Houston Marathon Committee, Inc.

Houston Marathon Committee

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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, 14 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.

Established in 1972, the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc. (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. A founding member of Running USA, the HMC hosts the IAAF bronze labeled Aramco Houston Half Marathon and silver labeled Chevron Houston Marathon. For four consecutive years, the events have garnered Gold Certification from the Council of Responsible Sport and were awarded the 2015 AIMS Green Award for industry-leading sustainability initiatives.Race Weekend generates over $50 million in economic impact for the region annually. In 2016, the Run for a Reason Charity Program raised $2.3 million, while the Houston Marathon Foundation supported youth and community running initiatives. Televised annually by broadcast partner ABC13, 2016 was the first time that the event was syndicated live nationally and internationally on ESPN3 and the Longhorn Network. Host to 16 U.S. Half Marathon Championships since 2005 and the 1992 women’s Olympic Trials Marathon, the HMC also conducted the 2012 men’s and women’s U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon.

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


Ellen Bankhead – Coordinator, Office Administration
Carly Caulfield – Senior Director, Operations
Erin Haney – Part-Time Coordinator
Erin Kasperek – Manager, Community Outreach
Kate Klein – Director, Business Development and Marketing
Erin McGowan – Senior Director, Legal Affairs and Elite Athlete Program
Wade Morehead – Executive Director
Amanda Sandoval – Senior Manager, Participant Services
Nathan Schaffer – Manager, Venue Operations
Paloma Suter – Manager, Volunteer and Event Services, Operations
Ally Walker – Senior Manager, HMF Community Development
Kristin Wolters – Senior Manager,  Marketing and Sponsor Services