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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.

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!

TWRC Sunday Group Run, May 24th 2020, The Kitchen, 6:45 am, Mileage 5, 7 & 11

05/24/2020 06:45
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Folks,

TWRC will restart the Sunday runs on a limited basis for those who feel comfortable running with the usual social distancing (we will space out the start with the faster runners going first).

If you are comfortable, please join us this Sunday @ The Kitchen (H&H on Research) for a run.

As always, the group run is at your own risk and you should not come out if you are not feeling well.

Please bring your own water. No water, Gatorade or ice towels will be provided.

We do not recommend large group gathering before or after the run.

The TWRC group runs will ramp up slowly.

Please see additional RRCA Best Practices for Runners guidelines:

https://www.rrca.org/news-articles/news-archives/2020/03/15/advice-for-r...

https://www.rrca.org/news-articles/news-archives/2020/05/03/looking-forw...

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

UPDATED 5/12/20

The May 17th Sunday run has been canceled.

Running as a formal group is dependent on recommendations from the Woodlands Township and Montgomery County.

If you decide to run Sunday, please be safe and follow the CDC recommendations. While the water fountains along the path may still work, it is not the best idea to use them right now so bring your own water.

UPDATED 4/28/20

Folks,

Rescheduled - Texas Ironman, Saturday. October 17, 2020 in Waco, Texas

10/17/2020 10:00
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UPDATED 4/27/20 - "After assessing all event scenarios, we are pleased to share with you the new race date and location for the 2020 IRONMAN Texas triathlon which is now scheduled to take place on October 17, 2020 in Waco, Texas as part of a festival weekend with the 2020 Bicycle World Texas IRONMAN 70.3 Waco triathlon on October 18, 2020. Athletes that are registered for the event will receive an email in the coming days with further details."
https://www.ironman.com/updates

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 :)

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 ARE CANCELED OR POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

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
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THE WOODLANDS RUNNING CLUB SOCIAL
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