YMCA RUN THRU THE WOODS

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YMCA Run Thru 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, and 1-Mile Kids Race. Strollers are welcomed. Start/Finish Line are located on Lake Robbins in front of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, our race venue host.

All participants will receive a goodie bag, t-shirt and finisher medal. Post race activities include complimentary refreshments, kids activities and more.

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

Start Time is 7:30am

• Ages 3 – 12 years
• Participant medal
• Shirt
• Awards for the overall top four finishers
• Awards for the top four finishers of each age group

Age Groups:
3-5; 6-8; 9-10; 11-12

3 Mile Run

Presented by TBD

  • 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 (No duplication of awards)
  • Master’s division for ages 40 and older. Awards for top 3 finishers, male and female (No duplication of awards)

3 Mile Walk

Presented by Alight Solutions

Start Time is 8:30am. Every dollar raised is an investment in our community. Net proceeds benefit local non-profits and their missions:

  • All ages
  • Participant medal
  • Shirt

5 Mile Race

Presented by Houston Methodist The Woodlands

Start time is 8:15 am

  • All ages
  • Participant medal
  • Shirt
  •  Awards for overall top three finishers
  •  Awards for the top three finishers of each age group,
  • Master’s division for ages 40 and older. Awards for top 3 finishers, male and female (No duplication of awards)

Our Cause

Annually, YMCA Run Thru the Woods brings together more than 5,000 people, who Run/Walk for a CAUSE. Over the past 3 decades, more than $2,750,000 has been raised for the YMCA and other local youth charities supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
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, support services/outreach programs, summer day camp and youth sports. The Y is committed to serving all and turning no one away due to the inability to pay.

For more information on Run Thru the Woods, please contact Roxanne Davis, Race Director, rdavis@ymcahouston.org or call 281-367-9622.

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