YMCA RUN THRU THE WOODS

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YMCA Run Through the Woods

A local Thanksgiving morning tradition, YMCA Run Thru the Woods has supported local non-profits with the goal of strengthening The Woodlands, Spring and Oak Ridge communities for over 30 years. The event brings thousands of community members together for entertainment and run/walks designed for all ages

Whether you’re a veteran runner or participating in your first race, we have an event for you, including a 3-mile run, 5-mile run, 3-mile walk, 1-Mile Kids Race and Team Challenge.

If you love to dress up for races, we encourage you to do so! Take pictures, tag us on social media and share them with our Race Director.

Races

Multiple race options are available so everyone in your family can participate. Awards will be given to the top finishers in 1 mile, 3 mile, 5 mile, and Team Challenge runs. Everyone who registers will receive a finisher medal.

1 Mile Children’s Race

Presented by Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands

  • Ages 1 – 12 years
  • Participant medal
  • Shirt
  • Awards for the overall top four finishers
  • Awards for the top four finishers of each age group

Age Groups:
1-5; 6-8; 9-10; 11-12

3 Mile Run

Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • All ages
  • Participant medal
  • Shirt
  • Awards for overall top three finishers, male and female
  • Awards for the top three finishers of each age group, male and female
  • Master’s division for ages 40 and older

3 Mile Walk

Presented by Alight Solutions

  • All ages
  • Participant medal
  • Shirt

5 Mile Race

Presented by Houston Methodist The Woodlands

  • All ages
  • Participant medal
  • Shirt
  • Includes a Masters division for ages 40 and older
  • Awards for overall top three finishers, male and female
  • Awards for the top three finishers of each age group, male and female

Team Challenge:

Choose your Distance: 1 Mile, 3 Mile, and 5 Mile

5 team members must be registered for the same distance and report results, to be eligible for Team Challenge Awards for each Race.

Reminder 1 Mile is for ages 12 and under.

  • Participant medal
  • Shirt
  • Awards for overall top 3 Teams in each Distance

Our Cause

In past years, YMCA Run Thru the Woods has brought together more than 5,000 people, who raised more than $160,000 for the benefiting charities and collected more than 1,000 pounds of food for Can-n-Keys Christian Food Bank. Every dollar raised is an investment in our community. Net proceeds benefit local non-profits and their missions:The Woodlands Family YMCA Annual Campaign – The YMCA Annual Campaign helps everyone, regardless of age, income or background, have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. Programs include life-saving swim lessons, after school care, parent/child programs, summer day camp and youth sports.

For more information on Run Thru the Woods, please call 281-367-9622 or visit www.runthruthewoods.org.

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