General Info

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

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.

PACKET PICKUP / RACE EXPO ~ March 19th, 2016 ~ 12-5PM ~ La Quinta Inn & Suites – San Antonio River Walk or HERE

START TIME ~ March 20th, 2016 ~ 7:30AM  (**NOTE:  Earlier Start Time** for more aerodynamic run times 😉

7:00-7:15: Gather in front of The Alamo

7:20: Final Instructions/Prayer/National Anthem

7:30: Cannon Blast Start!


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:



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 community.

From the boom of the historic cannon you’ll zip past The Alamo and down historic Houston Street with the likes of the Buckhorn Museum and the Majestic Theatre.  Then around to intimate Crockett Street and a sweet view of the River Walk and past The Alamo again.  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 golf tourneys.  Slide on thru the tranquil trees of Brackenridge Park onto the campus of The University of the Incarnate Word.  Enjoy this gorgeous UIW campus and Motherhouse Chapel while heading back home past the lively SA Zoo.  Next up, jump on the sweet Museum Reach of the River Walk and under the colorful large fish.  Exit the River Walk at the new Tobin Center for Performing Arts and past newly redone Travis Park and back to a cascade of applause down the 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.

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 Brackenridge Park just behind the Witte Museum.  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 6.55 miles.


Saturday, March 19th 11AM-5PM – Location TBA

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.


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.

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

  • Top 3 Finishers Male & Female
  • 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 flagship La Quinta Inns & Suites for special rates for our out of town runners.


204 Alamo Plaza – Group Code: ALAMO131
Click on the logo to go to the reservation page.


San Antonio Riverwalk
To book a room, please call 866-527-1498 , select option 1 and ask for the “Alamo 13.1” block or you can email Sales Coordinator, Jennifer Gutierrez at to make reservations.