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Chevron Houston Marathon and aramco houston half marathon


OAR has Fundraising for Registration Entries Available!

Join the RUN FOR AUTISM for the 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon today. Home to the 2012 USA Olympic Trials, Houston offers a flat and fast course that runs through downtown Houston.



Team Benefits:


Custom OAR dry-wick race singlet

Fundraising and Training Guide

Personal Fundraising Website




Sunday, January 19, 2014

Houston, TX

* Once your fundraising reaches $50.00, you will be sent an OAR Runner's Kit. This kit includes the RUN FOR AUTISM t-shirt, specially designed race shirt and OAR information and fundraising material.


How to Join the Team

The RUN FOR AUTISM is currently seeking runners for our Chevron Houston Marathon Team. Register with us today!

Need an entry to the race?

1) Be a HERO! You may purchase a "HERO" race entry to guarantee your spot into either the marathon or half marathon! Each entry is a $350 minimum tax-deductible donation to OAR, plus the cost of registration. This is an up front donation and your cc will be charged. These entries are limited and will sell out. Click HERE to register for the Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon as a HERO! Select "Organization for Autism Research" as your charity. HERO team members receive a Runner's Kit and all of the same team member perks as fundraisers.

2) Fundraise for Registration! Register with an OAR FFR charity bib by visiting the OAR's Run for a Reason page and clicking "Become a Fundraiser". Be sure to indicate that you need your race entry when registering with OAR. You will be sent a Fundraising Commitment Form and a Registration Information Form. OAR will then process your entry fee payment and register you for the race distance of your choice. Runners using one of OAR's Fundraising for Registration entries will commit to a $600 fundraising minimum.

Already have your entry?

Runners who secured their own race entry at the official race website can join the OAR team by signing up at OAR's Run for a Reason page, clicking "Become a Fundraiser", and committing to a $250 fundraising minimum. Be sure to indicate that you already have your race entry when registering with OAR.

Questions? Contact RUN FOR AUTISM Director Chelsea Steed .



OAR requires participants in the Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon who have already purchased registration through the official race website to raise $250.

Participants who receive entry to the race through OAR's Fundraising for Registration entries have a fundraising minimum of $600.

OAR encourages all runners to set a fundraising goal of at least $1250.


Event Information

The 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon will be on Sunday, January 19, 2014.



Raise money for autism research - More than $.84 of every dollar you raise will directly fund research studies that help answer some of autism’s most pressing questions. Since its inception in 2003, the RUN FOR AUTISM has raised more than $4.8 million for applied autism research.

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is a national, nonprofit organization formed and led by relatives of children and adults with autism and Asperger Syndrome. OAR is dedicated to promoting research that can be applied to help families, educators, caregivers, and individuals with autism find much-needed answers to their immediate and urgent questions. Committed to the excellence in its services to the autism community, OAR funds applied research that will make a difference in individual lives; provides information that is timely, useful, and cost-efficient; and offers opportunities for the autism community to collaborate and make advances together.

Whether you are a runner, walker, donor or volunteer, your contribution makes you part of OAR’s RUN FOR AUTISM team.

In the end, you will have made a difference in the lives of thousands of families living with autism.