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Chevron Houston Marathon

Sunday January 16th, 2022
Houston, Texas
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 5K

The Chevron Houston Marathon offers participants a unique running experience in America's fourth largest city. The fast, flat, scenic single-loop course has been ranked as the "fastest winter marathon" and "second fastest marathon overall" by Ultimate Guide To Marathons. Additionally, with more than 200,000 spectators annually, the Chevron Houston Marathon enjoys tremendous crowd support.

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. In 2012, more than 20,000 runners participated in three race weekend events organized by 7,500 volunteers, creating Houston's largest single-day sporting event. HMC has hosted numerous world-renowned road races, including the 2012 U.S. Men's and Women's Olympic Trials - Marathon on January 14, as well as the USA Men's and Women's Half Marathon Championships since 2005 and 2007 respectively, and the 1992 U.S. Women's Olympic Trials Marathon.

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Bob Anderson
They say they do everything big in Texas, and this race lives up to that reputation. I've heard many great things about this race.
Kat Powell
Wanted to qualify for Boston, but was not ready to meet the challenge. The concrete was hard on my body and the cold beer at mile 20 was more appealing than a Boston Qualifier at the time. I am sure this flat marathon appeals to those conditioned athletes looking for a PR or Boston qualifier.
Race Date: 01/17/2021 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:08:36 Kelkile Woldaregay Gezahegn 23 ETH
2nd Male 2:10:37 Bonsa Dida 24 ETH
3rd Male 2:11:04 Amanuel Mesel 29 ERI
4th Male 2:11:36 Benson Seurei 41 USA
Female 2:23:29 Askale Merachi 33 ETH
2nd Female 2:24:47 Biruktayit Degefa Eshetu 29 ETH
3rd Female 2:24:50 Malindi Elmore 39 CAN
4th Female 2:24:54 Meseret Belete 20 ETH
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:11:36 Benson Seurei 41 USA
M 50-59 2:20:03 Saul Mendoza 53 USA
M 60-69 2:58:18 Antonio Arreola 60 USA
M 70+ 3:55:10 Chun Shin Chen 70 USA
F 40-49 2:34:00 Wendy Larsen 48 USA
F 50-59 2:55:28 Fiona Bayly 52 USA
F 60-69 3:38:26 Pam Butler 62 USA
F 70+ 4:31:50 Suzan Olson 70 USA
Chevron Houston Marathon

The Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon use a single start line for both races. The start features four corrals with the first corral starting at 7:01 a.m. Corrals B and C will follow the A Corral using a pulsed start method – three minute time intervals separating the corrals – to reduce course congestion. Corral D will follow immediately after the C corral with no pulsed intervals. Corral assignments are determined by the predicted finish time of each runner indicated during registration. Corral A seeding is by request only, and the deadline to submit a qualifying time is November 30, 2018.

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