2023 Houston Marathon, Half Marathon coming Jan. 15: What to know
The start of the new year also marks the imminent return of the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon.
Both races return to downtown Houston on Sunday, January 15, starting at the intersection of Congress and Fannin and ending at the intersection of Lamar and Crawford. More than 27,000 participants are expected to race in the marathon and half marathon, with another 6,000 expected to race in the We Are Houston 5K the day before.
The race weekend begins on Thursday, January 12, with more than half a dozen events scheduled over the next four days.
Here’s everything you need to know about the race weekend.
Thursday, January 12
Shake Out Run with Des, Memorial Park Training Center, 5:30 p.m
Friday, January 13
Houston Marathon Health and Fitness Expo presented by Houston Methodist, George R. Brown Convention Center, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Party on the Plaza presented by HoustonFirst, Avenida de las Americas, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 14
The We Are Houston 5K presented by Aramco and Chevron, starts at McKinney and Crawford. Race day packet pick up opens 6:30am Wheelchair drop off 7:50am Start 8am
RunFest presented by Michelob Ultra, Discovery Green, Jones Lawn. From 7 to 10:30
Houston Marathon Health and Fitness Expo presented by Houston Methodist, George R. Brown Convention Center, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 15
The Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon start at Congress and Fannin. Wheelchair Start 6:50am Start 7:01am
RunFest presented by Michelob Ultra and Charity and Running Club Village, Discovery Green, Jones Lawn. 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
The marathon and half marathon share the same starting line at Congress and Fannin.
There will be mile markers on the clock at each mile marker and gas stations every 1.5 miles starting at mile 2.
Medical assistance will be provided at each gas station. Port-a-cans will be available after each gas station.
The 5K starts at McKinney and Crawford and ends at Lamar and Crawford.
Marathon registration is full, but participants can still register for the half marathon or 5K at www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com.
Packet pickup for participants in the marathon, half marathon, 5K and Run for a Cause will be at the Houston Marathon Health and Fitness Expo presented by Houston Methodist at the George R. Brown Convention Center. No packet pickup is available on the morning of the marathon and half marathon. Government-issued photo ID and an electronic or hard copy of your confirmation are required for pickup.
Traffic is expected to be slow in areas near the racecourses and many roads will be closed from 6am on Sunday 15 January.
The southbound 610 West Loop exit to Hidalgo and Richmond and the southbound I-69 exit to Newcastle will be among the closures.
The full list of road closures is available on the event website.
Spectators can watch the races along the course, but a full list of hot spots offering additional entertainment is available on the event’s website.
TV / broadcasting
ABC-13 will broadcast the marathon and half marathon live from 7 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15. Live streams of the marathon and half marathon will also be available on ABC-13’s website.
More information about the race weekend can be found at www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com.