Hurricane Harvey has devastated the greater Houston area. The Houston Area Road Runners Association encourages the running community to give back, run and raise money for relief services. If you wish to do a virtual run to support Houston recovery from Harvey, join us by participating in this event.

1. Run and time a 5K route of your choosing anytime through September 14th.

2. Donate $25 or more either through your individual donation page on Charity Footprints (you'll get access to the page after you register) or donate directly to a front line non-profit charity focused on recovery.

3. If you wish to be included in the virtual race results, make sure you register with this site (free) and submit your time by September 15th. Results will be automatically uploaded via the Charity Footprints app (scroll down for details) or by uploading manually here: upload workouts. Make sure you select hoUStonRuns4Harvey event when submitting the workout. We will publish the results the following week.

In addition to contributing directly, you also have the option to start a fundraising campaign or create a team to amplify your donation through this site if you choose.

All monies raised here will be given to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Fund.

Please participate and share your results and pictures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #hoUStonRUNS4HARVEY.

Find HARRA online at:
▹ Twitter: @HARRAnews
▹ Facebook: HARRA
▹ Instagram: @HARRAruns
▹ Website: www.harra.org
COMPLETED: 109 miles
TARGET: 3,000 miles
RAISED: $ 3,600
TARGET: $ 25,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
*** Please note that the #hoUStonRuns4Harvey is raising funds solely for the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Fund. ***

Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA), founded in 1993, promotes running as a competitive sport & a healthful exercise.

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All funds raised will be donated to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey.
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

This campaign is free to participate in.

However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

Download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign. ?>

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.