Run for the Children

About the Run

The purpose of Run For the Children is to empower children to have hope, healing, and know that they are cherished. Participants, Sponsors and Volunteers of Run For The Children are part of the driving force to reduce the number of child victims we see in our community.

Every year, hundreds of children in North Central Texas experience pain, loss, fear, and despair. Whether those emotions are caused by accidental or intentional forces, these children are victims of terrible circumstances.


Participants, Sponsors, and Volunteers of Run For The Children are part of a driving force to reduce the amount of child victims we see in our community. We run to say “no more”! We run to educate. We run to provide hope for hurting children and to let them know that someone cares.

Proceeds from Run For The Children benefit Virginia’s House-A Family Resource Center and its satellite office, Dr.Goodall’s House, in Breckenridge. The mission of Virginia’s House is to meet the needs of abused, neglected and traumatized children through the programs of prevention, intervention, education and advocacy. The Center has several support programs including CAC (Children’s Advocacy Center), CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), Prevention Programs, Crime Victim’s Assistance, and Mentor Programs in partnership with Graham ISD and Breckenridge ISD.  Virginia’s House serves Young, Stephens, and Throckmorton Counties.



The purpose of the Run For The Children is to empower children to have hope, healing and the knowledge that they are cherished.

The 18th Annual Run For The Children 10K/5K/1K, will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023. The event takes place during April in order to coincide with Child Abuse Awareness Month. Proceeds go to Virginia’s House-Dr. Goodall’s House-A Family Resource Center, to help children who are victims of abuse and/or neglect, and their non-offending family members. Virginia’s House provides service to Young County, Dr. Goodall’s House in Breckenridge for Stephens County, and the CASA program in Throckmorton County. For more information visit, .

The run will be held in person on the Square in Graham, with Start/Finish line at 3rd St. and Oak St. The 1K Fun Run course will circle around the inside of the Square.

The 10K and 5K courses are timed, and are USFTA certified. Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall male and female winners in both the 10K and 5K. Medals will be awarded to male and female 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners in all age divisions. Ribbons will be given to all children in the 1K. Age divisions are 9 & under, 10-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64 and 65 and over.

Registration fees prior to race day are as follows, 1K will be $20, 5K will be $30 and the 10K will be $35. Registrations fees on the day of the race are as follows, 1K will be $25, 5K will be $35 and 10K will be $40. Online registration and downloadable paper registration are available at .

Registration and packet pick-up will be at Virginia’s House, 729 Elm St. in Graham on Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 5-7 pm. On race day, Saturday April 22rd, registration opens at 6:30 am.

Opening ceremony will begin at 7:30 am.

Start times: 10K 7:45 am / 5K 7:50 am / 1K Fun Run 9:15 am

Award ceremonies will begin right after the 1K is completed.

Post-run refreshments and goodie bags are provided for participants.

We are proud to be partnering with the 10th annual Fun in the Sun-Remembering Wyatt Dale Water Safety Awareness, which will be held concurrently at Fireman’s Park on Race Day.

For more information about the Run, call Dora Cawley at 940-550-8963, or visit our website .Email us at

Our thanks go out to all our sponsors and volunteers who are making the run possible!