The 2019 Harvest Marathon Relay is in the Books

Congratulations to all the team who competed in the Harvest Marathon Relay for the benefit of the Houston Food Bank.  #HarvestRelay2019 Special thanks go out to our Gold Level Sponsor, Elite Care Emergency, who had a team competing in their first event.  Also, thanks go out to our Silver Level Sponsor, NextWave Energy Partners who have been a supporter of the Harvest Marathon Relay since the beginning.   Thank you to our in-kind sponsors Houston Distributing, Reach Stretch Studio and Run On! by Jack Rabbit. Finally, congratulations go out to Shell "We take this too serious" Team who set a Harvest Marathon Relay WORLD RECORD by completing the event in 2:17:21.   From the Race Organizers and Houston Food Bank, we look forward to seeing you next year. 

Race Weekend - Schedule of Events

The Harvest Marathon Relay is a week away.  Here are some important dates and times: Registration cut off:  October 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Same day registration:  Available for non competitive teams Packet pickup: Saturday, November 2 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Run On! by Jack Rabbit (2012 W Gray, Houston).  Participants receive 20% off merchandise during packet pick up, excluding electronics.  Show them your bib on race day and get the same deal. Sunday, November 3 starting at 6:00 a.m. at Rice University  Race day, November 3: Event is open to participants at 6:00 a.m. Captains meeting at 6:40 a.m. (captains must be present to receive batons) Opening ceremonies at 6:45 a.m. Non competitive race start at 7:00 a.m. Competitive race start at 7:30 a.m. Beer garden opens at 9:30 a.m. Awards and door prizes at 10:30 a.m. Race time limit at 11:00 a.m. Event officially ends at 12:00 p.m. Contact the race organizers if you have any questions.

Packet Pickup Information

You can pickup your packet on Saturday, November 2 at Run On! by Jack Rabbit located at 2012 W Gray Street, Houston TX 77019.  The store is offering 20% off to all Harvest Marathon Relay participants (excluding electronics) during packet pickup or after the race if you bring your bib. Race day packet pickup will start at 6 a.m. If you haven's signed up yet, go to

Elite Care Emergency Presents Check to Houston Food Bank

September 13, 2019 HOUSTON, TX:  Elite Care Emergency, title sponsor of the 2019 Harvest Marathon Relay, presents the Houston Food Bank with a check for $5000.  Shown here from left to right are Robert Sawchuk; from Elite Care Emergency Jellene Gayle, Interactive Marketing & Social Media Manager, Karen Scott, Marketing Director and Meisha Pairmore, Director of Nursing and from the Houston Food Bank Amy Ragan, Chief Development Officer.  Click to  REGISTER  for the 2019 race.

The 2019 Harvest Marathon Relay is expected to SELL OUT

Registration is open for the 2019 Harvest Marathon Relay . Go to the race site or click  HERE  to register.  The race is on November 3, 2019 at Rice University.    We expect this year to be a SELL OUT, so register early. What's new: Teams can register as competitive (eligible for medals) or non competitive.  Competitive teams are limited to 10 members while non-competitive teams can have as many as 25 members.  All teams will be timed and all teams will be eligible for the Team Spirit award. Participants registering before October 5 will be able to order a sublimated tech shirt (if you register after, shirts will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.  The shirts will have a design similar to the following: What's the same All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Houston Food Bank to support their Run for Food team. The race format will be largely the same with a few tweaks. The venue is the same. We will have plenty

2019 Harvest Marathon Relay

The 2018 Harvest Marathon Relay was a huge success.  Thank you to all the participants, volunteers and sponsors who helped make this a great event. Congratulations to our Overall Champion, Shell - We Take This Too Serious who finished with a time of 2:24 (that is a 5:28 mile for anyone who is counting).  The large team winner was Sharpstown Running Club with a time of 2:27.  The small team winner was the Houston Food Bank with a time of 2:58. Special recognition needs to go out to the two teams from Dow Chemical who finished in 2:28 and 2:43.   We had two winners for Best Team Spirit this year - Enterprise Jet Fuel and We are the Good Kind of Fat (the avocado team!).  Congrats to both teams for showing your spirit! The 2018 photo gallery is available on the official race page. The 2018 video is in post-production.  Thanks again to Hotdog Films for capturing the event as it unfolded.  You will hear from us when the 2018 video is ready.  


Go to the official RACE SITE to register, see photos/video of the 2017 event and learn more about the event. Check us out on YouTube:  If you have questions, send an email to .