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 will plan, organize and stage an annual multi-race running event that embodies the spirit, energy and diversity of the citizens of Houston, Texas.


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
Ally Walker – Senior Manager, HMF Community Development
Kristin Wolters – Senior Manager,  Marketing and Sponsor Services