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. Since its inception in 1995, more than $32 million has been raised to benefit the various charitable organizations involved with the program. Every year, individuals have the opportunity to select an official Run for a Reason charity partner from a variety of categories that serve constituents based locally, nationally, or internationally. For the 2021 event, runners have the opportunity to choose to partner with one of 61 Official Run for a Reason Charities.

Charity Race Registration Opportunities

Fundraising for Registration

Fundraising For Registration or FFR, gives the runner the opportunity to fundraise on behalf of an official RFAR charity. In order to participate in this program, the runner will commit to fundraising a minimum (varies by charity), and in exchange, the runner will receive an entry into their desired race. FFR opportunities are available for the Chevron Houston Marathon, the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, and the We Are Houston 5K.

Individuals interested in this option should apply via the 2021 Charity Registration page for their selected Official RFAR Charity Partner.

HERO Registration

HERO Registration gives the runner the opportunity obtain a guaranteed entry into the Chevron Houston Marathon or the Aramco Houston Half Marathon by purchasing their entry at a reduced price ($140 marathon/$125 half marathon plus processing fees) and making a one-time tax deductible donation of at least $350 to one of the Official RFAR Charity Partner. Additionally, HERO runners will have the opportunity to continue fundraising for their selected charity through a personalized fundraising page.

HERO runners will receive benefits on race weekend including:
• HERO Goodie Bags
• Exclusive Pre-Race Bathrooms
• Post-Race Massage

Individuals interested in this option should apply via the 2021 RFAR Charity Registration page for their selected Official RFAR Charity Partner.

Just Fundraise

Just Fundraise is an opportunity for those that want to support a charity or fundraise on behalf of a loved one to do just that, Just Fundraise.

Individuals interested in this option should apply via the 2021 Charity Registration page for their selected Official RFAR Charity Partner by clicking on their selected organization and choosing the Just Fundraise link. This option will offer the opportunity to create a fundraising page.

Fundraiser Search

Searching for an individual or team fundraiser? Click on the 2021 Fundraising Leaderboard link below and select either the Fundraisers or Teams tab. Click on the Find a Fundraiser or Find a Team search bar to locate your favorite runner or team!

2021 Fundraising Leaderboard

Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charity Challenge

Chevron will donate a total of $75,000 to three Official RFAR Charity Partners during the fourth consecutive Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charity Challenge. The RFAR Official Charity Partners will have an opportunity to win $25,000 in the following categories:

  • Greatest Number of Contest Votes During the Voting Period
  • Most Money Raised by a Single Charity Organization During the Voting Period
  • Highest Number of Donations Made by Individual Donors During the Voting Period

The contest takes place during a 10-day period in early December and the winners will be announced at the Chevron Houston Marathon Press Conference on Friday, January 15, 2021.

Specific details regarding the 2021 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charity Challenge will be available at a later date.

Becoming an Official RFAR Charity Partner

Charity applications for the 2021 Run for a Reason Program are now closed. Applications for the 2022 Run for a Reason Program will be distributed in Fall 2020. Organizations that apply must hold 501(c)3 status, have been in operation for a minimum of two years and serve constituents in the greater Houston area. To receive information or to request an application, please complete the form via the link below.

Official RFAR Charity Partner Information Request

Questions

For questions regarding the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity program, contact us at rfar@houstonmarathon.com or 713.957.3453 ext. 59.