Nathan Schaffer – Senior Manager, Elite Athlete Program & Race Operations

Nathan Schaffer joined the Houston Marathon Committee in August of 2016.

As the Senior Manager, Elite Athlete Program & Race Operations, he is responsible for developing elite athlete fields for both the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon and he oversees Elite Athlete Hospitality on race week. He also designs and manages Start Line and Finish Line operations for the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and We Are Houston 5K.

Prior to joining the HMC, Schaffer worked as a committee member for the Eau Claire Marathon from 2014-2016. The hallmark of this experience was creating ‘The Blugold Mile’ on the UW – Eau Claire campus at mile 23.5 of the Eau Claire Marathon bringing out 1,000+ students and multiple bands to cheer for runners over a one-mile stretch.

Schaffer graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in December 2015 with a bachelors in economics and geography. Nathan has completed 12 marathons, including the 2013 and 2014 Boston Marathon, and has a personal best of 2:58:28.