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Traffic will be impacted for The Woodlands Marathon

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The annual Woodlands Marathon and Half Marathon will be held on March 2 and will impact traffic in and around the race courses from 6:45 am to 1:30 pm. This is the 8th annual event with an anticipated 8,000 registered participants.

What’s new this year? The 5K and 2K Kids race will be held February 23 at 7:30 am – 11 am. Lake Woodlands and The Woodlands Waterway will be impacted.

Plan Ahead and use alternative routes, as the streets along the race routes will have closures and contra-flow traffic in order to accommodate runners.

Due to the route of the run courses, the following roads will be impacted:
• Lake Robbins: Eastbound and Westbound
• Grogan’s Mill: Southbound and Northbound
• Research Forest Drive: Eastbound
• Kuykendahl Road: Southbound and Northbound
• Lake Woodlands Drive: Eastbound
• South Millbend: Southbound
• Sawdust: Westbound (Outside Lane)
• Glenloch: Northbound
• Tanglebrush: Eastbound
• South Panther Creek: Eastbound
• Flintridge: Eastbound
• Woodlands Parkway: Eastbound (Outside Lane)
• Macbeth Way: Eastbound
• Ashlane Way: Eastbound
• Branch Crossing: Northbound and Southbound
• Terramont: Southbound
• Ken Lakes Drive: Southbound and Northbound
• Alden Bridge: Eastbound
• Bay Branch: Eastbound

 

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View maps at thewoodlandsmarathon.com/event-details/maps/

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What to expect:

  • Traffic will be impacted from 6:30am-1:30pm
  • PLAN AHEAD and USE ALTERNATE ROUTES around the race course.
  • Expect 15-30 minute delays if you cross into the designated center area of the racecourse.
  • When leaving your neighborhood from inside the racecourse onto Flintridge or Lake Woodlands Drive, expect delays.
  • Add 10-15 extra for your travel times.
  • Map your own drive route prior to race day.
  • Email or call with questions if you are unsure.

Recommended Commute and Driving Practices: 

  • Only residential traffic is recommended through and around the racecourse during the hours of 630am and 130pm.
  • Travel routes that are OPEN:
    • Northbound
      • Kuykendahl 9:30 am-130pm
      • Woodloch Forest 7am-1130am
      • FM 2978 7am-130pm
      • I-45 7am-130pm
    • Southbound
      • Woodloch Forest 7am-1130am
      • FM 2978 7am-130pm
      • I-45 7am-130pm
    • Westbound
      • Research Forest Drive 7am-130pm
      • Lake Woodlands Drive (westbound) 7am-130pm
    • Eastbound
      • HWY 242 7am-130pm Open
      • Woodlands Parkway 7am-130pm Open
  • Businesses and neighborhoods will be accessible during the race.  

NOTE: Eastbound Lake Woodlands Drive will have all lanes closed between 630am-10am from Kuykendahl to Lake Front Circle.  One lane will open for eastbound traffic approximately 10am.  

Lake Woodlands westbound will have contra flow. Vehicles will be traveling east and west from Lake Front Circle will be traveling both directions – east and west.

Runners Pace Chart

Estimated timeframe when roads will re-open on the marathon course:

Estimated timeframe when roads will re-open on the half marathon course:

SUGGESTED TRAVEL PRACTICES ON RACE DAY

  • Expect 5 minute delays at intersections.
  • Add 10-15 extra for your travel times.
  • Map your own course prior to race day.
  • Email or call with questions if you are unsure.

NOTE: Eastbound Lake Woodlands Drive will have all lanes closed between 630am-10am from Kuykendahl to Lake Front Circle.   One lane will open for eastbound traffic approximately 10am.

For more information, please visit thewoodlandsmarathon.com and click TRAFFIC GUIDE at the top of the page. Updated information will be posted on thewoodlandsmarathon.com.

 

Source: The Woodlands Township, The Woodlands Marathon

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