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Chevron Houston Marathon
January 20, 2019
Begins and Ends in Downtown Houston
- The 3-day weekend of events showcases Houston’s cityscapes, culture and comradery. It also brings together more than 250,000 spectators, runners and volunteers to produce Houston’s largest single-day sporting event on race day Sunday. Once again, this year the race will feature 27,000 participants including a renowned field of some of the world’s most talented professional runners set for record breaking performances.
- Established in 1972, the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc. (HMC), a Running USA Founding Member, annually organizes the nation’s premier winter marathon, half-marathon, and 5K. Over 250,000 participants, volunteers and spectators make Chevron Houston Marathon Race Day the largest single-day sporting event in Houston. Race Weekend generates over $50 million in economic impact for the region annually. In 2014, the Run For a Reason Charity Program raised a record $2.6 million and the HMC retained Gold Certification from the Council of Responsible Sport for industry-leading sustainability initiatives. Host to 14 U.S. Half Marathon Championships since 2005 and the 1992 women’s Olympic Trials Marathon, the HMC conducted the nationally-televised 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, which featured men and women competing on the same course simultaneously for the first time, vying for the chance to represent Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games.