Marathon

HAPS has participated as an official Run for a Reason charity in the Chevron Houston Marathon as one of the original charities since the program started in 1995. Dedicated runners, walkers, fundraisers, donors, and supporters work hard to raise awareness and valuable funding for HAPS by donating funds, creating a fundraising page to share with friends and family, participating in the full marathon, half marathon and/or 5K races, or by cheering for and supporting race participants. Joining Team HAPS for the Chevron Houston Marathon 5K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon is not about speed, it’s about representing a team built to empower and provide hope, it’s about running for a reason!

TEAM HAPS mascot, Brady the Turtle, is ready for the 2024 Chevron Houston Marathon 5K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon!

HAPS has been part of the Run For A Reason Program for 29 consecutive years, helping to fund HAPS services for our community. On January 13-14, 2024, Brady and TEAM HAPS will be on the course representing the team for the 5K, half or full marathon.

The TEAM HAPS motto is “Slow and Steady Wins the Race” because Parkinson’s is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s a disease to be managed over many years utilizing a steady management strategy that involves a team approach to care and support by incorporating knowledge, wisdom, positivity, creativity, and community. HAPS is there for every step of the journey.

Here is what you need to know race weekend! 

SATURDAY’S DETAILS!
5K – Saturday, January 13

Meet up with fellow Team HAPS members at the HAPS tent on Jones Lawn at Discovery Green.

Layer under your Team HAPS shirts for visibility!

7:30 AM – ARRIVE – donuts and drinks provided
(look for our tent and Team HAPS shirts)

7:45 AM – WARM-UP and STRETCH with MAGGIE

7:50 AM – ANNUAL TEAM HAPS PHOTO

8:00 AM – RACE BEGINS 

After you cross the finish line meet your family and friends back at the HAPS tent for breakfast tacos to celebrate your efforts.

Remember to bring cash for parking and allow yourself plenty of time to find a parking spot.

For more information, contact LaCresha Lamb at lamb@haps.org or 713.806.9292.

Click here to see photos from previous Marathon weekends.