March, 2015
Registration Blitz Opens

March 9, 2015
Pre-Registration Fee

January 1, 2016
Late Registration Fee

January 31, 2016
Deferment Deadline

March 4, 2016
Health & Fitness Expo

March 4, 2016
2k Fun Run

March 5, 2016
RACE DAY!!!

SAT, MARCH 4, 2017

ABOUT THE RACE
The Woodlands Marathon is a BOSTON QUALIFIER, the 2nd 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 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 $650,000 has been raised for charities and volunteer organizations. Come join the excitement as we welcome close to 9,000 runners

START TIMES (estimated)

  • Marathon/Half Marathon Elite− 7:00am 
  • Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay − 7:00am
  • 5k Run - 7:10am
  • 2k - Friday, March 3rd - 6:30pm

CORRAL CLOSURE TIMES

Corral A (marathon/relay): 6:40am

Corral B (marathon/relay): 7:00am

Corral C (5k): 7:10am

Corral D (half marathon): 6:40am

Corral E (half marathon): 7:00am


NOTE: IF YOUR CORRAL (i.e. A & D) closes at 6:40 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, ect.  They must move back B & E to run with friends, family members, ect 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 began their race.  

ENTRY FEE

Event Blast Mar May Sep Oct Dec Jan Feb Mar 3rd
Marathon $80 $90 $95 $100 $105  $110 $115 $120 $130
Half $60 $70 $75 $80 $85 $90 $95 $100 $110
Relay
4-person
$30 $40 $40 $40 $45 $45 $50 $55 $60
Relay
2-person
$40 $50 $50 $50
$55 $55 $60 $65 $70
5k Run
$20 $30 $30 $30
$30 $30 $35 $35 $45
2k Run $10 $15 $15 $15
$20 $25 $25 $30 $35
  • 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 $35 fee.  Due to late registrations deferrals must be made by February 10, 2017.
  • 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 February 10, 2017.

Note:  We may take registrations at the Health and Fitness Expo.

*Subject to change

REGISTRATION FAQs

Q: How do I register for The Woodlands Marathon? 
A:
 Click here to register online.

Q: What is the age limit for The Woodlands Marathon? 
A:
 Participants must be at least 16 years old by March 4, 2017 to participate in the Marathon and 9 years old by March 4, 2017 to participate in the Half Marathon. Athletes younger than the set age limit may contact the Race Director for the opportunity to participate.

Q: How do I make changes to my registration once it has been submitted?
A:
 If you would like to make changes to your registration you must do so by emailing The Woodlands Marathon registration coordinator at registration@thewoodlandsmarathon.com.  

Q: May I DEFER my registration to the following year?
A:
 If you would like to defer your registration to the following year please do so by emailing The Woodlands Marathon registration coordinator at registration@thewoodlandsmarathon.comAll deferral requests must be submitted by January 31, 2016 and require a $45 fee.  You will not be charge a registration the following year but extended a registration complimentary code when registration opens.  Deferals may only be deferred for one year. 

Q: Can I switch from the Marathon to the Half Marathon or from the Half Marathon to the Marathon? 
A: 
Yes, participants may switch from one race to the other by February 10, 2017 (based on availability). Participants may do this by contacting registration@thewoodlandsmarathon.com. A $10.00 service fee will be applied, along with any applicable entry fee difference (see the table below for fees related to switching races). There will be no refund of the fee difference for switching down in distance and the participant will be charged a $10 service fee; no exceptions.

ATHLETE BENEFITS

  • Official Finisher's technical shirt
  • Hat or Visor
  • Official Finisher's Certificate
  • Custom bib number with name - registered by January 15th.
  • Commemorative Finisher’s Medal
  • Access to the Post Race Finish Festival with food
  • Health and Fitness Expo
  • Free parking in designated areas
  • Photo proofs crossing the finish line
  • Age group awards three deep

AGE REQUIREMENT

All participants must be 16 years of age by March 4, 2017.  Athletes younger than 16 years of age may request permission to participate in the full marathon. 

AWARDS:
The Woodlands Marathon will award three deep awards in the following age categories.  These athletes will be recognized during our Awards Ceremony during the Post Race Finish Festival.

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 your 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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