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St. Martha’s Knights of Columbus Council 12320

By David Lambrix, Texas Knight Reporter

Vol. 4, 2016-2017

St. Martha’s Knights of Columbus Council 12320 or Kingwood, TX held their first annual “TEXAS MARATHON” January 1st, 2023. “Texas Marathon Kingwood envisions a world where every child can live life to the fullest no matter what disability or situation, they are in.” This years Marathon started with fog then a Prayer and then a salute to our country.

Rick Worley was the reason for starting the Texas Marathon in 2000. He was working on setting a Guinness World Record for the most marathons on consecutive weekends when he ran 200 in 159 consecutive weeks. He needed a marathon New Year's Day and could only find a very difficult ultra-marathon. We offered to organize another marathon six days after the Free Kingwood Marathon using the same course, with a new name, "Jammin' in January" and held it on New Year's Day.

The race has been held on New Year's Day every year since then. Rick completed the Texas Marathon four times and participated in it every year until 2006 when he injured his ankle. He completed 299 Marathons including at least four in every state and also at least one on six continents. Rick Worley was tragically killed in a traffic accident on 7/25/10. We send our love to his family.

Steve and Paula who have been directing the marathon for 23 years handover the race to the Knights of Columbus of St. Martha’s Kingwood for the time this first year. The Knights of Columbus are keeping the same tradition that was started years ago. Now with the addition for all proceeds to be split between three children's charities.


For the past 15 years, Mark Roseland the treasurer had ran the full marathon and half marathon raising approximately $60,000 for this charity. The goal of this organization is to help vulnerable orphans and children. Attempting to produce opportunities for these children allowing them to have hope in their darkest times.

Coats for Kids:

In cold winter months children are in need of warmth. Coats for Kids purchases new winter coats at a discount to be distributed to children in their local communities. Their mission is to have no child to be without a coat during the winter season. Hundreds of thousands of new winter coats will be provided from councils all across the United States.

Global Wheelchair Mission:

Since 2003 the Knights of Columbus have funded the delivery of wheelchairs to those in need. Giving hope and changing a child's life is the goal. Some have never been given the chance to be mobile and this foundation does just that. Life is sacred no matter what stage you are in or whatever disability you may have. In late of 2020 they had just recently reached a new milestone of surpassing more than 100,000 wheelchairs.

St. Martha’s Knights of Columbus Council would like to thank Brother Knight Mark Roseland who leads the program and participates and all the participants, volunteers and especially our sponsor for a successful Marathon. See you in 2024

Many Thanks for our friends that sponsored the 1st Annual Texas Marathon Kingwood, organized by the St. Martha's Council 12320 Knights of Columbus.

Texas Marathon Kingwood

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