2019 Walk/Run/Bike for Education - Houston | UNCF

2019 Walk/Run/Bike for Education – Houston

After 75 years, our slogan, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,® ” remains one of the most recognized in American advertising history.  This year, UNCF will celebrate its 75th Anniversary as the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization lighting the “Way to Better Futures.”

 

 

You can impact our local community by raising funds for education. Participants help to save our historical black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and provide financial assistance for the children from our community. We need you to help us reach our goals of 7,500 participants and raise $275,000 in honor of UNCF’s 75th year!

Facts about the walk:

  • Began in 1985, with Olympic gold medal winner Carl Lewis serving as Honorary Chair for sixteen years.
  • Has raised more than $5.2 million since its inception.
  • Draws more than 1,600 walkers from corporations, community organizations, and individuals from the greater Houston area.
  • Formerly held at both Sam Houston Park and McGregor Park.
  • The UNCF walk is one of our most cost efficient events; its expense ratio never exceeds 10 percent.

Alumni Village is Back!

Are you an alumnus of an HBCU? Visit the official UNCF hospitality tent for pre/post walk refreshments, games, networking, and live entertainment!

Complimentary UNCF alumni caps will be available to registered alumni, while supplies last. You must check in at UNCF/Alumni Village to pick up your hat on walk morning. For more information about how you can get involved, please contact our office at UNCFHoustonEvents@uncf.org or 713.942.8623.

Information provided on this page will be updated often. Be certain to check back a week prior to the walk for more details.

Click here to see all of our member colleges.

Grab your shoes, tune up your bike, organize your teams and start training!

 

Honorary Chair
Venue
Tom Bass Park, Section 1

Tom Bass Park, Section 1

Visit the Tom Bass Regional Park page for details about the venue.

Click to download the walk map.

Directions to Tom Bass Park Section I
45 South
Exit Sam Houston Parkway/Beltway 8 West (turning right),

45 North:
Exit Sam Houston Parkway/Beltway 8 East (turning left),

Sam Houston Parkway (West):
Exit Cullen/Fellows Rd.
Continue through Cullen Blvd
Continue through Scott St./Fellows Rd.
Make U-turn before the Hwy 288 exchange
Get in Right Lane,
Just past the Mobile Home Sales Office,
Make a Right Turn
“Tom Bass Park I” Wooden sign
Directed parking will be in this area.

From 288/59 South:
Exit Sam Houston Parkway/Beltway 8 East (turning Left),

From 288/59 North:
Exit Sam Houston Parkway/Beltway 8 West (turning Right),

Sam Houston Parkway (East):
Get in Right Lane,
Just past the Mobile Home Sales Office,
Make a Right Turn
“Tom Bass Park I” Wooden sign
Directed parking will be in this area.

Parking is free for the event.

Your Organization Can Sponsor our Event!

Contact UNCF Houston for more information: 713 942 8623

Presenting Sponsor:  $25,000

  • Sampling opportunities at event
  • Two corporate banners displayed at start and finish line
  • Prime location company provided tent
  • Company recognized at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Corporate recognition at walk kick-off event with an opportunity for representative to speak
  • Corporate recognition in event media materials
  • Corporate logo included on save-the-date cards
  • Corporate logo included on invitations to event kick-off
  • Corporate logo on national webpage and on event signage
  • Corporate logo included on commemorative walk t-shirts and event collateral
  • Two Table to the Mayor’s Kick-off Luncheon
  • Complimentary 75th anniversary commemorative t-shirts

Professors Sponsor: $10,000

  • Corporate banner displayed along walk course
  • Corporate logo included on national webpage
  • Right to have company provided tent
  • Corporate logo included on walk day signage
  • Corporate logo included on commemorative walk t-shirts
  • Corporate logo on event collateral
  • Company recognized at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Corporate recognition at walk kick-off event and in media materials
  • Ten seats to the Mayor’s Kick-off Luncheon
  • Complimentary 75th anniversary commemorative t-shirts

 

Finish Line Sponsor: $7,500                                                                                               

  • Corporate logo used to identify finish line on event collateral
  • Company produced banner displayed at finish line
  • Option for employees to serve as finish line cheering squad complete with banners and company shirts
  • Company representative to hold finish line tape
  • Right to have company provided tent
  • Corporate recognition in event media materials
  • Corporate recognition at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Sampling opportunities at finish line (must be approved by UNCF)
  • Ten seats to the Mayor’s Walk Kick-off Luncheon
  • Complimentary 75th anniversary commemorative t-shirts

Young Genius Playground Sponsor:  $7,500                                                                    

  • Corporate banner displayed at playground
  • Option for employees to host playground
  • Opportunity to provide corporate shirts to volunteers
  • Right to have company provided tent
  • Corporate recognition in event media materials and at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Corporate logo included on walk day signage
  • Sampling opportunities at playground (must be approved by UNCF)
  • Ten seats to the Mayor’s Walk Kick-off Luncheon
  • Complimentary 75th anniversary commemorative t-shirt

Alumni Village Sponsor:  $7,500                                                                       

  • Corporate banner displayed on tent
  • Option for employees to host tent
  • Right to have company provided tent
  • Corporate recognition in event media materials and at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Corporate logo included on walk day signage
  • Ten seats to the Mayor’s Walk Kick-off Luncheon
  • Complimentary commemorative t-shirts

 

Route Trail Ads Sponsor:  $7,500                                                                                 

  • Corporate logo on 12 route trail ads
  • Option to provide route entertainment
  • Option for employees to cheer on walkers along route
  • Opportunity to provide corporate shirts to volunteers
  • Right to have company provided tent
  • Corporate recognition in event media materials and at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Corporate logo included on walk day signage
  • Ten seats to the Mayor’s Walk Kick-off Luncheon
  • Complimentary commemorative t-shirt

 

Scholars Sponsor:    $7,500

  • Corporate logo included on walk day signage
  • Right to have company provided tent
  • Corporate logo included on commemorative walk t-shirts
  • Corporate logo on event collateral, not including Save-the-Date cards
  • Corporate recognition at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Corporate recognition at walk kick-off event and in event media materials
  • Ten seats to the Mayor’s Walk Kick-off Luncheon
  • Complimentary commemorative t-shirt

 

Water Station Sponsor:  $3,500                                                                      

  • Must provide corporate branded water bottles for walkers
  • Corporate banner displayed at water station
  • Option for employees to staff water stations
  • Right to have company provided tent
  • Opportunity to provide corporate shirts to volunteers
  • Four seats to Mayor’s Walk Kick-off Luncheon

Mile Sponsor:  $3,500                                                                                                        

  • Corporate logo at mile marker on walk map in registration materials
  • Corporate banner at mile marker
  • Option to provide sideline entertainment at designated mile marker
  • Right to have company provided tent
  • Company employees can serve as mile cheering squad complete with banners and T-shirts
  • Four seats to Mayor’s Walk Kick-off Luncheon
Participant and Team Info

Participants: Once you are registered, click here to log in and keep track of team information.

Interested in volunteering? You, your friends, your coworkers—everyone is welcome to help! Click here to register as an event volunteer.

 

 

Prizes!

Prizes are available to registered participants, who raise the minimum $50 donation.

Prizes are not mailed, and team coordinators must reserve an appointment time for pick-up.

Prizes subject to change without notice. Substitutions will be made when items are no longer available.

Prizes for Participating

  • $2,000 – above:  A Chance to win airfare for two on Southwest Airlines, a garment bag, and 50-can rolling insulated cooler bag or fitness tracker
  • $1,500 – $1,999:  UNCF garment bag or UNCF grill and cooler set
  • $1,000 – $1,499:  UNCF 50-can rolling insulated cooler bag or emergency highway gift set or rosewood box with wine tools
  • $500 – $999:  UNCF canvas folding chair or beach lounge chair
  • $300 – $499:  UNCF stadium blanket or 48” arc umbrella or duffle bag
  • $100- $299: UNCF six-pack cooler or water bottle or portable power bank
  • $75 – $99:  2019 Walk/Run/Bike for Education commemorative t-shirt