MARATHON INFO

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020


ABOUT THE RACE

The Woodlands Marathon is a BOSTON QUALIFIER, the fastest course in Texas on average and one the top 25th fastest courses in the country . It qualifies close to 11% of its registered runners in the marathon for the Boston Marathon. The marathon, half marathon, 5k, relay and 2k Fun Run traverse the streets of Town Center and the community on a pretty flat course, finishing on the scenic The Woodlands Waterway.

Friends, family and spectators line the streets at various cheer zones in the Cheer Challenge to encourage athletes along the way, and participants have the opportunity to run for charities in the Charity Challenge. To date, over $1.3 Million has been raised for and donated to charities and volunteer organizations. Come join the excitement as we welcome close to 9,000 runners.

ATHLETE BENEFITS

  • One of the fastest courses in the South
  • Official Finisher’s shirt
  • Hat or Visor
  • Official Finisher’s Certificate
  • Pace Teams Click HERE for more info
  • Custom bib number with name – registered by January 31st.
  • Commemorative Finisher’s Medal
  • Refueling and Gel Stops along the course
  • Access to the Gringo’s Finish Fiesta with food
  • Health and Fitness Expo
  • Free parking in designated areas
  • Photo proofs crossing the finish line
  • Age group awards three deep

START TIMES (estimated)

  • Marathon/Half Marathon Elite− 7:00am
  • Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay − 7:00am

 

CORRAL CLOSURE TIMES

  • Corral A (marathon/relay): 6:45am
  • Corral B (marathon/relay): 7:00am
  • Corral C (half marathon): 6:45am
  • Corral D (half marathon): 7:00am

NOTE: IF YOUR CORRAL (i.e. A & D) closes at 6:45 you will move to the B & E corrals after this time.  Runners will not be able to move up to run with their friends, family members, etc.  They must move back B & E to run with friends, family members, etc. if those members are assigned to those corrals.

Elite Athletes will be directed to the starting line. Athletes must be in their designated corrals in order to proceed to the starting line.  THE START LINE WILL CLOSE 5 MINUTES after the mass of runners have begun their race.

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ENTRY FEE

MARATHON

  • EARLY: $85
  • MARCH 6TH: $95
  • JUNE 1ST: $100
  • SEPT 1ST: $105
  • OCT 1ST: $110
  • NOV 1ST: $115
  • DEC 1ST: $120
  • JAN 1ST: $125
  • FEB 1ST: $130
  • MAR 1ST (EXPO): $140
  • PROCESSING FEES are not included ($4-$8 average).
  • Entry is non-transferable and non-refundable.

  • Entry may be deferred up to one year for a fee for the Full and Half Distances.  
  • Mar – Dec 2020 $35
  • Jan 2020 $40
  • Feb 1-15, 2020 $45
  • Feb 16-Mar 5, 2020 $50
  • Mar 6, 2020 $55 (last day to defer)
  • Race entry may be switched to another race distance for a $10 admin fee and any difference in fees if moving up in distance. Please email registration@thewoodlandsmarathon.com if you would like to switch races. Registration switches must be by March 6, 2020.

  • Note:  We may take registrations at the Health and Fitness Expo. (*Subject to change)

 

AGE REQUIREMENT

All participants must be 16 years of age by Race Day. Athletes younger than 16 years of age may request permission to participate in the full marathon.


PACKET PICKUP (2k & 5k ONLY) – TBD
PACKET PICKUP (Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay ONLY)

March 6, 2020 – 10am-8pm
Houston Methodist Health & Fitness Expo presented by The Woodlands Township
Cynthia Woods-Mitchell Pavilion
2005 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380


AWARDS:

The Woodlands Marathon will recognize the following place finishers during the awards ceremony during the Post Race Finish Festival.

  • Top 3 Overall (Male and Female)
  • Masters (Male and Female)
  • Overall Grand Masters (1) (Male and Female)
  • 3 Deep in each Age Group
  • Ages 14 and under (Male and Female)
  • Ages 15-19 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 20-24 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 25-29 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 30-34 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 35-39 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 40-44 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 45-49 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 50-54 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 55-59 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 60-64 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 65-69 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 70-74 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 75+ (Male and Female)

AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED – The Awards Ceremony has been scheduled well in advance and, in order to collect an award, a runner must attend the ceremony or have someone pick it up at the Awards Ceremony. NO EXCEPTIONS


VILLASPORT BAG DROP/GEAR CHECK


Athletes will have an opportunity to drop their pre-race and post-race belongings at the bag drop/gear check. Athletes will reclaim their belongings at the post-race zone.


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