2014 BOUNCE 5K Fun Run/Walk

BOUNCE (Behavior Opportunities Uniting Nutrition, Counseling and Exercise

Want to make a change in your life? Begin with the BOUNCE (Behavior Opportunities Uniting Nutrition Counseling and Exercise) Change Run. Your change to a healthy lifestyle can begin here.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 on the UH Campus. The event is organized by Dr. Norma Olvera, the Health Student Organization, the Hispanic Health Coalition and the UH Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.  Proceeds from the event benefit Healthy Lifestyle Programs designed to promote healthy eating, exercise, and positive body image in Hispanic and African American youth. 

Dr. Norma Olvera
Dr. Norma Olvera

Registration is now closed.

If you would like to volunteer, please visit fill out The Change Run Volunteer Application.

On-site race registration will be from 7am-9am at the UH Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.

Check-in will be available one hour prior to the wave time (assigned time-frame) registered.

The event is open to all ages and donations will be accepted. 

Liability waivers and additional paper based registration forms will be available on the day of the event.

Please see the BOUNCE Change Run Map for parking options.

Please see the 2014 BOUNCE Change Run Flyer for more information.

BOUNCE would like to send out a special thanks to all the Change Run Sponsors:

Community Health Choice  Community Health Choice
Recreational and Wellness Center  UH Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
Telemundo Houston
DJ Renatto mTo  DJ Renatto mTo
Carniceria y Taqueria Aguascalientes  Carniceria y Taqueria Aguascalientes
Hispanic Health Coalition  Hispanic Health Coalition


BOUNCE is an award winning health and nutritional program that takes standard nutrition and physical activity intervention to the next level by fostering the mother-child partnership; heeding the cultural and gender specific behaviors that shape perceptions about food, exercise, and body image; and promoting the healthy lifestyle as fun.  Olvera explains, “The idea behind the program is to teach young girls about positive body image and healthy food and exercise choices.”

Contact information

Ph: 832-842-5921/ email: bouncelite@yahoo.com/ Website: http://bounce.uh.edu/

About Norma Olvera

Olvera is an Associate Professor of Health Education in the Department of Educational Psychology. Her research interests include:

  • Childhood obesity determinants
  • Parental, acculturation, psychological and environmental factors associated with eating practices and physical activity levels in minority and immigrant children and families.
  • Community and Family-Based Interventions
  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of school and community healthy lifestyle interventions designed for minority and immigrant populations 

BOUNCE FUN Run & Walk 2013