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The first annual City Manager’s 5K Walk & Run, now affectionally referred to as the CM5K, was organized by the City of San Antonio’s newly developed Wellness Division in 2007 to encourage healthy activity among employees and their families. Hosted at Brackenridge Park, the first CM5K brought together 561 participants who celebrated the City’s new commitment to their health and wellbeing.
Since 2007 the CM5K has grown exponentially, moving from an event focused solely on City employees to one open to the community and attracting thousands of participants each year. The event eventually outgrew its original venue due to a lack of parking in the area and moved to Sea World of San Antonio through 2016, Alamo Plaza in 2017, Roosevelt Park in 2019, and then online in 2021 due to the pandemic. Under the vision of City Manager Erik Walsh and thanks in part to new parking development in the area, the City is taking it “Back to the Brack” and hosting this year’s 13th Annual CM5K Walk & Run at the San Antonio Zoo nestled in the heart of historic Brackenridge Park.
As the City’s 2nd oldest public park, generations of San Antonians have long enjoyed Brackenridge Park. Whether they have fond memories of camping out for Easter, donkey and horseback riding, paddleboats, skyrides, the Japanese Tea Garden, train rides, rounds of golf, softball games, concerts, visits to the Witte Museum and more, this year participants have the opportunity to add a 5K to that list. Join us in celebrating the City of San Antonio’s vision and commitment to a healthy workplace AND community on Saturday, October 15th. You don’t want to miss it!
Things to Expect:
Fun and friendly atmosphere
Great new course in the SA Zoo and Brackenridge Park
Awards for top finishers
Music, mascots, and vendors
Discounted tickets to the SA Zoo
Saturday, October 15, 2022
13th Annual City Manager’s 5K Walk & Run
San Antonio Zoo
3903 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Event Day Registration:
Registration will be available on the day of the event from 5:30-6:30am, although participants are strongly encouraged to register beforehand to secure the best pricing and avoid long event day registration lines.
Purchase Discounted Zoo Tickets
You can purchase discounted tickets to the San Antonio Zoo through the City Manager’s 5K? Click here to buy tickets at the reduced price of only $18.87 per person. Tickets must be purchased by midnight on Tuesday, October 11, and they can be used on the day of the event or for up to one year after the date of purchase except on the following special event days: November 6, 13, 20, and December 4. You’ll be able to pick up your discounted tickets at any of the packet pickup event (October 13, 14, and 15).
Schedule of Events:
* 5:30am: Packet pickup and onsite registration begins
* 6:30am: Opening ceremonies
* 7:00am: Race start
* 8:00am: Closing ceremonies
* 8:45am: Event ends, participants exit SA Zoo
* 9:00am: Park opens to the public
Free parking will be available for participants in the new SA Zoo parking garage just across the street from Alamo Stadium.
Address: 130 Tuleta Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212
• City of San Antonio Employees & Retirees - FREE
• Family and Friends of City Employees - $5.00 per person (plus online fees)
• Community Participants - $10 (through October 1), $15 (October 2-14), $25 (race day).
NOTE: We will be asking for your COSA identification at packet pick up.
• Registration fee includes event registration and event t-shirt
• All ages welcome
• Event day registration at San Antonio Zoo from 5:30-6:30am
• All payments subject to online processing fees
• No refunds
Thursday, October 13th at D.R. Semmes Family YMCA at TriPoint (3233 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212) from 11am-6pm.
Friday, October 14th at D.R. Semmes Family YMCA at TriPoint (3233 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212) from 11am-6pm.
You can also pick up your packet on race day at the San Antonio Zoo from 5:30-6:30am; however, we advise you to pick up your packet on Thursday or Friday to avoid long lines on race day.
Top Master Male/Female
Top 3 in the following Age Divisions Male/Female
15 & under
• Volunteers needed! Contact IAAP at (210) 367-1886 for volunteer opportunities.
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