Family Fun Run

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Brought to you by Texas Children's Hospital and the Houston Marathon Foundation.

Families with children of all abilities are invited to participate in the Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Marathon Foundation Family Fun Run on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

We are very excited to celebrate our fourth year educating and encouraging Houston-area children and their families to adopt active, healthy lifestyles!

The Family Fun Run will include both a 1K and 3K course. Participants of all abilities, including those needing walkers and wheelchairs, are welcome. There will not be prizes given for top finishers; all will receive an award for participating! The race will take place rain or shine. For safety reasons, dogs, wagons, bikes, skates and rollerblades are NOT allowed on the race course.

Registration is now closed. Limited registration for $20 per person will be available at the four dates of packet pick-up. T-shirts are not guaranteed for late registrants.

See the race course map.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Start time: 9:00 am
Please note that strollers will be in the final wave of runners, likely 20-30 minutes after the start time.

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus
Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress
18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094


Registration is now closed. Limited registration for $20 per person will be available at the four dates of packet pick-up. T-shirts are not guaranteed for late registrants.

For security and safety purposes, we ask that only registered Family Fun Run participants attend on race day. All participants, regardless of age, must be registered (including infants in strollers, etc.). Please, no spectators or guests that are not registered. There will be no race day registration. There are no refunds or transfers. Adjustments to your list of participants are not allowed after submitting your registration.

We are sorry, there are no discounts available for Texas Children's employees.

H-E-B Family Fun Zone

Post-race Family Fun Zone, presented by H-E-B, open until noon featuring: 

  • Snacks and refreshments 
  • More than 25 attractions spread throughout the Adventure, Creative, Toddler and Wellness Zones 
  • Special guests and mascots 


Volunteer registration is now open and will remain open until all slots are filled.

Click here to register as a volunteer.

Opportunities to volunteer are available for packet stuffing, packet pick-up, day before set-up and race day. For safety reasons, all volunteers must be registered. If you plan to volunteer, please ensure you can stay for your full shift. Please do not bring any family members or young children unless they are also actively volunteering. The minimum age to volunteer is 12.

Training Guide

Download for a kid-friendly guide to prepare for the Family Fun Run.

Review the pocket resource guide flipbook to help parents prepare their families for the Family Fun Run.

Girl Scout Patches

All Girl Scouts who participate in the Fun Run can earn a patch. Just make sure to indicate that your daughter is a Girl Scout during registration. All patches can be picked up after the Fun Run at the end of the finish line chute.

Packet Pick-Up

All participants will be expected to collect their race materials (t-shirt, bib, etc.) on one of the dates listed below. One participant of a team/family may pick up the materials for the entire team/family. You may also have a third-party pick up your materials if you are unable. All groups larger than 10 people should plan to attend the Saturday, April 2 packet pick-up. We will have extra accommodations for group packet pick-up on that date only.

The four dates and locations of Packet Pick-Up are listed below:

Saturday, April 2 from 10am-2pm at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus First Floor Conference Room
Tuesday, April 5 from 2-6pm at HEB Pin Oak (25675 Nelson Way, Katy, Texas 77494)
Wednesday, April 6 from 2-6pm at Texas Children's Leopold L. Meyer Building First Floor Conference Center
Friday, April 8 from 2-6pm at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus First Floor Conference Room


Parking will be available at the following locations with shuttles to and from the race site. Strollers are welcome onboard the shuttles. We can also accommodate drop off at West Campus for those bringing small, infant children who may feel uncomfortable riding with them on the shuttles. If you plan to utilize the drop off, please ensure your child and belongings are accompanied by an adult, and allow yourself plenty of time to move your car to one of the off-site locations and shuttle back.

Parking will NOT be available at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus or Methodist West Houston Hospital. Look for signage and volunteers on race day for more details.

View a parking map.

Wood Group Mustang  

Easily accessed from Houston Chronicle Blvd. and/or Barker Cypress Rd.

  • 17420 Katy Freeway (surface parking lot)
  • 17404 Katy Freeway (parking garage)
  • 17420 Park Row (surface parking lot)
  • 17305 Park Row (parking garage)

Second Baptist Church West

Between Fry and Greenhouse Rd. on the south side service road.

  • 19449 Katy Freeway (surface parking lot)

Prohibited Items

For the safety of our runners, volunteers and vendors, the following items are prohibited:

• Firearms or weapons of any kind (including, but not limited to knives, mace, tasers, hammers, bats, sharp objects and all illegal weapons)
• Unmanned aircraft systems, drones or photography mini-copters
• Flammable liquids, fuel, fireworks, flare guns or explosives
• Alcoholic beverages and illegal substances of any kind
• Animals or pets
• Wagons
• Glass containers
• Coolers
• Bicycles, roller blades/skates, skateboards, etc.