Arturo has been treasurer for the second half of 2021 and a director prior to that. He started running to pursue some health benefits in 2012 with KatyFit with a group called Blue/Greens!! Their coaches were Mike Masse and Rick Bozanich. He completed his first marathon in January 2013 with a 4:56 time and has run every Houston Marathon since then. Arturo has run the Houston Marathon 8th times and expects to finish his 9th Houston Marathon in January 2022. He has run a total of 12 Marathons including a couple of virtual marathons in the past year, his PR was Woodlands in 2021 with a 3:26! Arturo has also done many half-marathons, 30Ks, 25Ks, 10Ks and been part of a team running the Texas Independence Relay and the Ragnar Relay Race. Arturo is a charter member of KARC and believes it has generated an amazing running community in the Katy area. Arturo enjoys running groups, loves to have long-running conversations. He loves to pace friends in their races, adding some tunes and fun to every aspect of running. Arturo is originally from Mexico and has lived in the Katy area since 2008. He is married to Ana, who is the love of his life, and has two amazing kids, Diego, 15, and Amelia, 11.