HOUSTON, TX – 25,000 people are expected to participate in Sunday’s Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon.
“Just knowing the community comes out in full to support all the runners, the charities-just an amazing event,” marathon ambassador Bryan Kreitz said.
Rebecca Wells is running in support of the Snowdrop Foundation, which helps raise money for the Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
Wells has been in a year long fight with cancer herself. Just last Wednesday, she finished her final round of chemotherapy for colorectal cancer. Sunday’s race has been a goal for Wells during treatment.
“I’m just excited to get out there, walk, trot, whatever I have to do to finish. My mom is 71, and she’s going to be completing her first half marathon with me,” Wells said.
Wells has been active in sports throughout her life. She’s struggled being on the sidelines the last couple of months, but is ready to take the next step.
“Whatever happens, I’m going to finish running in, sprinting and smiling on my way in,” Wells said.
The 44-year-old proves life is a marathon, not a sprint.