25th annual Texas Marathon
Date: Monday, January 1, 2024
Start Time: 8:00 A.M. Marathon, 8:15 A.M. Half Marathon
Location: Greentree Park, Kingwood, TX
Address: 3826 Brook Shadow - Kingwood, TX 77345
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Refund or Transfer
If you are unable or unwilling or simply change your mind about participating in the Texas Marathon/Half 2024, we have several options available to participants who let us know before December 1st. We normally have a wait list and there is someone who would love to take your place. (NO tripping or use of voodoo dolls of current participants is allowed!!) Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so that we can accommodate any requests.
*You may request a refund and receive your entry fee less a $10 irritation fee. Please request a refund by November 30th. No refunds after December 1st. We process refunds once a month.
*If you have a friend or enemy who would be willing to take your place, you may transfer your entry to them for a $10 irritation fee. Please request transfers by December 1st. We must receive the transfer form by December 15th. No transfers will be filled after December 1st.
*If you would like to donate your entry to one of our active-duty military participants, we will do it for no fee. Please let us know by December 1st so that we can notify a military person on our wait list and allow them time to make plans.
Low of 56 Degrees and High of 76 Degrees Prepare for a sunny day we will have ice and drinks to accommodate!
In prior years as seen in the photos there have been people bundled up to guys with their shirts off.
I will update this page daily with recent forecasts.
Marathon (26.2 miles- 4 loops)
Half (13.2 miles- 2loops)
Four loops on greenbelts in Kingwood, starting at the Greentree Pool, proceeding to Lake Houston and returning to the Greentree Pool. The course is run entirely on concrete greenbelt trails which are open to the public. Please use caution when crossing streets and be courteous to the residents of the neighborhood.
From I-59, exit Kingwood Drive, continue East on Kingwood Drive for approx. 4.5 miles. Take a left on Lake Houston Parkway (8th traffic light). Turn right on Brook Shadow Drive (approx. � mile north on Lake Houston Parkway). The second stop sign on Brook Shadow Drive is Greentree Park (corner of Falling Brook and Brook Shadows). 3826 Brook Shadow - Kingwood, TX 77345. Parking at Greentree Elementary School on the right on Brook Shadow.
Packet Pickup New Year's Eve 1 PM to 6 PM at the park. 3826 Brook Shadow - Kingwood, TX 77345
Packet pickup starts at 6:30 AM on New Year's Day at the park. 3826 Brook Shadow - Kingwood, TX 77345
Comfort Suites-Kingwood Texas 22223 HWY 59N Humble Tx 77339
Reservation: 281-359-4448 Late check out available
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USATF Course certification number: TX15123ETM
Timing will be provided by Run Houston Timing www.runhoustontiming.net
Chips are on the back of the bib numbers. Do not remove them. Wear your bib on the front of your shirt or shorts for visibility of the timing and turn around monitors. Bib and packet pickup New Year's Eve 1 PM to 6 PM at the park. 3826 Brook Shadow - Kingwood, TX 77345
Race day bib and packet pickup starts at 6:30 AM on New Year's Day at the park. 3826 Brook Shadow - Kingwood, TX 77345
The race has a limit of 600 participants. Check your registration
This event is walker and velocity challenged participant friendly. The only time limit is that participants must finish before dark (5:30pm). The third loop must be completed by 3 PM, or you will not be allowed to continue. An early start is not allowed because of the park curfew.
T-shirts, medals, and stuff:
Each participant and volunteer will receive a shirt. Each finisher will receive a custom finisher medal. The finisher medals are a secret until race day, so don't ask to see a picture of one because it isn't going to happen. In lieu of age awards, your finisher squeezie critter will have your overall finishing position on it. 2023 will be the year of the Squeezie Barefoot. Each registered participant will receive a snazzy goody bag.
Pre-race Announcements and National Anthem:
Race announcements, introductions, and instructions will start at 7:45 AM. National Anthem will be sung and followed by the marathon start at 8:00 AM sharp. The half will begin at 8:15 AM.
There will be water and sports drink available every 1.5 miles at each of the aid stations. There are snacks available at the start/stop aid station (every 6.5 miles). Portable toilets are located at the start and at each aid station.
There will be an area near the starting line where you can leave a drop bag that is easily accessible from the racecourse.
We have designated 2024 as the "year of the Dollar Sign". Each finisher will receive a critter with your overall finish position. Don't blame us if you have a very slow critter. Last year was the "year of the Squeezie Barefoot". Prior years have been: "year of the Squeezie Chicken" "year of the Great White Shark", "year of the Squeezie Happy Dog" ,"year of the Squeezie 'Tex' the Cowboy Bull " "year of the Squeezie Octopus ", "year of the Squeezie Porta Potty", "year of the Squeezie Bug-eyed Frog", "year of the Squeezie T-Rex", "year of the Squeezie Elephant", "year of the Cheesie Squeezie Rat", "year of the Pink Pig", "year of the Yellow Rubber Duck", "year of the Penguin", "year of the Bat", "year of the Monkey", "year of the Cow", and "year of the Bear". There are no age group awards because every runner is special.
A pizza picnic lunch is provided after the race with fresh pizza being delivered every hour starting at 10 AM. Also, snacks, fruit, cookies, chips, and soft drinks are available while you cheer on the other runners as they finish.
Finishing results will be available on the website, www.marathonguide.com, and www.runhoustontiming.net. Results will also be sent to Boston.