13102 Jones Maltsberger Road
San Antonio, TX US 78247
IN-PERSON RACE 3/10/24 - Join the San Antonio RoadRunners for the 21st running of the Prickly Pear — the race offers 50K, 15K, and 5K distances run on the natural trails of McAllister Park.
Start Times/ Course Cutoff - 50K starts at 6am and will run three 10.34 mile loops. 15K starts at 8am and is one 9.36 mile Loop. 5K is 3.38 miles and starts at 8:30am. All distances start and finish at same location. 50K and 15K starts will be staggered. Course Cut-Off time is 4pm (10 hours). 50K participants MUST start their 3rd and final loop before 12:45pm.
WE LOVE OUR 4-LEGGED FRIENDS, HOWEVER, FOR OUR TRAIL RACES WE DO NOT ALLOW DOGS OR STROLLERS ON THE COURSE FOR SAFETY REASONS.
RRCA 50K National Championship Race Details - The SARR Prickly Pear 50K is now a RRCA National Championship race. All you have to do is register for the 50K distance to be eligible for the RRCA Championship Awards — awards will be given for Open Male/Female; and 1st place 40-49 Male/Female; 50-59 Male/Female; 60-69 Male/Female; and Open Challenged Athlete Male/Female.
50K has a designated Aid Station and bag drop supported by the SARR Walk2Run5K Team located near the start/finish line. This station will be fully stocked with a lively support team, and a plenty of snacks to include, but not limited to Wildway granola, cheese quesadillas, M&M’s, pickles, variety of potato chips, cookies, sodas, Crazy Water, Gatorade, and much more. 50K runners also have access to 3 other Crazy Water/Gatorade pouring stations along the 10.34 mile looped course. 50K runners who complete the race will receive a finishers medal, 50K finishers hat, 50K car window sticker, and a pair of Darn Tough Vermont Socks. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE LAST 25 REGISTRANTS FOR THE 50K RACE YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A 2024 50K FINISHERS HAT (You will have your choice between a finishers trucker hat or a Head Sweats collapsible cap from a past Prickly Pear 50K. We apologize for the inconvenience.)
The race is chip-timed, you must wear a bib on the front of your shirt.
Awards to Top 3 Overall and Masters M/F in all three distances. Sorry there are no age group awards.
Finishers medal for everyone who crosses the finish line! 50K Runners who cross the finish line receive a finishers hat and car sticker. Race results will be available on race day, and photos will be posted at https://runsignup.com/Race/Photos/TX/SanAntonio/PricklyPearTrailRun within 4-5 days after the race.
FOR OUR TRAIL RACES, WE DO NOT ALLOW DOGS OR STROLLERS ON THE COURSE FOR SAFETY REASONS.
Race Staging Area / Parking / Restrooms - Race starts and finishes at McAllister Park’s Optimist Pavilion #3 next to the playground in the center of the park. You can find parking near the pavilion or a short walk away. There are restrooms near the pavilion, and port-a-potties with hand sanitizing stations close to the start/finish line.
(HydraPak / Crazy Water / Gatorade) Cupless Pouring / Aid Stations - There are three water stations on the 50K/15K looped course, and one on the 5K course, that will be exclusively stocked with Crazy Water and Gatorade. Look for HydraPak signage that reminds you to pull out your collapsible cup! THIS IS A CUPLESS RACE--You must carry your own hydration device or a collapsible cup to fill at stations. We will have volunteers available to assist you. We will not have any paper cups. Please give a hoot and don’t pollute the trails, please dispose of your trash at Aid Stations or carry with you.
Course Details - The course at McAllister Park is mostly flat and fast single-track trails. We’ll run on the Blue Loop, Mud Creek Loop, and Mosquito Lake trails through rocks, tree roots, dry creek beds, and lots of prickly pear cactus. All races start and finish at the same location.
Packet pick-up - Saturday, March 9th 1-4pm, REI Co-op, 11745 I-10, Suite 110, San Antonio, TX 78230, or race day morning starting at 5:15am near Optimist Pavilion #3.
VIRTUAL RACE: 3/10/24 - 3/24/23 - Can’t join us in-person, then consider signing up for our virtual option and complete your 50K/15K/5K anywhere you choose between March 10-24, 2024. Virtual Race participants are not eligible for awards.
REGISTER EARLY: This race has a cap of 600 runners, and will sell out!
SARR members save 25% with online registration thru 2/11 (automatically applied at checkout)
Race Contact Info
Additional race information can be found at https://runsignup.com/Club/TX/SanAntonio/SanAntonioRoadRunners.
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