General Info

**2019 Race Photos**

Download 2019 Race Day instructions and Overview Map


Welcome to The ALAMO 13.1 HALF , San Antonio’s largest locally produced run & The ALAMO MARATHON.

Your day will start with a LIVE CANNON BLAST & multiple musket volley just south of the historic cradle of liberty, The Alamo, at chic new Hemisfair. Pulsate past The historic Alamo while honoring our Alamo heroes. Cruise handsome Houston Street with the likes of famous Buckhorn Museum. Swim across a few San Antonio’s downtown iron bridges over the famed River Walk. . Lounge on down to SoFlo and sashay thru quaint King William, Texas’ oldest historic neighborhood.  Pray past iconic Mission Concepcion before hitting the lush links of Riverside Golf Club. ALAMO 13.1 HALF defenders make a turn for home on the sweet grounds of one of our cheery charitable partners, the PARENTS’ ACADEMY. Our EPIC defender of The ALAMO MARATHON then canoe down the San Antonio River towards the three other World Heritage Missions, San Jose, San Juan Capistrano & San Francisco de Espada while basking in the glow of the natural beauty of the Mission Reach and its wonderful community. All of these amazing San Antonio iconic spots head you back to our festive post race celebration with so many local culinary treats including ice chilled 2% chocolate milk & Alamo Beer along with live music.

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SAT., MAR. 7, 2020 | 10AM-5PM @ Venue Villita


Note: The Krispy Kreme Alamo 3.1/6.2 Doughnut Dash will take place for the very first time on Saturday, March 7th, 2020, at 8AM!!     (5k/10k Packet Pickup in Venue Villita from 6AM-7:30AM)


Venue Villita
401 Villita St.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 – 10AM-5PM

(Emergency Race Day Packet Pickup – Hilton Pavilion – 6AM-6:45AM)

– AMAZING Vendors fixin’ to be at our EXPO

  • Procare Medical Centers – Wellness Sponsor
  • Austin Tricyclist
  • Team World Vision-Charity Partner
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
  • CRIT-Children’s Rehabilitation Institute/Doughnut Dash Charity Partner
  • Texas Beef Team
  • Just Made Juice
  • Bondi Band
  • Infinite Alchemy Gear
  • Chango Fitness
  • DoTerra Oils
  • US Army
  • CycleHub
  • Any vendors that think they have something cool to share with our peeps?
    Contact Us for Expo opportunities.


New race start times
Alamo 13.1/Alamo 26.2: 7:15AM

Download Expo and Race Day Instructions

6:50-7:05AM: Gather in Hemisfair at Start Line on Nueva and LINING UP heading towards the tower.  PACER GROUPS with their pace signs.

7:05: Final Instructions/Prayer/National Anthem

7:15:  The ALAMO 13.1 & ALAMO Marathon  START with a LIVE multiple Musket Volley & REAL Cannon Blast!!!

We will have bag check for our runners starting at 5:45AM. Please make sure your bag is marked with your bib#.  Bag Check will be in Hemisfair inside the Hilton Pavillion at the NE corner of S. Alamo & E. Nueva (historic 2-story stone structure) – 200 S Alamo St.


All city street metered parking is FREE on Sundays. Federal Building on Cesar Chavez just East of I-37S has FREE parking and The City has parking garages with very reasonable rates as seen here:


Purpose Racing (PR) does not offer refunds. No refunds is an industry standard, but at PR we strive for satisfied customers, so we a few options to help protect and preserve your registration. Deadline is Saturday, February 22nd, 2020!

1.  Race Insurance when you register.

   2.  Transfer Registration to another person for a nominal fee of $25 (MUST BE DONE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO RACE).

           Click Here to request Transfer.

   3.  Defer Registration to another event within 1 year of registered
event for a nominal fee of $45.  (MUST BE DONE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO RACE).

          Click Here to request a deferral.


Due to the nature of running events taking place generally in the outdoors, weather conditions can play a large role in the production of the event. Because a significant amount of the funds collected during registration have been expended by the day of the event for the production of the event and because each event is uniquely scheduled for its date and location, registration refunds are not possible and rescheduling the event is not possible, and thus the no refund policy.

Our goal is to always produce a full event as scheduled and only modify these plans due to safety concerns some of which can be caused by weather conditions. Thank you for your understanding of these policies and we appreciate your participation.



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, The Alamo City, has to offer; showcasing the cultural icons and businesses that reflect the wonder and deep cultural roots of our glorious city celebrating its 300th Anniversary!!!

Course Time Limits: You will have plenty of time to complete RUN THE ALAMO 13.1 course with a 4 HOUR TIME LIMIT. This is an easy 18 min. mile pace. Those FIGHTING TO THE FINISH in our ALAMO MARATHON have 7 hours to finish (BUT those needing 8 hours can check in with our Official Timing Trailer by 6:15AM & begin early with the understanding that you will have to obey ALL traffic laws and have your own aid until race officially begins at 7:15AM).

We’ll have plenty of Aid Stations every 1.0 – 1.5 miles stocked with plenty of fresh water & electrolytes 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


***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 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 Hemisfair, home of the 1968’s World’s Fair. 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 Hotel for special rates for our out of town endurance tourists.


The Historic Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza

Group Code:

Or go to Enter the Group Code and the travel dates to check availability.

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts
200 South Alamo Street

Group Code: PRE