The Chevron Houston Marathon’s Run for a Reason charity program links thousands of runners with participating nonprofits and provides a platform for charities to raise awareness and funds as well as educate others about their cause. With just a few days to go until Guaranteed HERO & Fundraising for Registration entries become available, we talked to a few of our charity administrators to find out why they Run for a Reason.

Team RWB

Team RWB’s chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. They host weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and participate in local races and events together. Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

“Our main goal is to spread the word about our veteran organization, but it is not a requirement to be one. We want to reach out to veterans more effectively and connect our veterans to the community through physical fitness and social activities. That’s why we got involved with the Chevron Houston Marathon’s Run for a Reason program.” Allison, Team RWB


The Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC) provides a wellness program, education, advocacy and resources for people with aphasia, their caregivers, and the greater Houston medical community, creating a safe haven where participants come for therapeutic socialization and long-term recovery.

“The Executive Director of HARC has been running for years and has seen the impact that Run for a Reason has had on the local community, so she decided that we needed to get involved.” Eleni, HARC


Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS), a local non-profit organization, serves, educates and advocates for those affected by Parkinson’s disease in our community. The mission of the Houston Area Parkinson Society is to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson’s disease through services, education and advocacy.

“Being involved with Run for a Reason is not only a huge fundraising opportunity, but also a great way to raise awareness about the disease and what we do in the Houston area. It is also a unique event for our clients and their families to participate in.” Kathleen, HAPS

How to Run for a Reason

“HERO” entry – A direct $350 donation (plus the registration fee) to the official charity of your choice. *New this year, individuals can purchase a tax deductible HERO entry to give as a gift.

“Fundraising for Registration” entry – Contact the official charity of your choice and sign a “Commitment Form” with them.  Each charity determines their fundraising deadline and the amount to be raised.

For complete information on how you can Run for a Reason, visit