The Woodlands Marathon runners were assigned different start times based on group numbers. The 5K race and 2K fun runs took place Feb. 27. (Photos courtesy FinisherPix)
The Woodlands Marathon kicked off with a 2K fun run and walk for families and a 5K race Feb. 27 followed by the marathon March 6. The event was held with special safety guidelines in place for participants, and the customary celebration after the event was not held. The 2020 marathon was held before COVID-19-related shutdowns were ordered, so the event did not miss a year. The event raises money for area nonprofit organizations.
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.