Texas Children’s Hospital and the Houston Texans
Two teams, one goal
Get off the sidelines and into the game! Texas Children’s Hospital and the Houston Texans are inspiring kids to be active and healthy while having fun at exciting events throughout the community. Not only will kids get moving, they’ll learn important life skills like teamwork and discipline to help them become winners now and in the future.
They’ll be able to learn about nutrition and exercise from two of the experts – Texas Children’s and the Houston Texans.
Houston Texans Kids' Triathlon
We are so excited that the 7th annual Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital is back and better than ever. This year the triathlon will take place at Typhoon Texas on April 23rd and 24th from 7:00 am – 10:00 am. Registration is now open to all children, ages 6-17, regardless of their fitness level. After the race participants and their families can enjoy a fun day at Typhoon Texas with a free waterpark pass per child participant. AS the official Children’s Hospital of the Houston Texans, Teas Children’s employees will receive a special registration discount. Click here for more information.
Through our partnership with the Houston Texans we are building a community of healthy children. Texas Children’s Hospital provides a full range of care for your child and is the only sports medicine program in Texas focused solely on the unique needs of pediatric athletes.
The Sports Medicine program at Texas Children’s Hospital offers an interdisciplinary approach for diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of young athletes with acute and chronic sports injuries. Our board-certified sports medicine doctors work collaboratively with orthopedic surgeons, a pediatric and musculoskeletal fellowship-trained radiologist, sports-focused physical therapists and dietitians, as well as with other Texas Children's Hospital sub-specialists when needed.
Our comprehensive program offers services including physical therapy, musculoskeletal radiology, nutrition, orthopedic surgery and young women's services in a state-of-the-art, patient-centered environment.
Houston Texans Junior Cheerleaders
Cheer on the team and jump with the stars! This event, sponsored by Texas Children’s, is a dream come true for cheerleaders between the ages of 7 and 11. They’ll have the opportunity to practice with Texans cheerleaders – and join them on the field during a home game.
Registration fee includes:
- Texans cheerleader uniform and pompoms
- Autographed poster of cheerleaders
- DVD of performance
Girls, especially athletes, have special health needs as they develop into young women. Texas Children’s Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology is one of the nation’s leading programs dedicated to these unique concerns.
Houston Texans Running of the Bulls
Each fall, Texas Children’s sponsors TORO’s Kids 1k run/walk for children 12 years and younger. It’s during the Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K run/walk presented by H-E-B at NRG Stadium, so share the fun and make it a family affair!
Every child is a winner, and regardless of ability each child will cross the finish line and receive an official Running of the Bulls medal. Interactive water stops help kids stay hydrated during the event.
The fun includes appearances by TORO, the Texans cheerleaders and the Deep Steel Thunder, and kids can play in TORO’s Kids Club Kids Zone. Race participants – young and not so young -- enjoy free food and drinks, prizes and live music.
Get Fit with TORO
Look for TORO as he visits Houston-area elementary schools to teach about the importance of being active and eating a healthy diet. Sponsored by Texas Children’s, these all-school assemblies show how fun and zany exercise and good nutrition can be. Kids get a special treat when players and cheerleaders join the event through a video call.
Winning care for growing athletes
Our renowned Sports Medicine Department can help if your child has an injury or physical issue.
Texas Children’s is among the best in the nation in subspecialty care such as cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, diabetes/endocrinology sports, pediatric gynecology and more. Visit texaschildrens.org/find-a-department for a full list of services provided in the Texas Medical Center and across the greater Houston area.