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Rush the Gush




Registration for March 7, 2015 is Open:

Register Now at:
https://www.athletepath.com/the-gusher-marathon/2015-03-07

We are excited to announce our new title sponsor for the 2015 half marathon distance:
  
Thank you to our returning title sponsors for the marathon distance:

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and the 5K distance:

March 8, 2014 Results


Marathon
Half Marathon
5K
Cycling Time Trial
5K Teams
Half Marathon Teams


Kids Marathon Club 2014

Download the 2014 packet here:

KMCInfo.pdf
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2010-2014 PHOTOS

Pictures for the Exygon and Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Half Marathon & Kinsel Ford 5K can be found at:

YourSportingImage.com

2013 RESULTS

EXYGON & BAPTIST HOSPITALS GUSHER MARATHON
HALF MARATHON
5K
HALF MARATHON TEAM
5K TEAM

NEWS

Brain Cancer Patient pushing his daughter in a stroller wins Exygon & Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon

A man racing against time crossed the finish line. His daughter, snugly sitting in a stroller he had been pushing for just over 26 miles, gained a memory that may live longer than her father. "This is supposed to eat away at my memory in the end," Iram Leon said of the cancer in his left temporal lobe. "But I hope this memory is one of the last things to go and one she never loses." 


Iram J Leon ran the Exygon & Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Half Marathon and Kinsel Ford 5K pushing his daughter Kiana in a stroller. Iram has terminal brain cancer.  Despite high winds, a stroller, medications to prevent seizures and a flat stroller tire Iram won the overall full marathon distance with a time of 3 hours and 7 minutes. 

Iram borrowed a stroller, lost his iPhone speaker on the course and frankly could use a new computer. Iram has not asked for a dime but we would like to give him a few things to make running a little easier.

Click Here to help: Iram J. Leon-Rush the Gush!

Veteran carries U.S. flag as he runs 50th marathon


Felix Lugo finished his 50th full marathon at the Exygon & Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Half Marathon and Kinsel Ford 5K today. Felix has run over 27 of them carrying this flag.  See the full story on the ABC news affiliate KBMT12 at the link below:
http://www.12newsnow.com/story/21578566/veteran-carries-american-flag-as-he-runs-50th-marathon


USA Track & Field Course Certification Numbers:

Marathon                      TX09146ETM
Half Marathon               TX09145ETM

Today

Relive the rush of the original Spindletop Lucas Gusher by running in The Gusher marathon, half-marathon, and 5k. This is a flat, fast USATF Sanctioned/ Certified, Boston Qualifier course that provides a great opportunity for a new PR.

Join us in the fight against obesity.  We have a distance for everyone. If you can walk three miles, you can be part of the rush.

Use The Gusher as motivation to start your new exercise program today. This is your chance to shed those unwanted pounds; to fit into a new dress or pair of pants; to improve your health; to recreate yourself. Start today and let The Gusher be your fitness goal for March!


The Gusher Marathon 05/01/10 HD from james mcnutt on Vimeo. Thank you Kinsel Ford.


Volunteers & Schools:

If you would like to volunteer for The Gusher, please contact us.  You can also complete the volunteer form and send it to us. Students interested in earning service hours, please complete the volunteer form and submit it to us.  There will be a volunteer sign in tent the morning of the race.  We invite any bands, cheer squads, drill teams, or student organizations who wish to be on the run course to cheer on the runners.  Please contact us if you are interested.   

History

Spindletop is a salt dome oil field located in south Beaumont, TX. On January 10, 1901, a well at Spindeltop struck oil, at a depth of 1,139 feet. The Lucas Gusher, often referred to as the Lucas Geyser, blew oil over 150 feet in the air at a rate of 100,000 barrels per day. It took nine days before the well was brought under control.

As the first major oil field located in the United States, the well tripled the entire oil production capability of the United States overnight.

Spindletop was the largest gusher the world had seen and catapulted Beaumont into one of the United States' first oil-field boomtowns. This cheap oil helped to fuel the incredible industrial expansion of the United States over the last 100 years.



Music by    
SiennaBlu - "Hero"
The Gusher is hosted by the nonprofit organization Sports Society for American Health. Our sporting events focus on raising awareness and funds for children's health and education.  We appreciate the generous support of the community, local merchants, and civic organizations.

Thank you Sponsors!