Run 'Til Everyone Is Free RUN with a Cause Registration has opened for the 2023 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. We are honored to announce that A 2nd Cup has been chosen as a 2023 Run for a Reason Charity. Fill out the interest form to find out how to join our 2023 run crew! I want to run why run with a 2nd cup + Guaranteed, early race registration + Weekly team runs with other like-minded runners + Custom coaching and training plans + Fundraising incentives and great branded merch + Opportunity to use your passion for social change I want to run frequently asked questions Why run for a charity? You are stepping up to take a stand against exploitation and invest in social change within our community. The support you generate through awareness and fundraising is fully invested back into the fight against human trafficking in Houston. How much does it cost to participate? Nothing! When you sign up as a member of our team and commit to the minimum fundraising amount, we'll cover all registration fees. Do I need to be an experienced runner? Definitely not. Not only are there three levels of races, but we'll provide coaching and training plans for every team member. How much do I need to raise? The fundraising minimums for full and half marathon runners are $1000 and $100 for 5K runners. Are there any incentives? All runners who commit to fundraising for A 2nd Cup will receive exclusive branded merchandise, coffee (lots of coffee!), coaching, group runs, and opportunities to engage and socialize with like-minded runners. As an added incentive for those who commit to raising $1200, our coach will provide a personalized training program (a $400 value) which includes an initial consultation, customized training plan, monthly coaching calls, weekly feedback on progress, expert advice on race strategy and goal assessment and more! meet our coach Sarah Cherington // A.S., B.S., M.S., Level I RRCA Certified Run Coach Sarah started running (very slowly!) after age 30 and quickly fell in love with the sport and the science behind training. She has since completed 15 marathons (PR 3:08), 10 Half Marathons (PR 1:27), a 50K, and a 50 miler. She is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Exercise Physiologist and also holds an M.S. in Psychology. Sarah passionately believes in coaching runners of all abilities and experience to meet goals safely and wisely by sharing her knowledge of physiology and psychology, as well as her experience in the sport. Sarah is also committed to helping the wider community through running and serves as the Community Service Chair for her running club, the Houston Harriers, and team coach for A 2nd Cup - a Houston Chevron Run for a Reason official charity partner. A Boston native, she relocated to Houston in 2017 and currently lives in the Houston Heights with her husband and two daughters. meet our team captain Laila Kahkeshani Laila Kahkeshani is thrilled to assume the role of Team Captain for A 2nd Cup’s running team. Her love of serving her community, a passion for ending human trafficking, and connecting with other purpose-driven runners informs her dedication to this responsibility. With a goal to pick up a healthy hobby and connect with new people in the community, Laila, a frequent visitor of the coffee shop, joined A 2nd Cup's inaugural running team. Choosing to run her first half marathon as a way to celebrate a birthday milestone, Laila went from a self-described non-runner to completing her first major race alongside her A 2nd Cup crew in January 2022. Professionally, Laila works in Human Resources, having recently transitioned out of the corporate world. In her downtime, Laila enjoys spending time with her teenage daughter, listening to podcasts, reading, and even finds time to cross-train for future races. corporate sponsorship Your company can support our team in a big way by signing up as a Sidewalk Sponsor. You'll have the opportunity to join us on race day and engage with over 20,000 Houstonians. Sponsorships are available at $2,500 - $10,000. Your name Please enter your name. Your email Please enter a valid email. Tell us about your company and what level you would like to sponsor our team. Please enter a message. Send Message Sent! Message failed. Please try again. Thank you to our friend, Patrick Pressgrove, for his amazing photography. Check out his other work! Thank you to our run team corporate partner! Check out the community Stay in touch with our team and catch training and fundraising updates by joining our Facebook group. __________ If you have any questions, contact Development Director, Lauren Brooke, at firstname.lastname@example.org.