Chevron Houston Marathon to Run Through West U

October 23, 2012

The Chevron Houston Marathon will be running through West U in January.

The West U City Council approved street closures and installation of temporary no parking signs for the race during Monday night’s meeting.

The streets within West U that the race is run along will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning at 7 a.m. and reopening by 12 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13.

Temporary no parking signs will be placed along the route about 48 hours before the race starts.

“The marathon loves coming through West University Place,” Chevron Houston Marathon Committee Member and West U resident John Stokes said.

“The runners definitely see West University Place as the highlight of the run,” Board of Directors President Brant Kotch said.

Mayor Bob Fry thanked the marathon for wanting to come through West U.

“This is a special event for us too,” he said. “This has become an event that brings the city out.”

The city will host an official “Marathon Hoopla Station” at city hall. West U City Hall is the halfway point of the marathon and is home to the annual Mayor’s Marathon Breakfast.

West U residents are encouraged to come out, watch the race and cheer on the runners.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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