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Chevron Houston Marathon

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Informazioni Chevron Houston Marathon

The Houston Marathon held annually in January, is an event that touts thousands of runners and spectators alike. It is the largest single-day sporting event that Houston has to offer. Not just a full marathon there is a half marathon and a 5-kilometer course alongside, which allows something for everyone. In 2007, the race was run via satellite simultaneously in Fallujah, Iraq, to include the troops. Named separately, the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon courses are both officially certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field, which allows them to qualify runners for the Boston Marathon.

The full marathon, half marathon, and the 5 kilometers are also sanctioned by the Gulf Association of USA Track & Field.The first marathon held in Houston was run in 1972 and only featured 113 runners with approximately 200 onlookers as spectators. Grown substantially since, the 2014 event included the 5 kilometers event the Saturday before, which had close to 5,000 runners, while the marathon and half marathon consisted of nearly 13,000 runners each. It has become such a beloved event throughout Houston that the crowds now reach close to a half of a million spectators standing by to partake in the race day.

The course remains the standard for many USA Olympic qualifying trials with reason. Not your typical 26.2-miles, it is the perfect location to hold a vast amount of athletes and has the most excellent weather conditions to please just about anyone. If you are looking for an exciting race, to see Houston on foot, and to be cheered on by the locals, this is one of the best marathons in the United States to compete in. Regardless if you are an amateur or elite, this is one not to miss.

Distanze

Chevron Houston Marathon

  • 42,195km

Aramco Houston Half Marathon

  • 21,098km

Informazioni pratiche

Postazioni di Pronto Soccorso

Water stations are located approximately every 1.5 miles along the course, beginning at mile 2. Each water station will provide water and Gatorade Endurance Formula (Lemon-Lime) to participants. Medical aid stations are located approximately every other mile beginning at mile 5, and every mile from mile 19 to the finish. Port-a-cans are located following every refueling station.

Servizio di deposito

Gear Check is located in Halls C and D of the George R. Brown Convention Center. A map of the GRB can be found in the Race Day Program which you will receive in your packet as well as on our website as we get closer to the race.

Tempo massimo

Participants in both races will need to be able to maintain a pace of 13:45 per mile in order to stay ahead of the streets being re-opened to vehicular traffic. No participants are allowed on the course when the streets are open to vehicular traffic. The marathon finish line will close after 6 hours. Any marathoners finishing after 6 hours will not be scored as official finishers. The half marathon finish line will close after 4 hours. Any half marathoners finishing after 4 hours will not be scored as official finishers.

Cronometraggio

Per USATF rules, gun time is used to determine prize money winners and time bonus recipients. Tag time (chip time) will be used to determine all age-group winners and other award recipients.

Chevron Houston Marathon Mappa del percorso

Chevron Houston Marathon Mappa del percorso

Partenza:

Congress St. downtown

Minute Maid Park, Crawford Street, Houston, TX, United States

Traguardo:

George R. Brown Convention Center

George R. Brown Convention Center, Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX, United States

Difficoltà

flat

Attrattive

As you run this highly acclaimed course, you’ll be cheered on by more than 200,000 supporters and spectators who make Houston renowned for its hospitality. From belly dancers, Elvis impersonators and tuba players to marching bands, radio stations, cheerleaders and bag pipers, a multitude of Hoopla brigadiers line the course to entertain and cheer you on to the finish!

Panoramica

The fast and flat course starts in the downtown area near Minute Maid Park and takes runners past scenic Houston areas and communities—including Houston Heights and Neartown, past Hermann Park and Rice University, over to Uptown, and then through Memorial Park and Allen Parkway, finishing at the George R. Brown Convention Center downtown.

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