For the ninth year in a row, the Sunshine Kids Foundation has been selected as an official charity of the Chevron Houston Marathon’s Run for a Reason Campaign. The past eight years have been a huge success as friends and supporters raised over $220,000 for young cancer patients from across the country.

If you are a walker, runner or just want to participate as a supporter of the biggest sporting event in Houston while making a difference for thousands of Kids with cancer, join our team! 

Make every step of your race count by raising money for the courageous children we serve. At the end of the day, you can take pride in knowing that your efforts have helped countless children with cancer do what Kids are meant to do…have fun and celebrate life!


There are several ways that you can join the Sunshine Kids Team:

Support the Sunshine Kids and be a Hero! We have a limited number of Heroes Entries available. For a $350 up-front tax deductible donation plus the registration fee you can purchase your guaranteed entry into the Marathon or Half Marathon. Individuals can also purchase a guaranteed entry for someone else through the "Gift a HERO" program. Go to and select the Sunshine Kids as your charity
The Sunshine Kids have a limited number of entries available for the Full and Half Marathon and will provide these on a first-come, first-serve basis. Commit to fundraise a minimum of $500 and be guaranteed a race entry. Fundraising for Registration entries can be secured by completing a Fundraiser Commitment Form and submitting payment of the registration fee ($125 for full marathon and $115 for half marathon) to the Sunshine Kids. This year the form is now found online. Go to

  Fundraising for Registration Commitments and Deadline  
  Full Marathon entry spots - $135 registration fee with a commitment to raise a minimum of $500 for the Sunshine Kids by Friday, December 1, 2017.  

Half Marathon entry spots - $115 registration fee with a commitment to raise a minimum of $500 for the Sunshine Kids by Friday, December 1, 2017.


To support one of our runners or fundraisers, to sign up to be a fundraiser or to make a general donation to the Sunshine Kids Marathon Campaign, please go to:
Visit the Fundraising Pages - Donate Now!
You can also send donations in support of the Sunshine Kids Marathon Campaign by mail. All checks should be made payable to Sunshine Kids Foundation and sent to:
  Sunshine Kids Foundation
Marathon Campaign
2814 Virginia Street
Houston, TX 77098

Remember, if you sign up for the race through Guaranteed or Open Registration, you can still fundraise for us, with no required amount! Please note that if you want to participate in FFR or HERO you should not register for Guaranteed or Open Registration.

Volunteers are also needed to help us with different events throughout our campaign, if you are interested please contact Jenni Cash at 713-524-1264.

The Sidewalk Squad is part of the Chevron Houston Marathon’s Run for a Reason charity program. This program offers local businesses an incredible opportunity to be a highly visible part of Houston’s largest single-day sporting event while supporting the Sunshine Kids! The Corporate Fundraising Program is similar to Fundraising For Registration and is a great way to involve the whole company.


For more information on the Sidewalk Squad, Corporate Fundraising Program or for more information about being a part of the Sunshine Kids team, please contact Jenni Cash at 713-524-1264 or

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