HOUSTON (November 27, 2012) – The Houston Marathon Committee announced on Tuesday the election of Houston Marathon Veteran and local civic leader Bob Eury into the Houston Marathon Hall of Fame. Eury will be honored by the Houston Marathon Committee on November 29 at the 2013 Hall of Fame Reception.
“For 30 years, Bob Eury has been a great friend of and tireless advocate for the Houston Marathon Committee, giving generously of his time and offering wise counsel to our leadership,” said Brant Kotch, President of the HMC Board of Directors. “No civic leader cares more deeply for the city of Houston than Bob, and our organization has been fortunate enough to benefit time and again from Bob’s vision, commitment and selflessness. As if that weren’t enough, Bob has been and continues to be an accomplished runner who will be running his thirtieth Houston Marathon in January 2013. Our organization is thrilled to be able to welcome such a distinguished, deserving and downright energetic individual into our Hall of Fame.”
Bob Eury’s commitment to the Houston Marathon began when he ran his first marathon in 1984. Since then, he has run 29 consecutive races in Houston, making the 2013 edition of the Chevron Houston Marathon his 30th-consecutive run at this event. He currently serves as the President of Central Houston, Inc. and is the Executive Director of the Downtown Management District and Downtown Redevelopment Authority. Eury recently served as volunteer Chairman of the Houston Host Committee for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon comprised of civic leaders. Under his guidance, Houston became the first city to host both the men’s and women’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials on the same course at the same time.