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January 13, 2020

2020 Houston Marathon Weekend

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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 for more information.

Street Closures
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:

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:

Click on the link for your neighborhood to get detailed information on specific closures and 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:

Be sure to stay informed of emergencies and large special events in Houston by signing up for AlertHouston online at, or by following on Twitter or Facebook.