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MARATHON KIDS ANNOUNCES ANNE-MARIE TUCKER AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
AUSTIN, Texas – Marathon Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and happiness of children by engaging them in a positive, simple, goal-driven running and walking program, announced today the addition of Anne-Marie Tucker as Chief Technology Officer.
In this role, Tucker will be responsible for leading Marathon Kids’ technology initiative, including web interface, applications, and data integrity.
“We are thrilled to have Anne-Marie on the Marathon Kids team; her knowledge and skill are a great fit to propel us toward our goals with technology,” said CEO Cami Hawkins. “Her experience with both large and small organizations is a terrific asset to Marathon Kids and all the communities we serve.”
Tucker joins Marathon Kids with 15 years of technology and project management experience that spans global corporations and Austin software startups. Her volunteer experience with organizations such as The Chicago Parks Foundation and The Junior League of Chicago reflects her enthusiasm for building community and empowering children.
Tucker recently returned to Austin after spending five years in Chicago; her journey with Marathon Kids started more than five years ago when the oldest of her four children participated in the program.
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.