Cocoa Women’s Half Marathon, Relay, 10K & 5K

Sunday, February 11, 2018 • San Antonio, TX • Course Map

The scenic, historic streets of San Antonio are set to play host in early 2018 to the 6th annual running of the Cocoa Women’s Half Marathon, a race that’s organized by the same group that puts together the late March running of the Alamo 13.1 Half Marathon, which also is run through the “River City.”

The race is designed for women runners of all ages and abilities — mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins, aunts and grandmothers. The marketing tagline for the race is “where the bitter meets the sweet,” and organizers say that the chocolate-themed event should offer plenty of sweets out for runners on the course.

Runners will follow an out-and-back route for the half marathon, which (like the 5K and the one-mile fun run) will start and finish near Hemisfair Park and the Henry Gonzales Convention Center, between Villita Street and Nueva Street, just blocks from the city’s famed RiverWalk. More than 900 runners crossed the finish line in both races combined in 2016, including just over 600 runners in the half marathon.

From there, the course unfolds first along several twists and turns through downtown, taking runners past historic spots like Main Plaza and La Villita, the heart of San Antonio’s arts and cultural district. The course takes runners across bridges over the San Antonio River several times during the race, twice within the first mile.

The next few miles take runners through Hemisfair Park, which was built to host the 1968 World’s Fair and today is home to the city’s Institute of Texan Cultures as well as the Instituto Cultural Mexicano.

The middle miles of the race unfold largely along the banks of the river, along both paved and dirt trails, and take runners south all the way down to Concepcion Park, where they’ll make the turn just after the mid-way point of the race around the southern end of the park.

The race contains a few minor hills but overall is mostly flat and fast, as much of it unfolds along the river. After passing the mile 8 marker, runners return to the river banks and stay on the trail for the next few miles, all the way back into downtown — and crossing the river four times on the way back — until they reach the finish line back near the park where they started.

Race Climate & Weather

Nestled in the hill country of southern Texas, just over 80 miles southwest of Austin and roughly 200 miles west of Houston, San Antonio typically sees February temperatures that average between 43°F and 67°F, while precipitation amounts average just over 1.7 inches for the month.

On the day of the race (Feb. 11), the average low is 41°F and the average high is 66°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the Cocoa Women’s Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM – half marathon, 10K, 5K


  • $65 – $115 for the half marathon


To reserve your spot in the mid-February 2018 running of San Antonio’s Cocoa Women’s Half Marathon, Wild Woman 5K or Relay race, register online at by clicking here.

Official Race Website

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1 comment… add one
  • Karen Burt January 2, 2017, 6:31 pm

    I registered for the 5K on this because I thought you had a 1.5 hour time limit on the 10K. I am a walker who is not yet able to do 1.5 hours. Your facebook page told me there was no time limit. I would like to upgrade from the 5K to the 10K. How do I go about doing this? Thanks in advance for your response!


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