The Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas North American Championship triathlon will be held in The Woodlands on April 27. The triathlon will contain a 2.4-mile swim, an 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run through The Woodlands and Spring.

What you need to know

As a result of the event, several roads in The Woodlands and Spring areas will be closed either all or part of the day April 27.

Impacts to roads for the swim course include, on April 26 and 27:
  • Lake Woodlands Drive eastbound from Lakeside Boulevard to Lake Front Circle, 7-10:30 a.m.
Closures for the bike course on April 27 include:
  • Lake Woodlands eastbound from Cochran's Crossing to Grogans Mill Road, 5-11 a.m.
  • Grogans Mill southbound from Lake Woodlands to Woodlands Parkway, 6-11 a.m.
Closures for the run course on April 27 include:
  • Waterway Avenue from Lake Robbins Drive to Timberloch Place, all day
  • Riva Row from Grogans Mill Road to Six Pines Drive, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Lake Robbins Drive from Grogans Mill Road to Six Pines Drive, 5 a.m.-midnight
What else?

A full list of road advisories with closures as well as other impacts is available from Ironman as well as maps of the run and bike courses through the region.

Recommended detour routes according to Ironman include:
  • Grogans Mill Road southbound from North Millbend Drive, 7-10:30 a.m.: Follow Grogans Mill to South Millbend Drive, Sawdust Road, Glen Loch Drive, South Panther Creek Drive, Woodlands Parkway and I-45.
  • Grogans Mill southbound, 7-10:30 a.m.: Take Lake Woodlands Drive to Six Pines Drive, Millbend Road, Fernridge Drive, South Millbend and Grogans Mill.
  • Grogans Mill northbound, 7 a.m.-6:15 p.m.: Take Woodlands Parkway to Six Pines, Lake Woodlands and Grogans Mill.
  • Lake Robbins Drive westbound: Unrestricted until Six Pines, at which point drivers can follow directions for Grogans Mill Road.
  • Market Street: Approach from Lake Woodlands or Six Pines.
  • Grogans Mill southbound toward Sawmill Road, 10:55 a.m.-6:05 p.m.: Take Woodlands Parkway to I-45 to Rayford-Sawdust Road.
  • Lake Woodlands Drive westbound from Grogans Mill to Cochran's Crossing, 5-11 a.m.: Take Research Forest Drive to Grogans Mill south to Lake Woodlands westbound.
(Courtesy Ironman)
(Courtesy Ironman)