HOUSTON RACE SERIES FLOOD RELIEF FUND

 

Our city has forever been changed in the face of the most devastating floods in history. The entire greater Houston area has been affected in some way by the waters brought in by Hurricane Harvey.  

Houston Race Series LLC, parent company of the Run Houston! Race Series, Bayou City Half Series, and Typhoon Texas Kids Triathlon, wants to help those in need of financial assistance with putting their lives back together after the storm. We have created the Houston Race Series Flood Relief Fund to take donations and to give back to the community that has helped make us the largest running series in the state of Texas. You can make individual contributions by clicking the button below and visiting our fund page. 

Additionally, Houston Race Series will donate a portion of your registration fees ($5 per registration) for every registration between September 1st and September 30th to help families in need. You can register for any of our events by clicking the logos below. We'll be running numbers weekly and making a deposit into the Houston Race Series Flood Relief Fund.

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO? 

We have set up a donation page through our Run Houston! For a Cause partner, Reason2Race in conjunction with Together In Hope. All funds collected will be held in escrow until September 30th when they will be distributed to various nonprofits. Over the next couple of weeks we'll be vetting local nonprofits to determine where the most good can be done. If you have a suggestion for a worthy cause please complete the form below and we'll add them to our list of potential beneficiaries. 

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Frequently asked questions

Is my donation tax deductible?

All individual contributions made either through the donation page or offline donations made directly to Together in Hope (please include "Houston Race Series Flood Relief Fund in the memo section) are tax deductible. The portion of your race fees being donated to the fund is not tax deductible. 

Who benefits from this? 

We will be vetting local nonprofits around the area to determine where the most good can be done. The number of nonprofits who receive funds will depend on the amount raised because we want to make sure there is a real impact with the money raised. 

Why haven't you decided on a beneficiary yet? 

The impacts of Harvey are still getting national attention meaning donations are pouring in to many of the large nonprofit organizations. They are doing great work but we want to let the dust settle to determine where some very worthy local nonprofits may have been overlooked and provide the funds to them.