Courage to Run Houston

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MacGregor Park

5225 Calhoun Road

Houston, TX 77021

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Hosted by the Women of Run Sister Run to celebrate women running for office and to flex our literal and figurative muscle heading into Nov!

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*** UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 20 @ 12 PM: CANCELLED ***

Note from Organizers:

Courage to Run-Houston has been cancelled due to the weather and road conditions.

There are no refunds for this event, however, your t-shirt and medal are waiting for you!

Meet Run Sister Run TX at Fleet Feet (4502 Greenbrair Drive, Houston, Texas 77005) on Sunday, September 22 from 12:30 - 2pm.

Thank you for supporting Courage To Run Houston!

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In 2018, women made history by running and winning at record-breaking rates - including women of color, young women and LGBTQ. Let’s hit a new P.R. (personal record in runner’s speak) and prove women running for office isn’t an anomaly, it’s the norm! After all, we're Houston. We go big. We lead with heart. Come celebrate the next wave of women running for office at the first ever Courage to Run Houston 5K!

If running/walking isn’t your thing or you are unable, join us as a volunteer or cheerleader. There is something for everyone. This is an untimed community "run together". All are welcome!

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Schedule

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Sign in

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM: Race Welcome & Special Guest Speakers!

  • U.S. Senate Candidate MJ Hegar
  • U.S. Congressional Candidate Nyanza Davis Moore (TX-22)
  • Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman
  • Candidate for Houston City Council Dr. Carla Brailey
  • HISD Board Trustee & Candidate for Houston City Council Rhonda Skillern-Jones

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Race Begins!!!

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Celebration and BBQ

5K race route for runners and 1 and 2 mile option for walkers posted soon.

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S/O to our Houston community partners!

Emerge Texas

IGNITE Texas

The Pure Justice

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There are opportunities to learn about the 2020 Census, too.

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Courage to Run Houston is one of many community events happening throughout America. It is hosted by the women of Houston's Run Sister Run.

Net proceeds support more than 30 diverse organizations training and championing the next generation of healthy civic leaders, including: Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies, Brown Girls Guide to Politics, Black Women Organized for Political Action, Center for American Women and Politics, College to Congress, Emerge America, Grassroots Professional Network, GWU Graduate School of Political Management, Higher Heights, IGNITE National, LatinasRepresent, Millennial Action Project, Moms Running, National Foundation of Women Legislators, New American Leaders, Public Leadership Education Network, Professional Women In Advocacy, RepresentWomen, Republican Women for Progress, Run For Something Action Fund, Running Start, The State Legislative Leaders Foundation, The United State of Women, Veterans Campaign, Victory Institute, Vital Voices, VoteRunLead, #VoteTogether, What Will It Take, When We All Vote, Women Get It Done, Women In Government, Women In Government Relations, Women Political Leadership Network and Run Sister Run's future leadership training program.

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Learn more about Courage to Run here.

Learn about the Sister Circle of Run Sister Run here.

Go strong. Be you. #runcourageously

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FAQs

Q: Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

A: All ages are welcome! Like participating in the democratic process, ensuring the Courage to Run is accessible to all is a priority. There is an Emerging Leader (ages 22 and under) and Student (of all ages) reduced rate. No ID is necessary.

Q: What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds for this event. Thanks for supporting a fabulous cause!

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

A: Please bring a printout or electronic copy of your registration to packet pick-up.

Q: Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

A: If you are unable to attend (life happens), ping us about either transferring your registration or to learn about remote packet pick-up.

Q: Where does the money go?

A: Courage to Run is full tilt about celebrating and elevating the individuals, organizations and communities committed to building the mindset, endurance and heartfelt vision needed to be healthy and effective in politics today. Net proceeds go back out to support this growing movement. Donations will be distributed to our more than 30 diverse national champs based on and through registration.

Q: How do I train?

A: Get 5K and election day ready with our customized 5-week training plan. It includes evidence-based mental, physical and leadership skill drills that build the literal and figurative muscle to cross the finish line strong.

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MacGregor Park

5225 Calhoun Road

Houston, TX 77021

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