From January 14-16, 2022, the City of Houston will welcome runners, visitors and spectators from across the region, state, nation, and globe to the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half-Marathon, and We Are Houston 5K. As thousands of runners prepare to participate in this year’s events, residents should be prepared ahead of time, to ensure they enjoy their time.
Click the map below to view an interactive Marathon map:
Houston Marathon Street Closures
THUR-SUN | Finish Line
Expect areas around the George R. Brown Convention Center and Discovery Green Park to close for the installation of the Finish Line and related fencing. Closures will include Lamar Street in front of the Hilton Americas and Avenida de las Americas south of Discovery Green Parking Garage.
FRI-SUN | Start Line
Expect additional areas around the Start Line to be intermittently or permanently closed until Sunday afternoon.
SAT | We Are Houston 5K
The We Are Houston 5K will take place beginning at 8 a.m. (wheelchair start is at 7:50 a.m.) and will result in street closures between downtown and Midtown from 7 – 9:30 a.m.
SUN | Marathon
Expect streets along the Marathon and Half Marathon course to be closed and reopened as the race progresses.
Parking is available at privately owned surface lots and parking garages around the George R. Brown Convention Center and downtown areas. The Chevron Houston Marathon does not control parking hours or prices. Be prepared to pay cash to the lot attendants for race weekend parking.
On Sunday race day, participants should arrive early (before 5:30 a.m.) to allow for traffic and parking. Streets comprising the start line will close at 5:30 a.m. The Houston Police Department will begin closing others streets in the downtown area at 5:30 a.m.
*For spectators arriving after 8 a.m., parking north of Rusk is recommended for easiest access to spectator amenities.
RIDE METRO encouraged
The use of public transportation is highly recommended. Entrances 1 and 2 will be open in the Theater District Parking off Rusk and Bagby, where runners can catch the METRO to the George R. Brown Convention Center. Theater District Parking is easily accessible from Memorial Drive and the McKinney exit on 45. The METRORail Green and Purple lines will be running continuously from approximately 4:45 a.m.
Visit Ride METRO for more information on parking near transit centers and affected routes.
The City encourages residents to go out and cheer on race participants! There are many great places to watch along the route. The Houston Marathon Committee has identified the top 10 places to watch the race on their website.
Download the Mobile App for Runner Tracking, Maps & More
Want to track a runner, get results or access course maps? Download the Chevron Houston Marathon mobile app, available now for free in your phone’s app store.
Click here for a link to download the mobile app.
Watch the Race Live on ABC 13 or ESPN3
Can’t make it to the race route? Watch the race live on ABC13 from 7 to 10 a.m., or catch the recap show Sunday night at 10:35 p.m., also on ABC13.
Safety & Security
As with any public event, the main goal is to keep everyone safe. With that in mind, please remember to be vigilant about what is going on around you.
Also, there are certain security and safety rules in effect for those planning on attending official marathon events. If you plan to attend official events, please make yourself familiar with them by visiting the official race website: Safety & Security Info