Runners cross the finish line at the marathon

By joining the Ronald McDonald House Houston running team, you are running for a reason while raising awareness and funds for our families.


The Run for a Reason program offers guaranteed ways to enter the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon held in Houston every January, and we have race entries for both the half and full marathon and the 5K. Joining our team is easy, fun, and a meaningful way to support our cause. Donations raised through this event will allow Ronald McDonald House Houston to continue providing a home away from home to families with a critically ill child receiving treatment at a Texas Medical Center facility.


Fundraising For Registration (FFR) Entry

This is a guaranteed entry into the Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon. To gain that entry, each runner needs to meet the fundraising minimum ($500)  by Friday, December 1. Once your minimum is reached, you will receive an access code to register with our team.

HERO Entry

Make a one-time donation of $350 + registration fee on the Chevron Houston Marathon website to gain an entry into the race and race-day entitlements.

Fundraising Only

Have you already registered for the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon or We Are Houston 5K? It is not too late to become a fundraiser. You can join our team and still fundraise for our families.


  1. FFR Runners Only – Sign Up Here!
  2. Create your personal fundraising page (All runners)
    • Go to Ronald McDonald House Houston page on the Run for a Reason website, here.
    • Select “Become a Fundraiser” at the top of the page.
    • Enter your personal information.
    • Create your fundraising page, which can include the following:
      A brief bio on why you’re running for Ronald McDonald House Houston
      Your personal running goal
      Your fundraising goal
      A photo of you or an image that shows the reason you’re running
  3. Look for the next team e-newsletter for more information.