45th Annual Chevron Houston Marathon and 16th Aramco Houston Half Marathon

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The Houston Marathon Committee will present the 45th annual Chevron Houston Marathon and the 16th Aramco Houston Half Marathon, both of which have sold out for the 12th consecutive year. The largest single-day sporting event in Houston will feature over 250,000 runners, volunteers, and spectators.

Race weekend includes the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute EXPO (January 13-14), which will attract over 55,000 visitors and 120 vendors to the George R. Brown Convention Center over the first two days. Additionally, the ABB 5K will feature 6,000 runners on Saturday morning (January 14). The We Are Houston RunFest presented by Michelob Ultra is conducted at Discovery Green during all three races on Saturday and Sunday (January 14-15) providing fun, interactive events and entertainment for runners, families, and spectators.

While the participant cap for both races has been reached at 27,000 (13,500 for both the half marathon and marathon) registrants, runners still have the opportunity to enter both races through the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity program. Charity entries are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis and allow runners to fundraise for one of the 62 Official Run for a Reason charities. Details about how to register can be found at RunforaReasonHouston.org.

Event Details


1.15.17 | 6:45 am
1.14.17 | 7:00 am
1.13.17 | 11:00 am


Run for a Reason 2016 starting point
Congress and San Jacinto
Houston, TX

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010