The Houston Striders are excited to present the 2018 Koala Health & Wellness Houston Half Marathon & 10K event. Whether you are in training, a charity supporter, or craving a well-organized fun-filled experience, we will leave you with a smile on your face.

Team Airswift

Team Airswift
From Maegan Vinson

Our team (Airswift) is running together to raise funds for the Hope Lodge, which is set to break ground in Houston’s medical center in October. It will provide housing at no cost to cancer patients and their caregiver. A $10 million grant will be given to fund the building and operational costs if an additional $10 million can be raised by December 31, 2017. $2 million is left to close this gap and we hope to raise the funds needed. We are running to temporarily put our bodies through physical stress, but it pales in comparison to those who experience discomfort every day due to cancer. We are fundraising so cancer patients can travel to Houston and receive treatment at state-of-the-art facilities, without having to worry about additional expenses for hotels.