Houston Masters
Houston Masters
  • Houston Masters: In the Beginning

    In the summer of 1974 a 40-year-old master runner traveled from Houston to Eugene, Oregon to participate in the first U.S. Masters Track & Field Championships. His enthusiasm for Masters' running prompted him to form the Houston Masters Sports Association. Originally a small group of runners dedicated to promoting an active lifestyle for 40+ athletes, the club eventually grew to include athletes of all ages. And, just as with the original Masters group, today's club members are dynamic, active and innovative in the running community.

  • About HMSA

    HMSA is an established running club that welcomes and encourages runners of all ages and abilities. Spanning the spectrum, our membership roster includes average as well as elite runners, but we all share an energetic enthusiasm for the sport and choose to be active and involved in the Houston-area running scene.

  • Celebrations!

    HMSA holds four major events during the year. Our Spring Awards Banquet comes at the beginning of May, which is also pretty much the end of running season in Houston and time to honor our active bunch of members. This one is a checkered tablecloth affair, as opposed to the more casual setting of our December Holiday Party which also serves as a thank you for our 25K volunteer force. The menus are sumptuous and plentiful at this sit-down dinner. Our Holiday Party gives us the occasion to contribute to the Seasons. There is an entry fee — a child's toy or a warm clothing item. We collect almost a hundred items and they are donated to one of Houston's shelters for children. Pictured are David Holloway and Joe DeBruyn who along with German Collozas are the official planners of our events. To celebrate the opening of the fall running season, members gather for a Pool Party at the home of one of our members.

  • The Bayou City Classic

    n the spring of each year members look forward to this fun-filled event. One of the best things about it is that it gives members the opportunity to plan and work ahead to make award winning costumes for the centipede competition. HMSA always has the most original and well executed design. Runners must be joined and run the race together — the centipede! Two of our best costumes designs appear. The St. Arnold's six-pack was our first design. That and the LifeSavers are two of our best. We'd love to have you join us.

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