Houston Marathon Releases Details of Event
11 Jan, 2021
Brooks Running has signed on as the Official Footwear and Apparel Sponsor for the Houston Marathon, replacing Skechers.
Brooks’ three-year partnership covers the Houston Marathon Weekend of Events, which includes the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and We Are Houston 5K presented by Aramco and Chevron.
With the partnership coming during a year where the traditional in-person Houston Marathon Weekend of Events to be held as the 2021 Virtual Houston Marathon Running Events, Brooks plans to create an experience through a virtual event over ten days where runners will have the option to complete their race distance anywhere and anytime between January 8-17, 2021.
As the official apparel and footwear sponsor, Brooks Running will outfit race ambassadors, the Houston Marathon Committee and provide the finisher shirt for the marathon and half-marathon events.
The sponsorship complements an existing relationship between Brooks and the Houston Marathon Foundation, in which the Houston Marathon Foundation was a recipient of the 2020 Brooks Run B’Cause grant. With the grant, the Foundation was able to provide 200 pairs of Brooks running shoes, socks and 50 run bras to students and schools participating in the We Run Houston after school program.
“Brooks Running is an industry leader whose organizational philosophies on corporate responsibility, local run communities and runners’ experience match our own,” stated Wade Morehead, executive director of the Houston Marathon Committee and Foundation. “We are excited to welcome an organization that specializes in the runner and this partnership will continue to elevate the VIP experience that we strive to deliver to all participants in Houston annually.”