FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2011 Chevron Houston Marathon,
Aramco Houston Half Marathon Participants Announced
Limited race entries available through charity programs, VIP Packages
HOUSTON (Aug. 16, 2010) – The Houston Marathon Committee announced today
the participants selected for the 2011 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco
Houston Half Marathon. The new lottery registration system attracted more
than 29,000 runners over a 16-day period vying for a spot in the
"Demand for our races has reached an all-time high, and while we understand
the disappointment of those not selected, we are confident that the lottery
system provided the fairest opportunity for runners to register and be
selected for our races," said Race Director Brant Kotch. "Our organization
is dedicated to creating a participant experience that is second to none
and we look forward to hosting yet another exciting, safe, and enjoyable
race weekend in 2011."
The 39th annual Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and
El Paso Corporation 5K will take place on Sunday, January 30, 2011.
Each lottery registrant will be notified via email of their status today
through Tuesday, August 17. Runners may also check the result of their
registration online at www.houstonmarathon.com.
Runners can still enter the 2011 races through the Run for a Reason charity
program and USA Half Marathon Championships VIP packages. Details about how
to enroll can be found on the event website at houstonmarathon.com.
About the 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 and companion half marathon, 5K and kids' fun run. The four race
weekend events annually attract more than 30,000 participants from 50 U.S.
states and 20 foreign countries. More than 7,500 volunteers help organize
the races, which is Houston's largest single-day sporting event. In
addition to hosting numerous world-renowned road races, including the Men's
and Women's USA Half Marathon Championships since 2005 and 2007
respectively, and the 1992 Women's U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, the HMC
will host the 2012 Men's and Women's U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon on
January 14, 2012.
For more information, visit houstonmarathon.com or call 713.957.3453.