What is Steps for Students?

Steps for Students is an annual archdiocesan-wide event where all school and parish communities can come together as one to support Catholic education. The goal of Steps for Students is to raise awareness of the importance of a Catholic education and provide much needed resources for our Catholic Schools. This day of family fun includes a 5k USA Track and Field Association sanctioned race, presentation of the David Guite Spirit Award, Catholic School Village and Post Race Party.

Register or Learn More at the Official website: Steps4Students.org


Race Day Info

Race Day Timeline, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017:

6:00 a.m. Schools set up tents in the Catholic School Village
6:30 a.m. Mass at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
7:45 a.m. Presentation of the David Guite Spirit Award
8:00  a.m. 5K Run/Walk Start
9:00 a.m. Post Race Party Begins!

Race Location:      

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart | 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy, Houston, TX 77002

Registration Fees:

Registration: September 9, 2016 – 11 pm -February 1, 2017 – $15

Late Registration: 11:01 pm – February 1, 2017 – February 17, 2017 – $25

What does Steps for Students support?

Registrants have the opportunity to join a school team, designate their registration fee minus $3 race entry-processing fee to that school and solicit pledges designated for that school. The underwriting (sponsorships) for the race and any undesignated registration fees or pledges support the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program.

The Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program is a commitment that the Archdiocese makes to keep Catholic schools accessible, available and affordable to all families. This commitment is the hallmark of our faith and service in regards to the educational mission of the Church. With 61 schools, serving over 18,000 students, the network of Catholic Schools is the largest private school system in the state of Texas.


Check out the Catholic Schools Office Team’s video for Steps!