Katy Area Chamber presents 2014 Texas Children’s Hospital Fun Run

Family Fun Run – Sat., April 5, 2014

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 5, 2014 at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

This event, formerly known as the Kids’ Fun Run, has a rich history of over 15 years with our hospital. We are very excited to celebrate the second year including the entire family to educate and encourage 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.

Registration ends on Sunday, March 23.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Start time: 9:00 am

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

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 and Wellness Zones
Special guests and Mascots

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 under the tent in the Family Fun Zone.


For safety reasons, all participants on the race course must be registered (this includes infants in strollers, those pushing wheelchairs, etc.). Registration will not be accepted the day of the event. There are no refunds or transfers. Register online now. Registration closes on Sunday, March 23!

The cost to participate is:
Individuals: $15
Family (2-5 participants, must include one adult over 18): $30
Group (6-10 participants, must include one adult over 18): $50

Why should you participate?

“ I loved volunteering my time to help kids have fun while doing something that is good for them. Good for their health, and tons of fun!” -Ana A.

“There were so many crafts booths, giveaways, games, and food/drinks in the Family Fun Zone – our kids had an awesome time!” -Ben M.

“Everyone seemed to truly enjoy themselves. Texas Children’s does an phenomenal job with everything they do and we were proud to be involved with such a great organization! “ -Taylor M.


Check out some photos from the inaugural Family Fun Run on April 13, 2013.

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.

Friday, March 28 from 4 to 7 pm at the Leopold L. Meyer Building (1st Floor Human Resources Conference Room)
Saturday, March 29 from 10 am to 2 pm at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus (1st Floor Lobby)
Tuesday, April 1 from 4 to 7 pm at Katy Market H-E-B (25675 Nelson Way (I-10 at Pin Oak) Katy, TX 77494)
Friday, April 4 from 4 to 7 pm at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus (1st Floor Lobby)


A volunteer force of approximately 200 is needed for Packet Pick-Up, Event Set-Up and Event Day. Roles include water stations on the course, start line, finish line, Family Fun Zone and others. Sign up online to volunteer.


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.

Mustang Engineering & The Wood Group

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)


Email funruninfo@texaschildrens.org or call 832-824-2247. Note:The operator of this e-mail and phone number will be unavailable on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5.

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