Veteran from South Side running 100 miles on San Antonio trails for autism awareness
Frank Vasquez is a veteran of the Marines, ultra-runner and motivational speaker. On April 23 and 24, he will be the first person to run 100 miles around San Antonio through the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System for autism awareness.
San Antonio Zoo run goes virtual this year
SAN ANTONIO The San Antonio Zoo announced Saturday that its annual 5k run is going virtual to adhere to social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adults can register for the event for $40 and children can register for the event for $20. Registration in the event includes the following:Adult- Registration fee, access to submit 5K time online, custom print-at-home bib, custom print-at-home finisher certificate, 2020 Virtual Zoo Run adult shirt, 2020 Virtual Zoo Run drawstring bag, a neck gaiter provided by Academy Sports + Outdoors, and one adult standard admission zoo ticket. Child- Registration fee, custom print-at-home bib, custom print-at-home finisher certificate, 2020 Virtual Zoo Run child shirt, 2020 Virtual Zoo Run drawstring bag, a neck gaiter provided by Academy Sports + Outdoors, and one child standard admission zoo ticket. RELATED: These are the species the San Antonio Zoo is trying to save
Runner crawled for 8 hours in sub-freezing temperatures after injuring his leg on mountain trail
A runner crawled for nearly eight hours to find help after injuring his leg in a national park in Washington, authorities said. Around 5 p.m. Friday, the runner was injured on the Duckabush River Trail in the Olympic National Park, Washington, according to the release. Temperatures were below freezing, and he was wearing only light running clothes as he crawled for several miles, the release said. A crew from the Brinnon Fire Department along with Jefferson Search and Rescue volunteers responded and started up the trail to find the injured runner. The incident renewed his respect for nature, Oldendorf told KIRO, and he hopes to one day return to the trails.