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The Houston marathon is a very popular event, and as the first major marathon event to take place each year in the United States, and with a live stream now available by local TV broadcaster ABC13, is one of the first chances to watch some live marathon action in the new year.
Currently sponsored by motor manufacturing giant Chevron the Houston marathon is part of an expanding weekend of events that also now includes a half marathon and a 5k run, both an increasing feature on the US marathon circuit. The half marathon and 5k races both take place on the Saturday, the day before the main marathon on Sunday.
This event is part of a triumvirate that includes the Dallas White Rock Marathon and the Austin Marathon in what is known as the Marathons of Texas
The 2018 Houston marathon takes place on Sunday 14th January, with the main race start time of 7.00am.
The course starts on a rolling corral basis from 7am local time on Congress Avenue next to the city's iconic Minute Maid Park and finishes downtown at the George R. Brown Convention Center. There is an official time limit of 6 hours, with the finish line closing by around 2pm.
Also along the race route are:
There is a full map of the course here:
The Houston marathon is being broadcast live on TV on the ABC network in the Houston area, which you can also watch online via the following live stream:
The race this year is also being streamed live online once again by ESPN3 and the Longhorn Network, which you can watch as a live online webcast here, although please be aware that a subscription is required for this service:
If you're planning on some time in Houston for the marathon and looking for somewhere to stay you can check out availability and make online reservations for local hotels here.
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