27th Annual ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run Raises $400,000 for Scholarships

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HOUSTON – The ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run continued its tradition of making college dreams a reality for Texas students by raising $400,000 for the Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM (HLSR) Educational Fund. This brings the 27-year total to more than $4 million.  

Financial contributions from ConocoPhillips and other event sponsors, along with operational support from nearly 1,500 volunteers, enable the company to contribute all participants’ entry fees to fund college scholarships. Approximately 13,000 runners and walkers participated in the 10K and 5K events in downtown Houston.

“We’re always proud to support our local communities,” said Sheila Feldman, ConocoPhillips vice president, Human Resources, and Rodeo Run chairperson. “We’re fortunate to have so many dedicated employees, retirees and contractors who support this event in our hometown, which enables us to donate 100 percent of the entry fees to deserving Texas students.”

The ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run led the HLSR Parade and featured Texas fanfare, western costumes and a Texas-sized post-race party.

Sammy Kiplagat, 40, of Georgetown, took top honors in this year’s men's 10K race overall, finishing with a time of 30:43. This was Kiplagat’s second ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run victory.

Betzy Jimenez, 26, of San Antonio, took top honors in this year’s women's 10K race overall, finishing with a time of 35:50. This was Jimenez’s first ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run victory.

ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run 10K winners in other categories were:

Race Category





Masters Male

Kevin Castille




Masters Female

Liza Hunter-Galvan



San Antonio

Wheelchair Male

Juan Rios




Richard Mac Namee, 47, was the 5K male winner. Kimberly Mac Namee, 42, was the 5K female winner.

Runners can find comprehensive results and streaming video from the finish line at www.conocophillipsrodeorun.com.

Our platinum sponsors are A-Rocket, Bechtel, KIND, Phillips 66 and United Airlines. Gold sponsors include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Brooks, Core Power, Fluor, Halliburton, H-E-B, Honeywell, Luke’s Locker and McJunkin Red Man Corporation. Our silver sponsors include Accenture, HSBC, Propel and Staples.



Andrea Urbanek (media)
281-293-3472 (office)