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CEO CAMI HAWKINS NAMED AS FINALIST FOR AUSTIN WOMAN MAGAZINE WOMAN’S WAY AWARD
AUSTIN, Texas – Marathon Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and happiness of children by engaging them in a positive, goal-driven running and walking program, announced today that CEO Cami Hawkins has been named a finalist for an Austin Woman magazine award.
The Woman’s Way Business Awards are the only business awards for woman-owned and -led businesses in Austin. Award recipients span numerous industries and are chosen by a selection committee of successful local female business and community leaders. Hawkins was named a Woman’s Way finalist for making a measurable impact in Austin’s ever-growing health-and-wellness industry, through her work at Marathon Kids.
Other categories for awards other than UT Health Austin’s Health and Wellness include Professional Services, Mazda’s Business of the Year (less than $3M), Bank of America’s Business of the Year (more than $3M), Dell’s STEM, Texas Disposal Systems’ Social Impact, On the Dot Woman’s Rising Star, HEB’s Product Innovation, Digital Influencer, and I Am Austin Woman.
“Austin Woman magazine has been in the business of celebrating women in our community for the past 15 years. Through the Woman’s Way Business Awards, Austin Woman recognizes and honors the women behind innovative businesses that aid in our city’s development and progress,” says Melinda Garvey, publisher of the magazine.
According to the rules for the award, each nomination must be either 51 percent or more woman-owned or have an Austin-based woman in an executive role with profit and loss responsibilities who is the most senior-level employee of either the whole company or of a branch of the company.
Winners will be announced at the Woman’s Way Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the JW Marriott in Downtown Austin. The event is open to the public, and tickets are available at atxwoman.com/womans-way-2018/.
ABOUT MARATHON KIDS
Marathon Kids helps kids unlock their potential and adults discover their inner coach by joining, starting or supporting a Marathon Kids running club in their home, school, out-of-school time organization, or camp.
Kids in the program work at their own pace to run, or walk, the equivalent mileage of up to four marathons, and Marathon Kids provides the training, rewards, tools and resources to keep them moving. Marathon Kids works for any kid, at any fitness level. Kids set their goals and track their progress on a journey to complete four marathons, or 104.8 miles, over the course of the running club season. They run (or walk) a lap at a time, at a day at a time, and before they know it they’ve gone farther than they ever dreamed. Kids enrolled in the program have a network of dedicated adults showing them how it’s done, and most importantly, a motivated and inspiring coach supporting them every step of the way.
Corporate partners and supporters include Nike, HEB, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Active Schools, USATF Foundation, American Diabetes Association, Target, Tejas Trails, Athletes for Hope, LA Dodgers Foundation, and St. David’s Foundation.
More information is available at marathonkids.org.