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Traffic Impact for The Woodlands Marathon Saturday, March 4

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Residents are urged to be aware of traffic reroutes and delays in certain areas of The Woodlands on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., due to The Woodlands Marathon races.

Residents are advised to plan ahead and use alternate routes, as the streets along the race routes will have closures and contra-flow traffic to accommodate runners.  

Photo Credit: The Woodlands Marathon; 2023 Marathon Race Course
Photo Credit: The Woodlands Marathon; 2023 Half Marathon Race Course
Photo Credit: The Woodlands Marathon; 2023 10K Race Course

Due to the route of the run courses, the following roads will be impacted:

  • Lake Robbins: EB/WB lanes
  • Grogan’s Mill: SB/NB lanes
  • Research Forest Drive: EB lane
  • Kuykendahl Road: NB lanes
  • Timberloch Place: WB lane
  • Lake Woodlands Drive: EB lanes
  • Woodlands Parkway: WB lanes
  • East Panther Creek Drive: NB lane
  • West Panther Creek Drive: NB lane


  • 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 Lake Woodlands Drive, expect delays.
  • Add 10-15 extra for your travel times.
  • Map your own drive route prior to race day.

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

Photo Credit: The Woodlands Marathon
Photo Credit: The Woodlands Marathon

Eastbound Lake Woodlands Drive will have all lanes closed between 6:30 a.m – 11 a.m. from Kuykendahl to Grogan’s Mill. Lake Woodlands westbound will have CONTRA-FLOW (Vehicles will be traveling east and west from Lake Front Circle to Cochran’s Crossing).


  • Only residential traffic is recommended through and around the racecourse during the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Roads Open for Travel:
    • Research Forest westbound
    • Branch Crossing north and southbound
    • Woodlands Parkway east and west
    • I45 north and southbound
    • Kuykendahl southbound
  • Race Route Estimated Road Opening times:
    • Eastbound Research Forest Drive 8:45 am (fully open)
    • Northbound Kuykendahl 9:20 am (fully open)
    • Northbound/Southbound Gosling 1015 am (fully open)
    • Lake Woodlands Drive (westbound – converted to contra-flow for eastbound traffic) 6:30 am-11 am
    • Woodlands Parkway Westbound On Ramp/Grogan’s Mill – 11:30 am (fully open)
    • Businesses and neighborhoods will be accessible during the race.  

For more information, please visit and click TRAFFIC GUIDE at the top of the page. If you need specific information, The Woodlands Marathon Management recommends you email Updated information will be posted on

Source: The Woodlands Township, The Woodlands Marathon