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The Woodlands Running Club (TWRC) is a non-profit running club located in The Woodlands Texas, just North of Houston, for runners of all abilities. If you are looking for track workouts, long runs, marathon training, 5ks, fun runs and social events, trail running and running trips, you have found the right place.

TWRC promotes the running community in many ways, including hosting club runs, open social runs, races, and social events; engaging in community and charitable activities; and encouraging younger runners through our scholarship fund.

TWRC has canceled the Sunday morning runs for April due to the virus and ongoing social distancing restrictions

UPDATED 3/30/20


With the social distancing guidelines extended until the end of April, we have canceled the Sunday Runs for April. If you do run, please remember to keep a safe distance between runners and bring your own water.

ALSO - the other non-TWRC weekly runs listed on the calendar are also most likely canceled, please check with the organizer to be sure.



TWRC has canceled the next two Sunday morning runs (3/22 and 3/29)


The RRCA has provided the following guidelines for group events during the COVID-19 outbreak.

edited - see link at end for full recommendations

(1) Public Health

First and foremost, please draw on expert medical advice from the CDC and from your state and county's public health agencies. The CDC website provides resources, data, and advice for specific populations. See https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html. At this writing, we're in a national state of emergency. As of March 15, the CDC has recommended all gatherings of 50 or more be cancelled until further notice.

When running alone or training in groups, please continue to take all precautions and please be a good health steward. Assuming that you will follow the overarching CDC advice and drawing on public health advisories, RRCA recommends some basic do's and don't's:
• Don’t show up if you are feeling ill or have flu-like symptoms.
• Don't share fluids. Carry your own fluids to avoid contact with others on course.
• Don't share towels, food, gels, or any other item that runners normally share freely.
• Do wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after using the port-a-john.
• Do not spit or “nose rocket” your nose in public – bring along tissues or a small towel or a good old-fashioned hanky if you need to get rid of some snot during the race.
• Do practice social distancing - ensure appropriate spacing between runners; the current recommendation is at least six feet of separation.
• Do avoid close-group selfies.

TWRC Sunday Run 2020-03-15

TWRC Sunday Run 2020-03-15

TWRC Sunday Run from Toasted Yolk East Shore Grogans Mill 2020-03-15 Coronavirus is not keeping us at home but we separated a bit for the photo :)

POSTPONED - Texas Ironman, Saturday April 25th, 2020, Volunteer for the TWRC Run Course Aid #6, 3 shifts to pick from!

04/25/2020 10:00

3/14/20 - "We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our race community. We have been following and will continue to follow the recommendations of public health agencies and local authorities. At this time, we can confirm that the 2020 IRONMAN Texas triathlon will not take place as planned on April 25, 2020. We are working diligently to secure venues and a new race date for the IRONMAN Texas triathlon. Stay tuned to www.ironman.com/updates for the latest information. We appreciate your patience in this very dynamic time."

Several area races have been cancelled or postponed due to the potential for spreading COVID-19

From HARRA as of 3/13/20...


Several area races, including our own Bayou City Classic 10k, have been cancelled or postponed out of an abundance of caution due to the potential for spreading COVID-19. HARRA is disappointed but supports the City of Houston's decision to cancel the event to maintain public safety.

CANCELED - March 14, 2020 – Bayou City Classic 10K and 5K
CANCELED - March 13-15, 2020 – Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, Three Quarter Marathon, Relay, 5K and Kids K -- Seabrook, Texas
CANCELED - March 15, 2020 – St Paddy's Half Marathon -- Sugar Land, Texas
CANCELED - March 28, 2020 – San Felipe Shootout -- San Felipe, Texas
POSTPONED - March 28-29, 2020 – Texas Independence Relay -- Gonzales, Texas
POSTPONED - March 29, 2020 – Run for the Rose -- Houston, Texas
POSTPONED - April 4, 2020 – Bellaire Trolley Run -- Bellaire, Texas

HARRA encourages everyone to stay healthy during this time and take precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Runner's World recently published an article on running safely during the epidemic https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a31439358/running-during-coronavirus.

TWRC tent will be at the Woodlands Marathon

The TWRC tent will be setup at the Woodlands Marathon.

The tent makes a GREAT meeting place, bag drop, etc...

Hope to see you there!

TWRC Scholarship (Due March 31st)

Starting in May 2009, The Woodlands Running Club (“TWRC”) awarded two college scholarships to seniors who graduate in May or June from high schools in The Woodlands area. The scholarships were awarded to one female and one male graduate who evidenced a strong commitment to running. The scholarship program was started as an initiative of former TWRC President Tony Allison and board members in 2009. That year the scholarships were $1000 each and in 2010 the amount of the scholarship was increased to $1500 each. The scholarship was further increased to $2000 each in 2014.

One week to go until the Woodlands Marathon!!

TWRC Sunday Run from Bagel 2020-03-01

One week to go until the Woodlands Marathon!! 2020 TWRC Sunday Run from Bagel 2020-03-01

TWRC Social, Sunday March 8th at the Hyatt Centric Hotel Market Street Bar at 5pm, The Woodlands

03/08/2020 20:22

When: Sunday, March 8 at 5:00 PM
Where: Hyatt Centric Hotel Market Street Bar 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Please join us for The Woodlands Running Club Social on Sunday, March 8th at 5:00 PM at the Hyatt Centric Hotel Market Street Bar. We plan to celebrate those who participated in The Woodlands Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay.

At about 6:00, we will also hold our Club’s annual election for all Board positions, to commence with the new membership year on July 1. Briefly:

TWRC Sunday Run from Toasted Yolk 2020-02-09

TWRC Sunday Run from Toasted Yolk 2020-02-09

A bit humid today compared to the last week... but still running!

Wow! Owen just passed 200 miles with the The Woodlands Running Club Juniors

Owen just passed 200 miles with the The Woodlands Running Club Juniors

Wow! Owen just passed 200 miles with the The Woodlands Running Club Juniors

TWRC Houston Marathon Pre-Carb Load Celebration, California Pizza Kitchen (Hughes Landing), Friday, January 17th 5 - 8 pm

01/17/2020 17:00

Pre-Carb Load Celebration!!

Come for the carbs loading, stay for the friends! TWRC is trying something different this year for the Houston Marathon, a pre-race day cab loading at California Pizza Kitchen in the bar area with Happy Hour drink specials & TWRC supplied pizza. Running Houston or NOT, TWRC members are invited Friday, January 17 from 5 - 8 pm.

LOOK for the Evite in your inbox for details and be sure to RSVP so we know how many are coming (emailed to current members on 1/7).

2020 is off to a GREAT start....

TWRC Sunday Run from Bagel 2020-01-05

2020 is off to a GREAT start!, 30+ runners and 40F for the run. Great start to 2020 TWRC Sunday Run from Bagel 2020-01-05

The Woodlands Running Club Christmas Party, Local Pour, Sunday, December 1 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

12/01/2019 18:00

Please join us to celebrate the holidays at The Woodlands Running Club Christmas Party located at Local Pour in Hughes Landing on December 1st at 6:00 PM.

Hi Everyone!

TWRC will have its tent at the YMCA “Run Thru the Woods” on Thanksgiving morning. Please come by to say “Hello” to your fellow club members and perhaps leave your change of clothes.

On Sunday, December 1, our holiday social will be at Local Pour, 6-8 PM.
Members who joined recently may not have received the invitation. If you can attend and did not receive the Evite, please RSVP to me or the social committee.