One possible race to kick off the year is the marathon or half marathon in Kingwood, northeast Houston, Texas, held on the very first day of the year


In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city where the race takes place and does not show the exact start or finish location

1 January 2024 (Monday)
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Number of participants: 600
marathon 2023 — 143
half marathon 2023 — 257
Course Record: 2:35:06 (marathon) Josh Heimbach, USA, 2021
Entry fee:
$100 for the 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 participate in the marathon race and other competitions (143 runners completed the marathon, and 257 finished the half marathon in 2023).

The Texas Marathon is an official Boston Qualifier.

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Texas Marathon 2022

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Events and Activities

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

The marathon race, covering a distance of 26.2mi/42.195km, starts at 8:00 on 1 January 2024 (Monday) at St. Martha Catholic School in Kingwood (3702 Woodland Hills Dr.- Kingwood, TX 77339).

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km

The half marathon race, spanning a distance of 13.1 mi/21.097 km, commences at 8:15 on 1 January 2024 (Monday) at St. Martha Catholic School in Kingwood (3702 Woodland Hills Dr.- Kingwood, TX 77339).


The course of the Texas Marathon 2024 consists of four loops on shaded greenbelts in Kingwood, going from the north parking lot of St. Martha Catholic School towards Lake Houston and back. The Texas Half Marathon 2024 follows a similar route with two loops.

The route is entirely run on concrete greenbelt trails and is open to the public during the race.

Course of the Texas Marathon and Half Marathon 2024

Course of the Texas Marathon and Half Marathon 2024

The start and finish for the Texas Marathon and Half Marathon 2024 are at St. Martha Catholic School in Kingwood, located at 3702 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339.

You can find the official course map of the Texas Marathon and Half Marathon 2024 here.

The time limit for completing the marathon or half marathon is 8 hours and 30 minutes. There is an additional limit: you must complete three loops of the marathon course before 15:00.

Water and nutrition stations are located approximately every 1.5mi/2.5 km of the route, including the finish line. These stations provide runners with water, isotonic drinks, and snacks. Additionally, finishers are provided with a pizza lunch, snacks, fruit, cookies, chips, and soft drinks.

Before the race starts on 1 January 2024 (Monday), you have the option to leave a drop bag (excluding valuables) near the start and finish line. Your bag is easily accessible from the race course.

The route of the Texas Marathon 2024 is certified by USA Track & Field USATF.


You can sign up for the races of the Texas Marathon 2024 online.

Online registration is open till 30 December 2023.

The entry fee for the Texas Marathon or Half Marathon 2024 is $100.

For a fee of $10, you may transfer your registration to another person until 1 December 2023, or withdraw from the race with a refund until 31 October 2023. More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with a 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 Dollar with your overall finishing position
  • Pizza picnic after the race
  • Online race results
  • Medical aid if necessary

A special award is presented to the finisher of 5 Texas Marathons and every 5 years thereafter.

You can pick up your Race Pack, including your bib number, at the FLC building of St. Martha Catholic School (3702 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339).
Pick-up desk schedule:
31 December 2024 (Sunday) from 13:00 till 18:00,
1 January 2024 (Monday) on race day from 6:30.

To receive your Race Pack, you must present your photo ID.

No health certificate is required to participate in any race of the Texas Marathon (Texas Marathon) 2024.

Race Results 2023*

Men (marathon)
1. Hisato Suetsugu (Peachtree City GA, USA) 2:41:44.4
2. Ricardo Bonilla (San Antonio TX, USA) 2:55:34.4
3. Benjamin Cohen (Houston TX, USA) 3:04:25.6

Women (marathon)
1. Amy Johnson (New Port Richey FL, USA) 3:26:29.9
2. Bethany Leavens (Missouri City TX, USA) 3:30:01.2
3. Natalie Gentry (Bella Vista AR, USA) 3:49:25.6

* Source:

You can check your result and view the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Texas Marathon Kingwood
3702 Woodland Hills Dr,
Kingwood, TX 77339
tel. +1 281 684 3336

Social media:

* The race information is obtained from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. To get the latest updates and ensure accuracy, we recommend visiting the official website. If you notice any mistakes, kindly email us at

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 1 January 2023
Broken clouds.
Temperature: 14°C – 27°C (57°F – 81°F)
Wind: 19 km/h (12 mph)
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)

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Flights to Houston

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Prices are for round trip flights 30 December 2023 — 2 January 2024. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here.

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.


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.

Accommodation in Houston

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in January 2024


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

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