Celebrating 10 Years in the Marathon!

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Texas Center for the Missing is proud to announce that we were selected as an official charity for the 2016-2017 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity program – making this our tenth running season!

RFAR logo w text (1)Linking 33,000 runners with various charities, the Run for a Reason charity program provides an avenue for race participants, individuals, and organizations to collect donations on behalf of an official charity of their choice.  It also provides a platform for charities to raise awareness and educate others about their cause.  

The 2015-2016 season marked the sixth year in a row that fundraising surpassed the $2 million mark.  Since the program’s inception in 1995, more than $24 million has been raised to benefit various charities.  Last year, TCM runners raised over $28,300 for our programs, with our team’s most successful fundraiser being Kelli Miller!

The Run for a Reason program offers guaranteed ways to enter the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon even after the two races are sold out.  Starting June 1st, a limited number of guaranteed charity entries will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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“HERO” charity entries enable runners to make an upfront, tax-deductible donation of at least $350 to an official Run for a Reason charity of their choice, plus the cost of registration, to secure a guaranteed race entry. Click here for more information. Individuals can also purchase a guaranteed entry for someone else through the “Gift a HERO” program. 

“Fundraising for Registration” charity entries give runners an opportunity to fundraise for an official Run for a Reason charity of their choice and receive a guaranteed race entry.  TCM is asking participating runners to raise $500 in order to secure these guaranteed race entries. Click here for general program information and contact mturnquist@tcftm.org to learn how to join the TCM Running Team and fundraise for our programs. 

The Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon will be held January 15, 2017.  The ABB 5K will be held January 14, 2017.  The races have sold out for 11 years in a row, so hurry to get your Run for a Reason charity entry before it’s too late!

Visit the Fundraising Pages - Donate Now!If you are interested in participating in the 2016-2017 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity program in honor of Texas Center for the Missing, email mturnquist@tcftm.org for more information.  And don’t forget to use our marathon hashtags, #TCMRun and #RunHOU, to share your running stories!

 

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