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On Your Mark, Get Set, MARATHON

On Your Mark, Get Set, MARATHON

This weekend, on January 15th, the Chevron Houston Marathon (and Aramco Houston Half) will take place in downtown Houston (and spanning quite a few miles within) marking its 40th anniversary. We want to take a minute and wish all the runners GOOD LUCK on the race ahead.

We know that many of you have been training hard - logging tons of miles in our beautiful Houston parks, coming into our grocery stores to stock up on bottled water and other healthy carb-loaded snacks to give you the energy you need, and that this race means a lot to you. This is just Fiesta's way of cheering you on (from the Internet or course). Keep up the good work, and run smart Houston!

Random piece of info - the youngest age to enter the full marathon (26.2 miles) is 12 years old, while the half marathon (13.1 miles) is seven years old. That seems crazy, right?

About Houston Marathon Committee, Inc.
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 2011, more than 30,000 runners participated in four race weekend events organized by 7,500 volunteers, creating Houston's largest single-day sporting event. In addition to hosting numerous world-renowned road races, HMC will host the 2012 U.S. Men's and Women's Olympic Team Trials - Marathon on January 14, 2012.

For more info on the marathon, visit

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