Run for a Reason January 2021

For the past eight years, Dress for Success Houston has partnered with the Houston Marathon Committee in the Run for a Reason campaign. Run for a Reason is the charity component of the Chevron Houston Marathon which allows participants to fundraise for a local charity. There are three race options: We Are Houston 5K, Aramco Houston Half Marathon, and Chevron Houston Marathon.

Join one of the largest charity teams by running, walking or jogging with DFSH! All funds raised support the women we serve and increase awareness of our mission. Since 2014, Team DFSH’s committed members have raised more than $535,000. We host several events throughout the year such as the Team DFSH Kickoff Party, workouts, and Brunch Bash at Picos Restaurant. All participating team members receive complimentary entry to events plus a team t-shirt. Raise $1,000 or more to receive fundraising prizes from our supporters such as Deer Lake Lodge, Kendra Scott, Hungry’s and more!

Half and Full Marathon: Check that marathon off your bucket list by running with DFSH! The $125/$140 registration fee is covered by DFSH, and your fundraising commitment is $500. We’ll support your fundraising efforts along the way with graphics and fun ideas! Register here!

We Are Houston 5K: Not a runner? Walk with our women in the We Are Houston 5K the Saturday of race weekend. After you cross the finish line, head over to Picos Restaurant for Brunch Bash to celebrate! The $35 registration fee is covered by DFSH, and your fundraising commitment is $250. Register here!

Sponsorship: We’re currently seeking sponsorship beginning at $2,500. Benefits include logo placement on team t-shirts, invitations, website, and race day opportunities. This is Dress for Success Houston’s longest campaign of the year and offers the most brand exposure. To learn more about being a Run for a Reason sponsor, contact Elizabeth Galante at

Thank you to our 2019-2020 Team DFSH sponsors: presenting sponsor Christian Brothers Automotive, Macy’s, Gordmans, Halliburton, Mr. and Mrs. Terry & Maria Bryant, Comerica Bank, and in-kind sponsors: Picos, Fleet Feet, Bollo Woodfired Pizza, Hungry’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, The Atrium Yoga Studio, Reliant, Axis & Alibi, and United Airlines.

Team DFSH Questions: To join the team by walking, jogging, or running, contact Elizabeth Galante at

Volunteer: Help us distribute team t-shirts and make posters the Wednesday before race weekend. Assist with check-in and logistics for Brunch Bash on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Cheer on Team Dress for Success Houston as they complete the full or half marathon on January 17, 2021. To learn more about being a volunteer during race weekend, contact