Houston Marathon this Sunday
— reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11(1)
On Sunday, January 15th, some 18,000 runners are expected at the starting lines of the three races, representing virtually every state in the U.S. On the 26.2-mile journey along a fast, flat course, marathoners run past scenic Bayou City neighborhoods, including the historic Heights and Montrose areas, past Hermann Park and Rice University, over to the famed Galleria shopping area, and then head up by Memorial Park to Allen Parkway finishing on Rusk Street at the George R. Brown Convention Center downtown.
The Chevron Houston Marathon is administered by an executive committee of volunteers and involves more than 5,000 additional support volunteers. The race is a founding member of Running USA, a joint venture of leading American road races and USA Track & Field. Information on the Chevron Houston Marathon, the Aramco Houston Half Marathon and Houston Press/Smart Financial 5K is available by calling (713) 957-3453 or visiting www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com.
- KHOU CBS Channel 11 requires a free registration.