American Hero 25K, 5K and Relay and 400 Meter Dash

Sun July 31, 2022 San Antonio, TX 78222 US Directions
Events

25k Relay Team

$40 $25 7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after January 1, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

25k Individual

$75 $55 7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after January 1, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

5K Hero Race

$45 $25 7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after January 1, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

400 Meter Dash

$15 7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after April 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.americanhero25krelay.org/.

Place
2600 Rigsby Ave
San Antonio, TX US 78222
Description

Event Details
When: Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Where: Comanche Park 2600 Rigsby Ave, San Antonio, TX 78222

Time: The gate opens at 6 AM: Opening Ceremonies will start at 7:00 AM. First race (Kids 400m) starts at 7:15. The 5k starts right after the kids run along with the  25k Relay.

Late Registration only at packet pick up. No Race day registration.. Registration entry fee at the event or at Packet Pickup is $45 per runner 5k and 5k Relay individual, 75 for the 25K $40 (5k Middle/Elementary, 5k Buddy, $20 Kids 400m . Please be early. It takes time to fill out the form for 5 teammates if you are on a relay. It is the Captain's responsibility to make sure his or her team is registered.

Runner’s Staging Area: Runners will warm up (prior to their baton exchange) anywhere but the race course. Teams are encouraged to stay together before, during and after the race to avoid confusion at the start, for the handoffs and for the awards ceremony. It is the Captain's responsibility to maintain team integrity for all functions.

The Race: All races will start and finish on the finish line area at Comanche park. The Kids Fun Run and the 5k may be walked or run.  25k Relay, because of time constraints, is for runners only although some walking is permitted.

Audience: Free food, Celorio barbacoa, paletas and drinks for all. No charge for general admission. No charge for parking.  Entertainment by Madelyn Victoria.

Registration: See Fees page

Relay Alternates: Alternates are allowed to replace registered runners who cannot participate. They must have the bib number in hand of the person they are replacing in order to get into the race without an entry fee. Go to the registration table and sign in to make the name change. Alternates without bib numbers in hand must pay $45 at the registration table.

On race day, alternates who have paid their entry fee will be allowed to join other teams needing a runner at the meet or join other alternates also looking for a team. Runners without teams will run the 5k solo.

Need a Team/Runner: You will be matched with other runners also needing a team (in the appropriate division). You will be notified at packet pickup when you are matched to a team. Fill out application and mark the applicable division/category and check "Need a Team" or "Need a Runner."

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Sponsors
Divisions

DIVISIONS

The American Hero 25k Relay Event is made up of four EVENTS:
1. The 25k Relay Divisions are for runners
2. The 10k Run Divisions are for runners
3. The 5k Run/Walk Divisions are for runners and walkers
4. The 400 meter Kids 12 and Under Divisions are for runners and walkers

All Relay teams must consist of 5 members.
A team member may compete in only one team and perform one leg only.

No one may compete in more than one event.

25k Relay Divisions (5 People per Team, Runners Only)
The one male and one female teams with the fastest times will be declared USA National Champions
1 Open Male
2 Open Female
3 Master's Men (40 & Over)
4 Master's Women (40 & Over)
5 Senior Master's Men (50 & Over)
6 Senior Master's Women (50 & Over)
7 Ultra Master's Men (60 & Over)
8 Ultra Master's Women (60 & Over)
9 Elite Master's Men (70 & Over)
10 Elite Master's Women (70 & Over)
11 Jr. Boys (18 & under)
12 Jr. Girls (18 & under)
13 Family members (M & W, All ages)
14 Fire/Law Enforcement (M & W, All ages)
15 Military (M & W, All ages)
16 Commercial (M & W, All ages)
17 Odds & Ends (M & W, All ages)

25k Run Divisions - Solo event, each person runs 5 loops (Runners Only)
Age Group Awards 10 year increments (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+) Overalls, Masters

5k Run/Walk Divisions
Age Group Awards (10 and under 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+) Overalls, Masters

12 & Under 400m Run/Walk
Parents may accompany small children in the 400m at no cost. Only the child has to register. Only the child receives any awards.

Special Circumstances
Escorts for blind or disabled contestants do not have to pay entry fee. The contestant's entry fee will cover both. Both get T-shirts and medals.

Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions
Where and When is the Packet Pickup? See Map Below
We are still working on getting a location and will have an update for you soon. 

Where and When is the race? 
Race will be held at Comanche park 

address: 2600 Rigsby Ave, San Antonio, TX 78222

Directions link 

https://goo.gl/maps/pXy9fgkrznCcdm4J7

What is the course like? See Course Map of 5k, 25k & Relay Below.
The race will be on a fast, flat course. 

Is the course certified?

We are looking into certifying the course with USATF

Can I run in more than one race?

Runners will only be to participate in one event at a time. You will either be registered for the 5k or 25K event or relay. For award purposes you will only be able to win one medal 

What if it rains? Will the event be canceled? 
No. We're hard core like that. Just imagine running through the snow, and dig deep. You can do it! If it is lightening we will wait till it's over and then run.

 

Will there be food and refreshments?
Yes! And it's FREE, catered  for everyone registered for the event. 

 

Can I bring my family or friends if they're not participating?
Yes! The more the merrier. We just ask for them to wear a mask please keep distance from all the other runnes

 


I love your medals. How can I get one? 
Thanks, we love them too! All participants get one! We are thinking of selling our older medals for charity. What do you think? Email or Facebook me

I’m a volunteer or would like to volunteer. What time should I arrive? 

6 am, report to the stage. You get an American Hero 25k Relay National Championship T-shirt, free food for you and your guests. Thanks for helping out! Fill out Volunteer Waiver Form. You can register to be a volunteer on our website below and pick the position you would like to volunteer for. https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/TX/Schertz/AmericanHero25KRelayand400MeterDash

Can I change to another event?
You can change to another event online by going to your registration. However, Yes! Try to arrive as early as possible, so you don't miss your starting time. We recommend arriving at 6 am. if you need to change something on the last day. We recommend that you make the change at packet pickup 

How much does it cost if I register at Packet Pickup or at the event?

Late registration costs $45 for 5k , 75 for the 25k, & Relay, $45 for 5k Middle/Elementary, 5k Buddy, $20 for Kids 400m. 

Where can I get a Registration Application if I want to mail it in?

We are only accepting online registrations. If you need help registering please contact us. 

Can we register as a team?

Yes you can register the entire team or individually. If you register individually the first team member must set up a password and team name. That monthly fee applies. 

Do we have the 5k Wheelchair/Jogging Stroller/Baby Stroller Division?
Yes we do have this event divisions

What is a Buddy in the 5k?

This is a person 18 or older who will run/walk the 5k with an elementary or middle school participant. Both the runner/walker and Buddy pay must register and pay entry fee. Both runner/walker & Buddy get a t-shirt, medal, free food and goody bag.

Do all elementary/middle school participants need a Buddy in the 5k?

No, if the parents feel the child has enough conditioning/running experience to safely participate in the 5k then they do not need a Buddy.

At what age do minors need a parent to sign the registration?

Parent or Guardian must sign if a team member is a minor (17 years of age and under as of 22 Nov 2020).

Do you have a Hotline?

Please look carefully over this site and if you don’t find the answer to your question please call:

The American Hero 25K Relay Hotline: 210-454-7000

Where can I get complete results?

Near the finish line IAAP has a large monitor with current results.

Can also get Final Results: Go to   Click "Results" at top of page, fink event and your name.

Are their motels near Comanche park?

yes we are only about 15 minutes from the downtown San Antonio Area

Become A Sponsor

If you or your company is interested in becoming a sponsor for a national championship and get extensive state and national exposure, please contact E-Dragon productions at 210-454-7000

Or email us at edragontees@gmail.com

Prize Money Awards
Cash Prize Winners

Overall best time in the following events:
Men’s Relay Open Team $1000/team
Women’s Relay Open Team $1000/team
e2 winning teams (men’s & women's) will be declared "National Champs. 
 
Men's open 5k $200, Women’s open 5k $200; Men’s 25k $200, Women’s 25K $200

Note: These are minimum amounts that may increase due to pending sponsorships.
Potential Sponsor call 210-454-7000
Packet pick up

Date: Friday the 30th July

Time: 1pm to 5 pm 

Location:

Fleet Feet San Antonio - The Quarry

(210) 805-0845
https://goo.gl/maps/th2HtLGdn2zSZzw68

We decided to host our packet pick up right outside our Running sponsors store. You will be able to pick up both your packet and your friends as long as they have given you permission . Team captains can pick up their packet then and also make any last changes before race day. 

 

Race Week Information

Hello American Hero runners, 
We are excited for you to join us for this years race.  We have a shady course laid out for you, delicious chicken fajita plate post race, Fresh fruit, live music as well as gorgeous medals and age group coins to be handed out to our winners. This email contains all you need to know to have a successful race. 

COVID SAFETY Protocols: 
As cases begin to rise once again in San Antonio we ask that you help us to stay healthy and be able to continue to have these running events for the community. We will be enforcing CDC Guidelines for all participants who are not on the course and for all individuals present at the event and strongly encourage you to wear a mask. We ask that you bring a mask and continue to help us fight and beat Covid-19. As you are at the event please follow these simple rules: make sure that you give people at least 6 feet of distance or wear a mask, No Contact with those members who are not within your immediate circle. Even thought we would love you to hand around we do ask that you try distance while eating. There is plenty of room in the park for you to be able to sit at a comfortable distance. Thank you for helping us continue to stay safe and healthy. 

PRE RACE PACKET PICK UP: 
Date: Friday the 30th of July
Time: 1pm to 5 pm
Location:
Fleet Feet San Antonio - The Quarry
(210) 805-0845
Directions link
https://goo.gl/maps/th2HtLGdn2zSZzw68
Please look up your number prior to your arrival. 
Attached is your bib for you or your team in alphabetical order
Relay Teams
We will have a specific table for your captain to come pick up. 

You will be able to pick up both your packet and your friends as long as they have given you permission . Team captains can pick up their packet then and also make any last team changes before race day.
If you cannot make pre-race packet pick up do not worry we will have your packets ready for race day but we are asking you to come the day before if possible. 

Registration Race Day and Packet Pick Up
We will have registration open online till July 29th 2021 11:59Pm 
There will be registration open on packet pick up and race day. 

RACE DAY VENUE LOCATION: 
Comanche Park
2600 Rigsby Ave
San Antonio, TX 78222
Direction to venue 
https://goo.gl/maps/TcAKr6MjzX6CEdrM8

RACE DAY SCHEDULE
6:00 Am to 7:25 Am Race Day Packet pick up 
7:30 Am Race Start:  Kids 400 Meters 
7:40 Am Race Start:  25K, 5K, 25K relay 
8:00 Am Post race celebration Food and Music
8:30 to 8:45 5K Awards 
9:30 25k Relay Awards and followed 25K Awards 

COURSE: 
 
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/622626
Volunteers:
We would love to invite our friends and family to come help out at our Waterstop to be able to hydrate the runners as well as cheer them on and other areas on the course. We can provide Volunteer letters and also a full meal after the event along with a race t-shirt. 
Sign up on this link if interested or just show up at 6:30am at the race venue and we can definitely use your help to make this an amazing experience for all of our runners. 
link to sign up 
https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/TX/SanAntonio/AmericanHero25KRelayand400MeterDash

Message from the Race Directors
Thank you so much for deciding to join us this year even though we had to switch our event around a bit. We are striving to be able to have this event yearly and we can not wait to see all of our runners compete to run some super fast times. We hope to provide all that you could possible want and more. 
Sincerely 
Directors
Erik Burciaga, 
E-Dragon Productions LLC
Jesse Martinez 
Free Spirits Track Club 

Directions
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