General Info

Welcome to The ALAMO 13.1 HALF, THE Original home grown / down home Spring time 1/2 Marathon in San Antonio & the Inaugural ALAMO 26.2 MARATHON.

Your day will start with a REAL CANNON BLAST & multiple musket volley just South of the historic cradle of liberty, The Alamo, at chic new HemisFair Park 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.


Alamo 3.1 & 6.2 Krispy Kreme Doughnut Dash START 6:45AM

Overview Map
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2018 Run The Alamo-Overview map

6:20-6:35AM: Gather in front of HemisFair Park at Start Line on Alamo & Nueva and get lined up

6:35: Final Instructions/Prayer/National Anthem

6:45:  The ALAMO 13.1 / ALAMO 26.2 Marathon and Alamo 3.1/Alamo 6.2 Krispy Kreme Doughnut Dash START with a LIVE multiple Musket Volley & REAL Cannon Blast!!!

***BAG CHECK***  We will have bag check for our runners starting at 5:15AM.   Please make sure your bag is marked with your bib#.  Bag Check will have a new location in HemisFair Park in 2018 inside the Hilton Pavillion at the NE corner of S. Alamo & E. Nueva (historic 2-story stone structure) – 200 S Alamo St.


All street metered parking on streets north of The Alamo are FREE on Sundays.  Federal Building on Cesar Chavez just East of I-37S has FREE parking and 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 and deep cultural roots of our glorious city celebrating its 300th Anniversary!!!

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 1.0 – 1.5 miles stocked with plenty of water & Nuun 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

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The RELAY ~ 2-Person

ALAMO 13.1 RELAY folks enjoy The Alamo 13.1 / Alamo 26.2 Marathon Start and simply walk down E. Nueva past the Finish Line towards the Tower of The Americas for your Relay Point.  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.  1st leg ALAMO 13.1 Relay just walk over to the Finish Line down about 100 yards to receive your Award Winning Finisher Medal.  WAY TO GO!!

Packet Pickup & EXPO – Venue Villita – 401 Villita St.

Saturday, March 3rd – 11AM-6PM

(Emergency Race Day Packet Pickup – Hilton Pavillion – 5:15-6:15AM)

– AMAZING Vendors fixin’ to be at our EXPO

ON Running
Krispy Kreme
Austin Tri-Cyclist
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.

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 Hilton Hotel for special rates for our out of town runners.

The Historic Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts
200 South Alamo Street

Group Code: PRE