About The Woodlands Running Club
TWRC grew out of Coach Dan Green’s “Woodlands Track Club.” This was a group of people of many fitness levels that have come together for a coached track workout every Wednesday night since 1988. These workouts began at the original McCullough High School and then moved to its current location at The Woodlands High School. This program steadily grew over the years due to Dan’s coaching abilities, the ever-increasing popularity of running, and because of the strong growth in population of The Woodlands area. Coach Green and a number of active runners, all leaders in the community, felt that it was time for The Woodlands to have its own identity in the greater running of communities of Houston, of Texas, of the U.S.A., and internationally. To this end, TWRC was founded on 22 March 2006.
Why Should You Join The Club?
If you like to run, join our club! 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.
Our members are runners with abilities ranging from beginner to elite. Some of our runners only started to run later in life. Some of our runners could never have imagined themselves running a marathon, but yet they have! Some of our runners have run their entire lives. Some of our runners are marathoners and “ultra-marathoners.” Some of our runners prefer shorter events, like 5K and 10K races. Some of our runners do only track running – even shorter distances. Some of our runners do only road or trail running. What is common, of course, is the desire or passion to make running an important part of their life and to encourage their teammates in their endeavors. JOIN TODAY!
The Woodlands Running Club is a member club (# 1765) of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and of the Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA). If you wish to compete in events that come under the jurisdiction of HARRA, you must join HARRA as an individual. Their membership is from 1 July to 30 June, and you can access the HARRA website site here.
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