Berlin in 2016?


TWRC is putting together a fall marathon trip to Berlin next year. We went in 2011 and had a blast (photos online).

If you are interested in going, use the TWRC contact page and email me via the "Website - TWRC" category and I will add you to the distribution list.


If you want to go, the Berlin Marathon lottery opened this week, please read the following from Andreas:

Registration (Lottery) is now open!

Junior Running Club Update

Hi Parents and Runners!
A couple business points I want to share:
1. There will be NO group run Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Galatas due to the 10 for Texas race in the Woodlands that day. There is a kids run that morning and any runner that participates with a bib will get that added towards their miles. To register go to:

New Sunday Run Route from Great Harvest 9-27-15

BIG thanks to Kevin Baker for the new run location (Great Harvest) and new route.

The Woodlands Running Club Group Run 9-27-15

Fall Weather comes to the Woodlands (for a day...), Sunday Run 9-12-15

With temperatures not seen in months, a large group turned out to experience running in the low 60s F Sunday. It can get cool in the Woodlands!

BIG thanks to Whole Foods for the Cliff Bars!

The Woodlands Group Run 9-12-15

Volunteer for 10 For Texas

10 for Texas can not happen without the 500 volunteers.

Please see the link below for pre-race week and race day (10-10-15) volunteer positions.

For "Organization Name", use other and then enter "The Woodlands Running Club"

Defend the Orphan 5k Run/Walk, Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Klein Oak High School in Spring, TX

11/07/2015 09:00

Defend the Orphan 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Klein Oak High School in Spring, TX


Register today for Coreluv's first annual Defend the Orphan 5K Run/Walk! This will be the fall event you do not want to miss! In addition to the 5K Run/Walk, you and your families will also enjoy:
- Kids 1K Fun Run
- Virtual Run (for those who are not local)
- Massive Kids Zone with fun jumps, rock climbing wall and games
- Music, Food, Prizes, and More!


Meet US Olympian Jeff Galloway at Goose's Acre - Friday night, September 11th 6-8pm.

09/11/2015 18:00

Jeff Galloway is an American Olympian and the author of Galloway's Book on Running. A lifetime runner, Galloway was an All-American collegiate athlete and a member of the 1972 US Olympic team in the 10,000 meters.

Meet US Olympian Jeff Galloway at Goose's Acre - Friday night, September 11th 6-8pm.

Meet US Olympian Jeff Galloway at Goose's Acre 9-11-15

TWRC annual membership drive social, Lakeside Park in Alden Bridge on Sunday August 30th from 3-6 pm

08/30/2015 15:00

What a wonderful afternoon with old and new friends. The Woodlands Running club continues to grow and attract runners. Thank you for coming out and enjoying the afternoon with us! login and checkout the photos online.


TWRC Juniors Running Program

**** Junior's registration and T-shirt orders IS NOW CLOSED ****

Dear Runners and Parents:

Due to poor weather conditions we have cancelled tonight's run (1/6/16) at Knox. We want to keep our runners safe and healthy!

Regular group runs this weekend at Galatas and Bush will take place as planned, weather permitting.

Holiday miles will be logged at group runs through January.

Please remember to register your runners for the 2k on the Woodlands Marathon website.

Suz White


The Juniors Woodlands Running Club
December 13, 4:30 p.m. Bush Elementary (7420 Crownridge Dr.)

Jingle Bells will provided for runners and shirts will be available for pick up

Please bring canned food items to benefit the Montgomery County Food Bank


Junior's registration and T-shirt orders CLOSE SATURDAY 10/31
If you are not registered by 10/31, your child's miles will not be logged. No late registration. T-shirt orders are also due 10/31.


A note from Suz on 10-21-15:

Dear Parents and Runners:

Some serious rules need to be established for the remainder of the season at our Group Runs at Knox, Galatas and Bush Schools:
1) Mr. Daw (principal at Knox) is gracious enough to let us use the track for running club for the past 5 years. He doesn't have to. Please do not leave trash or let your children play on the bleachers. Your children need to be supervised the entire hour. Preferably running, since this is a running club.
2) You arriving late to running club does not change the end time. Running club lasts exactly one hour at all group runs. Please be mindful of our coaches and volunteers and respect the hours. Knox 5-6 p.m., Galatas 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., and Bush 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
3) If you are not registered by 10/31, your child's miles will not be logged. No late registration. T-shirt orders are also due 10/31
4) For all Group Runs for the remainder of the season -- ONLY adults mark hands.
Thanks! We've been coaching this group for 4 years & love Juniors. It's imperative that these rules be followed so the integrity & future of the club is secured.

The group run next Wednesday is at Town Green Park. See attached flyer.

Also, to help with scheduling please note there are NO group runs the week of Thanksgiving break (November 23-29). A great local run is the Run Thru the Woods. Here is a link if you want to register and please present the BIB for logging purposes.

A log will be sent out the first week of November.


Suz White

2012 TWRC Juniors halloween2015.jpg


Summer = Hot in The Woodlands, TX

Big group for a VERY warm Sunday run 7-26-15

The Woodlands Group Run 7-26-15

Time to renew your TWRC membership

Just a reminder if you have not done so already; it is time to renew your TWRC membership.

Club dues are for a single fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) without prorating. That said, if you join after April 1st, your dues would include the current and next fiscal year. For example, if you join May 3rd 2015, you will be considered a member for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.

NOTE - If you are a current OR former member of TWRC, please login before proceeding. This will avoid duplicate accounts and errors. See below to reset your password or figure out your username.

From the FAQ...

>>What is my username?

Your first and last name with a space in-between, for example, “john doe”. The username is not case sensitive. We are using the first and last name you have on file with TWRC. If logging in with your first and last name does not work, try using your full email address. For username changes, please use the Contact tab and the category “Website –TWRC”.

>>My TWRC username does not seem to work or has been changed.

The TWRC website uses first name SPACE last name as the username. The username is NOT case sensitive but the password is. When members join TWRC for the first time they sometime miss the instructions and just make up a username. The website admin or registrar then has to go in and manually change the username to the first and last names used in their TWRC profile.

If you did not use your real username when you registered, it may have been changed. Please use your first and last name to login OR your email address as your username.

>>What is my password? or I forgot my password. How do I reset it?

Click Login and then pick “Request new password”. Fill in your email address that the club has for you and the site will send you an email with a one-time link that expires in 24 hours. Click on the link to log into the site. Scroll down, on the right-hand side, you should see the Nav menu. Click “My Account”, then click the “Edit” tab. Type in your “new” password twice. The LAST step is to click SAVE at the end of this webpage. After you click “Save”, you should get a message that says “The changes have been saved.” You are done, your TWRC password has been changed. Questions? Please ask.

Woodforest Charity Run 1 mile, 5K, 10K, kids run, Saturday, September 12, 2015, downtown Conroe, Texas

09/12/2015 07:30

The 6th annual Woodforest Charity Run will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 in beautiful downtown Conroe, Texas.

Net proceeds benefit the Woodforest Charitable Foundation®

1 Mile Fun Run starts at 7:30 am CDT
10K start at 7:55 am CDT
5K start at 8:15 am CDT
Barkley Shoe Dash at 9:00 am CDT
1 Mile Fun Run

A fun run through scenic downtown Conroe.

10K/5K Run

Certified run, sanctioned by the USA Track and Field. A challenging course that curves through scenic Downtown Conroe.

Barkley Shoe Dash

Perspectives from the Finish Line by Jim Braden (TWRC member) June 2015 online at Runners World The Loop

Perspectives from the Finish Line

Jim Braden
June 2015

“Who moved the finish line?!” That was on the back of a runner’s T-shirt I was passing a few years ago. I remember it vividly because it was exactly what I had been thinking. The convention center, where the marathon finished, was so huge that it appeared much closer than it was; my finishing kick was finished, and I still had a quarter mile slog to the finish line.

I’m turning 80 soon, approaching the final finish line. I didn’t begin running until my late 30’s. I eventually became a committed life style runner. More than a decade ago I tumbled to a perspective which I have not yet seen articulated by others as I have experienced it: Let the negatives of declining performance go. Accept that it is inevitable. But you can retard the rate at which you would inexorably otherwise decline physically with age, by working hard to stay in the game as long and as hard as you can – becoming healthier longer than those who yield sooner to the increasing difficulty of staying in the game - a different dimension of competition....


2015 Polish Pickle Run, 8 am Saturday 6-27-15, Bremond Texas

06/27/2015 08:00

Race Information:

WHEN: Saturday June 27, 2015, 8AM for 5K. 8:50AM for Kids K. Kicks off Polish Day Festivities

WHERE: BREMOND, TEXAS (Located halfway between Waco and Bryan)

ENTRY FEE: $20 before June 27, $30 on Polish Day, Race Day Registration closes at 7:40AM

COURSE: Out and back 5K with rolling hills, start on Main Street in front of The Bremond Press. A flat 1K (1000 Meters) for kids 10 years old and under starts at the same location.

Fallen Firefighter 5K, 8 am Sunday, July 19, 2015, Montgomery, TX

07/19/2015 08:00

Fallen Firefighter 5K
Texas Firefighter Summer Games
Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CDT)
Montgomery, TX

The Fallen Firefighter 5K is a charity run to support the Texas Line of Duty Death Taskforce. This run will be held on July 19, 2015 and is slated to start at 8am. The run will take place on the property of La Torretta Resort and Spa. The registration will include a shirt to show support for those that have fallen.

To learn more about the Texas Line of Duty Death Taskforce please view their website.


28 days, 13 hours, 11 minutes until The Woodlands Marathon.

Quotes and Photos

Ask yourself, can I give more? The answer is usually Yes. - Paul Tergat

"Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford

Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'. - Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner

"There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people." - Bill Bowerman

We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport. - Alberto Salazar

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift. - Steve Prefontaine

Mind is everything: muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. - Paavo Nurmi

The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. - John Bingham, running speaker and writer

It's rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud. - Adidas

A run begins the moment you forget you are running. - Adidas

There is no 'Y' in running. Believe in the run. - Nike

There are no limits. There are plateaus, and you must not stay there; you must go beyond them -Bruce Lee

"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." - William Faulkner

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare. - Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner

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