25,000+ runners expected on Marathon Sunday

Marathon helps make San Antonio a healthier city

SAN ANTONIO – The music has started and the runners will soon take off as the eighth annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series takes over the Alamo City.

"We are just very excited because it's a part of making San Antonio a more fit city," said City Manager Sheryl Sculley.

Over the past several years the city has become healthier.

According to Humana Vice President, Tom Silliman, the city's BMI has gone down over the last four years because of races and programs such as SA 2020 and the Mayor's Fitness Council.

For Derek Mitchell, this past year has been all about getting healthier and this weekend he will take part in his 20th 5K this year.

"If I can walk a 5K anybody can," said Mitchell. "If anybody's out there and they've never walked a 5K or they want to try walking feel free to come on out."

Besides the races, there's a lot of activities at the Health and Fitness Expo taking place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Center.

When it's all said and done most runners are just looking forward to having fun and crossing the finish line.

Click on the resources below for additional race day information.

Map for full and half marathons

Map for 10K

Road closures grid for half and full marathons

Road closures for 10K

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