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Woodlands Marathon

The Woodlands, TX


Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, March 4, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Pancake Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 57°F (13°C)
Average High: 66°F (18°C)
Average Low: 47° F (8°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.10
Course Score: 99.10

Race Size

2017: 921 Finishers
2016: 857 Finishers
2015: 894 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 16.9%
2016: 8.8%
2015: 7.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Woodlands Marathon course is a flat, fast, single loop.


Marathon Rankings

The Woodlands Marathon was the 99th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 98th largest in 2015.

This year 16.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Woodlands Marathon the 252nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 5th highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 99.10 ranks it as the 170th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 12th fastest course in Texas.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Woodlands Marathon a PR Score of 99.10. This PR Score ranks it as the 120th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 9th fastest in Texas.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 206 feet (62m)
Min Elevation: 116 feet (35m)

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Ratings & Reviews for the Woodlands Marathon

2.9 Stars from 7 Reviews



review of 2017 Woodlands Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars

Review

Boring course with little crowd support. The course came up short .7 mile. Race organizers allowed the majority to miss a turn.

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review of 2017 Woodlands Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars

Review

Every single race seems to have a major issue. This year the corse was too short. Many 5k participants didn't get shirts. Another year the full marathon shirts said half marathon.

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review of 2017 Woodlands Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Course is great, lots of restroom and refreshment stood along the way too.

Race Tips

Course is mostly flat, through The Woodlands, TX. The course gets narrow at the end as you get on The Waterway Towards the finish line (less than 0.5 mile). Lots of parking too.

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review of 2017 Woodlands Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars

Review

We loved the race last year and came back. This yr was a disaster! Packet pick up was unorganized! One runners name were on all our bibs for the relay. It wasn't the team name. One runner of our team was listed twice causing one runner's name not to be listed. The miles were off. We run almost a mile short and the relay was not appropriately divided. One leg was way longer in the relay 7+ miles while 2 runners ran less than 6 miles. Entire run was a mess. Left race feeling frustrated and not the typical euphoria feeling I have after a run.

Race Tips

Your race your pace

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review of 2017 Woodlands Marathon.   

2 / 5 Stars

Review

We were very fortunate with the weather this year. Very poor organization and planning, sorely disappointed that our BQ times may not be counted because the course leader took a wrong turn, shortening the overall distance run. There were also supposed to be 2 Gu stations, and there was only one; water stations were plentiful though.

Race Tips

If you're from a flat city, be sure to get some hill training in for this one, because there are many small hills throughout the course.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Very easy parking in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell pavilion colored lots.



review of 2017 Woodlands Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

I loved how much water and Gatorade were given to runners all throughout the course. Among many other things.

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review of 2017 Woodlands Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

I like the course as it is fast. The gentle undulations really help your time. It is not too crowded either.

Race Tips

Run hard on the downhill sections, you will takes minutes off your pb.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Arrive one hour early to make sure you get parking close to the start line. There is a HEB car park within 50 yds.



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