Located in Houston, Texas, Bel Inizio, (which means beautiful beginning in Italian), is a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged women develop self-confidence and life skills through fitness and nutrition. Participants train to complete a 5K, which helps prepare them for the ultimate race — the race for a better life.


Your tax-deductible donation will help us help more disadvantaged women. Bel Inizio, Inc. 501(c)3, Tax ID: 27-3577215


We’re always looking for great volunteers. Find out how rewarding it is to help our athletes in their race for a better life.

“I can do this! I have never finished anything before in my entire life.”

A Ghost Strider Athlete

Crying, when she saw her first 5K finish line in sight

“I began to utilize the idea of setting a long-term goal and making short-term goals to complete it.”


A Lavender Ladies Athlete

“I got a chance to walk and talk with Tamera and let me tell you, Theresa, you are changing lives.”

Cherita Andrews

The Biggest Loser, Season 9

“Thank you so much for all that you do for our ladies…their self-esteem has improved immensely.”

Linda Kagey, LCDC

Volunteers of America Texas

Join Team Bel Inizio Link

Whether you’re an IRONMAN or a weekend walking warrior, enhance your race experience and help our athletes by joining Team Bel Inizio. Your fundraising will help us help more women and men in their race for a better life.