After COVID forced the race to go virtual last year, the Chevron Houston Marathon returns to live racing on Sunday.
This year's race is also a special one. It's the 50th anniversary of the event. The first Houston Marathon was run completely at Memorial Park. Houston Marathon Committee Executive Director Wade Morehead told KTRH they have sold out this years event.
"We're hoping for about 20-thousand finishers between the full and the half," Morehead said. "We should see about 5-thousand runners for the 'We Are Houston 5K' on Saturday."
And even though the country is going through another wave of COVID, Morehead says we have already seen big races return to run safely in recent weeks.
"Dallas ran three and a half weeks ago. It's an outdoor event, and if they are done correctly and safely, they are still possible," Morehead explained.
And because of the return to live racing, you will see street closures all over the city. You can find more information here. And you can listen to the entire interview KTRH's Cliff Saunders did with Morehead below.