My 58th race of 2019 was Dia de Los Muertos 5K (Day of the Dead) held on 26 October at 5 pm in McCallister Park, San Antonio. This is quite a popular local annual event, with several people wearing costumes and a post-race costume contest. Some pretty awesome and imaginative costumes.
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My 56th race of 2019, was the Mascarita 5K held on October 19th in San Antonio at VFW Post 76, the oldest VFW Post in Texas. This VFW sits right along part of the San Antonio Riverwalk. Put on by Adiamo Race Productions, this event helps support the local non-profit Yoga Day, which is dedicated to teaching free yoga to underserved people of all ages in San Antonio with the mission of empowering people to live healthier and fuller lives. This event is part of a series of races Andiamo puts on over the year. You can register for each race individually or you can register for the whole series.
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My 55th race of 2019, was held on October 12t at Los Patios, a local San Antonio area restaurant that borders on the off-road paved trails of Lady Bird Johnson Park. Start time of 8:30 a.m. This event supports Cleft Strong, an organization that helps children and infants born with cleft palates. Los Patios is only about 7 miles from where I live, so it did not take me long to get there, find some parking, and then get a few pre-start photos. There were about 150 or so participants for this event. There was also a kids’ run and a Disney-themed costume contest for both adults and kids.
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My 54th race of 2019, and my 2nd race after my pace-maker implant surgery this year, after being cleared to run again – was held on October 5 in Floresville, Texas, was the Taco Trample 5K and 10K put on by the Wilson County Road Runners. Location was a place called The Beer Warehouse – which was not really a warehouse and did not have any beer in it, lol. Nice building though, with inside A/C and inside restrooms and a large community room where post-race food and drink was served and the awards ceremony was held
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My 53rd race of 2019 was Head For The Cure 5K on Sep 28th, an even that supports raising funds for brain cancer research. This was the 6th year for this event, which was started by local ABC news affiliate KSAT-13 after its news director died if brain cancer. This is one of my ‘streak’ races, I have done this event every year since it started. This was also my first race since having my pacemaker implant that I was cleared to go back to normal – normal for my anyway – and do my run/walk method, so I got to run in this one. Race start time of 8 am., with location at Providence High School near downtown San Antonio. This has become quite a popular event and there was around 900 runner-and-walker participants.
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My 52nd race of 2019 was the Zero Prostate 5K held on Sep 22 at Mission County Park in San Antonio. This was my 2nd 5K of the weekend after doing the Scallywompus 5K the night before this event. This event raises money for prostate cancer research – which I appreciate since I am facing an upcoming prostate biopsy since my last PSA was a bit high. Anyhoo, there was also a 10K and a 1-mile walk, and a short kid’s run.
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