On Sunday, January 17, I plan to run two half marathons at the same time. Let me explain.
I planned to run the virtual Aramco Houston Half on Sunday. My plan was to run a 2.2 mile loop near my house so I could stash my water bottles in a single location. On Wednesday this week, I learned that USA Fit is hosting an in-person half marathon on Sunday, so I registered. I plan to use my time from the in-person race to post for the virtual race, so one could say that I am running two half marathons at the same time!
Ok, it is a bit of a stretch, but here is the 2-for-1 challenge.
For every donation made to the Houston Food Bank through my Running For Food campaign during the time I am actually running, I will match that donation up to $250. My start time is 6:50 a.m. CST and I expect to finish before 9 a.m., so set your alarm.
On Sunday, January 17, 2021, I will be hitting the streets to run my 11th Houston half marathon to support the Houston Food Bank. My goal this year is to raise $30,000, which would be close to what you donated for the 2020 event. Here is the status update:
LUNCH: If you have capacity to donate, please consider donating what you would have spend on a typical lunch, $10-20, which is enough to feed 1-2 people for over a week.
If you are competing in the Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon, please reach out and share your story. You can submit stories, pictures and videos using the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page, or by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year, I planned to have a free event in March, and well you know what happened.....
I am working on doing something again this spring which has the fun feel of a race while realizing that we are not through the pandemic yet. If you are interested in helping, let me know by using the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page, or by emailing to email@example.com
The mission of Running For Food is to use running and races as a way to raise money for the Houston Food Bank.
Running For Food has two annual fundraising events.
Running For Food will have a charity team in the 2022 Houston Marathon. More to come.
If you have any questions about either event, fundraising or donating, please reach out using the Contact Us link.