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15 November 2019, 12pm

Director of Houston Mayor’s Office of Special Events to be inducted in 2020

Houston Marathon Committee nominates Susan Christian for Hall of Fame

The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) has selected Susan Christian, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events (MOSE) as its 2020 Houston Marathon Hall of Fame Inductee.

Through her dynamic leadership of more than 34 years, Christian developed the MOSE office and has driven the city’s commitment to, and celebration of quality civic events – including the Houston Marathon Weekend of Events – showcasing the rich cultural diversity of Houston.

The Houston Marathon Hall of Fame recognises outstanding people who have contributed to the success and growth of the Houston Marathon over the last 48 years, from industry and community leaders to humanitarians, athletes and volunteers.

“Each year, I’m reminded of the sheer joy that I see on the runners’ faces as they pass by the start line, the exuberance of their step and determination to get to the finish line,” said Christian. “And at the finish line, I see on the runner’s faces both agony and ecstasy of completing a goal. It’s truly remarkable.”

Throughout most of her tenure at the City of Houston, Christian has worked alongside Houston Marathon staff and volunteers to design various course routes and facilitates permitting and other support services for the event annually.

“Susan’s role in our event is one that isn’t always outwardly visible to our participants but is essential to our operations,” said Houston Marathon Committee Executive Director, Wade Morehead. “The event truly would not be possible without her and her team’s collaborative efforts throughout the year.”

Christian credits the success of her office to like-minded individuals and organizations who share the belief that partnerships are fundamental to growth and sustainability.

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