VIRTUAL Trafigura Run for the House

Houston, TX

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VIRTUAL RACE AND CHALLENGE RUNS  | DECEMBER 2020
  • Competitive 5K and 10K races and non-competitive Challenge Runs (half marathon, full marathon, ultra marathon)
  • Competitive racers must complete anytime from December 4 through December 6
  • Challenge Run participants can complete their run anytime from December 4 through December 31
  • All registered runners receive a FREE neck gaiter face covering, finisher medal, event t-shirt, reusable tote bag, and other goodies generously donated by our sponsors!
  • 100% of proceeds benefit the children and families of RMH Houston.

Up to $300,000 will be generously matched, dollar for dollar, by the Trafigura Foundation!



The 11th Annual Trafigura Run for the House has gone virtual!
While we are disappointed we won’t be able to run together in person on Saturday, December 5th, we’re excited we can all run together in spirit to raise money and awareness for Ronald McDonald House Houston!

Be sure to take a photo of yourself before, during, or after your run to share on social media. Tag us at @RMHHouston and use the hashtag #TrafiguraRunForTheHouse and #RMHH. We can’t wait to see you Run from Your House FOR The House!

IMPORTANT RACE UPDATES

Competitive 5K/10K

Participants can register to run/walk the 5K or 10K for a chance to win an age group award. To be eligible for an award, participants must complete a full 5K or 10K while using the Its Your Race (IYR) Virtual app. Final finish times and distance verification will be directly uploaded to the system. Finish times will be accepted from 12:00 a.m. on Friday, December 4 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 6. Participants can begin their race at any time during this period, but the entire distance must be completed in one segment. Results uploaded outside of this timeframe or miles completed in cumulative segments will not qualify for an award.

Results will be posted to the IYR Results page on Monday, December 6. If corrections or edits need to be made after finishing your race, please contact our Race Director at run@rmhhouston.org. Results will be finalized on Wednesday, December 9 and RMHH will mail top finisher awards by Friday, December 11.

TOP RUNNER AWARDS
Overall Male and Female in the 5K and 10K
Overall Masters Male and Female in the 5K and 10K
 

10K Age Divisions
19 and Under
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60 and Over

5K Age Divisions
11 and Under
12-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60 and Over


NEW FOR 2020

Challenge Runs

Can you go the distance for RMHH? Register to run a half marathon (13.1 miles), full marathon (26.2 miles), or ultra-marathon (100 miles) for Ronald McDonald House! Easily track your miles and times in the IYR Virtual App. Challenge Runs can be completed anytime from December 4-December 31. Run your race in one day, one week, or over the month. It’s up to you!

Full House for the House

Want to really go the distance for RMHH? Sign up to run the Full House for the House! Registrants who sign up for the Full House will run a 5K, 10, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon during the month of December. Complete all four distances by New Year’s Eve and receive a super cool RMHH duffel bag (along with all the other great swag) to carry your gear!


RACE FAQs

Q: I signed up to run the 5K/10K but would like to transfer to a Challenge Run. Is that possible?

A: Yes, we will be happy to transfer your current registration to another distance, including the competitive distances (5K to 10K or vice versa). Please email our Race Director at run@rmhhouston.org with your specific request.

Q: I can’t run the weekend of December 4-6 but I’d like to compete for an award. Can I turn my results in early/late?

A: No, we are only accepting results for the 5K and 10K competitive races during those dates. You are welcome to run your race on another day but you won’t be eligible for an age group award.

Q: I signed up to run the 5K/10K but I am not interested in competing for an age group award. Do I still need to run the weekend of December 4-6?

A: No, if you do not want to qualify for an age group award, you can run anytime from December 4-December 31.

Q: Are you giving age group awards to the Challenge Run participants?

A: No, the Challenge Runs are non-competitive. All runners will receive a finisher medal after completing their Challenge Run and uploading their miles via the IYR Virtual app. Finisher medals will be mailed on or around January 2, 2020.

Q: I want to run competitively but don’t want to use the IYR Virtual app. Can I send in my finish time via email and still qualify?

A: No, only finish times uploaded via the IYR Virtual app will qualify. If you have trouble downloading the app or issues with it during your run, please contact the Race Director at run@rmhhouston.org.

Q: I won’t be in Houston the weekend of December 4-6 but would still like to compete for an age group award. Can I run outside of Houston and be eligible for an award?

A: Yes, you can run the competitive 5K/10K anywhere it is convenient for you as long as your race is completed December 4-6. Be sure to use the IYR Virtual app to track your time and distance.

Q: I will be traveling during December. Can I track the distance for the Challenge Run while outside of Houston?

A: Yes, you can accumulate miles for the Challenge Run whether you are in Houston, the North Pole, or anywhere in between. Be sure to use the IYR Virtual app when running to track and upload your mileage to our system.

Q: Can I participate in the 5K/10K competitive run by running on a treadmill? How about the Challenge Run?

A: No, because the IYR Virtual Run app uses GPS to log distance, it will not track miles run on a treadmill.

Q: I’m excited about running virtually this year…what else can I do to support RMHH?

A: We’re excited to have you join us! Everyone who registers will automatically be assigned a fundraising page. Claim your page, customize it with your RMHH story and why you’re fundraising, and send the link to your friends and family to ask them to help you reach your goal. The top 3 fundraisers will receive a special award plaque and a special thank you from the RMHH team.

Q: I can’t run this year but would like to support RMHH? Can I participate in the Trafigura Run for the House in another way?

A: Yes, there are several ways you can support RMHH and the families who stay at the House.

  1. Sign up as fundraiser for RMHH and create a unique fundraising page! Email your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors and ask them to help you reach your fundraising goal. Raise $200 or more and earn a free RMHH pullover! Sign up here: https://trafigurarunforthehouse.itsyourrace.com/fundraise.aspx?id=5995
  2. Make a general donation to the Ronald McDonald House via our online registration platform. It’s safe, secure, and simple! Donate here: https://trafigurarunforthehouse.itsyourrace.com/donate.aspx?id=5995
  3. Sponsor a runner. Share the love and pay it forward by paying the registration fees for another runners/walkers. Contact the Race Director at run@rmhhouston.org for more information regarding registration sponsorship.

Q: How do I access the IYR Virtual app?

A: The app is available for download via the App Store or Google Play. Search “IYR Virtual”.


DRIVE-THRU PRE-RACE PACKET PICK-UP LOCATION & TIMES

Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ronald McDonald House Houston
1907 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
 
IF YOU CANNOT PICK UP YOUR PACKET DURING THE SCHEDULED PACKET PICKUP TIMES, YOUR PACKET CAN BE MAILED TO YOU FOR AN ADDITIONAL $5 FEE. 

 

Due to the fundraising nature of the event, Ronald McDonald House Houston is unable to refund event sponsors, race registrants, or donors. 

We thank all of those who graciously support the mission of Ronald McDonald House Houston through your commitment to the Trafigura Run for the House. We could not fulfill our mission of love without you. For additional information, please visit www.rmhhouston.org/run.


2020 SPONSORS

Title Sponsor    
Premier Sponsor      
Race Bag Sponsor      
Supporting Sponsors Conely Foundation The Whalley Foundation RSMIS Foundation
Finisher Certificate Sponsor The William Reppart Family      
Finish Line Tote Bag Sponsors Randee Rothman & Wendi Orlando
  Donna & Philip Tenenbaum    
Race Bib Sponsors Bee & Marc Dickson
Packet Pickup Sponsors Wheeler Avenue Missionary Baptist Church Kaylin & Chris Weber
 
McDonald's Dallas Field Office
   
Hero Sponsors Shirley & David
Cassell
  Flo McGee Urban Paths
  Cookie, Larry & Mark Hanrahan      
T-Shirt Sponsors Down on Main Street Saloon Elite Care Emergency Muse
Search + Inspire
Girl Scout Troop 124007
  Andersen-
Ginger Niemann
Scott Patton PC    




 

When & Where

Dec 5, 2020

Saturday

8:00 AM

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Keeping Families Close

Caring for a seriously ill child is difficult, expensive and at times, terrifying. For more than 30 years, Ronald McDonald House Houston has been helping families with seriously ill children stay close together during these difficult times. By providing a “home away from home” while their child receives the treatment they need, Ronald McDonald House Houston is able to meet families’ most vital need for a place to stay while also providing opportunities to connect with other families facing similar crises. Together, we can continue to provide safety and comfort to these children and their families when they need it the most.

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