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 . Pulsate past The historic Alamo and other World Heritage Missions along with some of San Antonio’s most iconic spots on your way back to an amazing post race celebration with live music & cultural group entertainment.

*** EXPO REGISTRATION AVAILABLE SAT., MAR. 3RD ~ 11-6 @ Venue Villita ***


Alamo 3.1 & 6.2 Krispy Kreme Doughnut Dash START 6:45AM  (5k – LAST CORRAL due to course design)

Overview Map
(Click or tap to download)

2018 Run The Alamo-Overview map

6:20-6:35AM: Gather in front of HemisFair Park at Start Line on S. Alamo & Nueva and LINING UP SOUTH on Alamo St. back to Cesar Chavez by PACER GROUPS with their pace signs.  *** ALAMO 3.1 runners / walkers will be in a SEPARATE CORRAL towards the back due to the nature of the course.  Thank you for your understanding so that all races can BLAST OFF together!!  Please don’t force us to DQ any Alamo 3.1 runners NOT in The ALAMO 3.1 Rear Corral ***

6:35: Final Instructions/Prayer/National Anthem

6:45:  The ALAMO 13.1 / ALAMO 26.2 Marathon, Alamo 6.2 and Alamo 3.1 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 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 offer 3 options to help protect and preserve you registration.  Deadline is Sunday, February 25th, 2018!

   1.  Transfer Registration to another person for a nominal fee of $25 (MUST BE DONE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO RACE).  NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

           Click Here to request Transfer.

   2.  Defer Registration to another event within 1 year of registered
event for a nominal fee of $45.  (MUST BE DONE 1 WEEK PRIOR TO RACE). NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

          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 that reflect the wonder and deep cultural roots of our glorious city celebrating its 300th Anniversary!!!

Tap or click map to download entire course

Alamo 26.2 & Alamo 13.1 CourseAlamo 13.1 and 26.2 course map


Alamo 6.2 CourseAlamo 6.2 course map


Alamo 3.1 CourseAlamo 3.1 course map


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 Inaugural ALAMO 26.2 MARATHON have 7 hours to finish (BUT those needing 8 hours can check in with our Official Timing Trailer by 5:45AM & begin early with the understanding that you will have to obey ALL traffic laws and have your own aid until race officially begins at 6:45AM).

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

Purpose.WallClick Here to contribute

The RELAY ~ 2-Person

ALAMO 13.1 RELAY folks enjoy The Alamo 13.1 / Alamo 26.2 Marathon Start and simply walk down S. Alamo SOUTH a block to Cesar Chavez to grab your Race Shuttle. Your glorious Relay Shuttle “Chariot” will whisk you away to Mission Rd. at E. Southcross just North of Mission San Jose to the 6.55 Mile 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 runners will be transported back to Cesar Chavez & S. Alamo near The RUN THE ALAMO Finish Line area.

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

Saturday, March 3rd – 11AM-6PM

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

– AMAZING Vendors fixin’ to be at our EXPO

  • Procare Medical Centers – Wellness Sponsor
  • Nuun Hydration – Hydration Sponsor
  • State Farm Insurance – Cheer Sponsor
  • Austin Tricyclist
  • Top Golf
  • Orange Theory Fitness
  • Team World Vision
  • Team 413
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
  • US Navy
  • Battle For Texas Experience
  • Texas Beef Team
  • Chipolte
  • Chango Fitness
  • Magnolia Realty
  • Rachel’s Plan Bee
  • AARPAny 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 HemisFair Park, 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:

Hilton Hotels & Resorts logo

Hilton Hotels & Resorts
200 South Alamo Street

Group Code: PRE