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Traffic Impact for The Woodlands Marathon March 6

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The annual Woodlands Marathon and Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, March 6 and will impact traffic in and around the race courses from 6:30 am to 1:30 pm. This is the 10th annual event with an anticipated 9,000 registered participants.

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.

The Woodlands Marathon Course

Source: The Woodlands Marathon

The Woodlands Half Marathon Course

Source: The Woodlands Marathon


  • 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.
  • Email or call with questions if you are unsure.


  • 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 9:30am (fully open)
    • Northbound/Southbound Gosling 10am (fully open)
    • Eastbound Research Forest Drive 8:45am (fully open)
    • Lake Woodlands Drive (westbound – converted to contra-flow for eastbound traffic) 6:30am-11am
    • Woodlands Parkway Westbound On Ramp/Grogan’s Mill – 11:30am (fully open)

Businesses and neighborhoods will be accessible during the race.  
NOTE: Eastbound Lake Woodlands Drive will have all lanes closed between 6:30am-11am from Kuykendahl to Lake Front Circle.   

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.


  • Expect 10 minute delays at intersections when crossing course.
  • 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.

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:

View complete The Woodlands Marathon Traffic guide here.


The Woodlands Marathon is a Boston Qualifier, the fastest course in Texas on average and one the top 25th fastest courses in the country. It qualifies close to 11% of its registered runners in the marathon for the Boston Marathon. The marathon, half marathon, 5k, 10K and 2k Fun Run traverse the streets of Town Center and the community on a pretty flat course, finishing on the scenic The Woodlands Waterway.

Friends, family and spectators line the streets at various cheer zones in the Cheer Challenge to encourage athletes along the way, and participants have the opportunity to run for charities in the Charity Challenge. To date, over $1.2 Million has been raised for and donated to charities and volunteer organizations and this year will welcome close to 9,000 runners.

Learn more at

Source: The Woodlands Marathon