Since its inception in 1995, more than $32 million has been raised to benefit local Houston charities through the Run for a Reason Program. This incredible feat has been aided by the generosity and sense of social responsibility that many corporations in our city feel to give back to the communities in which they do business. When you and your corporation become a part of this truly inspiring program, in addition to supporting one of the 61 official charity partners, you’ll also be aligned with the largest single day sporting event in the city of Houston and the nation’s premier winter marathon. With 30,000 participants, 7,000 volunteers, 300,000 spectators and over half a million television viewers, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to participate as a Corporate Running Team or Sidewalk Squad at the 2021 Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and We Are Houston 5K presented by Aramco and Chevron.

Corporate Running Team

The Corporate Running Team Program is an active way to encourage wellness, team building and charitable giving within your organization and alongside other likeminded companies. By participating in the event and fundraising on behalf of an official Run for a Reason charity partner, a group of three or more team members will receive amenities that will enhance their race weekend experience.

Corporate Running Team Program Participation Guide

Corporate Running Team Program Registration & Commitment Form

Sidewalk Squad Program

As a Sidewalk Squad Corporate Partner, your company will be recognized as a prominent supporter of the Run for a Reason Program through a variety of advertising, marketing and networking benefits that will be activated before, during and after race weekend. By contributing a tax-deductible donation to an official Run for a Reason charity, your company’s name and logo will appear on the race course, at the pre-event EXPO, on the event website and more. In addition, all Sidewalk Squad Partner opportunities include a limited amount of race entries into the historically sold out Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and We Are Houston 5K presented by Aramco and Chevron.

Why should you become an RFAR Sidewalk Squad Partner?

  • Social company activities lead to employee engagement, satisfaction and retention
  • Showcasing your charitable initiatives demonstrates social responsibility throughout the city of Houston and in the community
  • Involvement aligns your brand with the positive, inspirational imagery of race weekend

2021 Sidewalk Squad Corporate Donation Levels

Sidewalk Squad Program Participation Guide

Sidewalk Squad Program Registration & Commitment Form

2020 Sidewalk Corporate Partners

Allegiance Bank

Houston Area Parkinson Society

BASF Corporation

Houston Food Bank

Christian Brothers Automotive 

Dress For Success Houston

Dew Point Control

Presbyterian Children’s Homes & Services

Integrity Funeral Care

Houston Marathon Foundation

Norton Rose Fullbright

Bo’s Place

Premier Pipe, LLC

The Salvation Army


Galveston Bay Foundation

Carnes Funeral Home

Bo’s Place

Matthews International

American Diabetes Association


Houston Marathon Foundation

Dignity Memorial

Bo’s Place


Houston Area Parkinson Society

SignatureCare Emergency Center

Houston Food Bank

Home Instead Senior Care

Houston Area Parkinson Society

Morgan Stanley

Bo’s Place


Texas Children’s Hospital


For questions regarding Corporate Partnership Opportunities, contact us at or 713.957.3453 ext. 59.