Chevron Extends Houston Marathon Title Sponsorship

September 26, 2013

The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) have revealed the Chevron Corporation has signed on to be the title sponsor of the Houston Marathon road race, extending their partnership through 2018.

“2014 will mark the ninth year that Houston’s largest single-day sporting event will carry our name,” said Jeff Shellebarger, president, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company. “It’s an important and inspirational event that raises money for many great causes, and we are proud to continue our sponsorship of the Chevron Houston Marathon.”

The 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon will debut a new course that will feature wider streets to accommodate the growth of the event and enhance the runner experience. The Chevron Houston Marathon has sold out for the ninth-consecutive year.

“Since 2006, when Chevron assumed its role as title sponsor, the Chevron Houston Marathon’s weekend of events has experienced phenomenal growth,” said Steven Karpas, HMC’s Managing Director, Business Development & Marketing. “From participant numbers to charity dollars to hosting national championships and Olympic Trials races, Chevron’s support has been instrumental in allowing the HMC to achieve its mission of being a key community partner and an innovator in the national running industry.”

The Chevron Houston Marathon will take place on Sunday, January 19.