(May 24, 2012) - In
conjunction with the opening of race
registration for the 2013 Chevron Houston
Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon on
Wednesday, June 6, the Houston Marathon
Committee will celebrate National Running
Day at Memorial Park from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.
opening of the lottery coincides with this
coast-to-coast celebration of the sport of
running, which occurs annually on the first
Wednesday of June. The "party in the
park," located near the tennis center,
will feature music, refreshments and
giveaways including a drawing for five
guaranteed race entries, free National
Running Day T-shirts (while supplies last),
plus a six-mile run at 6:00 pm led by
Houston Marathon Committee staff members.
Please visit www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/runners/nationalrunningday.cfm
for more details.
for the 41st annual Chevron Houston Marathon
and the 12th annual Aramco Houston Half
Marathon is Sunday, January 13. This year's
event features a record participant-cap of
25,000 runners for the marathon (13,000) and
the half marathon (12,000).
to the 2013 event, the traditional Sunday 5K
Fun Run will now be conducted on Saturday,
January 12. The annual family-friendly run
will be capped at 5,000 runners, and
registration for the 5K will also begin on
June 6 and remain open until the participant
limit is reached.
our continuous effort to enhance the
participant experience for the Chevron
Houston Marathon race weekend, the move of
the 5K creates more opportunities for
runners to enjoy the races," stated
Wade Morehead, HMC Executive Director.
"There are numerous benefits to
conducting the races over two days, as it
expands race weekend and affords an
opportunity for more runners to participate
in a less-crowded environment."
fees will not be increased this year,
remaining at $125 for the full and $105 for
the half. Participant selections for the
Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston
Half Marathon will be formally announced by
Monday, June 25. Registration for the
5K fun run will remain open until the cap is
reached. The entry fee is $25 through
June 30th, $30 from July 1st to October
31st, and $35 from November 1st to January
6th. If entries are still available, the
EXPO registration price will be $40.
new this year, the Chevron Houston
Marathon's Run for a Reason Kickoff Party
has a new date. The Houston Marathon
Committee and its 60 participating Run for a
Reason official charities kick-off the
training season with its celebration on
Saturday, June 30th from 7:00 am to 11:00 am
on the south side of Memorial Park. Free
"In-Training" shirts will be
available for the first 2,000 visitors.
Runners can learn more about how to obtain a
guaranteed race entry, how to fundraise for
local charities, and how to find the ideal
running club to help with training.
Please visit www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/Marathon/KickOffParty.cfm
for more details.
note the following key dates leading up to
and including race weekend:
May 31, 2012 -
June 6, 2012 -
Running Day Celebration at Memorial Park
June 30, 2012 -
Houston Marathon Run For A Reason Kick-Off
at Memorial Park
January 10, 2013 -
annual Greek Pastichio Dinner
January 12, 2013 -
& Festival at Discovery Green
January 13, 2013 -
Houston Marathon & Aramco Houston Half
at Discovery Green