Children’s running team brings in close to $30,000

January 30, 2018

Texas Children’s helped push almost 40 runners across the finish line of the Houston Marathon and Half Marathon January 14 in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. As part of the Texas Children’s Running Team, the runners signed up for the 26.2 mile or 13.1 mile race not only to hit the pavement but to raise money for a good cause – Texas Children’s.

The team – comprised of Texas Children’s employees, patient family members and others who have been touched by the organization – raised close to $30,000 for the organization.

“We are so appreciative of everyone’s participation and enthusiasm for our mission, which is to provide the best possible care for women and children in the Houston area and beyond,” said Eric Blackwell, manager of special event for Texas Children’s. “Your donations and efforts will directly impact the lives of countless children.”

This is the third year Texas Children’s Hospital has been an official charity for the Houston Marathon and Armaco Half Marathon Run for a Reason program, giving people a way to participate in the race of their choice with a guaranteed entry – on behalf of a charity.

Runners, or walkers, can participate either as a Hero Runner, making a one-time tax-deductible donation of at least $350, plus the cost of registration, or as a fundraiser, committing to bring in at least $500 and race registration, which is $140 for marathon and $125 for the half marathon.

“Running for Texas Children’s Hospital is not just about the race, it’s a promise to our patients,” Blackwell said. “By becoming a member of our team, you allow us to expand our care to even more children and women who need our help.”

Registration for the 2019 Houston Marathon and Half Marathon is open and filling up fast! To join the Texas Children’s Running team and participate in the Run for a Reason program, click here and scroll down to the Texas Children’s Hospital logo. To see who participated in the 2018 race click here. For more information, email Tarryn Lankford.