On Sunday, January 18 the streets of Houston were filled with thousands of runners for the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon. Each year, runners are given the chance to fundraise for a designated 'Run for a Reason' organization in order to earn their spot in the race. This year, 22 remarkable individuals not only ran hundreds of miles in training, fought the crowds and endured unseasonably high race-day temperatures, but together they raised more than $24,000 for Child Advocates and the fight against child abuse.
The morning of the race, Child Advocates volunteers and supporters gathered around the 5 mile mark at our Hoopla Station to encourage our runners and give hugs as they made their way toward the finish line.
We are so grateful to each of these remarkable individuals, and we are so proud of you! You are not just a Houston Marathon finisher, but you are all champions for abused children.
Fundraising is still open until February 17, so if you'd like to make a donation through our Run for a Reason fundraising page, click here.