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

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1 January 2023 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 600,
marathon 2022 — 155,
half marathon 2022 — 283
Course Record: 2:35:06 (marathon) Josh Heimbach, USA, 2021
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 Texas Marathon. Up to 600 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (155 runners completed marathon and 283 finished half marathon in 2022).

The Texas Marathon is an official Boston Qualifier.

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Texas Marathon (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon) 2019

Texas Marathon (Sawblade.com Texas Marathon) 2020

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Texas Marathon)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 8:00 1 January 2023 (Sunday) on Greenbelt Trail near the Greentree Pool (3826 Brook Shadow Drive, Kingwood, Texas).

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 8:15 1 January 2023 (Sunday) on Greenbelt Trail near the Greentree Pool (3826 Brook Shadow Drive, Kingwood, Texas).


The course of the Texas Marathon 2023 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 2023 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 2023

Course of the Texas Marathon and Half Marathon 2023

Start and finish for the Texas Marathon and Half Marathon 2023 are at Greentree Park near the Greentree Pool (3826 Brook Shadow Drive, Kingwood, Texas).

You may find the official course map of the Texas Marathon and Half Marathon 2023 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 1.5mi/2.5km of the route and at the finish. The stations provide runners with water, isotonic drink, snacks. Finishers get pizza lunch, snacks, fruit, cookies, chips, and soft drinks.

Before the start 1 January 2023 (Sunday) 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 2023 is certified by USA Track & Field USATF.


You may sign up for races of the Texas Marathon 2023 online.

The online registration is open till 30 December 2022.

The entry fee for the Texas Marathon or Half Marathon 2023 is $90.

Till 1 December 2022 for a fee of $10 you may transfer your registration to another person or withdraw from the race with a refund. 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 Foot with your overall finishing position
  • Pizza picnic after the race
  • Online race results
  • Medical aid if necessary

Special award is presented to the finisher of 5 Texas Marathons and every 5 years afterward.

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 2022 (Saturday) from 13:00 till 18:00,
1 January 2023 (Sunday) on race day from 6:30.

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

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Texas Marathon 2023.

Race Results 2022*

Men (marathon)
1. Daniel Lawton (Cypress TX, USA) 2:52:13
2. Ricardo Bonilla (San Antonio TX, USA) 3:14:24
3. Jerod Honrath (Dallas TX, USA) 3:16:45

Women (marathon)
1. C Stephenson-Lake (Houston TX, USA) 3:44:59
2. Jennifer McDougal (Safford AZ, USA) 3:49:12
3. Suzy Seeley (Houston TX, USA) 3:55:46

* Source: 50statesmarathonclub.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. +1 713-419-2532

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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 2022
Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain 2.1 mm (0.08 in)
Temperature: 21°C – 29°C (70°F – 84°F)
Wind: 16 km/h (14 mph)
Date: 1 January 2021
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 4°C – 11°C (38°F – 52°F)
Wind: 16 km/h (10 mph)
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)

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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 2023

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

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