Family Fun Run 2017

Here at New Life we are so excited to be hosting our second Family Fun Run 5K/1K walk! This is a great opportunity to gather together to support the Kingdom work that New Life Adoptions is doing across our city and state. New Life exists to give choice and offer hope to women who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy. It is our desire to “journey” beside them to make the best life-affirming decisions for themselves and their children. Our prayer is that through this relationship, these women will find hope and strength in the Lord.

The funds from this run will directly impact our ministry by helping to bring awareness in our community and raise monetary support for our birth moms. In 2016, we had 60 birth mother inquiries, and we were able to work with 26 of those women, providing support for everyday needs, medical referrals, counseling support, and guidance.  Last year alone, we spent 35,000 ministry dollars in direct support of birthmothers working with New Life. Please help us raise the $50,000 needed in 2017 to continue to serve women in unintended pregnancies; offering them options counseling, practical support, and the resources they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their babies.

Register or Give today and be a part of what God is doing at New Life Adoptions!  We look forward to gathering and celebrating together this day!


The Family Fun Run will take place on Saturday March 4, 2017 starting at the former New Life office, the Cypress Creek YMCA and Houston Northwest Church parking lots (19911-A Tomball Parkway, Houston, 77070).

7:00 am – Check In/On-site Registration Open
7:45 am – START 5 K
8:30 am – START 1K Walk/Run
9:00 am – Awards Ceremony

Once you register for the event, you will have the opportunity to create your own Fundraising Page where you can ask your friends and family to support you as you walk/run for New Life Adoptions.  They can also join your team and come run or walk with you!

Can’t make it that day? Or don’t feel like running or walking? No Problem! We’d still love your donation as a Virtual Runner to support our ministry.

Entry Fees:
1K Walk/Run – $25 **

5K pricing:

$30 through February 13, 2017, T-shirt is guaranteed
$35 from February 14, 2017 – March 3, 2017, T-shirt is no longer guaranteed
$40 On-site registration March 4, 2017, T-shirt is NOT guaranteed

** Families of 5 or more participating in 1K walk/run, contact us at if interested in special pricing.

Can’t make it that day? Or don’t feel like running or walking? No Problem! We’d still love your donation as a Virtual Runner to support our ministry. Click here.

More Information:

  • Professionally measured 5K course (USATF)
  • Registration fees are non-refundable. There are no exceptions to this policy
  • Professional timekeeping by Run Houston Timing using bib chips
    • Selling or transferring race bibs is not permitted under any circumstance. Anyone found selling or transferring, as well as those in possession of a transferred bib, will be disqualified from participation in the race
  • Medals for  Top 3 Male & Top 3 Female Finishers in 5K and by age division:
    (12 and under, 13-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55 & 56+)
  • Strollers welcome for 1K walk/run only
  • No pets please
  • All parking will be on site at New Life Adoptions/Houston Northwest Church/Cypress Creek YMCA
  • Time limit for 5K is 60 min

The Start and Finish Line is at the little white house behind Houston Northwest Church. The route will guide runners/walkers around trails and private roads by the Cypress Creek YMCA and Houston Northwest Church property. The course will be well-marked, stroller-friendly (1K walk/run), and will be manned with water stations and volunteers. Trail Map

Packet Pickup:
Thursday March 2 – 10 am – 7 pm
Friday March 3 – 10 am – 3 pm

Location for packet pickup:
New Life Adoptions Office
11439 Spring Cypress
Building C
Tomball, TX 77377

Training Schedule:

Interested in volunteering?
We need volunteers for set up Friday evening and early Saturday morning, monitors during the race, and tear down after the race.
Contact us to find out more at or

Interested in Sponsoring Our Event?
Help us to raise awareness and support pregnant women who make the brave choice to place their babies for adoption,  and support local adoptive couples choosing to grow their families through adoption.  Click here for Event Sponsor Page.

Elaine Nelson, Race Director or (405) 659-4213