26 July 2022, 8am
“We are proud to announce and welcome Tracey, Melissa, and Shannon to the Board of Directors,” said HMC Board President Brant Kotch. “Our goal is to comprise a board of professionally diverse individuals who provide our organization with new perspectives and are passionate about delivering an event that is a point of pride for the community and benefits the City of Houston in many ways. Coming off an overwhelmingly successful 50th anniversary celebration in January, we believe this leadership team is ideal to lead the HMC into our next 50 years.”
The three new board members were identified and nominated by a selection committee and voted in by the seven current HMC Board of Directors: President Kotch, Vice President Elijio Serrano, Treasurer Charlie Bass, Secretary Subbu Venkat, Executive Committee Member Maddie Bunch, Mike Atkins, and Stan Coburn.
Established in 1972, the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc. (HMC) is a founding member of Running USA and annually organizes the nation’s premier winter marathon, half-marathon and 5K. More than 300,000 participants, volunteers and spectators make Chevron Houston Marathon Race Day the largest single-day sporting event in Houston. Chevron Houston Marathon has been the race site for three U.S. Olympic Trials Marathons and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon has hosted 16 U.S. Half Marathon Championships. For eight consecutive years, the events have garnered Gold Certification from the Council of Responsible Sport and were also awarded the 2015 AIMS Green Award for industry-leading sustainability initiatives. Race Weekend generates over USD 51 million in economic impact for the region annually. In addition to its economic impact, the HMC facilitates social responsibility through its Run for a Reason Charity Program which has raised over USD 34 million since its inception and the Houston Marathon Foundation, which serves the greater Houston area through support of youth and community organizations that promote access to, and participation in running. The event is televised by KTRK ABC13 and syndicated nationally and internationally airing annually live on ESPN3 and the Longhorn Network.
The 51st running of the Chevron Houston Marathon race weekend, also featuring the Aramco Houston Half Marathon and We Are Houston 5K presented by Aramco and Chevron, will take place 13–15 January 2023.