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Traffic Impact of IRONMAN Texas in The Woodlands

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The Woodlands will be hosting the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship and nearly 3,000 athletes from around the world on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Event activities begin on Wednesday, April 25th at “IRONMAN Village” or the Waterway Parking Lot where athletes from 50 countries, ages 18 to 78 years old will be checking in. Participants, VIP’s, volunteers and race spectators can also shop at the Official IRONMAN Store, visit IRONMAN Partners and Vendors, Information Center, Pro Panel, and more. View the Event Schedule

On Saturday morning at 6:25 a.m. athletes will begin with a 2.4-mile swim in Lake Woodlands, beginning at North Shore Park and ending in the canal at Town Green Park. The 112 mile bike course navigates through The Woodlands, then enters into Northern Harris County where athletes travel two loops on the Hardy Toll Road. The day ends with a 26.2-mile run taking place entirely within The Woodlands and concluding with a spectacular finish on Waterway Ave. Competitors have 17 hours after the final swim wave begins. View Course Maps

The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN® North American Championship Texas triathlon offers a $150,000 professional prize purse and 80 age-group qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship, taking place in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i.


Roads in and around The Woodlands, Texas will be impacted starting as early as Saturday, April 28 at 7 a.m. 

Detours and Travel Routes on April 28, 2018:

  • GROGANS MILL ROAD SOUTHBOUND (FROM NORTH MILLBEND): 7 AM to 9:30 AM – Take Lake Woodlands to Six Pines Drive, Six Pines Drive to N Millbend Road, N Millbend Road to Grogan’s Mill Road.
  • GROGAN’S MILL SOUTHBOUND: 7 AM TO 9:30 AM– Take Lake Woodlands to Six Pines, Six Pines to Millbend Road, Mill Bend Road to Fernridge, Fernridge to S. Millbend, S. Millbend to Grogan’s Mill
  • GROGANS MILL ROAD NORTHBOUND: 11 AM TO 5:15 PM – Take Woodlands Parkway to Six Pines Drive, Six Pines Drive to Lake Woodlands, Lake Woodlands to Grogan’s Mill Road.
  • LAKE ROBBINS DRIVE WESTBOUND: Unrestricted until Six Pines Drive. Follow directions for Grogans Mill Road North or Southbound
  • BEST LOCATIONS TO ENTER MARKET STREET: Along Lake Woodlands Drive, Six Pines Drive and Grogans Mill Road
  • GROGAN’S MILL SOUTHBOUND TOWARDS SAWMILL: 10:55 AM TO 5:05 PM – Take Woodlands Pkwy to I 45, I 45 south to Rayford-Sawdust
  • ACCESS TO WOODLANDS PARKWAY: (south of Woodlands Pkwy between Cochrans Crossing & South Panther Creek) 7 AM to 10 AM.- Take Flintridge to Cochran’s Crossing or Gosling, Take Cochran’s Crossing or Gosling to Woodlands Parkway

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