Frequently Asked Questions

Where and When is the Packet Pickup? See Map Below

At The Runners Ranch, 23350 Campbellton Rd San Antonio, 78264 Saturday Nov 21, 2020,  2 pm to 5 pm. See Map at the bottom of this page.

Where and When is the race? See The Runners Ranch Map Below

At The Runners Ranch, 23350 Campbellton Rd San Antonio, 78264 Sunday Nov 22, 2020,  Gate opens at 6am, first race (Kids 400) starts at 9am followed by 5k. After 5k is completed we will start the 10K & 25k Relay

What is the course like? See Course Map of 5k, 25k & Relay Below.

Fairly flat, sandy trail.

Is the course certified?

No, because of the slow surface.

Can I run in more than one race?

Yes, For the first time we are allowing folks to run the 5k Open and a 2nd race, the 10k or the Relay. The 5k will be run 1st and completed before the 10k and Relay start together. You cannot run 2 legs of the relay and you cannot run the 10k and the relay.

What if it rains? Will the event be canceled? 
No. We're hard core like that. Just imagine running through the snow, and dig deep. You can do it! If it is lightening we will wait till it's over and then run.

Will there be food and refreshments?
Yes! And it's FREE, catered by Celorio for everyone including guests!

Can I bring my family or friends if they're not participating?
Yes! The more the merrier.


I love your medals. How can I get one? 
Thanks, we love them too! All participants get one! We are thinking of selling our older medals for charity. What do you think? Email or Facebook me

I’m a volunteer or would like to volunteer. What time should I arrive? 

6 am, report to the stage. You get an American Hero 25k Relay National Championship T-shirt, free food for you and your guests. Thanks for helping out! Fill out Volunteer Waiver Form

Can I change to another event?
Yes! Try to arrive as early as possible, so you don't miss your starting time. We recommend arriving at 6 am. if you need to change something on the last day. We recommend that you make the change at packet pickup at The Runners Ranch

How much does it cost if I register at Packet Pickup or at the event?

Late registration costs $45 for 5k , 25k, & Relay, $40 for 5k Middle/Elementary, 5k Buddy, $20 for Kids 400m.  Sorry, but we can't accept credit cards. Cash only.

Where can I get a Registration Application if I want to mail it in?
Printable applications and on-line registration are available on line at, click on the Registration link and click on PDF Form.

Can we register as a team?

Yes you can register the entire team or individually. If you register individually the first team member must set up a password and team name. That monthly fee applies. For Mail Registrations team members should combine their registrations and mail them together. Make sure each member fills out all pages to the form completely. Team members may enclose one check for each team member or combine the total entry fee into one check or money order. Note: all fees listed for registration are per person.

NOTE: Register early enough so that your checks clear the bank prior to Packet Pickup,  2020, or you will have to pay cash or with a money order at Packet Pickup or at the registration table on Event Day. THE LATE FEE APPLIES.

Make sure you print the TEAM CAPTAIN and TEAM NAME on each registration form, that is what will be used to merge your team members together (many individuals are registering separately). It will also be used for computer input, tracking, awards, the newspaper, etc.

Please print neatly. Your info will be used for recording and posting.

What happens if my registration is incomplete or has errors?

Applications must be signed and complete. Incomplete applications will be corrected at the packet pickup.

Do we have the 5k Wheelchair/Jogging Stroller/Baby Stroller Division?

No, we do not have this division this year because of the surface of the course. The soft sandy surface makes it extremely difficult to navigate or push any stroller. It also tears up the track and can be dangerous to the wheelchair contestants as well as other runners.

What is a Buddy in the 5k?

This is a person 18 or older who will run/walk the 5k with an elementary or middle school participant. Both the runner/walker and Buddy pay must register and pay entry fee. Both runner/walker & Buddy get a t-shirt, medal, free food and goody bag.


Do all elementary/middle school participants need a Buddy in the 5k?

No, if the parents feel the child has enough conditioning/running experience to safely participate in the 5k then they do not need a Buddy.


At what age do minors need a parent to sign the registration?

Parent or Guardian must sign if a team member is a minor (17 years of age and under as of 22 Nov 2020).

Do you have a Hotline?

Please look carefully over this site and if you don’t find the answer to your question please call:

The American Hero 25K Relay Hotline: 210-822-6634

Where can I get complete results?

Near the finish line IAAP has a large monitor with current results.

Can also get Final Results: Go to Click "Results" at top of page, find event and your name.

Are their motels near The Runners Ranch?

Yes,  Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Braunig Lake, (210) 633-1833

(Maps of The Runners Ranch & race course below)

Map 1 - Click Here for Course Map & Distances of

5k, 10k & Relay

Place your computer cursor on the ball at the bottom of the screen to slow down or stop the movement 

The Runners Ranch Map:

Map 2 - Click on Satellite for the Race Course. Zoom in for more detail.)

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