Run for a Reason

Date: January 20, 2019

The Monarch School and Institute has been selected for the first time as one of the official charities of the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon Run for a Reason Charity Program.

The Run for a Reason program allows race registrants to support the official charity of their choice while participating in the marathon or half marathon.

Fundraising for Registration Entity

“Fundraising for Registration (FFR) entries guarantee your spot for the 2018 Houston Marathon or Half Marathon in exchange for your fundraising for The Monarch School and Institute.

Here is how it works:

  1. Pick your run. Both the full marathon and half marathon spots are available. Make sure to reserve your spot before they run out.
  2. Click hereto register for the race. All runners must pay the race registration fee and raise a minimum of $500 in order to guarantee a spot for the full or half marathon. If $500 is not raised, your credit card will be charged the remaining balance.
  3. Fundraise, fundraise, fundraise! You’ll receive support and encouragement through emails about fundraising and training. The more you raise, the more awesome rewards you’ll get along the way.
  4. Run on Sunday, January 20, 2019 as a Monarch School and Institute “Fundraising for Registration” runner!

HERO Entries

HERO entries are guaranteed registrations into the 2019 Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon by making a one-time tax-deductible donation of at least $350 to the Monarch School and Institute, plus the cost of registration ($140 for full marathon, $125 for half marathon). Click hereto register for become a HERO. HERO Runners receive guaranteed race entry, a custom back bib, a tech cap, and pre-race access to private, indoor restrooms, courtesy of the Houston Marathon.

Just Fundraise

You can still be a MVP as a fundraiser by clicking hereto set up your fundraising page. Once your page is created you can send that link out to all your friends, family and co-workers. Tell your story and help Monarch raise necessary funding - all of which directly supports the programs and services of Monarch that support our students with neurological differences. Free TEAM MONARCH shirts, capes, prize bags and fun incentives are just some of the perks to helping us meet our goal.

Corporate Support:

Sidewalk Squad support opportunities are available from levels starting at $2,500 - $10,000. These packages give big and small businesses huge, world-wide visibility with the Marathon in addition to supporting a great cause. As a 2019 Sidewalk Squad Corporate Partner, companies will be recognized as a prominent supporter of the Run for a Reason program through a variety of advertising, marketing and networking benefits that will be activated before, during and after race weekend. By contributing a tax-deductible donation to an official Run for a Reason charity, your company’s name and logo will appear on the race course, at the pre-event EXPO, on the event website and more. All opportunities include a limited amount of race entries. Contact the Advancement office for more information on these and other corporate sponsorship opportunities.

Monarch is super excited to be a part of this great event and hope you "team" up with us. walk. run. cheer. raise awareness. transform a life.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Sylvia LeBlanc at (713) 479-0800 or at

For more information about the 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon, visit