Formed in 1972, the Houston Marathon Committee® (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, 13 staff members and approximately 7,500 race weekend volunteers.
As a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, contributions made to the HMC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
Founded in 1972, the HMC is a founding member of Running USA and organizes the nation’s premier winter marathon, half marathon and 5K hosting over 300,000 participants, volunteers, and spectators on race day. Recognized by World Athletics, the Gold Label Chevron Houston Marathon has been the race site for three U.S. Olympic Trials Marathons. The Gold Label Aramco Houston Half Marathon has hosted 16 U.S. Half Marathon Championships. The HMC received Gold Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport from 2011 to 2020, and the event garnered the 2015 AIMS Green Award for industry leading sustainability initiatives. Race weekend generates over $50 million in economic impact for the region annually and has raised $35 million through the Run for a Reason Charity Program since its inception in 1995. The event is broadcast live on ABC13 and syndicated nationally and internationally on ESPN3 and the Longhorn Network.
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.
Brant Kotch, President
Elijio Serrano, Vice President
Shannon Truman, Treasurer
Subbu Venkat, Secretary