General Info

 Welcome to The ALAMO 13.1 HALF, THE Original 1/2 Marathon in the first half of San Antonio’s year.

Your day will start with a cannon blast at the historic cradle of liberty, The Alamo, as you pulsate past some of San Antonio’s best cultural icons on your way back to The Alamo and an amazing post race party.

FREE Race Photos will take a few days to get tagged and we’ll let you know just as soon as they are ready for your viewing pleasure, probably Wed./Thurs. :-)

START TIME ~ March 22nd, 2015 ~ 7:45AM

7:15-7:20: Gather in front of The Alamo

7:35: Final Instructions/Prayer/National Anthem

7:45: Cannon Blast Start!

CLICK HERE for important race day instructions and other helpful info. for 2014 participants.


We are excited to offer what we believe to be one of the most scenic running courses around that takes in THE best that San Antonio has to offer; showcasing the cultural icons that reflect the wonder of our fine community.

From the boom of the historic cannon at The Alamo down intimate Crockett Street over to historic Houston Street, you’ll be treated to some amazing views as you head up to Dignowity Hill Park and across the classic Hays Street Pedestrian Bridge with its magnificent vista of downtown San Antonio.  Next up is another famous brewery that has become the San Antonio Art Museum and then over through the heart of Pearl and past Brackenridge Golf Course, the site of so many famous tournaments.  Dissecting the Park you’ll then need to use that Hill Repeat training to scale gorgeous Trinity University’s campus.  Once around TU, you’re heading back to jump onto the sweet new Museum Reach of the River Walk and past the soon to be fabulous Tobin Center for Performing Arts and back to a cascade of applause down the cobblestones at The Alamo Finish.

The RELAY ~ 2-Person

RELAY folks will be shuttled from The Alamo to the 1/2 way point at Brackenridge Park.  Your running partner once

completing their first half section will be graciously returned to The Alamo via our Race Shuttle.

RELAY runners will cross the 1/2 way point timing mat and then simply tag their running partner.  Both will have the same numbered race bibs with timing chips on the back of the bib.

Each runner in the relay will run approximately 6.55 miles.

We’ll have plenty of Aid Stations every 1-1.5 miles stocked with plenty of water & gatorade to replenish you.

Course Time Limits: You will have plenty of time to complete the course with a 4 HOUR TIME LIMIT.  This is an easy 18 min. mile pace.


 Saturday, March 21st, La Villita  12-5PM

Any vendors that think they have something cool to share with our peeps?
Contact Us for Expo opportunities.


Expo and Race Day volunteers needed.

Volunteers you provide the pulse that give any great event itʼs passion. They are vital in providing a safe, organized and fun race. It will take a battling army of enthusiastic volunteers to pull off ALAMO 13.1.

Volunteers are needed with packet pick-up, course monitors, distribute fluids at Aid Stations, hand out coveted finisherʼs medals food stations, and in many other areas that will make the ALAMO 13.1 race weekend a HUGE success. Volunteers must have reached the ripe old age of 12 years.

This is your chance to be a part of such an exciting event that speaks to the soul of San Antonio. All volunteers will receive a Defenders of the ALAMO 13.1 race crew shirt.

As a Defender of the Alamo, you will defend all participants against all potholes foreign and domestic, dehydration, bonk- ing, whining & complaining, quitting and general course boredom from other events.


Creative, historic Finisher Medals for all finishers of the 1/2 and Relay.

The following categories apply:

  • Overall Winners MALE & FEMALE
  • Top 3 Finishers M&F
  • Masters M&F
  • Grand Masters (50 & Over) M&F
  • Age Division Awards: 3-deep
    13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,
    45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.
  • Top 3 Best-dressed to match our the Defender of The Alamo theme
  • Top Relay teams MALE, FEMALE & MIXED

Getting There/ Hotels

The starting point is located in downtown San Antonio at the world famous Alamo. Click here to view the location in Google Maps and get directions

We have partnered with the Historic Menger Hotel and the Hilton Palacio Del Rio for special room rates for our out of town runners.  Simply click their logo to go directly to their reservation page for Alamo 13.1.


204 Alamo Plaza – Group Code: ALAMO13.1


Hilton – Palacio Del Rio