General Info

Welcome to The ALAMO 13.1 HALF, THE Original home grown Spring time 1/2 Marathon in  San Antonio.


2017 Pictures CLICK HERE!!

Your day will start with a multiple musket volley 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.

NEW START TIMES ~ March 19th, 2017 ~ ALAMO 13.1 HALF Presented by Amstel Xlight START – 7:15AM

Alamo 3.1 and 6.2 Krispy Kreme Doughnut Dash START 7:45AM

6:45-7:00: Gather in front of The Alamo at Start Line on Alamo Street and get lined up

7:00: Final Instructions/Prayer/National Anthem

7:15:  ALAMO 13.1 HALF START with a LIVE multiple Musket Volley & Cannon Blast (simulated)!!

7:45: Alamo 3.1 and Alamo 6.2 Doughnut Dash START!!

***BAG CHECK***  We will have bag check for our runners starting at 6:15am.   Please make sure your bag is marked with your bib#.  Bag Check will be located just South of the BIG yellow gazebo near the Menger Hotel front facade.


All street metered parking on streets north of The Alamo are FREE on Sundays.  The City has parking garages at 240 E. Houston & at 400 N. Saint Mary’s that are only a few blocks from The Alamo with very reasonable rates as seen here:


 Purpose.Race Events (PRE) does not offer refunds.  No refunds is an industry standard, but at PRE we strive for satisfied customers, so we offer 3 options to help protect and preserve you registration.

   1.  Transfer Registration to another person for a nominal fee of $25.

           Click Here to request Transfer.

   2.  Defer Registration to another event within 1 year of registered
event for a nominal fee of $45.

          Click Here to request a deferral.


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

From the boom of a cannon blast & multiple musket volley you’ll zip past The Alamo and down historic Houston Street past the Buckhorn Museum and up to the surreal Tobin Center and past our colorful Central Library.  Then around the artsy but tranquil Southwest School of Art and over the iron truss 1890 Augusta Street Bridge back to Houston Street and the dramatic Majestic Theatre.  Once past historic St. Mary’s Church to intimate Crockett Street and a sweet view of the River Walk and past The Alamo again for a sweet photo op (SMILE!! ;-).  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 a few crossing of our world famous River Walk and past another famous brewery that has become the San Antonio Art Museum and then over through the heart of The Pearl and past Brackenridge Golf Course, the site of so many famous golf tourneys.  Slide on thru the tranquil trees, chase a few ducks off the path of Brackenridge Park & race the kiddie train (sorry it’s not running while you’re running) as you take in the active sounds of wild animals at the Zoo just feet from your pace.  Next up, jump on the sweet Museum Reach of the River Walk and under the colorful large fish art display.  Exit the River Walk at the majestic Tobin Center for Performing Arts boat ramp, zoom back down to Houston Street as you begin your kick and back to a cascade of applause down the historic cobblestones to The Alamo FINISH.

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.

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

FREE Phone Tracker App

This race offers a tracker app so your family and friends can know where you are on the course.

Click Here for more information

Purpose.WallClick Here to contribute

The RELAY ~ 2-Person

RELAY folks enjoy The Alamo Start and move on over to the luxury shuttles on E. Houston Street at the end of the cobblestones on the north end of The Alamo across the street from the Emily Morgan Hotel.  Shuttles will take you to the 6.55 Mile Relay Point at the Mills Race & Avenue B just off Broadway.  RELAY runners will cross the 1/2 way point timing mat and then simply tag their running partner.  Both will have their own race bibs with timing chips on the back of each bib.  Each runner in the relay will run 6.55 miles.


Saturday, March 18th – Granberry Hills Event Center – 10AM-4PM  – 6390 Granberry San Antonio, TX, 78239

– FREE Parking / fresh, chilled FREE Amstel Xlight Beer / amazing Vendors

For our out of town guests staying in downtown hotels, we will have a special packet pick up at The Menger Hotel from 6-7pm in the Patio Room (this is packet pick up only with no vendors/sponsors).

(Emergency Race Day Packet Pickup for those just driving in from out of town for the day, it will also be in The Menger Hotel’s Patio Room from 5:45-6:30AM)

If you are picking up a packet for a friend or family member,  you must have them SIGN THIS WAIVER and bring it with you in order to receive their packet.

VENDORS FIXIN’ TO BE AT OUR EXPO (bring lots of dough (& credit cards) to lay on our fine sponsors!):

Amstel Xlight
ON Running
Krispy Kreme
Austin Tri-Cyclist
Pollo Tropical
Local Health Market
The Ultimate Gift of Life

Pro Care Medical Center

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

***Local Church Services***

Below is a list of churches near downtown that link to their services.

Central Christian Church

San Fernando Cathedral

Saint Mary’s Catholic Church

Saint Joseph’s Downtown Church

First Baptist Church

First Presbyterian Church

St. Marks Episcopal Church

Madison Square Presbyterian Church

City Church Downtown(in the historic Cameo Theater)


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 heart of San Antonio.

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.

*** 2016 RACE RESULTS ***

The following categories apply for Awards for The ALAMO 13.1 & Relay:

  • Top 3 Finishers Male & Female
  • Masters M&F
  • Grand Masters (50 & Over) M&F
  • Age Division Awards: 3-deep
    14&Under, 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( Mixed, Male, Female)
  • The Following apply for the Alamo 3.1 Awards and Alamo 6.2 Awards
  • Top 3 Finishers M&F
  • Age group M/F 3-deep (14 under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

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 flagship La Quinta Inns & Suites for special rates for our out of town runners.


204 Alamo Plaza – Group Code: 0317ALAMO
Click on the logo to go to the reservation page.