River Road Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Saturday, January 5, 2019 • New Braunfels, TX • Course Map

Follow a winding route along the Guadalupe River here in the south Texas Hill Country at New Braunfels’s annual River Road Run, which takes runners on an out-and-back route along the river — hence its name — for the entire 13.1 miles of the half marathon route.

The race starts and finishes at the River Road Ice House, a country concert venue that showcases Texas country artists in particular with its “Live at River Road” music series.

From there, runners follow River Road northward as it snakes along the winding route of the Guadalupe, all the way north to roughly the 6.55-mile point of the race — the third river crossing — where runners then make the turn and head back along the route they’ve just run back to the finish.

Filled with rolling hills throughout — and really only a steep hill at the beginning and the end of the race, which runners follow downhill just after the start and uphill as they’re nearing the finish line — the race features plenty of views along the route, from the river waters flowing over the rocks to the trees and wooded areas that give the Hill Country its signature natural beauty.

Runners get the chance to soak up some of the culture of this town founded by German immigrants back in the mid-1840s, which you’ll notice still flavors much of the town’s heritage and local landmarks today, from the annual Wurstfest German festival held every November to the town’s newspaper, The Herald Zeitung, named for the combined version of what were once separate English and German language newspapers up until the late 1960s.

Race Weather & Climate

Located where the Texas Hill Country rolls into the southern Texas prairie lands, just over 30 miles northeast of San Antonio, New Braunfels typically sees some of its coldest weather of the year in January, which has sometimes seen record low temperatures in the single digits.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the River Road Run Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

8:00 AM


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To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of New Braunfels’s River Road Run Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at RaceRoster.com here.

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