Race Description

Event Details:

8th Annual American Hero 25K Relay, Sanctioned by USA Track & Field


Sunday, May 27, 2018 (This is Memorial Weekend Sunday in May of each year)


Texas A&M-San Antonio, One University Way, 78224, (South San Antonio, outside of 410 near 410 and Zarzamora St, go about 1 mile outside of 410 and turn left on Verano Parkway) 


The area opens at 6 AM: Opening Ceremonies in front of flags next to main building on Verano Prkwy starting at 7:00 AM. First race (Kids400) starts at 7:15. The Wheelchair 5k division will start at 7:30, all other races start at 7:40.


Prize Money: 
$18,000 total prizes, $2900 in cash, this year will have a Red, White & Blue Best Costume contest


Finishers Medal to all Finishers PLUS awards to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd to all divisions. All kids in the 400m get a medal.


Late Registration: 
Starting at 6:00 am in front of Main Bldg. Registration entry fee at the event or at 
Packet Pickup is $60 per runner (cash or money order only). NO CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS. Please be early. It takes time to fill out the form for 5 teammates if you are on a relay. It is the Captain’s responsibility to make sure his or her team is registered and on time for the event and the start.

Runner’s Staging Area: 
Runners will warm up (prior to their baton exchange) in the adjacent parking area. Teams are encouraged to stay together before, during and after the race to avoid confusion at the start, for the handoffs and for the awards ceremony. It is the 


Captain’s responsibility to maintain team integrity for all functions.


The Race: 
All races will start and finish on the IAAP starting pad on Verano  Prkwy east of University Way in front of arched main bldg.


The Kids Fun Run and the 5k may be walked or run. The 25k Solo Run and 25k Relay because of time constraints is for runners only.


General Admission & Parking: 
No charge for general admission. No charge for parking. Parking on Sat for Registration & Sun race day west of main bldg. 


Registration and Fees - No refunds

Entry Fee per runner, relay consists of 5 runners:

Note: This year each team member may register at any time and pay that month's fee. Team members may also register other team mates. Make sure the team name is identical for all 5 members. The first person that registers will establish a password and a team name. Provide password to the remaining members. Team members may be updated at Packet Pickup or at the event. See Relay Teams below.

$17 till 31 Jan 2018, 5k & 25k, (Relay $85, $17 each member)

$25 till 28 Feb 2018, 5k & 25k, (Relay $125, $25 each member)

$30 till 31 Mar 2018 , 5k & 25k, (Relay $150, $30 each member)

$35 till 30 Apr 2018 , 5k & 25k, (Relay $175, $35 each member)

$49 till 24 May 2018 , 5k & 25k, (Relay $245, $49 each member)

$60  Late Registration at packet pickup or day of event for 5k & 25k ( Relay $300) CASH or Money Order ONLY


Entry Fees 400m, 5k Middle/Elementary School Kid., 5k Running Buddy (must be 18 or older to accompany Middle & Elementary Div). Both Buddy and Kid pay entry fee. Both get t-shirts and medals

It is not mandatory that the kids have a “Buddy” but is recommended especially at the Elementary level. This should be the parent’s decision based on their training experience

$10 till 31 Jan 2018

$12 till 28 Feb 2018

$14 till 31 Mar 2018

$16 till 30 Apr 2018

$18 till 24 May 2018

$20 at Packet Pickup/At Event

Kids 400 Meter Run Receive American Hero 25k Relay T-shirt, American Hero Medalfood and entertainment.

Mail registration must be postdated on or before above dates for corresponding fees.

The Kids run is $10. They get a free American Hero T-shirts, an American Hero Medal and Free Food. 


Registration at the event is in the front of Texas A&M-San Antonio, Main Bldg (bldg with arches)


Relay Teams:  Substitutions & additions can be made at packet pickup and event day. Registration at packet pickup or at event is CASH ONLY. Late Fee applies.


Mail Registration closes midnight Sat 20 May, Registration after 19 May 2017 can be done on the internet or at packet pickup the day before the race at TAMU-SA main bldg.

Internet Registration  closes midnight (Thursday) 24 May 2018. 


All entries are non-refundable even if event is cancelled. Note: in 43 years the Free Spirits have never cancelled an event. We go Rain or shine. After expenses, all funds go towards scholarships for cancer survivors (includes other diseases, blindness and child abuse) and to our Partners (non-profit charities).

Relay Alternates: 
Alternates are allowed to replace registered runners who cannot participate. They must have the bib number in hand of the person they are replacing in order to get into the race without an entry fee. Go to the registration table and sign in to make the name change. Alternates without bib numbers in hand must pay $60 cash at the registration table.

On race day, alternates who have paid their entry fee will be allowed to join other teams needing a runner at the meet or join other alternates also looking for a team. Runners without teams will run the 5k solo.


Need a Team/Runner: 
You will be matched with other runners also needing a team (in the appropriate division). You will be notified at packet pickup when you are matched to a team. Fill out application and mark the applicable division/category and check “Need a Team” or “Need a Runner.”



25k Relay Divisions (5 people per team, runners only)

1 Open Male

2 Open Female

3 Masters  Men (40 & Over)

4 Masters Women (40 & Over)

5 Senior Masters Men (50 & Over)

6 Senior Masters  Women ( 50 & Over) 

7 Ultra Masters Men (60 & Over)

8 Ultra Masters  Women (60 & Over)

9 Elite Masters Men (70 & Over)

10 Elite Masters Women (70 & Over)

11 Jr. Boys (18 & under)

12 Jr. Girls (18 & under)

13 Family members (M & W, All Ages)

14 Fire/Law Enforcement (M & W,All Ages)

15 Military (M & W, All Ages)

16 Commercial (M & W, All Ages)

17 Odds & Ends (M & W, All Ages)


25k Run Divisions–Solo event, each person runs 5 loops (RunnersOnly)

1 Open Male

2 Open Female

3 Masters  Men (40 & Over)

4 Masters  Women (40 & Over)

5 Senior Masters  Men (50 & Over)

6 Senior Masters Women ( 50 & Over) 

7 Ultra Masters Men (60 & Over)

8 Ultra Masters Women (60 & Over)

9 Elite Masters Men (70 & Over)

10 Elite Masters Women (70 & Over)

11  Jr. Boys (18 & under)

12 Jr. Girls (18 & under)

13 Fire/Law Enforcement

14 Military


5kRun/Walk Divisions

1 Open Male

2 Open Female

3 Master Men (40 – 49)

4 Master Women (40 – 49)

5 Senior Masters Men (50 -59)

6 Senior Masters Women (50 -59)

7 Ultra Masters Men (60 & Over)

8 Ultra Masters Women (60 & Over)

9 Elite Masters Men (70 & Over)

10 Elite Masters Women (70 & Over)

11 Jr. Boys (18 & under)

12 Jr. Girls (18 & under)

13 Fire/Law Enforcement (M & W)

14 Military (M & W) 

15 Middle School Boys 

16 Middle School Girls 

17 Elementary School Boys 

18 Elementary School Girls 

19 Running Buddy for Middle/Elementary School Kid


5K Wheelchair/JoggingStroller/BabyStoller Divisions

1. Open Men

2. Open Women


Kids 12 & Under 400mRun/Walk

Parents may accompany small children in the 400m at no cost.

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  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Race Date: 05/27/2019 07:00 (Estimated)
  • Categories: 25K Individual , 5K Run/Walk, 5K Wheelchair/Jog/Stroller/Baby Stroller, 400 Meter Kids Run (12 and under), 5K Run/Walk (Middle School and Elementary), 5K Running Buddy(18 or older must accompany middle/elementary), 25K Relay Team, Open Team 1 (I want to join a team)
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  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of May 27th, San Antonio, TX can expect temperatures between 75℉ and 89℉ with humidity around 79% and precipitation of 0.12".
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