Downtown Run Group

AS OF JULY 2020 –

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, 2020, will be our 9th season running together.

AS OF JULY 2020 –

See below for modifications that we are making for the 2020 training season.

At DRG, we have 2 running “seasons” –

  1. SA Rock n Roll Training Season starting in mid July.  The status of the 2020 SA RnR weekend in December is unknown at this time (July 14, 2020). We would rather train for an event that may not happen rather than not train for an event that does happen. The 2020 SA RnR 20 week “training season” is scheduled to begin July 18. We will provide any who want the structure of a “training season”, a place to drop by, say “hello”, and possibly meet up with a few runners. We will continually promote precautions to lower the risks associated with Covid 19.   In past years, after 20 weeks of group runs, we have had approximately 150 DRGers lace ’em up for RnR weekend and participate in the 5K, 10K, Half, or Full marathons.  We will see what the “new normal” looks like.
  2. 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  From mid December thru early summer, we do not publish Saturday morning run routes.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!