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For Immediate Release

Race Information: (346) 224-4708


THE WOODLANDS, TX (March 3, 2016) The Woodlands Marathon
Management, producers of Saturdays fifth annual Fidelity Investments The
Woodlands Marathon, is advising high school students taking the Scholastic Aptitude
Test (SAT) at The Woodlands High School to arrive no later than 6:45 a.m. due to the
eastbound lane closure of Research Forest Drive during the 7:00 a.m. hour.
A key part of an active, healthy lifestyle is education and we want to see our
future leaders succeed in a grand way, says event director Willie Fowlkes. To that
effect, we want to ensure that students traveling to The Woodlands to take the SAT on
Saturday are aware of road closures near the high school and have the opportunity to
plan accordingly so they can be successful on their test.
More than 4,000 half marathon participants will be running west towards
Kuykendahl -- on the eastbound lanes of Research Forest that cross Cats Cradle Drive
and Millennium Forest Drive, the only entrances to The Woodlands High School from
westbound lanes of traffic.
The eastbound lanes of Research Forest will start being completely shut down
by marathon staff and law enforcement personnel as early as 6:45 a.m. from
Kuykendahl to Grogans Mill, restricting movement towards The Woodlands High
School from the west side of the Township.
After 6:45 a.m., Township residents and non-Conroe Independent School
District students who may be approaching The Woodlands High School from Magnolia
to the west or Spring and Klein from the south via Gosling should take either Highway
242 or The Woodlands Parkway east, respectively, to Interstate 45 and then proceed
north or south to Research Forest.
Limited access to cross Research Forest from the westbound lanes of traffic will
be available until 7:15 a.m. when the first runners are expected to pass the
At that point, cars will not be allowed to cross unless directed by law
enforcement personnel who are patrolling the intersections.
The last half marathoners are not expected to clear the intersections of
Research Forest and Cats Cradle (and Millennium Forest) until 8:05 a.m.
A full list of road closures through The Woodlands Township as a result of the
marathon and its affiliated events is available on the marathons web site at and by clicking the button Traffic Guide.

The Woodlands Marathon Management -- The Woodlands, Texas

About The Woodlands Marathon Management

The Woodlands Marathon Management is an event production company that operates with a
primary goal of providing individuals the opportunity to participate in a running event that
promotes the advancement of running. The directors of The Woodlands Marathon
Management share a passion for The Woodlands community, the Houston region and the
active sport lifestyle. They have teamed up to produce this premier event that will provide
The Woodlands and surrounding communities options for living a healthy lifestyle with

About The Woodlands

Located just 30 minutes north of Houston, Texas and minutes from George Bush
Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands is an emerging destination for leisure guests,
individual business travelers and groups of all sizes. Visitors to The Woodlands enjoy more
than five million square feet of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment options; more
than 185 miles of hike-and-bike trails; the 1,700-acre Mitchell Preserve; the Cynthia Woods
Mitchell Pavilion, one of the top five outdoor amphitheatres in the world; kayaking on The
Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands; and 115 parks. The Woodlands features worldclass golf and is home to more than 1,400 guestrooms in upscale and boutique properties,
select service, limited service, conference and convention centers and a resort. For more
information, go to


The Woodlands Marathon Management -- The Woodlands, Texas