Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA, pronounced “hurrah”) is a nonprofit association founded in 1993 to promote running as a competitive sport and a healthful exercise in the Houston area. HARRA provides a wide variety of benefits and services to its members and to the running community, and provides the running community with a collective voice on issues that affect all runners in the Houston area.
Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is dedicated to supporting the growth of grassroots running clubs, training programs, and running events while promoting the common interests of runners throughout the United States.
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.
Click HERE for more Running Clubs in the Houston area (HARRA site)
Races in the Woodlands Area
Fleet Feet RTW 5K Series is run on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Starting Time: 8:00 AM at the Barbara Bush Elementary School, 7420 Crownridge Drive, The Woodlands, TX Registration: beginning at 7:15 AM in the parking lot of the Barbara Bush Elementary School. Note: The school itself will not be used for the races; nearest “facilities” are a two-minute walk away at the Alden Bridge Park. The Course: an out and back along the path next to Crownridge Drive & East Alden Bridge Drive, mile markers and signs along the way. Entry Fee: $1.00 – just enough to cover race expenses: insurance; timing & scoring equipment; flyers; water and Powerade. What Not To Expect: T-shirts; prizes; five-course meals; 2:08 marathoners. More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/975301722616855/
The Woodlands Marathon March 2nd, 2024, also includes a half marathon, a 10K run, and a 5K run. A family 2K run is also held Feb 24th, 2023.
The Woodlands Township organizes several races each year. Click the link to see more.
Muddy Trails 5K – Saturday, February 17, 2024
Featuring a chip-timed 5K trail run, plus the Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off. The race culminates with a festive zydeco Post-Race Party, complete with live music and fun for the whole family.
Run and Done 3.1 – Saturday, March 30, 2024
The Run and Done 3.1 offers participants ages 10 and up a quick and enjoyable 5K race experience for runners of all abilities.
The Woodlands Triathlon – Saturday, May 11, 2024
As one of the premier multi-sport events in the region, The Woodlands Triathlon offers high-caliber competition, first-rate race management and scenic courses to participants ranging from beginners to nationally-ranked athletes.
Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas – Saturday, October 5, 2024
The multi-faceted Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas race provides friendly competition for all skill levels. With a certified 10-mile course, the 3.1 Armadillo Run 5K and the One 4 Texas Kids’ Fun Run, the event concludes with a Texas-sized Post Race Party.
Glow and Go 5K – Saturday, December 7, 2024
Dress in your best “glow” in the spirit of the Holidays for this quick evening race along the The Woodlands Waterway.
YMCA Run Thru the Woods is scheduled for Thursday (always on Thanksgiving) November 23th 2023 near The Woodlands Town Center. The Run Thru The Woods, “Directed by the YMCA” is an annual charity event designed for all ages and levels of fitness that benefits several South Montgomery County charities. The event features a 5 Mile Race, 3 Mile Race, 1 Mile Kids Race and 3 Mile Walk.
The Texas 10 Series is a premier running race series that is hosted in seven Texas cities providing age group runners multiple opportunities to walk away with cash in their pockets and an overall great running event experience. The planned events will include a 10 mile race distance, 5 mile race distance and 1 mile kid’s fun run. Each event will support local community volunteer organizations and charities through runner participation. Texas 10 Series mission is helping promote healthy lifestyles and supporting the communities where they are produced.
Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas Saturday, April 27th 2024.
Spindle Tree parkrun A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you! When is it? – Every Saturday at 7:30am. Where is it? The event takes place at Spindle Tree Jogging Trail, Springtime Creek Dr, Magnolia, TX 77354. See Course page for more details. What does it cost to join in? Nothing – it’s free! but please register before you first come along. Only ever register with parkrun once and don’t forget to bring a scannable copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.
Races NOT in the Woodlands Area
Polish Pickle Run Fourth Saturday in June, 8:00 AM for 5K. Kicks off Polish Day Festivities. WHERE: BREMOND, TEXAS (Located halfway between Waco and Bryan).
Trail Racing Over Texas Whether you are a new runner, a seasoned veteran or looking for a change of pace, thanks for taking a look at Trail Racing Over Texas. We have a deep commitment to shining a light on the best places for trail running that Texas has to offer. From 5k’s to 200 milers, from flat and fast to hard with hills, our trail races offer it all!
Looking for Results? Try these links
My Chip Time Run-Far’s Race Timing’s results page for local Texas results.
Run Houston Timing Run Houston Timing’s results page.
Running in the USA is the largest online directory of races, results and clubs.
Seven Hill Running Club Huntsville, Texas The Seven Hills Running Club was established in 1985 to promote running as a means of achieving and maintaining physical fitness in Huntsville and its surrounding communities. A great club and up to date race schedule.
Pace calculator Calculate your running pace per mile or kilometer with a Running pace calculator.
Map My Run – Houston, Texas Houston Area running maps
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Woodlands Area Running Stores
Fleet Feet Sports – now (1/2017) at 1925 Hughes Landing across from Starbucks. 1925 Hughes Landing Blvd., Suite 900, The Woodlands, TX 77380, 936-321-1500. At Fleet Feet Sports, you will find a welcoming environment where runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities receive unparalleled service and support. Our Fitlosophy is to help you find the right ”FIT” in every facet of your active lifestyle.
New Balance – A running store in The Woodlands. Located next to Trader Joes in the Woodlands. New Balance, 10868 Kuykendahl Rd, Suite D, The Woodlands, TX 77381, Phone 936-321-1500.
Woodlands Area Coaching
Team Green Running is a running club designed from its inception to help athletes at all levels and abilities in their quest for excellence. The club’s focus is on sprints and distance running and supporting runners in cross country, on the roads, out of the blocks and on the track.
Finish Strong Coaching Dana Lyons, founder of Finish Strong Coaching, has been an avid competitive athlete for over 25 years in local, national and world multisport events. Based in The Woodlands, TX, Finish Strong Coaching has coached hundreds of triathletes, duathletes and runners of all ages and abilities over the past 20 years. FSC offers focused, effective training programs to help you achieve your goals.
TXTRI offers online coaching to all marathons including trail and adventure races. Sandra Sutherland is a Triathlon/Marathon coach and has coached in The Woodlands for the last 20 years. For more details about the group or for custom training please email Sandra: email@example.com or go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1482369625343688/
Vantage Point Endurance Vantage Point Endurance was created to provide premier coaching to Triathletes, Runners, Ultra Runners, Obstacle Course Racers, Adventure Racers, and other endurance athletes. Our success is measured by the achievements of our athletes. We pride ourselves on being committed to your goals by providing training knowledge and not just a training schedule. Athletes with all skill levels and experience are welcome at Vantage Point Endurance.
Woodlands Fit Even if you’ve never run a step before, training with our group will help you conquer mental and physical barriers you never thought possible. We start wherever you are. Couch potato? Seasoned marathoner? Great. No matter what your conditioning or pace, there will be others to train with. Over the course of six short months, our coaches will help achieve your personal best in a non-intimidating, fun, and safe environment.
Team in Training (TNT) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) is the world’s leading sports charity training program. TNT’s dynamic, hands-on training program enables participants to realize their dream of completing a marathon, half marathon, triathlon, century ride or hike adventure.
Galloway The Woodlands We have pace groups for all levels, slow-medium-fast, using Jeff Galloway’s RUN-WALK-RUN™ method. The Galloway program is particularly good for individuals returning from injury because of the run-walk-run method, and Jeff’s motto is “run injury free”. Interested in learning more about The Woodlands Galloway program? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or look for us on Facebook: Galloway – The Woodlands Running Club.
Volte Endurance Training strives to display Christian values, maintain high standards of excellence, promote integrity, respect the fundamental rights, dignity and worth of all participants, apply and make public our knowledge of sport in order to contribute to the community and encourage all individuals, training groups and clubs.
Northside Running As an RRCA Certified Club, Northside Running is a great place to get in shape, train, and meet other runners within the community: whether your dream is to complete a 5k or train for an Ironman. We encourage all types of athletes. Fast, slow, big, small, young, old…if you show up, we are rooting for you and we truly find joy in your success. We offer accountability.
The Woodlands Parks and Recreation Department has several running programs in the fall. Check out for more information, schedules and prices
Other Woodlands Area Sporting Activities
Masters Swimming Our club is a USMS year round swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for adults 18 years or older of all abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve their swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from fitness swimmer, to triathlete to competitive swimmer.
Bike Lane is a family owned bike shop offering, since 1995, a large selection of bicycles including road, triathlon, off-road, comfort, BMX, and kids bikes – and accessories including a variety of clothing, parts, and nutrition.
Hiking in and around the Woodlands
Woodlands Hiking Club
Spring Creek Nature Trail (Woodlands)
The Spring Creek Greenway (East side of I-45)
Short trail near WoodForest
Lake Creek Greenway Partnership
History of the Woodlands Link