Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
3.8
(6 Ratings)(6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.8
SCENERY
3.3
PRODUCTION
3.3
SWAG
4.2
Welcome to The ALAMO 26.2 MARATHON, THE ONLY Home Grown, Down Home, Spring Time Marathon in San Antonio. Your day will start with a multiple musket volley at the historic cradle of liberty, The Alamo, as you pulsate past some of San Antonio’s best cultural icons on your way back … MORE
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    enigma20 FIRST-TIMER '21

    First time in Texas outside of the airports. I was concerned about the heat since it had been in the 90's leading up to the race, but it was only … MORE

    First time in Texas outside of the airports. I was concerned about the heat since it had been in the 90’s leading up to the race, but it was only in the mid 50’s at the start of the race.
    Packet pickup was quick and easy. Race shirt is good quality and came with a small duffle bag. Parking for the pickup was a little confusing, but there was a garage a short walk away.
    I parked in the same garage on race morning. They did a health check before the race by taking everyone’s temperature and giving them a green sticker to place on their bib. There were several port-a-johns, but the area could have used some lighting.
    The 1st mile was on a somewhat uneven road and some brick road. After that, everything was paved and a little easier for running. The crowd support was not too bad considering it is still during Covid. There were pockets of people and then long stretches without anyone. Aid stations appeared to be plentiful and well stocked with Gatorade and water. I carry my own water, so I didn’t use any.
    The course was a bit of a maze and confusing, but it wasn’t a problem because the course was marked well and the volunteers were helpful. The course was mostly scenic with a part along the river. It was an enjoyable course most of the time. There were some small hills early, but it seemed most of the gain was the last 4 miles. I started to struggle a bit after mile 9. The finish line had a nice little bag of post race snacks. The medal was the star of the show. It was certainly unlike any others I’ve had. I’m not sure if it was due to the 10th anniversary or if they’re always that nice. Overall, it was an enjoyable event.

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    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4
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    domino76 FIRST-TIMER '20

    I did this run when I only had 1 night in San Antonio. This race was perfect for that, you get to see all the sites & attractions of San … MORE

    I did this run when I only had 1 night in San Antonio. This race was perfect for that, you get to see all the sites & attractions of San Antonio on the run! You run past The Alamo, tons of historic places & even get to run alone the famous river walk. The medals are huge and fun. The race was pretty well put together, also very flat course.

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    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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    aamb FIRST-TIMER '20

    Really liked the medal, t-shirt, and bag they handed out. Race goes right by the Alamo and runs along the Mission trail for a portion of the run, which is … MORE

    Really liked the medal, t-shirt, and bag they handed out. Race goes right by the Alamo and runs along the Mission trail for a portion of the run, which is really nice. Finish line food looked good, although I didn’t feel up to eating it at the finish. Handed out canned Alamo beer, which was perfect because I could bring it back to the hotel for later in the day! Weather was perfect for running! The expo was tiny, so don’t expect much there. Water stations were decent. At the start of the race it was dark so I missed the porta potties and waited in line forever to use the park restrooms (must have been a common oversight). All in all a great race though and a perfect place for a runcation if you are into history, there is a ton of great things to do in San Antonio while you are there!

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    3
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    2
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    hara2051 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Flat/easy course, a little warm/humid for a northwesterner. It’s not as scenic as some of the courses I have run, but it was all new scenery to me, so that … MORE

    Flat/easy course, a little warm/humid for a northwesterner. It’s not as scenic as some of the courses I have run, but it was all new scenery to me, so that made it enjoyable. There were two port-a-potties set up at each station (so it was about a 15min wait to potty on the course). I did not stick around for the after party bc we were headed for Sea World right after, but it looked like a great time. Loved the medal!

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    mjenn66 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Nice medium sized race in beautiful SA, Texas. Packet pickup was easy, and in a nice shopping area of town. I really liked the bag with shoulder strap given out … MORE

    Nice medium sized race in beautiful SA, Texas. Packet pickup was easy, and in a nice shopping area of town. I really liked the bag with shoulder strap given out at expo. Race production was good, course was fine, nice medal! After race food was excellent. Found free street parking for expo and race. Overall a very good event!

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    VSalas72 FIRST-TIMER '16

    CONS*The course was not well laid out, it went from downtown out to breckenridge park along a very narrow trail with runners going on both sides as you turned around … MORE

    CONS*The course was not well laid out, it went from downtown out to breckenridge park along a very narrow trail with runners going on both sides as you turned around inside the park. Hard to pass people and crowded. One mile or so led to a trail of caliche looking rocks that has been attempted to be held down by asphalt at one time. I was just praying I didn’t fall this path led to cobbled bricks some which were hollowed out like tiny pot holes! Again the better bricks were only on a narrow strip. The last two miles went back on to the river walk again very narrow hard to pass and lead back to the Alamo which was the start and finish. I know SA pretty well and there are lots of scenic pretty parts to run sadly we didn’t go by any of them.:(
    * food at the end was average.long lines
    *expo/ packet pick up was unorganized
    pros
    * bad ass medal! nice tech shirt and a very nice canvas goodie bag, custom bibs cut out like the Alamo
    * free beer at the finish 🙂
    * signage was good along the course and intersections well secured by SA PD.

    That goodness SA had a cold front it saved me race started at a nice 45 degrees .

    I would probably not run this again unless the course was redone.

    But excited for my time. 🙂

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    2
    SCENERY
    1
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    4

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