“It is great to see the energy of Houston everywhere you look,” said Nabeel I. AlAfaleg, president and CEO, Aramco Americas, who gave a few words of encouragement to the runners at the start line.
This year, with changing COVID-19 conditions, additional health and safety protocols were put in place as recommended by the chief medical officers of the City of Houston and the Marathon Committee.
Charities benefit big
The charitable component of the race, Run for a Reason, has generated $33 million in the 27 years since its inception. This year, Living Water International won a $25,000 prize from Aramco through an online vote by employees and the general public.