Race Description


The Fourth Annual CleftStrong Family 5k will be held at 9 am on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Mission County Park in support of those born with cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial conditions! Share a fun morning with us along the historic Mission Reach trail of the San Antonio River!  This trail, in its entirety, connects 4 of the 5 Spanish colonial missions to the San Antonio River which have been recently designated as a World Heritage Site.   Racers will enjoy a serene, historic and natural course that will begin and end at Mission County Park.  This race is runner, walker, stroller, wheelchair, and family friendly.  It will be professionally timed by Iniquez Athletic Advertising & Promotions (IAAP).  Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female finishers and top three male and female finishers in age categories (70+, 60-69, 50-59, 40-49, 30-39, 20-29, 19-10, **9 and under).  All participants will take home a finisher's certificate and fun awards will be given to the participant with the best story book character costume, the fundraising team with the highest donation amount raised, and the largest team.  Raffle sales will take place during pre-race festivities and winners will be announced after the race!  Participants will find face painting, a purple carpet photo opportunity, snow cones, a live DJ and more! Gates will open at 7:30 a.m.  If you can't meet us at the Mission Reach trails on October 15th, you can support from afar by registering as a virtual racer. Race along with us at your normal running spot and share your experience through social media at #cleftstrong5k! A race packet will be sent your way complete with this year's awesome race day shirt when you register as a virtual racer by September 26th!

** For all children 9 and under wanting to race competitively, a general entry registration is required.


All proceeds raised benefit the Cleft Palate Foundation's mission to serve individuals and families affected by cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial conditions. Children born with cleft lip and/or palate have the immediate need for proper medical assistance form the moment they are born and a continuation of proper care, varying from one child to the next, throughout their developing Years. Your registration will not only sign you up for a memorable morning, but it will also support the Cleft Palate Foundation's efforts to fund critical cleft and craniofacial research, provide education and resources to patients, families, and professionals on the specialized care that is required from the moment these children are born, and so much more.  Thank you for joining this amazing cause of support and understanding for craniofacial conditions!


• General Registration (10 & older)  $35.00

• Child Registration (9 & under)  2 FREE per 1 paid adult * All children must be accompanied by an adult ** For those 9 and under wanting to be timed, a general entry is required.  

Register online by October 3, 2017 for a guaranteed race day shirt and race bag!  

Online Registration will end at 11:00 a.m. CST, October 13, 2017. We will be accepting last minute registrations in person at Early Packet Pick Up (Time/Place TBA). Otherwise, registration will pick back up when gates open at 7:30 a.m. on race day morning!

• Virtual Racer General Registration (10 and up)  $35.00 - REGISTRATION DEADLINE 9/26/17

• Virtual Racer Child Registration (9 and under)  2 FREE per 1 paid adult - REGISTRATION DEADLINE 9/26/17

*Refunds on all race entries are unavailable. Transfers allowed for a limited time with a small processing fee.



Race for free when you refer others!  Learn how once you complete your online registration!

**Share your registration with friends on Facebook and save! 


Parking is free located at Mission County Park.


The CleftStrong 5k will take place rain or shine! Only in extreme cases, will the event get postponed or canceled. Should severe weather be a problem, please check our website for any changes.  

Thank you for joining this amazing cause of support and understanding for cleft and craniofacial conditions!  See you then! 





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Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
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My family and I love running this 5k! We can't wait for the next one!

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  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Race Date: 10/15/2018 09:00 (Estimated)
  • Categories: GENERAL - 10 AND UP, CHILD 9 & UNDER (2 free per 1 paid adult), VIRTUAL RACER 10 AND UP, VIRTUAL RACER 9 AND UNDER - (2 free per 1 paid adult), Supportive Spectator, GENERAL TEAM REGISTRATION, VIRTUAL RACE TEAM REGISTRATION
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Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
The best 5k around!

My family and I love running this 5k! We can't wait for the next one!

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CleftStrong 5k weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of October 15th, San Antonio, TX can expect temperatures between 65℉ and 77℉ with humidity around 62% and precipitation of 0".
    Last year the weather condition was Sunny.
  • San Antonio, TX current weather
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