January 13, 2020
2020 Houston Marathon Weekend
This year, the City of Houston welcomes the annual Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and We Are Houston 5K presented by Aramco and Chevron on the weekend of Jan. 18 - 19. In addition to the races, multiple events will be happening in and around the downtown area that will add to the excitement.
Various city departments are working together with the Houston Marathon Committee and public safety agencies to minimize traffic concerns and ensure everyone enjoys a safe and fun event. Visit www.houstonoem.org/2020marathon for more information.
Please remember that 26.2 miles of course means there will be significant impacts to traffic on race day. Several roads in and around the downtown area will be closed beginning Thursday morning, Jan. 16. On Saturday, Jan. 18, downtown will experience additional closures from 7–9:30 a.m. for the We Are Houston 5K presented by Aramco and Chevron.
On Sunday, Jan. 19, streets along the 26.2-mile marathon and 13.1-mile half marathon routes will begin closing as early as 5:45 a.m. Once participants have completed their pass through each area, streets will reopen.
Click here for race routes and street closure and reopening times: http://bit.ly/36BoRBs
Additionally, set-up for the Start Line, Finish Line and other activities will require portions of the downtown area to be closed beginning Thursday morning.
Click here for more information on street closures and specific driving direction suggestions: http://bit.ly/36Bk3Mo.
Click on the link for your neighborhood to get detailed information on specific closures and driving directions:
- Start Line Area Closure Schedule Map
- Discovery Green & Finish Line Area Closure Schedule Map
- Washington Corridor Driving Directions
- Upper Kirby Driving Directions
- Rice & West University Driving Directions
- Galleria Area Driving Directions
- Tanglewood & Memorial Driving Directions
- Memorial Park Driving Directions
Security & Safety
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.
See something suspicious? Say something! Contact the nearest law enforcement officer or call the iWatch Houston Hotline at 1-855-iwatch4 (492-8244). If you see something that you believe to be a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.
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: chevronhoustonmarathon.com.Be sure to stay informed of emergencies and large special events in Houston by signing up for AlertHouston online at www.alerthouston.org, or by following on Twitter or Facebook.