Texas Children’s helped push almost 200 runners across the finish line of the Houston Marathon and Half Marathon January 19 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 corporate teams – raised $65,459 for the organization. Two corporate teams ran in support of Texas Children’s. Team Bechtel, which was comprised of over 80 runners, raised more than $45,000, the most of all the running teams in the Run for a Reason program. W-Industries, with over 45 runners, sponsored the Texas Children’s tent along the race route. Overall, Texas Children’s raised the third largest amount of funds compared with 100 plus other running teams participating in the race. View photos from the race below.
This is the fifth 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.
This was the second year Texas Children’s Hospital had the privilege of being the co-presenting sponsor of the Houston Marathon Health & Fitness EXPO alongside Houston Methodist. Held prior to Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon, the EXPO was attended by race participants and others are invited to come to interact with other runners and make purchases from a variety of vendors. View photos from the event below.
Texas Children’s Hospital will be the co-presenting sponsor of the Houston Marathon Health & Fitness EXPO next year and is an official 2021 Charity and registrations for next year are open. Runners who commit to fundraise $750 for Texas Children’s Hospital will have their registration fee waived and will receive guaranteed entry for the Full or Half Marathon. Runners, or walkers, also can participate as a Hero Runner, making a one-time tax-deductible donation of at least $350, plus the cost of registration. To learn more and register to run for Texas Children’s in 2021, click here. In addition, members of the Employee Health & Wellness team will be hosting workshops for Texas Children’s employees participating in Run for a Reason to help them prepare and train for the half or full marathon. More information will be available soon.