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24th annual Texas Marathon

Date:        Sunday, January 1, 2023    
Time:       8:00 A.M. Marathon Start  8:15 A.M. Half Marathon Start                  
Location:  Greentree Park, Kingwood, TX
 
Address:   3826 Brook Shadow - Kingwood, TX 77345

Registration for the 2023 Texas Marathon (online registration click here)


History: Rick Worley was the reason for starting the Texas Marathon in 2000.  He was working on setting a Guinness World Record for the most marathons on consecutive weekends when he ran 200 in 159 consecutive weeks.  There was not a marathon being held during the Christmas weekend in 1999, which would have broken Rick's streak.  We organized the Free Kingwood Marathon and held it on 12/26/99.  Rick went to Ohio to run a series of marathons between Christmas and New Year's.  He needed a marathon on New Year's Day and could only find a very difficult ultra marathon.  We offered to organize another marathon six days after the Free Kingwood Marathon using the same course, with a new name, "Jammin' in January" and held it on New Year's Day.  The race has been held on New Year's Day every year since then.  Rick completed the Texas Marathon four times and participated in it every year until 2006 when he injured his ankle.  He completed 299 marathons including at least four in every state and also at least one on six continents.  Rick Worley was tragically killed in a traffic accident on 7/25/10. We send our love to Rick's family.  We will miss Rick, his laugh and his love of friends, family and marathoning. . -paula&steve  Boone

Steve and Paula will be assisting the Knights of Columbus in a smooth transition for the 2023 Texas Marathon. It has been our pleasure to have served our running family for the past 23 years.

Results are posted for 2022. Check the drop down menu under Results and choose 2022. (You may have to refresh the page.)


Entry fee:
All events:  $90.00   

Registration: (Click here for online registration)

Or print out an application and mail it in. (Mail in Application Click Here)

Refund, Transfer, Donation and Carry Forward:
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.

Events:
Marathon (26.2 miles-4 loops) 
Half Marathon (13.1 miles-2 loops) 

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.

Click for:   USATF Course Certification with map    

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

Weather:
Temperatures vary from 32 to 85 degrees. Typically you can expect 40 degree weather.

Air Travel:
The closest airport is IAH- George Bush Intercontinental Airport-Houston, TX (less than 10 miles).  The next closest airport is HOU-William P. Hobby Airport-Houston, TX (31 miles).  Car rental is necessary because the hotels do not have shuttle service to the race site.  Most major airlines have service to Houston, TX. 

Lodging:
Please contact the hotels directly to verify rates and offers.

Comfort Suites-Kingwood 22223 Hwy 59N Humble, TX 77339     Race Headquarter Hotel 
Reservations: 281-359-4448 
Late checkouts available

Fairfield Inn Marriott, 20525 Hwy 59 N, Humble, TX
Reservations 281-540-3311
www.fairfieldinn.com/houhm

Candlewood Suites-Kingwood/Humble/IAH, 291 Kingwood Medical Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
24 Hour free shuttle, free laundry, pool with gazebo, Jacuzzi, gas grill, free wireless internet, business center, off freeway for safety and security.
www.candlewoodsuites.com/kingwoodtx

Country Inn & Suites-Houston Intercontinental Airport, 20611 Hwy 59N, Humble, TX 77338
www.countryinns.com/humbletx


Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Kingwood, 22675 Hwy 59 N, Kingwood, TX 77339

Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Houston, 12915 FM 1960 W Humble, TX 77065
Reservations: 281-359-2700

Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston-Kingwood Parc, 23320 Hwy 59 N, Kingwood, TX 77339
p:281.358.5566 x4502/ f: 281.358.5771

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 (TBA). 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 a area near the starting line where you can leave a drop bag that is easily accessible from the race course.

Awards:
 

We have designated 2023 as the (TBA). 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.

The Charity:
The net proceeds of this race will benefit Knights of Columbus charities. 

Photos
 
Race Photography:
http://www.raceshots.net/
Album from Hung Hoang (2021)

Album from Hung Hoang (2019)

Photos from Steve & Paula Boone    (2012 photos)   (2011 photos)  (2010 photos)

Video of 2012 Texas Marathon and Half from Monica Montoya  (video)

Video of 2016 Texas Half from Eunice & Kirk Mahoney (video)

Video of the 2019 Texas Marathon from a sponsor Sawblade.com

Course Records:

Marathon Male Josh Heimbach Fort Worth, TX 2:35:06 2021
Marathon Female Selena Pasadyn Hinckley, OH 2:54:47 2021
Marathon Wheelchair Chris McDonald Lumberton, TX 3:11:15 2008
Half Marathon Male Logan Terry   1:14:53 2014
Half Marathon Female Julie Mosier Crosno Kingwood, TX 1:30:26 2009

Sponsors:
Does your company have free samples they would like to provide to 600 (very appreciative) runners??  If so, we would be very happy to include your items in our race packets.  Runners really love freebies!  Just drop us a line and we'll do the rest.  texasmarathonkingwood@gmail.com

Volunteers:
If you know of an adult who wants to volunteer, please include their name and shirt size with your application or send us an email. texasmarathonkingwood@gmail.com

We have marathoners traveling to Texas from out of the country.  We have had folks ask for rides to/from the race course.  If you are willing to be a contact for "shuttle service", please send us an email and we'll list you as a contact for our marathoners.  texasmarathonkingwood@gmail.com

Texas Marathon Veterans:
After a participant completes their 5th Texas Marathon (26.2 mile event only counts), they are considered a Texas Marathon Veteran.  Special awards are presented to the finisher when they complete their 5th year and every 5 years afterward of the Texas Marathon. 

*50 States Marathon Club members
   www.50statesmarathonclub.com

5 Year Veterans

Name 5 year veteran year Years of Texas Marathon
Christal Albrecht-TX 2010 10
Robert Alvers-TX 2019 5
*Glen Anderson-VA 2018 6
Richard Barron-TX 2020 6
Jetola Anderson Blair-TX 2018 8
Harris Argo-TX 2008 8
Joe Barry-TX 2009 6
Jim Baudhuin-TX 2015 5
Timothy Beally-TX 2019 5
*Peter Bennett-TX 2011 15
*Karen Berglund-TX 2010 17
*Ron Berglund-TX 2010 17
Stefanie Bernosky-TX 2016 7
*Victor Bhatt-TX 2011 8
*Henry Bittle-KS 2016 7
*Steve Boone-TX 2004 22
*Gene (Andy) Bowden-TX 2019 8
*Ray Boytim-TX 2005 9
*Kevin Brosi-TX 2022 5
Kimberlie Budzik-TX 2012 5
Edward Campos-TX 2013 13
Margot Campos-TX 2013 12
*Richard Carroll-TX 2016 11
Karen Castro-TX 2016 5
*Bijou Chacko-TX 2020 7
Gary Chapman-TX 2022 5
*Ed Childress-TX 2022 5
*Sheau Yun Choo-LA 2021 5
*Teal Clark-AR 2018 6
Charles Clutter-TX 2019 8
*German Collazos-TX 2010 13
Yong Collins-TX 2009 10
Susie Comstock-TX 2009 9
Clark Courtright-TX 2012 5
Mark Crichton-TX 2011 5
Donna Crocker-TX 2011 5
Christopher Culpepper-TX 2016 6
Penny Derkowski-TX 2011 5
*Tom Detore-KS 2010 5
*Michael DiGennaro-TX 2015 12
Chris Duggan-TX 2012 9
Kim Dyson-TX 2019 6
*Carol Earles-AR 2016 6
*Lora Eklund-AZ 2020 6
Mark England-TX 2017 9
*Calix Fattmann-MO 2019 7
*Ken Fattmann-MO 2018 9
Patrick Foley-TX 2011 5
*Robert Furman-TX 2015 8
Valgeane Garrett-TX 2017 5
Jacob Gautreaux-TX 2016 6
Zach Gay-TX 2022 5
Jill Geslison-TX 2019 5
Dean Gillespie-CA 2018 6
Evan Groutage-TX 2004 6
*Christopher Haeckler-TX 2017 5
*Matthew Hamidullah-NC 2019 5
George Hanks-TX 2019 6
Aiko Hanyu-TX 2013 12
*Wesley Hardacre-MS 2020 6
*Boonsom Hartman-IL 2022 5
Donald Hickombottom-TX 2012 7
*Claude Hicks, Jr.-TX 2010 7
*Robert (Andy) Hill-TX 2014 7
*Grant Hodges-TX 2009 9
Kathy Hodges-TX 2014 5
*Richard Holmes-NC 2020 6
*Mike Huff-TX 2006 13
John Hyak-TX 2012 12
Richard Jares-TX 2009 15
Brian Jenison-TX 2010 7
Ken Johnson-TX 2012 7
Stephen Jones-TX 2014 5
Jason Kaplan-TX 2021 5
*Tina King-OK 2010 6
*Wayne King-OK 2010 6
*Alfred Kohli-WI 2020 5
Vincent Kowalski-TX 2009 8
Jennifer Laughlin-TX 2018 5
Daniel Lawton-TX 2022 5
Mark Lawton-TX 2022 5
*Sergio Leonardi-TX 2015 12
Amy Lewing-TX 2021 5
*Steve Lind-TX 2016 7
Robert Lott, Jr.-TX 2008 15
Rachel Lowell-TX 2020 7
Morgan Lusby-TX 2007 7
*Willem Maas-TX 2015 6
*Larry Macon-TX 2012 11
Kirk Mahoney-TX 2020 6
*Mirek Malinowski-TX 2011 5
*Mathew Mapram-TX 2017 8
Ken Merenda-TX 2014 9
Edward Mickelson-TX 2020 5
*Thomas Moberly-TX 2011 12
*Bill Moeller-TX 2010 15
*Bridget Moeller-TX 2010 12
Anne Moore-TX 2018 8
*Maggie Mount-TX 2016 11
Robert Mount-TX 2017 6
Bob Myers-TX 2019 5
Nhithi Nguyen-TX 2012 5
*Yen Nguyen-TX 2010 16
Jacqueline O'Brien-Nolen-TX 2005 22
Ricahrd Oechslin-TX 2022 5
*Andrew Olsen-TX 2019 8
Ila Owers-TX 2015 5
*Donna Palmer-TX 2016 9
Daron Peschel-TX 2018 6
John Pontikas-TX 2018 5
Jones Ramsey-TX 2014 6
Rahul Reddy-TX 2016 5
*Jim Reeve-TX 2009 12
*Andrew Rennie-TX 2017 10
Carlos Reyes-TX 2012 13
*Michael Rhodes-TX 2017 10
Guy Rozas-TX 2014 7
Mike Salo-TX 2017 5
Terry Sawma-TX 2010 11
Bennie Schuchart-TX 2022 5
*Suzy Seeley-TX 2006 14
Suresh Shah-TX 2010 12
*Clyde Shank-TX 2015 8
*Kelly Shank-TX 2015 5
*Dan Shuff-TX 2017 5
Gerry Simpson-TX 2005 20
*Jim Simpson-CA 2014 6
Danielle Skelton (Reeves)-TX 2012 15
Paula Sokolich-TX 2013 8
*Rebecca Steven-KS 2020 5
Wanda Stigger-TX 2019 5
*John Strohmeyer-TX 2017 9
*Chuck Struckness-MN 2010 11
Andrea Sulak-TX 2021 6
Jim Surratt-TX 2018 9
Charles Taylor-AB, Canada 2013 6
Jay Teinert-TX 2013 6
Randy Thibodeaux-TX 2017 5
Mark Thurber-TX 2014 5
Nancy Timpani-TX 2021 5
Graeme Tindall-New Zealand 2017 5
*Angela Tortorice-TX 2011 16
*Ginger Trimble Knox-TX 2021 6
*Gary Van Kuiken-TX 2012 5
*Rene Villalobos-TX 2006 20
*Breanna Waldrup-TX 2020 7
Fred Ward-TX 2009 16
*Frances Wasicka-TX 2015 8
*Joe Wasicka-TX 2014 9
Betty White-TX 2018 6
Hudon White-TX 2015 11
Don Womble-TX 2015 8
*Carol Young-TX 2017 7


10 Year Veterans

Name 10 year veteran year Years of Texas Marathon
Christal Albrecht-TX 2016 10
*Peter Bennett-TX 2017 15
*Karen Berglund-TX 2015 17
*Ron Berglund-TX 2015 17
*Steve Boone-TX 2009 22
Edward Campos-TX 2018 13
Margot Campos-TX 2019 12
*Richard Carroll-TX 2021 11
*German Collazos-TX 2015 13
Yong Collins-TX 2015 10
*Michael DiGennaro-TX 2020 12
Aiko Hanyu-TX 2019 12
*Mike Huff-TX 2011 13
John Hyak-TX 2017 12
Richard Jares-TX 2013 15
*Sergio Leonardi-TX 2020 12
Robert Lott-TX 2013 15
*Larry Macon-TX 2019 11
*Thomas Moberly-TX 2016 12
*Bill Moeller-TX 2015 15
*Bridget Moeller-TX 2017 12
*Maggie Mount-TX 2021 11
*Yen Nguyen-TX 2015 16
Jacqueline O'Brien-Nolen-TX 2010 22
*Jim Reeve-TX 2016 12
Danielle Skelton Reeves-TX 2017 15
*Andy Rennie-TX 2022 10
Carlos Reyes-TX 2017 13
*Michael Rhodes-TX 2022 10
Terry Sawma-TX 2015 11
*Suzy Seeley-TX 2017 14
Suresh Shah-TX 2016 12
Gerry Simpson-TX 2010 20
*Chuck Struckness-MN 2015 11
*Angela Tortorice-TX 2016 16
*Rene Villalobos-TX 2012 20
Fred Ward-TX 2014 16
Hudon White-TX 2020 11

15 Year Veterans

Name 15 year veteran year Years of Texas Marathon
*Peter Bennett-TX 2022 15
*Karen Berglund-TX 2020 17
*Ron Berglund-TX 2020 17
*Steve Boone-TX 2014 22
Richard Jares-TX 2018 15
Robert Lott-TX 2018 15
*Bill Moeller-TX 2021 15
*Yen Nguyen-TX 2021 16
Jacqueline O'Brien-Nolen-TX 2015 22
Gerry Simpson-TX 2015 20
Daniel Skelton Reeves 2022 15
*Angela Tortorice-TX 2021 16
*Rene Villalobos-TX 2017 20
Fred Ward-TX 2019 16
     

20 Year Veterans
Name
20 year veteran year
Years of Texas Marathon
*Steve Boone-TX
2019
22
Jacqueline O'Brien-Nolen, TX 2020 22
Gerry Simpson-TX 2021 20
*Rene Villalobos-TX 2022 20



Texas Marathon Challenge:

The Texas Marathon Triple consists of the Texas Marathon, the Galveston Marathon, and the Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon. 
Run all three marathons and receive a free hat and custom T-shirt.  Run a half or marathon at each event and receive a free hat. No strings.
Texas Marathon 1/1/22
Galveston Marathon 2/13/22
Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon 3/19-20/22

Extras:

Nifty, Custom made Wooden Display Medal Stand from Lifespeed Sportswww.lifespeedsports.com  email to order lifespeedsports@yahoo.com  Texas Marathon Special pricing is $32.00 (plus shipping). (photo)