Ok seriously, can we talk?……….hello……I guess not….she hung up….oh, newsletter, hello.
As I was saying. Lets talk about a few things for this race starts this Friday night at 730pm.
This Friday is a Full Moon, that is no coincidence. Race #2 is a full moon also.
Parking..if you get there early you can park in the Drury Parking lot. Do not park in the Valero Park Parking lot. It has about 20 spaces and they need to be reserved for people that want to use the park but are not in our race.
We have permission to park at the Drury Hotel and next door to the Drury Hotel at Kercheville and Associates. We also have permission to park on the street behind Drury Hotel, but I’m requesting that if you do park there that you park with the nose of your car pointing in so that we can park more people if needed.
Also under 1604 and IH10 is a Via Park and Ride, please use that. If all parking is full you will have to park at La Cantera and jog down to the start of the race. It is about 3/4 of a mile from the start. You can also park at the RIM Shopping center and it is also about 3/4 of a mile from the start. Just remember that if you are going to walk back to those area’s in the dark, it is a good idea to have reflective material or lights so that you can be seen.
We have alot of new runners in our race so, let me give you some good advice for any race that you enter. Dont do anything new on race day. Also bring your own supplies, the things that you need personally to perform. Bring your own water bottle, if you dont have one, purchase one at Soler Sports when you get your packet. On a hot day carry your own water bottle in the race and have it refilled this will eliminate any surprizes.
There will be an Aid Station at mile 1.4, 1.8, 3.1, and 4.5 and the finish
Plenty of opportunities to get water, but, still carry your own water bottle….bring your own water bottle to the race.
- Do not leave any trash on the race course.
- If you drop out of the race let the timers know
- If you change from 5k to 10k or vice versus during the race at the finish let the timers know. If you do not complete the entire race, let the timers know.
- Do not leave the race with your chip, you will be charged.
- Be respectful to everyone on the race course and kiss the volunteers.
- If you feel hot, slow down, walk, or sit down and rest.
- Bring ID and cash with you to the race. There will be some purchase opportunities that you may not want to miss.
- Recruit a friend to run/walk or volunteer.
- Friend all of the sponsors on Facebook so that they can see that you, as runners really appreciate that they made the effort to support you
- Remember the Alamo……Beer. And read this entire email blast because you will be quizzed. We have two new sponsors that will provide the women with something that near to their hearts, like beer is to the men.
Read these notes carefully, we have two new sponsors.
Wells Fargo Advisors, a Financial Services Firm You Can Count On, www.wellsfargoadvisors.com The provide top-notch service and attention.
Enchanted Rock Vodka, www.enchantedrockvodka.com a smooth grain vodka made in the heart of Texas. Every bottle is handcrafted to capture the essense of this unique landmark’s spirit.
Special note…..ladies…..Enchanted Rock will be there to provide you with one Martini after your race. So if you are not a beer drinker, now you get one martini. This is a late entry….so we are working out the details….but yes one martini per woman runner. We may let the guys have one, but that is to be seen. So girls pass the word. So for this reason alone, you need to really hydrate before the martini.
When you sign up, give a little to The Marrow Match.
It’s a great cause and you may save a life.
Remember the Alamo Beer…..5k http://connect.garmin.com/activity/98759606
Remember the Alamo Beer…..10k http://connect.garmin.com/activity/98759600
Alamo Beer Challenge Race #1 of 4.
Remember the Alamo……Beer 5k and 10k
Start: Friday July 15th at 1930 hrs, 730pm
1st Packet pick up: Soler Sports 18720 Stone Oak Parkway #150 the old Run Gear Run Store, 210-490-9987
Time: 12noon to 4pm
2nd Packet Pick up: Drury Hotel at 1604 at IH 10 15806 Interstate IH 10 West
The race start is directly behind the Drury Hotel.
Race Day entries for the 5k is $40
Race Day entries for the 10k is $45
Race Day entries for all four events is $135
If you want to purchase an Alamo Beer Challenge Technical Tshirt they are $35
If you want to purchase an Alamo Beer Challenge Cotton Remember the Alamo….Beer tshirt they cost $20
The race will start promptly at 1930 hrs, or 730pm. There will be one water stop on the course for the 5k runners at the 1.5 mile mark and there will be three water stops for the 10k runners at 1.5, 3.1 and 4.5. If you need additional water, bring some water with you on the course. It is going to be a hot day, it is not a sign up weakness to carry water, just a sign that you know what you need.
The race course is basically an out and back race for both events with one little surprise, don’t worry you’ll like it.
When you complete the race return your chip and go to the Drury Hotel, we will have Burgers from the Highlander Bar, water, replenishment drinks from the Athletes Honey Milk girls, the band, I Ching Gatos will be playing some tunes. Another Special note about Highlander Bar, www.highlanderbarandgrill.comif you bring your race number in within the next 30 days, they will give you 15% of your entire tab???????? wow….If you show them your support, they may do this again for the next race, which is in 30 days…..so you see how it works.
The Marrow Match will be advertising their cause so show them some support, Jason Cox the Founder of the Marrow Match will be the announcer.
Drury Hotel will also be providing hotdogs. And last but not least Alamo Beer will be there taking care of all of your beer needs.
REMEMBER TO LIKE ALL THE SPONSORS ON FACEBOOK SO THEY KNOW YOU CARE.
We will have San Antonio Park Police and EMT’s available if they are needed.
Porta potties that are outside in back of the Drury are for men only. Women will use the indoor facility, that is just the way we roll.
This series is shaping up to be a good addition to the races that you have to choose from that lead you to the San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon and Half Marathon. If there is something that you would like to have added to the series or you have an idea for a new race let us know we will make it happen. We like anything that will enhance your running experience.
It’s important that you think of your safety at this event. If you are not having a great day, then slow down and walk to the finish. It’s early in the season so do not do anything to jeopardize your health.
Just before each event will give you the details about where to get your packet and race information.
If you are one of the first 300 to sign up for all four events you will get a special technical t-shirt. The first 500 that sign up for race #1 will get a cotton, Remember the Alamo….Beer t-shirt.
Awards will be given out as stated and we will have some specials that will be ongoing with these awards, these are awards you can use.
Beer (growlers) jugs, that you will get a special price for filling these up on special days at unique locations. It’s the award that keeps on giving. Friend Scallywompus Events that is where will keep updating where and when to get discounts at special places.
Don’t forget that volunteers are there to help you, so show your appreciation for them taking care of your needs.
Valero will have a team of volunteers at each area helping you have a great race.
American Cancer Society Determination group, lead by Edgar Gonzalez will be in charge of the course and he will be directing volunteers on how best to help the runners. If you have questions about the Determination program contact Edgar.Gonzalez@cancer.org.
To make sure that we have an accurate race we have IAAP. They help organize over 100 running events each year. They are number one in San Antonio for timing and organization.
Soler Sports will be on hand to give you some special packet pick up discounts and to make sure that you have everything you need for a hot race before you leave their store. This is key, come to Soler Sports to get your packet or sign up and get 20% off most items in the store.
We have some special partners in the group, GPS of Texas. They are here to help you keep track of your business vehicles, if you don’t have any, you can refer them to a business that needs that service. If you have questions just call Blake Stephens he will make sure that you are on track. www.gpsoftx.com
If you need your place cleaned you need to call marathon runner Tere Szostak. She has 15 years of experience, insured, bonded and will give you a free estimate. Her company is called Maid4u. 210-415-7977
You can find them on facebook at this link https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maid-4-U/103346386389922
Or just do a search using maid4u and San Antonio.
Academy will be on site to hand out water to all the runners.
Special thanks to NSIDE Magazine for including the Alamo Beer Challenge in their newsletter. If you don’t know NSIDE get to know them. They have their event coming up July 13th 6-8pm at Bohanan’s downtown 219 East Houston, yes you are invited. Click on this link to find out more. Remember tomorrow night is their NSIDE 5th Anniversary Mixer Tomorrow @ Bohanan’s 6-8pm.