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ALAMO HALF MARATHON Run through Fort Sam Houston… finish INSIDE the Alamodome!
an Antonio’s Fort Sam Houston is filled with historic landmarks. For the first time since the events of 9/11 runners will have the chance to experience the beauty of this historic military post as part of the Alamo Half marathon course, making it a ‘must do’ event for runners in 2015! Steeped in history dating back to the mid 1800’s, Fort Sam is headquarters for both Army North and Army South as well as home to the largest and most important military medical training facility in the world. On Sunday, February 22nd, over four miles of the Alamo Half route will pass through the very heart of the base passing by numerous historic landmarks including the old Brooke Army Medical Center and the Quadrangle. But Fort Sam is only part of what makes the Alamo Half and the other events of the Third Annual H-E-B Alamo Run Fest so unique. As San Antonio’s ‘homegrown’ and fast growing big running event, it’s rapidly becoming a Texas favorite. Produced and managed by veteran race directors who call Texas home, the event is already known for its attention to detail and its plentiful and passionate volunteers, supporting participants from beginning to end. Starting in the shadow of the Alamodome to the blast of old muskets, the race winds through downtown San Antonio passing by numerous landmarks including the Alamo, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio Museum of Art, the Pearl Brewery and more, depending on the event distance. It’s capped off with a one-of-akind finish line, INSIDE the Alamodome! The Alamodome has hosted numerous mega-events, superstar musicians, national and world champion athletes and sports teams. But on February 22nd the spotlight at center floor will be on the runners in the Alamo Half, Alamo 10,000 and Alamo 5K… crossing the finish line with images of their happy faces filling the big video walls. And regardless of what the weather is like out along the course on race day, the ‘weather’ at the finish line is guaranteed to be just right!!! It all kicks off on Saturday, February 21st with the H-E-Buddy Kids Classic, held in conjunction with the Alamo Health & Fitness Expo where packet pick-up and late registration also take place, inside the Alamodome. Want to see pure joy and excitement? Be there to watch the kids as they run through the tunnel into the Alamodome and take their half victory lap towards the finish line, just like the big folks will do on Sunday. It’ll definitely lift your spirits! Besides top
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overall and age group awards in each of Sunday’s events, there are also special division awards for top military finishers as well as division awards for top wheelchair and adaptive athletes in each event. Primary beneficiary of the H-E-B Alamo Run Fest events is America’s Fund, which helps support military wounded and their families. Associate beneficiaries include Texas Regional Paralympic Sport, San Antonio Clubhouse and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of South Central Texas. For full event information and online registration, go to: www.alamorunfest.com
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