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A LifeGift Annual Event

The Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run

The Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run hosted by LifeGift honors organ, eye, and tissue donors in more than 100 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.

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Save the date and register

Be a life-saver at one of our annual 2nd Chance Run events in Texas and register today – we hope to see you there!

About the event

The Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run became a tradition in Fort Worth 19 years ago and is now an annual event in Houston and Lubbock. The 2nd Chance Run symbolizes hope for thousands of men, women and children who wait for lifesaving organ, eye and tissue transplants. Each year, participation has steadily increased, demonstrating the community’s commitment and devotion to raise awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation registration. 

Not yet a donor? Registering is easy!

Participants of the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run smiling for the camera

Virtual donor remembrance

We’re going virtual on the Fort Worth, Lubbock, and Houston 2nd Chance Runs and we’re going to honor your loved ones’ lifesaving gifts on our LifeGift social media pages.

There is no charge for this. The Remembrances can be personalized with your loved one’s name, a photo, and a few words of tribute. We invite you to complete the submission form to take part in this tribute to lifesaving donors.

A large group of attendees and participants of the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run smiling for the camera, standing on risers under a large tent

One of the ways we honor our son is by actively promoting organ donation and the comfort it provides. We want to spread the word about the importance of organ and tissue donor registration.

– Sharon Peek, Donor Mother

Event FAQs and safety information

Runner safety information

Participant, volunteer, and spectator safety throughout our race is our number one concern.

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 spring in Texas and the heat and humidity are unpredictable, so please be safe and stay hydrated. Water stations are located in the Sponsor Village and at stops approximately every mile on the course. Please don’t forget about your four-legged participants. Water bowls are provided at each water station and the village.

See Something, Say Something

While staff and volunteers are always looking out for your safety, you are the number one security guard.  If you see something suspicious, do not hesitate to alert the race staff.

Rules of the road

To ensure a safe race, please follow these rules of the road:

  • Do not leave bags, backpacks or items unattended. Any bags or items left unattended will be removed by security personnel.
  • No one is allowed on the course without a properly issued race number that corresponds to your name and information.
  • Help keep the site clean by not littering. Water stop volunteers will clean up cups and gel packets dropped past their aid stations, but please be considerate of the venue.
  • No unofficial race vehicles will be allowed on the course.
  • Spectators must stay clear of the course and off the roads to avoid interfering with the participants.

Can the weather affect the event?

The Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run may be canceled or delayed if any of the following weather conditions exist:

  • Tornado Warning/Watch
  • Thunderstorm
  • Lightning
  • Hail

What is the cancellation policy?

The start of the event may be delayed as late as one hour from the posted start time if any of the above weather conditions persist. The race director, in accordance with the city and the local law enforcement, has the authority to cancel the event. Please understand that no refunds will be issued, since funds were already spent in preparation for race day.

In the event of a cancellation, all participants will be given the opportunity to pick up their individual packets at a later time. If the event is canceled at least 24 hours prior to the start time, we will notify all participants via email of the cancellation. If the race is canceled during the actual event, on-site notification will be provided and disseminated as appropriate.

Thank you to our sponsors!

The following sponsors have generously supported our efforts to honor heroes and provide more second chances to people in need. For sponsorship information, please contact Dagmar Climo, Director of Communications, or 713.505.6871.

Community Food Bank
First Progressive Baptist Church
Fitness Specialist
Fox Pest Control
Medical City Transplant Institute
Summus Industries
Texas Health
UMC Health

Media Contacts

We’re available to the media 24/7

We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions, provide subject matter experts and personal testimonies from individuals touched by donation and transplantation.

We can also connect you with people in your community who can share inspiring real-life stories about organ and tissue donation.

Dagmar Climo

Director of Communications
Office: 713-349-2570 | Mobile: 713-505-6871

Steve Stasny

PR Specialist
Office: 713-328-0665 | Mobile: 713-562-5669