Run for a Reason Charity Program

Click Here for HERO Registration

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

The new charity lineup includes a variety of important causes including medical research and support, community outreach, animal protection and more. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Linking 33,000 runners with various 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.

The 2015-2016 season marked the sixth year in a row that fundraising surpassed the $2 million mark. Since the program’s inception in 1995, more than $24 million has been raised to benefit various charities.

Guaranteed Marathon and Half Marathon Race Registrations

The Run for a Reason program offers guaranteed ways to enter the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon.

Click here to register for a HERO entry.

HERO charity entries are guaranteed registrations into the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. A HERO entry allows a runner to secure their spot in the 2017 races by making a tax-deductible donation of at least $350 to an official Run for a Reason charity of their choice, plus the cost of registration. Individuals can also purchase a guaranteed entry for someone else through the “Gift a HERO” program. All runners MUST be registered by December 2, 2016.

 2017 Fundraising for Registration entries will open on June 1, 2016. 

Fundraising for Registration charity entries give runners an opportunity to fundraise for an official Run for a Reason charity of their choice. Fundraising minimums are set by each individual charity. The minimum required fundraising amount is $500, but may be higher. Runners should contact the charity of their choice directly for additional details. All runners must be registered by December 2, 2016. 

How to Become an Official Charity

Thank you for your interest in the Run for a Reason program.  The deadline has passed to request an application for the 2016-2017 season.


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