Houston Half Marathon & 10K

Sunday, October 27, 2024 • Houston, TX • Course Map

One of the state’s more popular half-marathon races, the Houston Half Marathon & 10K is organized by the Houston Striders running club and usually draws more than 2,500 runners in both the individual race and the relay combined each year.

Run along a tight loop course in the shadow of the city’s downtown skyscrapers, the race starts and finishes on the edge of Sam Houston Park and features long stretches along the Buffalo Bayou, the main waterway that flows through the center of the city.

In contrast with many other road races that follow sprawling, circuitous routes through their home cities, this race’s loop course is run within a fairly confined area, and runners complete an out-and-back loop before reaching the finish line back at the park. The course time limits is 4 hours, which means runners will need to keep a pace of 18 minutes or better.

The race starts on Lamar St. and turns left onto Travis St. for the first mile of the race. Then runners take Smith St. up to Allen Parkway which they will stay on  for the next few miles of the course. Most of the race is run on two main downtown streets, Allen Parkway, the outward leg of  along the water, and Memorial Drive.

Runners encounter few hills along this mostly fast and flat course, though there are a few gradual uphill and downhill stretches. All of the race is run over paved surfaces, and there is a four-hour time limit for those running in the individual and the relay.

Running through the park training for the Houston half marathon

Race Weather & Climate

Located along the Texas Gulf coast, about 200 miles east of San Antonio and roughly 240 miles southeast of Dallas, Houston typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in October, the city’s second-rainiest month of the year. Record temperatures during the month are a record low of 33°F (in 1993) and a record high of 96°F (in 1962).

On race day (Oct. 27), the average low is 58ºF and the average high is 78ºF.

Houston Half Marathon Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the half marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – half marathon
  • 7:30 AM – 10K


  • $60 for the in-person half marathon
  • $35 for the in-person 10K
  • $45 for the virtual half marathon
  • $30 and up for the virtual 10K
  • price subject to increase as race day approaches

Houston Half Marathon Registration

To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the half marathon or 10K, register online at RaceRoster.com here.

Houston Half Marathon Official Race Website


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2 comments… add one
  • Lee young October 16, 2018, 12:53 pm

    How do I transfer bib to my friend

  • ino cantu October 31, 2017, 6:11 pm

    Please send me the name and contact of the race director. I would like to post a comment that I am sure he/she would like to know about. Thanks. Ino Cantu


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