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
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
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 HoustonMarathon.com.
Life's a Fiesta! Stop by your local Fiesta Mart this week and
find out what's going on inside.