Run for a Reason- Houston Marathon 2025


Avondale House has once again been named an official charity for the 2025
Chevron Houston Marathon Weekend of Events and we are counting on you to
make it our best year yet. Sign up to run this year and help us reach our fundraising goals!

Visit our team fundraising page!


What is Run for a Reason?

Run for a Reason is the official charity partner program for the Chevron Houston Marathon. Each year, 60+ local charity organizations become partners as a way to raise support for their missions. Members of the community who are interested in participating in the full marathon, half marathon or 5K are encouraged to make their miles matter through representing a charity and fundraising on their behalf as they prepare to run. We'd love to have you join Team Avondale House!


Participation options:

Run for a Reason- Fundraise for Registration

Join Team Avondale House and commit to raising a minimum of $500 while Avondale House covers your registration fee. This will secure a guaranteed entry in the 2024 Chevron Houston Marathon or the Aramco Half Marathon. Click here to register as a fundraiser.

Hero Entry

Be a HERO by making a one-time tax-deductible donation of at least $350 plus the cost of registration (Marathon: $140 / Half Marathon: $125) to Team Avondale House. Click here to donate for registration and be a HERO!

5k Entry

Join Team Avondale House and commit to raising a minimum of $250. Avondale House pays your registration. Click here to register to participate in the 5K.

Corporate Partnership Program

Corporations can show their support for local charity organizations by becoming official corporate partners for the Chevron Houston Marathon. Find more on the corporate partnership program HERE and reach out to Kylie at if you feel that your company may be interested in supporting Avondale House. 


Individual Fundraising Perks:

  • Avondale House covers the race registration fee for Chevron Marathon, Aramco Half Marathon and 5k runners.
  • The top fundraiser will win a two-night stay at Hilton Americas-Houston before the big race! The marathon will be just steps from your hotel room
  • Receive a running shirt for race day
  • Receive Avondale House swag to rep that you run for autism acceptance
  • A fan squad cheering you on at the Avondale House Hoopla Station!

The following are important dates and milestones regarding the Fundraise For Registration (FFR) participants:

December 1, 2024

Each runner must have raised at least $175 of the required fundraising minimum. If the runner has not raised at least this amount by December 1, 2024, the application will not be accepted, and the runner will not be eligible to participate in the event.

This will also be the deadline for fundraising balances for HERO status and to determine the HERO benefits that the runners will be eligible for.

January 5, 2025

The runner must have raised their fundraising minimum (as prescribed by your charity). If the runners do not have the minimum fundraised by this date, their bib will be held at packet pickup. (Runners will be able to be waived by the charity if they wish to and this will be the deadline for waiving runners as well). They will need to either show proof of having met the fundraising minimum or pay the remaining balance in order to pickup their bib. Alternate arrangements will be allowed on a case by case basis to be discussed with the charity administrator.

February 1, 2025

Last day to fundraise! 2025 Fundraising Campaign closes.

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