Formed in 1972, the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc. (HMC) is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization that plans a multi-race running event (marathon, half marathon and 5K). A Running USA founding member, the HMC is overseen by a board of directors, eleven staff members and approximately 7,500 race day volunteers.

As a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, contributions made to the HMC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

The HMC annually organizes the nation’s premier winter marathon, half-marathon, and 5K. Over 250,000 participants, volunteers and spectators make Chevron Houston Marathon Race Day the largest single-day sporting event in Houston. Race Weekend generates over $50 million in economic impact for the region annually. In 2015, the Run for a Reason Charity Program raised $2.5 million and the HMC retained Gold Certification from the Council of Responsible Sport for industry-leading sustainability initiatives. Host to 16 U.S. Half Marathon Championships since 2005 and the 1992 women’s Olympic Trials Marathon, the HMC conducted the nationally-televised 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, which featured men and women competing on the same course simultaneously for the first time, vying for the chance to represent Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Mission Statement

The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) will plan, organize and stage an annual multi-race running event that embodies the spirit and energy of the citizens of Houston, Texas. HMC will strive to make this event among the most highly respected of its kind, locally and nationally. Every person in HMC will be committed to quality and integrity.


Board of Directors

Brant Kotch, President/Executive Committee
Alton Milrany, Vice President/Executive Committee
Maddie Bunch, Executive Committee
Todd Holloman, Secretary
Charlie Bass, Treasurer
Mike Atkins
Stanley Coburn
Lisa Foronda


Ellen Bankhead – Coordinator, Office Administration

Carly Caulfield – Senior Director, Operations

Amy Comstock – Intern

Erin Kasperek – Manager, Community Outreach

Kate Klein – Director, Business Development and Marketing

Joe Martens – Senior Manager, Event Operations

Erin McGowan – Senior Director, Legal Affairs and Elite Athlete Program

Wade Morehead – Executive Director

Vicky Oddi – Senior Manager, Communications

Amanda Sandoval – Senior Manager, Participant Services

Nathan Schaffer – Manager, Venue Operations

Paloma Suter – Manager, Volunteer and Event Services, Operations

Sara Varano – Intern

Kristin Wolters – Senior Manager,  Marketing and Sponsor Services

Ally Walker – Senior Manager, HMF Community Development