• San Antonio,
    United States
  • November
  • 3 miles/5K, 10 miles, Other
  • Road Race

Sarah Bulin

San Antonio, Texas, United States
4 7
"Another Great Race!"
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Sarah Bulin's thoughts:

Packet Pickup: They have packet pickup the day before at the Alamo Brewery. Its kinda out of my way, so I did packet pickup the morning of the race. They're well organized and there is never a wait to get your bib.

The Race: Since there are three distances (20M, 10M, 5k), they have very staggered starts that are about 45 minutes a part. Since I was running the 10 miler, the 20 mile folks had already started by the time I had parked and picked up my packet. I really like this, because I've been to races in the past where the 5kers had finished way earlier and most of the beer and food was gone by the time I finished. These staggered times mean we all finish around the same time (except for some of the 20 milers) They have no time limit for the race, so the 20 mile folks didn't have to feel rushed through their race.

The race started in the parking lot of an apartment complex, then turns a hard corner to go onto the San Antonio Greenway trail system. Beautiful course, but since you're following the river on an out and back course, its going to be slightly downhill the first half, and uphill on your return. On the 10 Mile course, the two water stops were a bit close together at the beginning. This was probably so that both were hit by the 5k, but an additional one at the turnaround point would have been great. I actually took a gel near the turnaround thinking there would be water there. Not a hot day though, so it wasn't a super big deal.

The SWAAAAG: Great tech tshirt (with women's sizing, so it fits me!) and a nice medal. This is actually the fourth race in a series, and if you did all four you received a second medal at the race. Additionally, they post free race photos on facebook after the race. Mine is attached below.

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