We Run Houston After-School Running Program
For the second year, Aramco supported the We Run Houston after-school running program designed to promote fitness and wellness. Teachers and volunteers train approximately 750 local students to run the half marathon or the 5K, with Aramco providing running shoes and athletic apparel.
“We appreciate the generous support from Aramco Americas because it helps the HMF reach more students, allowing us to introduce more children to the benefits of running and to teach life skills while they train for their big finish line moment with their peers,” said Wade Morehead, Executive Director of the Houston Marathon Foundation and Committee.
Since the HMF began supporting youth training programs in 2011, a total of 4,302 local students have trained and finished the half marathon or 5K in downtown Houston, as part of the We Run Houston program. On race weekend in 2024, the total number of We Run Houston finishers surpassed the milestone of 5,000 students.
Aramco’s own 200 volunteers distributed water and presented medals to runners during Houston Marathon Weekend, as well as participated in a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More than 60 employees also laced up their running shoes. The Houston Marathon Committee forecast the city received a 51-million-dollar economic benefit due to the influx of activity.