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24th annual Texas Marathon

 

Date:           Sunday, January 1, 2023    
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

Email:           texasmarathonkingwood@gmail.com

Phone:        (281)-684-3336

 

 

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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 2023, we have several options available to participants who let us know before December 15th. 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 texasmarathonkingwood@gmail.com 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 15th.
*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 15th so that we can notify a military person on our wait list and allow them time to make plans.

Weather:

32-85 expecting around 40-degree weather

In prior years as seen in the photos there have been people bundled up to guys with their shirts off.

On this page I will update monthly and by closer to race time I will update this page weekly.

 

Event:

Marathon (26.2 miles- 4 loops)

Half (13.2 miles- 2loops)

 

Course description:
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.

 

Directions:
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 


Packet pickup:
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

Hotels:

Comfort Suites-Kingwood Texas     22223 HWY 59N Humble Tx 77339

Reservation: 281-359-4448               Late check out available

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Certification:
USATF Course certification number: TX15123ETM

Timing:
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

Race limit:
The race has a limit of 600 participants.     Check your registration

Time Limit:
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.

Aid Stations:
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.

Bag Drop:
There will be an area near the starting line where you can leave a drop bag that is easily accessible from the racecourse.

Awards: 
We have designated 2023 as the "Squeezie Barefoot". 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 Chicken". Prior years have been: "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.

Post-race:
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.

 

Results:
Finishing results will be available on the website, www.marathonguide.com, and www.runhoustontiming.net. Results will also be sent to Boston.

Photos:

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