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Lace Up Your Running Shoes for a Wintertime Race in Houston

Houston is home thousands of runners who find the city hosts an array of races throughout the year. And there’s still time to sign up for a wintertime race in Houston! Here are some of the irresistible races this season.

Run Houston!

January 1

Start off the new year by competing in Run Houston! at the Sam Houston Race Park. Athletes can choose between a 5K or 10K race, and all participants receive an event shirt and free high-resolution photos. The races start at different times. Not to mention, the park offers the best post-race party in town with food, drinks, and awards.

Choco Loco 5K & 10K

January 12

Chocolate lovers don’t want to miss this event! Both the 5K and 10K races kick off at 7:30 am in Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston. It offers plenty of chocolate delights including a chocolate fountain! And not to mention, the first 1,100 finishers receive a medal. Afterward, revel in the post-race party full of food, drinks, and music!

Chevron Houston Marathon

January 20

The Chevron Houston Marathon is one of the most popular running events in the city. It welcomes participants of all levels, including elite athletes from across the globe. And it’s been called “One of the Fastest Winter Marathons in the Country” by the editors of the Ultimate Guide to Marathons. The course is flat, and it meanders by Buffalo Bayou, Minute Maid Park, and other notable landmarks. Those who don’t wish to run 26.2 miles can enter the half marathon instead.

The first Chevron Houston Marathon was held in 1972. It welcomed 113 runners and about twice as many spectators. Danny Green crossed the finish line first, and he went on to become one of the country’s top high school track and cross-country coaches at The Woodlands.

Running in a wintertime race in Houston is just one of the many activities that residents of Monarch Medical Center can enjoy. To call our community home, please contact our friendly leasing agents who will gladly show you everything we have to offer firsthand.

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