Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Program Information

The Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Program connects the philanthropic community to passionate race participants willing to fundraise and raise awareness for meaningful causes. Individuals can select an official Run for a Reason charity from a variety of categories that serve constituents based locally, nationally or internationally. Turn your fitness goal into something more and Run for a Reason for one of our 62 charity partners.

Since the program’s inception in 1995, more than $24 million has been raised to benefit various charities. For each of the past six years, the Run for a Reason Program has surpassed two million dollars.

Click here to see the list of 2016-2017 Official Charities.

How to Become an Official Charity

The 2017-2018 Run for a Reason Charity Application will be available at the end of February with a return deadline of early April – exact dates are still to be determined. To express interest in receiving an application, organizations should contact or 713-957-3453.

Charity Race Registration Opportunities

HERO Entry

HERO entries are guaranteed registrations into the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon by making a one-time tax-deductible donation of at least $350 to an official Run for a Reason charity, plus the cost of registration.

Fundraising for Registration Entry

Fundraising for Registration entries give runners an opportunity to fundraise on behalf of an official Run for a Reason charity. Fundraising minimums vary by charity, but will not be lower than $500. Individuals interested in fundraising for registration should contact an official charity directly for additional details. Registration code will be provided by the charity upon meeting the fundraising minimum.


For questions regarding the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity program, visit our FAQ page or  contact us at 713.957.3453 or