Chevron Houston Marathon Kicks-Off Registration for the 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2022

April 30, 2021

Guaranteed Registration Opens May 1, for Eligible Groups and Open Registration Begins in June for All Runners

Houston (April 30, 2021) – The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) will open its first window of registration – Guaranteed Registration – for the 2022 Houston Marathon Weekend of Events this Saturday, May 1, with Open Registration available to all runners on June 2, 2021. The in-person race for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Chevron Houston Marathon and the 21st annual Aramco Houston Half Marathon will take place Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, with the We Are Houston 5K presented by Aramco and Chevron on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.

“Chevron is thrilled to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Houston Marathon alongside runners, volunteers, city officials and our own employees,” says Margaret Cooper, General Manager, Chevron Corporate Affairs. “We look forward to seeing participants in January to commemorate this important milestone and the Chevron Houston Marathon’s incredible impact on our community.”

Registration for the 2022 Houston Marathon Weekend of Events will open in two windows.

The guaranteed application window is open May 1 – June 1, to three categories of runners:

  1. 2021 registrants who deferred their 2021 entry to a future event (2022 or 2023)
  2. 2021 registrants who were registered prior to the Oct. 5, 2020, virtual event announcement and transferred their registration to run their 2021 race distance virtually
  3. Any individuals interested in running and fundraising on behalf of an official 2022 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity partner

Open registration is available to all runners on Global Running Day, June 2, 2021.

“We are grateful for the continued support from our running community throughout the past year and look forward to safely welcoming back our runners to the road in Houston,” said Wade Morehead, Executive Director of the Houston Marathon Committee. “Through thoughtful planning alongside our city partners, we are confident that 2022 will be an event year that successfully celebrates the history and camaraderie of our runners, volunteers, race partners, and spectators – all who have made this event possible for the past 49 years.”

 In addition to the in-person event, the HMC will also offer a virtual registration option at $75 for the Marathon and $65 for the Half Marathon. The 2022 Virtual Houston Marathon Running Events will take place over race weekend Friday, Jan. 14 – Monday, Jan. 17. Registration for the virtual events will begin on June 2, during the open registration window.

Additional details for the 2022 Houston Marathon Weekend of Events can be found at chevronhoustonmarathon.com.

About the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc.

Established in 1972, the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc. (HMC) is a founding member of Running USA and annually organizes the nation’s premier winter marathon, half-marathon and 5K. More than 300,000 participants, volunteers and spectators make Chevron Houston Marathon Race Day the largest single-day sporting event in Houston. Recognized by World Athletics, the Gold Label Chevron Houston Marathon has been the race site for three U.S. Olympic Trials Marathons and the Gold Label Aramco Houston Half Marathon has hosted 16 U.S. Half Marathon Championships. For eight consecutive years, the events have garnered Gold Certification from the Council of Responsible Sport and were also awarded the 2015 AIMS Green Award for industry-leading sustainability initiatives. Race Weekend generates over $50 million in economic impact for the region annually. In addition to its economic impact, the HMC facilitates social responsibility through its Run for a Reason Charity Program which has raised over $32 million since its inception and the Houston Marathon Foundation, which serves the greater Houston area through support of youth and community organizations that promote access to, and participation in running. The event is televised by KTRK ABC13 and syndicated nationally and internationally airing annually live on ESPN3 and the Longhorn Network.

For more information, visit  www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com  or call 713.957.3453