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Local Marathons Coming Up in San Antonio, TX in 2019

by Cash Store Staff

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The San Antonio area hosts a number of exciting marathon events every year, each with its own personality and routes that showcase the city in different ways.

Below are five notable events taking place over the next several months in 2019. Keep in mind that these are all full or half marathons, although many of them have 5k and 10k options as well. Good luck and run fast!

April 13 - Digital Run San Antonio

Digital Run San Antonio is a unique and versatile marathon event. Entrants have the option to run an individual run at their own time and pace on one of the event’s professionally designed courses or at any destination of their choice. During the race, runners will time themselves with a provided digital fitness tracking watch, with their results posted online after the race’s conclusion.

Digital Run San Antonio offers a generous swag bag, which includes the digital fitness tracker and optional customizable bib, an event t-shirt, water carabiner, drawstring bag, and finisher's award.

Registration is $50 and space is limited.

August 17 - Dragon’s Den Half Marathon

The Dragon’s Den half Marathon is one of San Antonio’s most challenging races, regardless of your skill level. 

The race course is located at Pearsall Park, and offers numerous rejuvenation stations every mile that feature ice cold water, electrolytes, and ice-cold towels — all of which will help runners beat the brutal Texas summer heat. Finishers of the half-Marathon receive an official finisher’s t-shirt, a medal, and the race’s trademark turkey leg! Oh, and there’s plenty of ice-cold beer available afterwards, too. 

The half marathon registration costs $75 but will increase to $100 after May 31, 2019. 

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September 1 - River City Half Marathon

The River City Half Marathon actually has two editions in 2019, with the second taking place on September 1. This course runs along Saludo Creek Greenway, offering awesome views of local wildlife and South Texas scenery. Runners will find plenty of aid stations are along the way, as well as a variety of finish line foods and prizes. 

The half marathon entry fee is $65 prior to July 1, and $80 after. The 5k and 10k prices are $40 and $50, respectively, and both increase by $10 after July 1.

September 14 - Texas Tough Half Marathon

The Texas Tough Half Marathon was highly successful during last year’s inaugural run and is back for more. This year’s edition will start off at the Scenic Loop Cafe and is designed to be mostly uphill for the first half, with an easier downhill portion during the second half. 

There are multiple relay options available if you prefer a team approach, or you can go it alone. All runners will receive a medal for finishing the race, and there are separate awards for certain age groups as well. Like every good race, there will be a hearty meal served afterwards, with a large selection of cold beverages.

Registration opens April 2, with the initial half marathon cost at $50 for the first 100 people who register and increasing to $65 afterwards.

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October 12 - Battle of Hillotes Half Marathon

Part three of the four-part Alamo Beer Marathon Series, the Battle of Hillotes race takes place in Helotes, and is designed to bring runners through the hilly parts of the area. It’s also intended to be a training race for full marathons in the region later in the year. The 13.1 race is done in loops and takes place on roads only. Lots of food and beer is provided after the race, and finishers receive a medal. 

Registration is $85 prior to the race and $95 the day of. All ages are welcome!


When you’re not running, be sure to visit the Cash Store blog for tips on financial planning and budgeting.

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