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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.

Free TWRC memberships to families hurt by Covid-19

For nine years The Woodlands Running Club has organized and manned Aid Station #6 along the marathon route of the Texas Ironman held in The Woodlands each spring. In September, the Foundation invited us to submit an application for funds that in some way address Covid-19 needs. We applied for money to award 30 free family memberships, prioritizing members who have children in our Juniors Program. The Foundation gave us $2500, almost triple our application. Funds not used by June 30th must be returned, and we have to keep records.

Members, particularly those with children in the Juniors program, who have been financially hurt
by Covid-19 are invited to send an email to both:

President@thewoodlandsrunningclub.org and Treasurer@thewoodlandsrunningclub.org

with a brief statement of your Covid-related circumstances and requesting a refund of membership fees already paid.

New members should use our regular enrollment procedures, then request reimbursements.
Funds will be distributed in the order of receipt until exhausted or June 30th.

This email is being sent to current and former members. Even if you are no longer a member because you have moved away or for another reason, please help us spread the word.

Thanks,
Leslie

TWRC Sunday Group Run, November 1st 2020 - TIME CHANGE, FALL BACK, Brooklyn Café (aka Bagel) Panther Creek Village Center, 6:45 am, Mileage 6, 8, 10.3 & 12

11/01/2020 06:45
America/Chicago

Don't forget to reset your clocks before you go to bed Saturday night!
Time to "Fall Back"

November 1st
Place: Brooklyn Café (aka Bagel) Panther Creek Village Center
Time: 6:45am
Mileage: 6, 8, 10.3 & 12

Due to the coronavirus, future Sunday Runs are subject to cancellation and are always run at your own risk.

  • Do not run if you are feeling sick or ill or have a fever.
  • Maintain social distancing, even while running.
  • Avoid socializing before and after the run, especially without a wearing mask.

Juniors kick off the season this Saturday, September 12th at 8 a.m. at TWHS 9th grade campus.

We are ready and excited to start the 2020-2021 season for The Woodlands Running Club - Juniors! We will kick off the season this Saturday, September 12th at 8 a.m. at The Woodlands High School 9th grade campus. Please meet in the bleachers next to the track which is located to the rear of the campus. There is ample parking adjacent to the track.

Due to social distancing suggestions at this time, we will be limiting to 50 runners and ask that only 1 parent per family attend.

TWRC has a 2020-2021 Juniors Program

It is with deep gratitude that TWRC thanks Julia and Gabriel Belforti for leading our Juniors Running Program for four years. It is equally a pleasure to inform you that Julie Verville has taken the baton. With the unanimous enthusiasm of Julie and the Board we want to provide our youngsters with multiple opportunities each week to be outside.

Les

Julie’s announcement:

Thank you for your interest and support of The Woodlands Running Club - Juniors! We are excited for the upcoming season and can’t wait to see your kiddos moving!!

The Sunday run is back (5-24-20) but other group runs are not...

Folks,

While the TWRC Sunday run is back up and running (as of 5-24-20) but other group runs are not. For example, Fleet Feet has not yet restarted their Thursday evening runs.

Please check the run organizer's website or social media before joining them for a run.

TWRC Sunday Run 2020-08-02

TWRC Sunday Run 2020-08-02

Hot and Humid Houston Summer! Still running, still social distancing

The Great American Relay

Hello, I'm Vince Varallom the race director for "The Great American Relay" and we are looking for runners in Texas to help us on our way from Boston to California. This is a real relay, not virtual. We are running for 36 consecutive days in 379 legs. The route has 22 legs in Texas from October 8th to 10th. Runners can register on the website, www.greatamericanrelay.com. We are raising money for the American Association for Cancer Research too. We would love to have
you join us.

Reminder to renew your TWRC membership

Dear Runners,

This is a reminder to renew your TWRC 2020-2021 membership, if you haven't already done so. If you have already renewed, thank you!

Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. If this year's membership renewal has slipped your mind, please take a moment to sign up. To renew on-line, simply go to the Club's website, then click on the "Join or Renew" tab. This should take you to the Membership Dues page. Once there, simply click the membership category that is right for you: a family membership for $26 or an individual membership for $21.

TWRC Sunday Run 2020-07-05

TWRC Sunday Run 2020-07-05

Strong work with the social distancing today!

Looking for a Race?

Are you looking to run a race? These have not gone virtual yet...

August 15 , 2020 – Habanero Hundred -- Cat Spring, Texas -- Texas' hottest trail race with a 10K, 20K, 30K, 50K, 100K, 100M, and 100K/100M relay with a noon start at 7IL Ranch.https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=71579

September 7, 2020 – Run Wild 5K -- Houston, Texas -- 5K run/walk and kids run. https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/houston/RunWild5K2015

TWRC Sunday Run 2020-06-07

TWRC Sunday Run 2020-06-07

Strong Sunday group showing for a very warm and humid TWRC Sunday Run from Bagel on 6-7-20. Welcome back Robert!

Annual college scholarships for talented student/runners

The awarding of annual college scholarships for talented student/runners in their senior year of high school is one of our Club’s major activities. Due to tough competition among a strong group of applicants, it required several weeks for the Board to consider the applications and interview the finalists.

Congratulations to:

Madeline Orr won first place among the ladies, receiving $2000. She is graduating from the Woodlands College Park High School and will attend Texas A&M. Caroline Muhith wins $1000. She is graduating from John Cooper and will attend the University of Texas (Austin) to study civil engineering.

Cadan Hanson won among males, receiving $2000. He is graduating from John Cooper and entering Rice University, planning to study biomedical or chemical engineering, Jeffrey Black was second, winning $1000. He is graduating from the Woodlands College Park and has decided to attend Baylor for biochemical engineering, leading toward medicine.

Sunday morning group long runs re-started on May 24th, following Road Runners Club of America recommendations.

Membership renewals and new memberships purchased now will be valid until June 30th, 2021. Please renew now.

Lastly, FYI: there is an app on iOS or Android (viRACE) that allows runners to follow cancelled running events virtually. You can run the specified distance from anywhere. Time and distance are measured by the app and all participants start simultaneously. There are regular races around the world. The app and entry in events are free for all users.

Stay safe,
Leslie

TWRC Sunday Run from The Kitchen 5-24-20

TWRC Sunday Run 2020-05-24

TWRC Sunday Run from The Kitchen on Research with COVID-19 approved distancing. A very warm and humid day to restart the formal group runs. Shout out to Sara, a new runner that joined us for the first time and Jamie who dropped in for the first time after moving down to Houston three years ago! See you next Sunday!