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Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA, pronounced "hurrah") is a nonprofit association founded in 1993 to promote running as a competitive sport and a healthful exercise in the Houston area. HARRA provides a wide variety of benefits and services to its members and to the running community, and provides the running community with a collective voice on issues that affect all runners in the Houston area.

Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is dedicated to supporting the growth of grassroots running clubs, training programs, and running events while promoting the common interests of runners throughout the United States.

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.

Click HERE for more Running Clubs in the Houston area (HARRA site)


Races in the Woodlands Area

Fleet Feet RTW 5K Series is run on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Starting Time: 8:00 AM at the Barbara Bush Elementary School, 7420 Crownridge Drive, The Woodlands, TX Registration: beginning at 7:15 AM in the parking lot of the Barbara Bush Elementary School. Note: The school itself will not be used for the races; nearest "facilities" are a two-minute walk away at the Alden Bridge Park. The Course: an out and back along the path next to Crownridge Drive & East Alden Bridge Drive, mile markers and signs along the way. Entry Fee: $1.00 - just enough to cover race expenses: insurance; timing & scoring equipment; flyers; water and Powerade. What Not To Expect: T-shirts; prizes; five-course meals; 2:08 marathoners. More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/975301722616855/

The Woodlands Marathon March 5th, 2022, also includes a half marathon, a 5K run, a family 2K run, a corporate relay marathon and a health and fitness expo.

The Woodlands Township organizes several races each year.

The Muddy Trails Bash 5K/10K, Saturday, February 19, 2022, Rob Fleming Park, 3 to 6 p.m., courses wind through the beautiful George Mitchell Nature Preserve Trails, located on 1,800 wooded acres adjacent to Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park. Registration opens January 1, 2022. More information here

Run and Done 3.1 race, Saturday, April 16, 2022, Rob Fleming Park, 7 to 9 a.m.The popular Run and Done 3.1 race returns on Saturday, April 16, 2022, from 7 to 9 a.m. at Rob Fleming Park. The chip-timed 5K course winds throughout the pathway system in Rob Fleming Park, providing a scenic route and a fun, enjoyable atmosphere for participants of all skill levels. Registration opens January 1, 2022, more information here

Woodforest Bank TRI (the old CB&I TRI), Saturday, May 7, 2022, Northshore Park, 7 to 11 a.m. Woodforest Bank TRI – The Woodlands offers a beginner-friendly atmosphere, first-rate race management and scenic courses to participants ranging from beginners to nationally ranked triathletes. The USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned event takes place on Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 7 to 11 a.m. at Northshore Park. The sprint triathlon is comprised of a 500-meter open water swim in Lake Woodlands, a 12.8-mile bike course winding through The Woodlands and a 5K run along The Woodlands Waterway. A variety of opportunities are available to participants to prepare for Race Day, making it an ideal first-time race for those who are just being introduced to the sport. Participants should register promptly as the race typically reaches capacity annuallyRegistration opens January 1, 2022, more information here

10 For Texas, Saturday, October 8, 2022, Northshore Park, 7 to 11 a.m. The annual Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas race is set for Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 7 to 11 a.m., at Northshore Park. The USATF-sanctioned event offers a certified 10-mile course, plus the 3.1 Armadillo Run 5K and One 4 Texas Kids’ Fun Run. After the race, participants can refuel and celebrate at the Texas-sized post-race party, featuring great food, beverages and live country music.Registration opens January 1, 2022, more information here

Glow and Go 5K, Saturday, October 29, 2022, The Woodlands Waterway, 7 to 9 p.m. New for 2022, the Township introduces the first annual Glow and Go 5K on Saturday, October 29, 2022, beginning at 7 p.m. along The Woodlands Waterway. The chip-timed 5K course will incorporate the full length of the scenic Woodlands Waterway. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best glow costumes in the spirit of Halloween! The race will be sanctioned by USATF and is open to runners of all levels ages 10 and up. Glow and Go 5K will not offer a post-race party or activities for participants. Awards will be distributed onsite.Registration opens January 1, 2022, more information here

32st Annual YMCA Run Thru the Woods Run/Walk/Team Challenge is scheduled for Thursday (always on Thanksgiving) November 25th 2021 near The Woodlands Town Center. The Run Thru The Woods, “Directed by the YMCA” is an annual charity event designed for all ages and levels of fitness that benefits several South Montgomery County charities including the YMCA Partners Program, the Montgomery County Humane Society, Operation Graduation, (CISD) AFJRROTC Programs and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Education Outreach Program. The event features a 5 Mile Race, 3 Mile Race, 1 Mile Kids Race and 3 Mile Walk. Run Thru the Woods Website

The Texas 10 Series is a premier running race series that is hosted in seven Texas cities providing age group runners multiple opportunities to walk away with cash in their pockets and an overall great running event experience. The planned events will include a 10 mile race distance, 5 mile race distance and 1 mile kid’s fun run. Each event will support local community volunteer organizations and charities through runner participation. Texas 10 Series mission is helping promote healthy lifestyles and supporting the communities where they are produced.

Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas Saturday, April 23th, 2022. Athletes will begin with a 2.4-mile swim in Lake Woodlands. Next is a 112-mile bike course that will take participants west through the scenic, rolling farmland of east Texas. The day ends with a 26.2-mile run course entirely within The Woodlands that concludes with a spectacular finish on Market Street.


Races NOT in the Woodlands Area

Polish Pickle Run Fourth Saturday in June, 8:00 AM for 5K. Kicks off Polish Day Festivities. WHERE: BREMOND, TEXAS (Located halfway between Waco and Bryan).

Trail Racing Over Texas Whether you are a new runner, a seasoned veteran or looking for a change of pace, thanks for taking a look at Trail Racing Over Texas. We have a deep commitment to shining a light on the best places for trail running that Texas has to offer. From 5k's to 200 milers, from flat and fast to hard with hills, our trail races offer it all!


Looking for Results? Try these links

My Chip Time Run-Far's Race Timing's results page for local Texas results.

Run Houston Timing Run Houston Timing's results page.

Running in the USA is the largest online directory of races, results and clubs.


Running Resources

Seven Hill Running Club Huntsville, Texas The Seven Hills Running Club was established in 1985 to promote running as a means of achieving and maintaining physical fitness in Huntsville and its surrounding communities. A great club and up to date race schedule.

Trail Racing Over Texas Whether you are a new runner, a seasoned veteran or looking for a change of pace, thanks for taking a look at Trail Racing Over Texas. Our mandate is simple: We have a deep commitment to shining a light on the best places for trail running that Texas has to offer--from 5k's to 100 milers to flat and fast to hard with hills--our trail races offer it all!.

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Woodlands Area Running Stores

Fleet Feet Sports - now (1/2017) at 1925 Hughes Landing across from Starbucks. 1925 Hughes Landing Blvd., Suite 900, The Woodlands, TX 77380, 936-321-1500. At Fleet Feet Sports, you will find a welcoming environment where runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities receive unparalleled service and support. Our Fitlosophy is to help you find the right ''FIT'' in every facet of your active lifestyle.

New Balance - A running store in The Woodlands. Located next to Trader Joes in the Woodlands. New Balance, 10868 Kuykendahl Rd, Suite D, The Woodlands, TX 77381, Phone 936-321-1500.


Woodlands Area Coaching

Team Green Running is a developmental running club and 501(c)(3)charitable organization based in The Woodlands, Texas, focused on training competitive distance runners at all levels. Our Elite Olympic development program prepares post-collegiate Olympic hopefuls for national and international success. Competitive Masters, Open & Youth - Athletes of all ages training to compete at the National level. TGR athlete that are members of our community, balancing jobs, families and life responsibilities with the demands of training. You’ve seen them training in our parks and streets, attending school events, and in business meetings. TGR Open Competitive (age 20-40), Masters (age 40+), and Youth athletes compete nationally, regionally and locally.

Finish Strong Coaching Dana Lyons, founder of Finish Strong Coaching, has been an avid competitive athlete for over 25 years in local, national and world multisport events. Dana is the 2009 USAT SMW Regional Duathlon Champion, top ranked duatlete and top ranked master’s triathlete. Dana also competed in the 2008 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Motivated by his passion for multisport and his desire to help others, Dana launched a coaching service and for the past five years has been helping athletes of all abilities to train while maintaining balance in their family life and career. Dana’s winning strategy is to train smarter not longer.

TXTRI meets during the week to meet the needs of those who need time on weekends for family schedules. We run Mon/Wed/Fri 7am in the summer and 7:30-8:30 during the school year. TXTRI offers online coaching to all marathons including trail and adventure races. Sandra Sutherland is a Triathlon/Marathon coach and has coached in The Woodlands for the last ten years. Sandra has completed all five majors and is looking forward to the newly added 6tn major in Tokyo for February 2014. Summer kick off week is Cattail Park on June 10th, 7am. Our travel fall race is Marine Corp in Washington DC for the full and Las Vegas for the Half. For more details about the group or for custom training please email Sandra: txtri@att.net

Vantage Point Endurance Owners Ronnie Delzer, Zach Miller and John Tortorici, along with Samantha McClellan came together with a vision to offer premier run and triathlon coaching on a national level. Being athletes, as well as coaches, VPE understands what an athlete requires to meet their goals. With a focus on the athlete, all VPE coaches are available to each other to make sure our clients are getting the best coaching possible. All VPE coaches hold national certifications and are required to attend continuing education to make sure they are staying on top of the current technology and coaching methodology. VPE is 100% committed to the success of the athletes we coach. All four coaches are members of The Woodlands Running Club and are regularly at the Sunday morning runs. Feel free to ask us for any information on how VPE can help you reach your goals, or check us out at www.vantagepointendurance.com.

Strike Force Racing Whether new to the sport of triathlon or a veteran, Strike Force Racing and Gena Alvarez can help you achieve your goals. New to the sport? As a coach, Gena spends additional time with you to help you understand all aspects of the sport - from the smallest detail of how to set up your transition area to the overall picture of finishing your first race. Veteran of the sport looking to increase your race distance? Gena has raced all distances of triathlon from super sprint to Ironman and knows what to expect in each race and the training leading up to the event. Looking to be faster? Gena has been developing workout programs for people since 1998.

Woodlands Fit We are a group of training partners and friends preparing together for the Houston Marathon & Half & USA FIT Kickin’ Asphalt Half & Full. Even if you’ve never run a step before, training with our group will help you conquer mental and physical barriers you never thought possible. It happens all the time. We start wherever you are. Couch potato? Seasoned marathoner? Great. No matter what your conditioning or pace, there will be others to train with. Over the course of six short months, our coaches will help achieve your personal best in a non-intimidating, fun, and safe environment..

Team in Training (TNT) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT) is the world's leading sports charity training program. TNT's dynamic, hands-on training program enables participants to realize their dream of completing a marathon, half marathon, triathlon, century ride or hike adventure.

Galloway The Woodlands Each year we offer half marathon training from September through March targeting fall and spring races including the Houston Marathon/Half and Woodlands Marathon/Half. Our quest is to help you train for a half marathon injury free. We also target many other local 5K, 10k, half marathons and national races. We have pace groups for all levels, slow-medium-fast, using Jeff Galloway's RUN-WALK-RUN™ method. The Galloway program is particularly good for individuals returning from injury because of the run-walk-run method, and Jeff's motto is "run injury free". Interested in learning more about The Woodlands Galloway program? Contact: gallowaywoodlands@gmail.com or look for us on Facebook: Galloway - The Woodlands Running Club. Interested in learning more about the Galloway method? Go to: http://www.jeffgalloway.com. The Galloway program has helped thousands of individuals reach their goal of running a marathon or half marathon for fun or for a time goal. We run injury-free and happy!

Volte Endurance Training strives to display Christian values, maintain high standards of excellence, promote integrity, respect the fundamental rights, dignity and worth of all participants, apply and make public our knowledge of sport in order to contribute to the community and encourage all individuals, training groups and clubs.

Northside Running There are many great running and tri groups in the area. As an RRCA Certified Club, Northside Running is a great place to get in shape, train, and meet other runners within the community: whether your dream is to complete a 5k or train for an Ironman. We encourage all types of athletes. Fast, slow, big, small, young, old…if you show up, we are rooting for you and we truly find joy in your success. We offer accountability.

The Woodlands Parks and Recreation Department has several running programs in the fall. Check out for more information, schedules and prices


Other Woodlands Area Sporting Activities

Masters Swimming Our club is a USMS year round swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for adults 18 years or older of all abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve their swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from fitness swimmer, to triathlete to competitive swimmer.

Woodlands Cycling Club

Bike Lane is a family owned bike shop offering, since 1995, a large selection of bicycles including road, triathlon, off-road, comfort, BMX, and kids bikes – and accessories including a variety of clothing, parts, and nutrition.

The Woodlands Trail Collectors website Join us each Thursday evening as we run or walk ALL Hike & Bike trails in The Woodlands. Each week we’ll have a different starting point and a different route. When: Thursdays 5:30 pm. Who: Walkers & Runners of all levels. Where: Each week is different. If you can’t make it Thursday evening… no problems… you have the whole week to complete the route. Just let us know and we will add your miles. More information: Facebook - The Woodlands Trail Collectors or contacting Liz Berry at lizswede@yahoo.com.



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