Sunday, March 20, 2016 • San Antonio, TX • Course Map
From the boom of the cannon that starts runners off from the site where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, William Travis and roughly 200 Texians held off General Santa Anna and his more than 1,000 troops for some 13 days back in 1836, runners will make their way through a number of this city’s best-known historic and cultural sights before coming back to where it all began for a post-race party at the Alamo.
Here in the region known as the Texas Hill Country, the unique and varied landscape — with some areas characterized by sandy topsoil, yucca, cactus and Texas live oak, while others boast wide, green grassy meadows and tree-covered hills — stand in contrast with much of the state’s flatter terrain.
The race route starts and finishes at the Alamo and heads north from there, taking runners first through downtown.
They’ll run past the city’s famed Majestic Theater, built in 1929 and inspired by the architecture of the Spanish Mission and Baroque styles, the onetime movie house today is home to traveling Broadway productions as well as the San Antonio Symphony.
Heading further north, the course takes runners along Avenue B, Jones Avenue and then back onto Avenue B for the next few miles, on the way up to Brackenridge Park.
Runners enter the 343-acre park near its northeastern corner, and make their way along its park roads and jogging trails, past the San Antonio Zoo that lies within the park as well as the 18-hole golf course at its southern end, which runners will run past twice along Avenue B.
After they make their way back toward the McAllister Freeway, the course then heads under the freeway and along the river back toward downtown before turning right onto West Josephine, for a stretch that takes runners first west and then north toward Trinity University.
Once runners make it to the edge of campus, they’ll pass by Alamo Stadium, Laurie Auditorium and Trinty’s track and field and baseball stadium complexes — and encounter the hilliest stretch of the race on the two miles through campus.
Once they make their way back to the south edge of campus and head onto Kings Court, runners spend the next mile and a half making their way down to the San Antonio River, where they’ll turn right and head onto the city’s famed RiverWalk, which connects shops, restaurants, parks and museums along the river with a walkable (and/or bike-able) corridor on paved pathways.
Race Weather & Climate
Located just south of the Texas Hill Country in southern Texas, about 80 miles southwest of Austin and roughly 280 miles southwest of Dallas, San Antonio typically sees March temperatures that average between 50°F and 74°F, while rainfall averages just under 1.9 inches, making March one of the city’s drier months of the year.
On the day of the race (March 20), the average low is 52°F and the average high is 75°F.
- $95 for the half marathon until November 15, 2015
- $105 between November 16 – February 14, 2016
- $115 between February 15 – March 15
- $130 at the race expo
* Discounts available for military and first responders – see race website for more info
To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of San Antonio’s Alamo 13.1 Half Marathon, register online at Active.com here.
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