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The 2023 Houston Marathon is set to take place this weekend: Here’s what you need to know

The weather is expected to be a bit warmer this year, reaching the mid 60s on Saturday and the 70s on Sunday.

Courtesy of the Houston Marathon
The 2022 Houston Marathon.

Tens of thousands of runners are set to participate in the 2023 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston half marathon this weekend.

On Saturday morning, the We Are Houston 5K will began at McKinney & Crawford:

  • 6:30 a.m. — 5K race day packet pick-up opens
  • 7:50 a.m. — Wheelchair start
  • 8 a.m. — Race start

On Sunday, the Chevron Houston Marathon & Aramco Houston Half Marathon will start at Congress & Fannin:

  • 6:50 a.m. — Marathon and half marathon wheelchair start
  • 7:01 a.m. — Marathon and half marathon start

During a press conference on Friday, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said hundreds of law enforcement will be present during the race.

“Please, if you see something, say something,” Finner said.

The weather is expected to be a bit warmer this year, reaching the mid 60s on Saturday and the 70s on Sunday, according to Space City Weather.

Dr. Lars Thestrup, the medical director of the Houston Marathon Committee urged runners to use their best judgement during the race and to take it slow, if needed.

“This is may not be the year to attempt for a personal best on your half or your full marathon. You may want to take it a little slower,” Thestrup said. “The key is respect your limits and listen to your body.”

Thestrup said a total of 22 aid stations will be set up along the course, along with 20 medical bike teams in case of emergencies. He added that several METRO buses will be located along the route to serve as cooling stations for runners.

Road closures are expected this weekend. Take a look at the course map below:

Courtesy of the Houston Marathon
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