November 21, 2023 0


The Woodlands Running Club Frequently Asked Questions


>How can I join the club?

For new members, click on the “Membership Account” tab > then Membership Join or Renew” tab at the top of the website and follow the instructions.

>Can I run with the club without joining first?

Yes. You do not have to be a member to join in on the open runs. The largest runs are the group runs on Sunday mornings. Check out the “Calendar or Open Runs” for more details.

>I am visiting from out of town; can I run with the club?

Yes. You do not have to be a member to join in on the open runs. The largest runs are the group runs on Sunday mornings. We have had people from Houston, other parts of Texas, other states and even other countries join us for a run. Check out the “Open Runs” tab or Calendar for more details.

>Does the club offer formal training or coaching?

No formal training except for the “TWRC Juniors Running Program”. TWRC is a club, not a training program like “Woodlands Fit” or a paid coaching program. Several of our members also train with a coach or other formal training program.

>Do you have to be fast to join?

No. Our members run the gamut on fitness and speed levels. Yes, the club has some sub 3 hour marathoners but most are not that fast. There are some that run 5-6+ hours marathons and some that have never run a marathon and have no desire to.

>How large is the club?

About 200-300+ members with 50-100 that actively run with the either the Saturday or Sunday morning groups.

>Do you have to live in the Woodlands to be a member?


>Does the club travel to races?

Not formally. Over the years, small groups of members have traveled to marathons, half marathons and trail runs together. Since 2008, there has been several larger but still loosely organized fall group marathon trips (New York 2008 and 2009, Chicago 2010, Berlin 2011, San Francisco 2011, Marine Corps 2012, London 2013, Las Vegas 2013, Philly 2014, Victoria, Canada 2015, Berlin (again) 2016, Big Sur 2017, Banff 2018, San Diego 2019).

>What distances do the club members run?

Saturday and Sunday group runs are usually between 6-12 miles but some do more and some do less. In terms of races, some members do not race while others run 100 milers or are working on running a marathon in every state.

>Can I join if I have never run before or new to running?


>Should I carry water for the long runs?

It is up to you, some carry water and some do not. In the summer, it is very hot and humid. While we try to run routes that pass water-fountains, you may need water more often. In warm weather, be safe and bring water with you at least until you have run the routes a few times.

>How long is a club membership good for?

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 2023, you will be considered a member for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.

>What is the club’s address?

The club does not have a physical address but letters can be sent to: The Woodlands Running Club, P.O. Box 130105, The Woodlands, TX 77393. (NOTE: This is a new P.O. Box number as of 1/11/16)

>What are the benefits to joining?

Organized group runs
Social aspect
Destination marathon travel
Running with like-minded runners

>How do I learn more about the club?

The best way is to check out the website and then join us for a Sunday run. If you have specific questions, please use the website contact form.

>How much does the club cost to join?

The cost is $21 for an Individual or $26 for a Family membership. Additional membership details can be found under Membership Account > Membership Join or Renew.

>I joined The Woodlands Running Club (TWRC) Facebook group, am I a member of the club?



Information for Existing Members


>Can I renew online?

Yes. Login in first and then click on the “Membership Account” then “Membership Join or Renew” tab at the top of the website.

>What is my username?

The website was completely rebuild in 10/2023. current, existing members were imported into the new website, former members were not. during the import process, you first and last name was was used to create your user or login name. e.g. John Doe became the username “johndoe”. If you have tried that and it does not work, just use your email address to login.

About the import:
Password were not imported, please reset your password to login.
You can use your email address OR “user name” to login. Your “user name” is your first and last name but one word (e.g. no space) For example: John Doe’s user name is “johndoe”.
Only current TWRC members for 2023-2024 were imported.

Questions? Issues? Please use the contact form to contact the website admin

>I forgot my password, how do I reset it?

To reset your password, go to the login page, pick the “Lost Password?” link. Fill in your email address that the club has for you and the site will send you an email with a  link. Questions? Please ask.

This site is still growing. Do you see any typos? Have any suggestions? Want to contribute and update some of the pages? Have some content ideas? Please let us know via the contact form.