Chevron Houston Marathon – All in one information !

EXPO and Packet Pickup Information


George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) – Hall E
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Downtown Houston, 77010


Friday, January 28, 2011 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 29, 2011 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Race Information

The 2011 Chevron Houston Marathon takes place on Sunday, January 30, 2011.


George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB)
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Downtown Houston, 77010


6:45 a.m. – Wheelchair start
7:00 a.m. – First wave start
7:10 a.m. – Second wave start (approximately 10 minutes after first wave)

All pre- and post-race activities take place at the GRB.


Registration for the 2011 Chevron Houston Marathon is now closed. Click here for more ways to enter the races.

Number of Participants

The Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon have a protected cap of 22,000 participants. Of the 22,000 entries, 11,000 entries are reserved for each of the marathon and half marathon fields.

Time Limit

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.

Entry Requirements

Participants must be at least 12 years old on race day to register for the marathon.


Click here for detailed course information.

Wave Start

The Chevron Houston Marathon features a wave start with the first wave starting at 7:00 a.m., 10 minutes before the second wave start at 7:10 a.m. Wave assignments are determined by the projected pace per mile 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.

Boston Qualification

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.

Please direct all Boston Marathon registration questions to the Boston Marathon organization.

Runner Rewards

All registered participants will receive a participation T-shirt at packet pickup. All official marathon finishers will receive a finisher shirt, medal and mug. Uncollected finisher shirts, medals and mugs will not be mailed.


Average start time temperature: 45° F
Average finish time temperature: 60° F

For more information about Houston weather in January, click here.

Veterans Pace Team

A pace team with goal finish times from three to six hours are led by the Houston Marathon Veterans and is free to join. Stop by the Veterans Pace Team booth during the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute EXPO to get information or sign up for a pace team. If you do not sign up at the EXPO for a pace team, you are still welcome to join a team on race day.

Click here for Veterans Pace Team details.
Click here for information about the Houston Marathon Veterans.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of extreme or unsafe conditions on race day, the Chevron Houston Marathon may be altered or canceled to ensure the safety of all participants and the community as a whole. Click here to read our cancellation policy.


The Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and EP5K offer a number of technological conveniences for participants and spectators. Click here for more information.

2010 Marathon Winners


Teshome Gelana, 2:07:37 (course record)
Teyba Erkesso, 2:23:53 (course record)


Sean Wade, 2:33:23
Heidy Lozano, 2:56:12


Thanks to CHM

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