Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2019


This is the first 5K under new City Manager Erik Walsh and will feature a new Southtown course

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SAN ANTONIO (March 12, 2019) – The City of San Antonio is excited to invite the public to the 11th Annual City Manager’s 5K Walk & Run on March 31 at 8 a.m. at Roosevelt Park (331 Roosevelt Ave.). This year’s event will be the first under the direction of recently-appointed City Manager Erik Walsh, and will feature a new route through the Southtown area of downtown San Antonio. As in 2017, the City Manager’s 5K is being held in conjunction with the YMCA of Greater San Antonio’s Síclovía, which kicks off at 11 a.m. on that day.


“While the City Manager’s 5K has always been a great family-friendly, wellness event, seeing it grow over the years from something that was just for City employees to an activity for the whole community and one of the largest 5Ks in the city has been amazing. I am very pleased that we are able to team up with the YMCA again to combine our 11th 5K and their 16th Síclovía,” said City Manager Erik Walsh. “This year’s event will definitely hold a special place in my playbook, as it will be my first City Manager’s 5K as your City Manager.”


Sign up now to reserve your spot at this exciting walk and run or register onsite the day of the event beginning at 6:30 a.m. The registration fee is $15 through March 17; $25 March 18 through 30; and $35 on race day, March 31. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers; top masters male and female (40+ yrs. old); top grand masters male and female (50+ yrs. old); and the top three males and females in each age category of five-year increments up to 70 and older. Parking information, a course map, and additional details are available on the registration website.


The race will feature a variety of vendors, music and City mascot appearances. The schedule for the big day includes:

  • Day-of registration – 6:30-7:30 a.m.
  • Opening ceremonies – 7:30 a.m.
  • Race start – 8 a.m.
  • Closing ceremonies – 9 a.m.
  • Event ends – 10 a.m.
  • Síclovía begins – 11 a.m.


The spring 2019 Síclovía will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the YMCA expects to see 65,000 San Antonians out and about on the 3-mile route, which will include a stretch of South St. Mary’s St. and Roosevelt Ave. (from Cesar Chavez Blvd. to Mission Concepción).

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Author: Melanie Morales (GPA)

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