The 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon will have a protected cap of 25,000 participants. Of the 25,000-participant field, 13,000 entries are reserved for the marathon and 12,000 for the half marathon. The time limit for completing the marathon is six hours. The course closes on a rolling schedule based on a 13:45 per mile pace.
Hotels Near The Marathon
Check our › list of hotels near the marathon, to make your trip as comfortable as possible. Stay at a good hotel to be fit at the starting line, and recover after the marathon!
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Participants must be at least 12 years old on race day to register for the marathon. The Chevron Houston Marathon features a corral start with the first corral starting at 7:00 a.m., immediately followed by the next corral. Corral assignments are determined by the predicted finish time indicated during registration. Per USATF rules, gun time is used to determine prize money winners and time bonus recipients. Chip time is used to determine all age-group winners and other award recipients. Unofficial results will include gun and chip time.
Both gun and chip time results are sent to the Boston Athletic Association which accepts chip time as a qualifying time. Qualification times earned at our 2011 marathon will be valid for 2011 and 2012 Boston entry. Qualification times earned at our 2010 marathon are valid for 2011 Boston entry.