Location: Houston, TX US 77064 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.2ndchancerun.org.

Event Time Price Details
8:00AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT
8:00AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT
Sam Houston Race Park - NEW LOCATION!
7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy. W.
Houston, TX US 77064
Who Will You Run For? 

Donate Life Texas and LifeGift invites you to spend a morning with our loving and supportive community, whether you walk, run, volunteer or simply cheer on the crowd.

The Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run hosted by LifeGift honors organ, eye and tissue donors in 109 Texas counties in North, Southeast and West Texas. While celebrating the lives saved and offering hope to those still waiting, the event raises awareness of the need for organ, eye and tissue donation across the state. 

Race Day Schedule

Saturday, April 7, 2018
7:00 AM   Onsite Check-In and Race Village Opens
7:30 AM   Road Closures Begin
8:00 AM   5K Begins
8:15 AM   1-Mile Begins
9:15 AM   Awards Ceremonies 

Prices increase on race day. Register today and save!

Running 5K

Adult:    $38.00     Youth:   $28.00   *Youth 12yrs and younger

Walking 1-Mile

Adult:   $38.00    Youth:   $28.00   *Youth 12yrs and younger

TEAM DISCOUNT: Teams who have 5 or more members will receive a $2.00 refund per member, youth members are excluded from this discount. 

*Youth pricing will be calculated at the end of registration on the payment page. 



We encourage participants to create or join a team. Teams are a great way to honor those who gave, pay tribute to those who received, offer hope to those who continue to wait and remember the lives lost while waiting for the Gift of Life.Get creative! Make team t-shirts. The largest team will be recognized on stage after the race and receive the largest team trophy! 


Race Village

This year’s race village will be JAM-PACKED with fun vendor and activity booths! 

  • Donor Remembrance Tent
  • Kid's Zone
  • Photo Booth
  • Games & Corn Hole
  • After Race Refreshments
  • Free Giveaways
New this year! Inflatable Obstacle Course


Donor Remembrance Tent - NEW!

Now Accepting Submissions

To honor your loved one’s lifesaving gift, the Donor Remembrance Tent will feature a display of 2nd Chance Run Remembrance Cards. The cards measure 5 inches in height by 7 inches wide, and can be personalized with your loved one’s name, a photo, and a few words of tribute. We invite you to click the link below to learn more and complete the submission form to take part in this tribute to lifesaving donors. Please visit our official event website to see guidelines for submissions. www.2ndchancerun.org/donor-remembrance-tent Deadline for submissions is March 31st. 


Awards & Trophies

Awards will be presented at the end of the race at the race village stage.

  • Largest Team
  • 1st Place Male & Female Overall Finishers
  • 2nd Place Male & Female Overall Finishers
  • 3rd Place Male & Female Overall Finishers
  • 1st Place Male & Female Finishers by Age Groups 

       *1-Mile participants will not be timed. 


Packet Pickup

Hilton Houston Westchase - NEW Location

9999 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042

Thursday, April 5 12-8 pm
Friday, April 6 10 am – 8 pm 

Pre-race day packet pickup is highly encouraged. However, onsite packet pickup will be available. If you are on a team, please check with your team captain before picking up your packet. We will be grouping packets by teams and there is a high chance that your captain or an individual from your team is planning to pick up all the team packets and distribute them at a designated time and location.


Strollers & Pets

Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcomed. For those participating in the 5K, you are asked to start behind the timed runners so as to not trip anyone.


Inclement Weather & Cancellation Policy

The race will take place rain or shine. However, in the event of inclement weather (tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning,) we reserve the right to cancel. If lightning is within 6 miles of the race start line, race officials will make the decision to delay the start until the lightning clears.

We will make announcements of any changes through social media and over the race PA system. Participants and spectators should follow LifeGift on social media to be made aware of weather updates. There are no race registration refunds if the race is cancelled. Due to the nature of the event the race cannot be moved to another date.


Medical Aid and Medical Personnel

There will be EMS services on site with a bike unit, or golf cart access to all areas of the site. If you have a medical incident, please get the attention of any of the LifeGift staff and volunteers and EMS will be dispatched.



It’s Texas in the spring and the heat and humidity are unpredictable, please be safe and stay hydrated. Water Stations are located in the Sponsor Village and approximately every mile on the course.

Please don’t forget about your 4-legged participants, water bowls are provided at each water station and the village.

For additional safety tips, visit our safety & cancellation page.

Have fun offering hope to thousands who wait for a second chance!

Safe running!
LifeGift Team



Fort Worth - Register Now

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Fort Worth Stockyards
130 East Exchange Ave.
Packers Avenue and 23rd Street – Lot 914
Fort Worth, Texas 76164

Lubbock - Register Now

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - Mackenzie Park
301 Interstate 27 Lubbock, Texas 79403

Race Contact Info

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Media Sponsor
Value In Kind Sponsor - Gold Level
Legacy - Start/Finish Line
Legacy - Donor Remembrance Tent
Guardian - Photo Booth
Hero - Water Station
Value In Kind Sponsors - Silver Level
Partner - Exhibitor
Stewards - Mile Marker
Value In Kind Sponsors - Bronze Level