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UNCF SouthTexas/Houston 34th Annual UNCF Walk/Bike/Run for Education Presented by Shell USA, Inc., Saturday, Sept. 9

HOUSTON, TX – (Sept. 9, 2023) The UNCF Walk for Education, a 5K (3.1 miles) walk/certified-timed run, and 5 mile bike trail, is a local initiative to raise the critical funds UNCF (United Negro College Fund) needs to fulfill its mission to support its 37-member HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities) and to help underserved students become active participants of society through a high-quality education.


Join honorary event chair and City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner at this family friendly, healthy event and celebrate education with family and friends on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Tom Bass Park, Section 1, 3452 Fellows Road, Houston, TX 77047.


Individual and team registrations are available at  or

Day of Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. at the Art Pavilion

All participants are welcome at the UNCF Hospitality/Alumni Village Tent for pre- and post-walk refreshments and entertainment from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Day of free community activities include:

  • Vaccinations for students under 18-years old, provided by HarrisHealth
  • Scholarship services and college readiness materials for students and parents
  • Dominos and spades tournament, DJs, refreshments by Frenchy’s, H-E-B, Whataburger and Cobo Bobs Burritos
  • Game truck, Black Barbie Doll Display, Photobooths and more


Down to the minute healthy stretch for all participants is at 7:55 a.m. and the start horn sounds at 8:00 a.m. The UNCF Family looks forward to a successful community event in support of future leaders. UNCF would like to recognize its 2023 partners: Shell USA, Inc., alliantgroup, Arca Continental Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, Southwest Airlines, Verizon, Whataburger, H‑E‑B, Motiva, Marathon Oil Corporation, Marathon Petroleum Company, Comcast, Enterprise Holdings Inc., Aramco Trading, Americas, ExxonMobil and Wells Fargo.





About UNCF

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. While totaling only 3% of all colleges and universities, UNCF institutions and other historically Black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 15% of bachelor’s degrees, 5% of master’s degrees, 10% of doctoral degrees and 19% of all STEM degrees earned by Black students in higher education. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.


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