Orange Leaf Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, July 21, 2018 • New Braunfels, TX • Course Map

runsignup-blueSet for its 8th annual running this summer in the southern Texas hill country — at a time of year when thermometers are more than likely to reach digits in the mid- to upper 90s — the Orange Leaf Half Marathon takes runners on an out-and-back tour of New Braunfels, a smaller city of roughly 57,000 residents that lies a short drive from nearby San Antonio.

The race is sponsored by Athlete Guild, a Texas-based race timing and event management company, as well as Orange Leaf Self Serve Frozen Yogurt, and will start and finish at Orange Leaf’s Creekside store location on 160 Creekside Way just outside the city.

From there, runners will start the half marathon at 6:30 AM so they can get their 13.1 miles in before the weather gets too unbearably hot for running, along the mostly fast and flat terrain that extends out from the shopping center.

Due largely to the early start, registration won’t be available on the day of the race, though runners will be able to pick up their race packets and numbers on race day. The course will close at 10:00 AM, 3 1/2 hours after the start of the half marathon.

Race Weather & Climate

Located along the banks of the Guadalupe River in central southern Texas, just over 30 miles northeast of San Antonio, New Braunfels typically sees some of its hottest and driest weather of the year in July, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 59 degrees (in 1905) and as high as 110 degrees (in 1951).

On race day (July 21), the average low is 71ºF and the average high is 95ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Orange Leaf Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 6:30 AM – half marathon
  • 6:45 AM – 10K
  • 7:00 AM – 5K


  • $75 – $150 for the half marathon
  • $30 – $45 for the 10K
  • $25 – $40 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of New Braunfels’s Orange Leaf Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at here.


Official Race Website


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