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Traffic Delays due to The Woodlands Marathon

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If planning on traveling on Saturday, March 3 through The Woodlands, Texas, you will need to prepare for traffic delays due to the annual race, The Woodlands Marathon.

The Woodlands Marathon is held annually and includes a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5-kilometer race and 2-kilometer Fun Run/Walk. Residents and drivers passing through The Woodlands will need to expect 5 minute delays at intersections, add 10-15 extra for your travel times, and map your own course prior to race day.

View the complete traffic guide for The Woodlands Marathon and learn more about the race at




Routes and Event Traffic Information (provided by The Woodlands Marathon):

  • Only residential traffic is recommended through and around the racecourse during the hours of 6:30am and 1:30pm.
  • Travel routes that are OPEN:
    •  Northbound
      • Kuykendahl 9:30 am-130pm
      • Woodloch Forest 7am-1130am
      • FM 2978 7am-130pm
      • I-45 7am-130pm
    •  Southbound
      • Branch Crossing 7am-130pm,
      • Woodloch Forest 7am-1130am
      • FM 2978 7am-130pm
      • I-45 7am-130pm.
    •  Westbound
      • Research Forest Drive 7am-130pm
      • I-45 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 Race Chart

View the estimated timeframe runners will pass through each mile marker of the marathon and half marathon courses.

Learn more about The Woodlands Marathon, race information and traffic routes at


Source: The Woodlands Marathon

John Cooper School February 2022