Possible first race of the year held on the very first day of the year: marathon or half marathon in Kingwood, northeast Houston, Texas


In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

1 January 2021 (Friday)
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Number of participants: 700,
marathon 2020 — 204,
half marathon 2020 — 293
Race Record: 2:42:31 (marathon) Kurt Klewin, USA, 2009
Entry fee:
90 $ marathon or half marathon

The Texas Marathon and Half Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Kingwood, state of Texas, USA. The official name of the event is Sawblade.com Texas Marathon. Up to 700 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (204 runners completed marathon and 293 finished half marathon in 2020).

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Texas Marathon (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon) 2019

Texas Marathon (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon) 2020

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 42.195km (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon)

The marathon race of 42.195km starts at 8:00 1 January 2021 (Friday) on Greenbelt Trail near the Greentree Pool (3826 Brook Shadow Drive, Kingwood, Texas).

Half Marathon race, 21.097km

The half marathon race of 21.097km starts at 8:15 1 January 2021 (Friday) on Greenbelt Trail near the Greentree Pool (3826 Brook Shadow Drive, Kingwood, Texas).


The course of the Texas Marathon (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon) 2021 consists of four loops on shaded greenbelts in Kingwood, it goes around a small lake near Scenic Shore Drive and Lake Houston. The course of the Texas Half Marathon 2021 is made of 2 loops.

The route is run entirely on concrete greenbelt trails and it is open to the public for the time of the race.

Course of the Texas Marathon (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon) and Half Marathon 2021

Course of the Texas Marathon (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon) and Half Marathon 2021

Start and finish for the Texas Marathon (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon) and Half Marathon 2021 are on Greenbelt Trail near the Greentree Pool (3826 Brook Shadow Drive, Kingwood, Texas).

You may find the official course map of the Texas Marathon (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon) and Half Marathon 2021 here.

The time limit for completing the marathon or half marathon is 8 hours 30 minutes. Additional limit: you must complete 3 loops of the marathon course before 15:00.

Water and nutrition stations are located approximately every 2.5km (1.5 miles) of the route and at the finish. The stations provide runners with water, isotonic drink, snacks.

Before the start 1 January 2021 (Friday) you may leave your drop bag (no valuables) near the start and finish line, your bag is easily accessible from the race course.

The route of the Texas Marathon (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon) 2021 is certified by USA Track & Field USATF.


You may sign up for races of the Texas Marathon (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till the slots last.

The entry fee for the Texas Marathon (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon) or Half Marathon 2021 is 90 $.

Till 1 December 2020 for a fee of 10 $ you may transfer your registration to another person or withdraw from the race with a refund; you may defer your registration to the next year for free till 1 December 2020. More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Goody bag
  • Race T-shirt
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Bag drop
  • Finisher medal
  • Squeezie toy Great White Shark with your overall finishing position
  • Pizza picnic after the race
  • On-line race results
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the park near the Greentree Pool (3826 Brook Shadow Drive, Kingwood, Texas).
Pick-up desks schedule:
31 December 2020 (Thursday) from 13:00 till 18:00,
1 January 2021 (Friday) on race day from 6:30.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Texas Marathon (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon) 2021.

Race Results 2021*

Men (marathon)
1. Josh Heimbach (Fort Worth, TX, USA) 2:35:06
2. Daniel Lawton (Cypress, TX, USA) 2:45:44
3. Maverick Smalley (Spring, TX, USA) 3:00:12

Women (marathon)
1. Selena Pasadyn (Hinckley, OH, USA) 2:54:47
2. Haley Watson (Kingwood, TX, USA) 3:19:57
3. Erika Park (Houston, TX, USA) 3:29:10

* Source: www.marathonguide.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions: here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Steve & Paula Boone
19903 January Drive
Humble, TX 77346
tel. +1 713-826-5833

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* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please, write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 1 January 2020
Possible light rain overnight and in the evening.
Temperature: 11°C – 16°C (51°F – 61°F)
Wind: 10 km/h (6 mph)
Date: 1 January 2019
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 6°C – 19°C (43°F – 66°F)
Wind: 14 km/h (9 mph)
Date: 1 January 2018
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: -1°C – 4°C (30°F – 40°F)
Wind: 8 km/h (5 mph)

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Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in January 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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