Are you running the Houston Marathon and looking for training runs?

The Warm Up Series is a series of three races – Houston Half Marathon & RelayHMSA Classical 25K, and Sugar Land Finish Line Sports 30K – is designed to give runners a systematic increase in distance under competitive conditions in preparation for the Chevron Houston Marathon to be run in January. The races, part of the Houston Area Road Runners Association’s Fall Series, are spaced about a month apart and are ideal for marathon training.

Please visit the sites below to learn more and register.

October 27, 2013


The first race of the series, the Houston Half Marathon & Relay marks the halfway point in training for 2013-2014 winter races. The Houston Half Marathon starts and finishes at Sam Houston Park. The Relay consists of a two-person team with each runner completing 6.55 miles (a quarter-marathon). All finishers will receive a race medal and a finisher’s singlet. Special awards will also be awarded to top finishers.  More details to come as the race planning progresses.

November 24, 2013

HMSA Classical 25K & 5K

For the second race of the series, the Houston Masters Sports Association has gone back to its original 25K event. This race will take place at and around the Wortham Center in Downtown Houston. More details to come as the race planning progresses.

December 15, 2013

Sugar Land 30K

The Sugar Land 30K directed by Finish Line Sports is the third race in the series, just seven full weeks before the Chevron Houston Marathon. The certified triple-loop course begins and ends at Sugar Land Town Square. All finishers will receive a race medal and a long-sleeve tech shirt. Special awards will also be awarded to top finishers. A portion of the proceeds from this race will be donated to Cenikor Foundation, Memorial Park Conservancy-Mark Fraser Fund, Jayna Murray Foundation, Fort Bend Rainbow Room, Autism Speaks, Impact A Hero, Snowdrop Foundation, C Different, Houston-Athens Marathon Exchange, Bel Inizio, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts.

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