2017 San Antonio Road & Trail Race Series Guide

San Antonio Road & Trail Race Series Guide

Run Fact! San Antonio enjoys the status of one of the most haunted cities in Texas. Spooky highlights include the Menger Hotel, right next to the Alamo, and the nearby Emily Morgan Hotel, rated the third most haunted hotel in the world. Does this scare San Antonio's runners? Heck no! This intrepid lot embraces local race series over road & trail, and are more likely to enjoy a robust post-race local beer than to worry about ghosts.

Here's our RunGuides picks for San Antonio's best road & trail race series for 2017.

Road Race Series

Alamo Beer Marathon Challenge

Organizers of the Alamo Beer Marathon Challenge series aim to motivate local runners to finish the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll marathon. The strategy is to have fun in the process, with food and great local beer after each race. The series features a range of race distances in preparation to tackle the full or half marathon.

Alamo Beer Marathon

Number of runs in the series: 4

What are the races?

Total distance if you run all the events: 28 - 78.1 km (17.4 - 48.5 miles)

If I run all the events, how many guilt-free donuts does that justify?

Delicious donuts

You can metabolize four donuts with confidence, and indeed if you run the 20-mile distance at the final event, bump it up to a half dozen.

Do you get anything cool for completing every race in the series?

Finish all four races and earn a special series medal, in addition to the individual medals for each individual event.

 

Trail Race Series

Texas Trail Running Championship - Spring Series

This Texas-size trail race series is so darn big it's broken into two series, Spring and Fall. While the runs happen all over the great state of Texas, many are within a stone's throw of San Antonio, benefiting form it's central location. The series is intended to expand the trail racing community, bringing fun and camaraderie wherever the races are staged.

Texas Trail Running Championship

Number of runs in the series: 18

What are the races?

Total distance if you run all the events: 762 km (473.5 miles)

Let's talk guilt-free donuts. You've run the entire series, how many can you eat?

Guilt-free donuts

Two dozen donuts, chase with a half-gallon of french roast coffee.

Do you get any amazing swag for running the entire series?

You become eligible to save a small fortune in entry fee discounts. The top club gets a cooler full of cold beer!

 

Texas Trail Running Championship - Fall Series

So you've trail raced the Spring series near San Antonio, and into the nooks and crannies of Texas. Now you're ready to continue the fun and adventure! Here's the Texas Trail Running Championship Fall Series.

Texas Trail Running Championship - Fall Series

Number of runs in the series: 17

What are the races?

Total distance if you run all the events: 664.1 km (412.7 miles) + Fossil Valley timed run

Assuming you run the entire series, how many donuts do your earn for your efforts?

Guilt-free donuts

You are now a trail running diety, you may eat donuts until your belly is full every day for a week!

Do you get anything awesome for running the entire series?

Everyone gets the aformementioned race fee discounts, as well as new friends and serious bragging rights. 

Did we miss an important series? Let us know through the comments below! Or, if you’re looking for more races, check out the full RunGuides calendar of San Antonio runs.

Published on Oct 27, 2016

Steve Lafler writes for RunGuides. He is afraid of beer but loves ghosts.