HOUSTON (September 3, 2014) - The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced on Wednesday the elite prize purse for the 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. A total of $276,000 in guaranteed prize money will be awarded to the top finishers in the four races on race day, including a $40,000 first place payout for both the men's and women's champions at the 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon.
"We always look forward to announcing our prize money for the coming year's races, because that announcement signals the start of our effort to secure the very best available talent to run on the streets of Houston in January," said Board President and Race Director Brant Kotch. "This year's enhanced guaranteed prize money purse, plus numerous time incentives that really broaden the pool of recipients, will allow us to do just that. The open purse for the Marathon and the USA Half Marathon Championship, mean that spectators and participants alike will be able to watch, and perhaps participate beside, some tremendous professional runners."