The Houston Marathon!

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If you or anyone you know would be interested in running the 2017 Houston Marathon, please consider joining our team. We are raising money for Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS). Here are the top 10 reasons you should run for PCHAS:

  1. Raise Awareness…..Running for PCHAS is not all about fundraising – it also helps to get our name out there and highlights the important work we do.
  2. Giving Back to the Community …… Many of the funds raised will be used right where you live to support the programs we have in your area.
  3. Help People Who are in Real Need…..The children and families we serve are often in crisis and our talented and dedicated program staff steps in and helps put them on the right path.
  4. Fight for a Cure….The disease that PCHAS is fighting is child abuse, whether it is physical abuse or mental abuse, our mission is to provide Christ centered care to support these children and their families.
  5. Run for Those who Can’t….Children are the most vulnerable members of our society and often don’t have a voice. Be that voice by running for PCHAS. You’ll bring awareness of our programs to your community.
  6. Run alongside others who share your passion….We have runners who join PCHAS for many different reasons but overwhelmingly they are wanting to help make a change in a child’s life.
  7. Impact a Life and Make a Difference…..Each dollar raised can make the difference in a child’s life, bringing them out of despair into a place of hope.
  8. You can Motivate Others to Join our Cause….Encourage your friends and family to join in this challenge, whether they support you financially or run alongside you.  Being part of the PCHAS experience in this way will impact their lives.
  9. Promote Change…..By bringing issues related to children to your friends and families, you can help promote change, not only in a child’s life but also in the lives of everyone who surrounds that child.
  10. Give….God Loves Cheerful Givers!  Whether it’s a gift of your time or other resources, we would be blessed by your participation.

Marathon - Run with Us!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Cheveron Houston Marathon & Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Start at Congress & San Jacinto
6.45 AM Marathon & Half Wheelchair Start
7:00 AM Marathon & Half Marathon Start

The registration fees for the Half Marathon is $115 and a Full Marathon is $135.   For your fundraising needs, we will supply you with material to share and short videos about our many programs to email to your prospective supporters.  We will send you links to training tips, as well as information about the race course. You and your family will be invited to attend our annual pasta dinner held the afternoon before the Marathon.  This will give you a opportunity to meet the other PCHAS runners, enjoy some delicious food and learn more about PCHAS. We’ll get you motivated for race day!

To guarantee your spot, you will need to fill out the commitment form by contacting Sarah Cleary at and returning it to us. The minimum you’ll need to raise is $500, which is a lot easier than you think!

The deadline for registration is December 2, 2016. We will not be able to accept any registrations after that date.

To request your commitment form, please email our Senior Development Officer in Houston, Sarah Cleary at or by calling 512-731-2571

If you are not a runner but would love to join our effort you can register yourself as a fundraiser for PCHAS by following the link below.  Challenge your friends and family to join as well.