In July 2001, Charlotte Simmons and Tony Reed met at the National Black Data Processing Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago. In December 2004, after many emails and phone calls, the National Black Marathoners Association was incorporated in Texas as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Charlotte and Tony have run a combined 350 races, including over 135 marathons in 50 States, 15 foreign countries, and on all seven continents.
The NBMA Board Members are
- Charlotte Simmons-Foster, Co-Founder
- Tony Reed, Co-Founder
- Gillis Bowden
- Alexandria Williams
- Anthanette (Toni) Wilson