- 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1/Half Marathon
- Road Race
This is my third year running the Battle of Hillotes half marathon, and I have to say that it is my favorite local race in San Antonio. Technically in the nearby town of Helotes, the race starts in their cool little downtown area with shops and restaurants and turns out into the hilly terrain of the Texas Hill Country. Mostly wooded back roads, you'll pass through a very nice neighborhood thats always decked out for Halloween. Overall, a gorgeous course and from some points in the course, you can look down into San Antonio.
This course has STEEP hills and very little of it is flat. Its a challenging race that you definitely won't PR on, but its fun to come out every year and see if you can improve your time from the previous year.
Scallywompus is great about having a lot of water stops. While this race seems to always have good weather, its still capable of being very hot in San Antonio in midOctober, and they're great about making sure there is a water stop about every mile. Portopotties too, which seems pretty rare for these smaller homegrown races.
Races always come with a Beer themed medal, and tech tshirt (in both mens and womens sizes), and BEER after the race. This last year, both Alamo Brewing and Ranger Creek (two local breweries) where handing out drinks afterwards. As well as spiked hot apple cider and margaritas by a local distillery. The party afterwards is always great!