Sugar Land, Texas is pleased to host the 9th Annual Memorial Hermann USA Fit Marathon, Fort Bend Kia Half Marathon, and C & C Dental 5K on January 29, 2017. Whether you are a Boston qualifier or need ample time to complete the races, this flat, eight-hour certified course is for you. The event will start and finish at the University of Houston, Sugar Land campus, 14000 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479.
You may register online: REGISTER HERE
Already registered but need to change your race?
You may change from one race to another until January 15, 2017 – or when a race fills. There is a $35.00 administrative fee. After January 15, no race event changes can be made. Any race changes on race day will result in a DQ. To make a change from one race to another, register here: SWITCH RACE
What are age limits for the race?
All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult on the marathon course.
What are start and finish times?
This is truly “Everyone’s Marathon!” We will have sub-three-hour finishers and eight-hour finishers. Please note below that there will be two start times for Full Marathon participants.
- 4:30 a.m. start: All Full Marathon participants taking six or more hours to complete the race
- 6:30 a.m. start: All Half- and Full Marathon participants expecting to complete in less than six hours
- Immediately following the Half and Full Marathon start: All 5K participants
The course will close on a rolling eight-hour timetable starting at 5 a.m. You MUST complete the race by 12:30 p.m. The police will ask participants who fall behind the course pick-up to move to the sidewalk, and SAG wagons will be available to assist you to the finish if necessary. We want everyone to have a chance to complete their race, but our event permit only allows us to have the streets blocked on a rolling eight-hour time table, so we must adhere to the rules or be fined and denied a permit in the future.
What’s the course like?
The Fort Bend Kia Half and Memorial Hermann Full Marathon participants follow the same course. The Half Marathon participants will make one loop of the course and turn toward the finish line as the Marathon participants begin a second loop. Participants will line up according to pace with faster runners in front and walkers behind. C & C Dental 5K participants will start after the Marathon/Half and follow 3.1 miles of the marathon course. This is a perfect opportunity to join in the excitement of a major event while only having to complete 3.1 miles!
There will be a timing mat at the start line, at the finish lines, and at the half way point (13.1) for full marathon participants.
Water stations will be located about every 1.5 miles. There will be water and Gatorade at each station.
Port-A-Potties will be located at the start/finish area, and near water stations on the course with the first located at mile 1.8 miles.
There will be course marshals at every mile, volunteers, police officers, two Fire Departments, and three police supervisors on the course. We also have a Medical Director and fully stocked Medical Tent at the post race party.
There will be SAG wagons on the course to assist you. We hope you don’t need them but they will be there for you, just in case.