Downtown Run Group consists of runners with varying degrees of experience and ability. We provide running support all year long but our main focus is preparing for fall races, like our own San Antonio Rock-n-Roll half and full marathons. No distance is too short or too long – we want our team members to set goals and achieve them!
This year, 2018, is our 7th season running together. Although we’re about 293 years short of the City of San Antonio’s tricentennial celebration marking its 300th anniversary, we are proud of our 7 years existence. Our 2018 DRG shirts include the “300” logo to celebrate San Antonio’s special year.
At DRG, we have 2 running “seasons” –
- SA Rock n Roll Training Season starting in mid July. The 2018 SA RnR 20 week training season began on Saturday, July 14 with Team Pictures and our traditional “Remember the Alamo” run down Broadway from the Pearl to the Alamo and back. After 20 weeks of group runs, we expect about 150 DRGers will lace ’em up for RnR weekend and participate in the 5K, 10K, Half, or Full marathons. An additional 30 or so will cheer for their for their teammates on race morning.
- The “Winter” Season provides a weekly venue for DRGers who participate in numerous events both locally and around the country. From mid December thru early summer, we do not publish Saturday morning run routes. Those who meet at the Pearl at 8 AM on Saturday mornings either “buddy up” with a group or talk with Bo for suggested routes.
Many of us have participated in other running groups and feel that we have captured the best of all these experiences. From a group of ten we have grown to having nearly 160 active members with new people joining us every weekend. Our goal is to continue to provide free weekly activities for those who love to run (and walk) that will give those who choose to participate an opportunity meet up, build mileage together and develop friendships. It’s simply the secret to our success!