Run For A Reason
THE Y IS PROUD TO BE AN OFFICIAL CHARITY OF THE CHEVRON HOUSTON MARATHON RUN FOR A REASON PROGRAM!
WHAT IS THE RUN FOR A REASON (RFAR) PROGRAM?
The Run For a Reason program allows YMCA supporters to guarantee their registration for the We are Houston 5K, the Chevron Marathon and the Half Marathon through committing to fundraise for the YMCA.
But if you’re not a runner and would still like to support the Y, don’t worry! You can still create a profile for yourself or for a group of people who want to fundraise to support the Y’s cause of strengthening our community.
Click here to create your fundraising page >
WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT THE Y?
The Y has been an integral part of Houston for more than 130 years. In communities large and small, from Huntsville to Galveston, and everywhere in between, the YMCA is at the heart of the community. We thrive because of our supporters, partners and donors. And when we thrive, our community thrives.
At the YMCA of Greater Houston, strengthening community is our cause. We are a powerful association of people joined together by a shared commitment to develop youth, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility.
We work to help children, families and individuals overcome barriers and accomplish more by focusing on eliminating drowning, improving academic performance, reducing chronic disease and childhood obesity and increasing social equity for all.
Your support to our cause as a fundraiser or donor makes a true impact, allowing us to help those who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford to participate in Y programs. Together we are able to build a solid foundation for every life we touch, making a positive, lifelong impact in our community.
WHEN ARE THE RACES GOING HAPPEN?
The 2019 We Are Houston 5K will be held on Saturday, January 19.
The 2019 Aramco Houston Half Marathon and Chevron Houston Marathon will be held on Sunday, January 20.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO FUNDRAISE?
For runners, the fundraising deadline to secure their spot is in November 17. For all other fundraisers not running, the deadline is January .
I want to fundraise for my 5K/Half-Marathon/Marathon registration >
I’m not a runner but I still want to fundraise for the Y >
I want to make a donation to the Y >