run the river

Join us for this year’s Run the River 5k on Saturday, November 16th. 

The Green Spaces Run the River 5k Walk/Run will be held right before the 19th Annual Solar Fest. The chip-timed races and fun run start on Nueva Street at South Alamo, next to La Villita, follow along the river, visiting Southtown areas, before circling back in time for the kickoff of Solar Fest. Prizes will be awarded for winning times in several categories.

Run the rivewShow your love for Green Spaces Alliance by wearing your green or nature/garden-themed clothing, accessories or costumes in our fun run. This race is family friendly, dog-friendly, race-walker friendly and in the perfect time to burn some pre-Thanksgiving calories! This year, we will also be offering a fun run (~1 mile) perfect for the kiddos and family with nature inspired activities before and after the races. Best part: FREE parking, courtesy of CPS Energy.

Packet pickup will be Friday, November 15, at Alamo Beer Co. and the morning of the race, Saturday, November 16 at 8:00 am at the start line. (Register by October 30th to guarantee a shirt. We have ordered a few extra but sizes are NOT guaranteed.)

The race will start at 8:30 am. The fun run will start at 9:30 am.

Solar Fest is a FREE, fun event, located at Hemisfair, hosted by Build San Antonio Green. Their festivities kick off at 10 am and run until 3 pm. Grab the family, grab a bike, or catch a bus to Hemisfair to start the day off right! Enjoy music, local artisans, food trucks and engaging activities at the 2019 Solar Fest celebrating renewable energy, energy efficiency, and our beautiful city.

Race registration is $15 for under 18 yrs old, $35 for over 18 years of age. Day of registration will cost $5 extra.

The fun run registration is $10 and doesn’t include a shirt or chip timing but does include a goodie bag and a fun morning. There is an option to upgrade your fun run with a t-shirt for an extra $10. Day of registration will cost $5 extra.

Registration information can be found here for the 5k: Athlete Guild

Registration for the fun run can be found here: Fun Run.

Interested in sponsoring our Run the River 5k? Contact Doug Dillow.

Interested in volunteering at the race and getting a tshirt and fun morning activity before SolarFest? Contact Desire Stones.

Thank you to our amazing SPONSORS:

  Green Gateways
Anne & Chuck Parrish

John Newman Charitable Foundation

Hixon Family Foundation

Rancho Ojo de Agua
Steve & Carrie Sinkin
Let’s Go Texas



Venue:   Hemisfair’s Yanaguana Garden and Playground


434 S Alamo St., San Antonio, Texas, 78205, United States