A Great Race: Sixth Annual Memorial Hermann USA FIT Marathon

The Memorial Hermann USA FIT Marathon will take place Sunday, January 26th. This 8 hour event allows all levels of athletes to participate – from walkers to fast runners. The flat and fast course is certified and produces many runners who qualify for the Boston Marathon. Participants travel along University Blvd. and over three bridges, each with a slight incline.

The course design allows each participant great visibility so that they can see other participants on the course and meet up with their support crew of friends and family. This out and back route also offers easy access for spectators with several vantage points for viewing the race. The 13.1 mile route runs from the University of Houston Campus into the beautiful tree-lined subdivisions of Avalon and Telfair. Marathon participants will make a second loop.

Marathon and Half Marathon Participants will receive a finisher’s medal and finisher’s shirt. There are $500 cash prizes for Overall Male and Female in the Full Marathon.

The post-race party is incredible with a huge “Food Court,” plenty of drinks, music, and this year – sausage on a stick!  Of course, there will be plenty of healthy foods available too.

The race “Charity of Choice” is the Fort Bend Education Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit. The Foundation provides grants for teachers and schools in Fort Bend ISD (FBISD) for innovative teaching items or tools that are not part of the normal FBISD budget. The USA FIT Marathon event is promoting a healthy lifestyle through interaction with athletes of all ages and abilities!

The 6th annual event includes the Memorial Hermann USA FIT Marathon, the USA FIT Half Marathon and the My Fit Foods 5K,  starting and finishing at the University of Houston, Sugar Land campus located at 14000 University Blvd. For more information, visit www.usafitmarathon.com.