Take to the streets at the 8th Trafigura Run for the House & help families in need

Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Houston

Lace up and run, walk, or roll your way into December at the eighth annual Trafigura Run for the House and directly support Ronald McDonald House Houston on Saturday, December 2, 2017. 

With several runs/walks, Run for the House has options for welcome competitive runners, amateurs, wheelchair users, families, and even dogs.

Certified by USA Track & Field (USATF), the 5k/10k Run is a timed event for competitive runners and aspiring amateurs. But there’s also the 5K Family Walk, where kids and their pups can join Mogie, Ronald McDonald House’s dog, at the start line.

Afterwards, the family-friendly afterparty will entertain kids of all ages with games, food trucks, inflatables, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more.

Runners can also use the opportunity to collect pledges and raise even more funds for Ronald McDonald House Houston. Race sponsor Trafigura will generously match all funds raised up to $300,000.

Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Houston

Registration

Registration fees includes entry into the race, a dri-fit event t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, and entry to the afterparty.

Individual registration is only $35, while kids 7 and under and seniors 70 and older are free. Teams of four or more get a special group rate.

Click here to register or for more information.

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Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Houston

Run for the House 2017 Schedule of Events

  • Registration | 6:30am
  • Walk up registration for 10K and 5K closes | 7:30am
  • Announcements and national anthem | 7:50am
  • 10K race begins | 8am
  • 5K Race Begins | 8:15am
  • Awards ceremony and afterparty starts | Post race, around 9am

Benefiting Ronald McDonald House

The money raised from the event directly benefits the children and families who call Ronald McDonald House Houston home.

Near and dear to the heart of Trafigura’s Houston office, Ronald McDonald House Houston has been a “home away from home” to several of its employees and has touched the lives of all involved in helping this mission.

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Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Houston

About Ronald McDonald House Houston

A member of the national Ronald McDonald House Charities organization, Ronald McDonald House Houston is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides a “home away from home” for families with children being treated for cancer and other serious illnesses.

The first Ronald McDonald House in Houston opened in 1981. Today the organization maintains two houses and five family rooms in and near hospitals around Houston.

While the McDonald’s corporation and McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association of Greater Houston (MOAGH) provide much support to the organization, it also depends on other corporate and private donors in order to fulfill its mission.

Click here for more information about Ronald McDonald House Houston.

8th Annual Trafigura Run for the House benefiting Ronald McDonald House Houston

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