Chevron Houston Marathon awaits the January starting pistol

December 14, 2012 by  

The Chevron Houston Marathon is all set for mid-January and will be combined with the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Limited “Hero” registration slots are available for each event. The entry fee for the Hero level registration is $350 with a donation to the Run for a Reason charity of the runner’s choice.

Hero registration includes a Hero back bib, private pre-race bathrooms, tech fabric cap, recognition on the event’s website, and an appreciation certificate.

Participants collect donations from friends, relatives, co-workers, and associates on behalf of their chosen charities. While building support for local charities, this program also creates community involvement and good will.

Run for a Reason was founded in 1995, providing a connection for runners to many nonprofit organizations to build awareness and generate donations. Approximately $15,000,000 has been totted up over the 18 years in existence.

Charity organizations may apply for inclusion in the Run for a Reason program by filling out the designated application on the respective website. Due diligence is performed to validate the legitimacy of an organization applying in the Run for a Reason program. Part of the status check is related to verifying the charity’s Board of Directors, the Better Business Bureau accreditation, and the Charity Navigator rating.

Local printing companies frequently assist with the design and production of materials needed to advertise and support events of this nature. Banner printing is a key element to ensure runners can easily follow the direction of a race by looking at banners hung at strategic points throughout the journey.

The 2013 run has been booked for January 13. For information about the Run for a Reason program, visit the event’s website or call 713-957-3452.