General Info

Packet Pickup: Saturday, March 2nd, 12pm-5pm

The Pavilion by Hilton, 200 S. Alamo St.

(Emergency Race Day Packet Pickup:  3/3/24 5:30-6:30am in Pavilion)


Sunday, March 3, 2024 RACE DAY TIMELINE

START – Alamo 13.1 Half & Marathon: Sunrise, Boom. 6:56AM

5AM-6:30AM: Pre-race needs in multiple portabls near the Mexican Cultural Center just east of Civic Park as well as a park bathroom in Yanaguana Garden just south of Magik Theater.

Line up this year by fastest paced runners.  PLEASE no scenic runners in the competitive corral. Rest of field will line up in the BRAND NEW CIVIC PARK MAIN LAWN.  We will be starting facing south & then running towards the Tower of the Americas. OnPaceRace PACER GROUPS will have their usual helpful runners & pace signs to assist in where you would need to line up to hit your target finish time. Be sure to thank your AMAZING pacer!

6:40AM:  Final Instructions/Prayer/National Anthem

6:56AM:  The ALAMO 13.1 & MARATHON STARTS with a LIVE multiple Musket Volley AND CANNON BLAST!!!


We will have bag check for our runners starting at 5:30AM. Please make sure your bag is marked with your bib#.  Bag Check will be in Hemisfair inside the at the NE corner of S. Alamo & E. Nueva in the Pavilion by Hilton (historic 2-story stone structure) – 400 S Alamo St.


HEMISFAIR  Garage NOW OPEN!! Park once, play all day- public parking is now available at the Hemisfair Garage at The ’68, just steps away from Yanaguana Garden. The best part? Parking is free for the first 30 minutes! After that, you’ll pay only $1 for every half hour, with a maximum of $18 for all day play. This AMAZING new & inexpensive parking option is literally feet from our RUN THE ALAMO race venue AND just 2 short blocks to our EXPO and Krispy Kreme ALAMO 3.1/6.2 race venue in front of Venue Villita at S. Presa & Villita St.

All city street metered parking is FREE on Sundays.

The City has several parking garages near Hemisfair PARKING HERE.

Federal lot on Cesar Chavez just south of Hemisfair is NO LONGER FREE but has a kiosk to pay for parking!


Purpose Racing (PR) does not offer refunds. No refunds is an industry standard, but at PR we strive for satisfied customers, so we have a few options to help protect and preserve your registration. Deadline is Saturday, February 22nd, 2024!

1.  Race Insurance when you register via ACTIVE REFUND is encouraged for runners that may have a change in plans or an unexpected injury pops up.

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



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.

The COURSE – 13.1 and 26.2

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 on March 3rd, 2024, have 7 scenic hours to finish.

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.

Download for iPhone

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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 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.