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Chevron Houston Marathon - Run for a Reason

Guaranteed entries available June 4th! The Houston Marathon Committee is pleased to announce the 62 official charities for the 2014-2015 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity program. The new charity lineup offers a variety of important causes including medical research and support, community outreach, animal protection and more. Linking 30,000 runners with 62 charities, the Run for a Reason charity program provides an avenue for race participants, individuals and organizations to collect donations on behalf of an official charity of their choice. It also provides a platform for charities to raise awareness and educate others about their cause.

January 18th, 2015

Contact: Carmen Herrera (Email)
Phone: 713-249-8325(Fax: 602-953-1806) | More Information


Skip the lottery and receive a Guaranteed Entry!
The Run for a Reason program offers guaranteed ways to enter the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon without having to enter the lottery. Starting June 4, a limited number of guaranteed charity entries will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

"HERO" charity entries enable runners to make an upfront, tax-deductible donation of at least $350 to an official Run for a Reason charity of their choice, plus the cost of registration, to secure a guaranteed race entry.

HERO Entries

-Online process. Runner donates $350+ to charity of choice, plus reg. fee and receives guaranteed entry. Runner DOES NOT enter lottery
-Available June 4, 2014 thru sell-out
-Listed on HMC website - Run for a Reason tab and HERO dropdown
-“Gift a HERO” - purchase for someone else
-Each charity allotted 15 slots
-$5,250 to organization. Does not count toward minimum fundraising requirement

Promote these entries now, and throughout season

-Entitlements include pre-event private restrooms in GRB, custom back bib, certificate, tech cap, post-race mini massage, web recognition, cool swag and more
-Good idea for charities to offer incentives

Fundraising For Registration “FFR” Entries

-Charity purchases entries from HMC. At least 5, no limit, “first come/first served”
-Listed on HMC website, RFAR tab, “FFR” dropdown
-Runners contact charity directly
-Suggested fundraising minimum is $500 plus Registration fee. Reg fee is not tax deductible. Charge their cc the registration fee.
-Runner DOES NOT sign up for lottery

Last day for registration is Monday, November 24, 2014 (NO EXTENSIONS)
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No refunds

2015 Race Registration & Information Fund Chevron

Important Race Registration Dates

Guaranteed Run for a Reason Charity Entries - June 4 until Sell Out
Lottery - June 4 - June 19, 2014
Lottery Selection - June 20 - June 22, 2014
Lottery Announcement - June 23, 2014

Chevron Run for a Reason Kickoff Party

Come join us on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 7:00am - 10:00am on the south side of Memorial Park!

Pickup your FREE "In Training" shirt*, visit with official charities, running clubs and sponsors. Visit us before or after your run and don’t miss the FREE beer, water, apples, bananas, granola bars and plenty of tunes.

If you aren’t selected into the lottery, this event is the place to be to learn how to get a guaranteed entry. You could be registered the same day!

No matter where in the Park you happen to be, jump on the Run for a Reason courtesy shuttle and come to the party!

Guaranteed Run for a Reason Charity Entries - June 4 until Sell Out
Lottery - June 4 - June 19, 2014
Lottery Selection - June 20 - June 22, 2014
Lottery Announcement - June 23, 2014

Page updated: June 2nd, 2014