Fitness thru walking & running the relaxing, enjoyable,  and successful way. 


Join us for your Half & Full Marathon training this year on Sunday mornings at 7:00am from "VFW Post 76" on the San Antonio's River Walk, 10th street and Ave B. just off Broadway.
We also train on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings at 6:30pm from VFW Post 76 walking or running from 2 to 8 miles, followed by our Social.
 Our group has a large number of veterans, their wife's/husbands and families who join us weekly.
 Every month on the 20th we run/stroll to the Alamo and back as a "Veteran's Suicide Awareness Prevention" activity to Honor all those veterans (20) who commit suicide daily.   
  All our meetings are Open to General Public
 Let Coach Johnny Purnell provide a training schedule and necessary assistance
to get you there safely and comfortably.
       On Fridays, we have breakfast at Pete's Taco House on Avenue B at Brooklyn, 
     at 0900 to discuss training, upcoming events, items for the good of our organizations.  Everyone is welcome, tell us about your plans for the weekend. Open to walkers, joggers, runners, and bikers understand that everyone has different schedules and financial capabilities so Purnell Racing offers three FREE "Group Marathon" training sessions weekly           
       Special Note: Reflective gear is always highly recommended & encouraged for  vehicular traffic and for foot traffic as well!!!                                                          
Go to: to register ONLINE FOR ALL of OUR RACES ! 
All registered athletes in each USA Track & Field event will receive, POINTS, REFRESHMENTS, T-SHIRTS,
 Lone Star BEERS & age group AWARDS!
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Contact Coach Johnny (B Good) Purnell
Or by Phone: 210-385-8248    Mailing address: P.O.Box 90928, San Antonio, TX   
1. We'll conduct your next Non-Profit's or Convention race
2 - Coaching you to run your fastest 5k, 10k, Half or full Marathon.
3 -  We'll provide all your race needs. Measured & marked safe race course, Finish line, Timing, Quality Staff, Police Officers, City permit, T-shirts, Race Bibs w/Safety pens, Refreshments, Water Stations, all your needs !!

USA Track & Field - South Texas is hosting a "Grand Prix Race Series" 
with 10 races this in 2018.  
USATF members will receive an additional 5 points per race.
 Athletes will receive points for signing up and winning these races. Each athlete will receive 5 points for signing up for a race.  Winners will receive 5 points for winning their age group, 2nd place will receive 3 points and 3rd place will receive 2 points. Plus over winners receive 2 additional points.
  At the end of the season there will be a cash reward paid out in the following order: 1st place will receive $1,000.00,  2nd place will receive $750.00, 3rd place will receive $500.00 and 4th place will receive $300.00, 5th place will receive $150.00 for a total of $2,700.00.

  2017 winners for "USA Track and Field Grand Prix" Congratulations to all our winners !Standings as of November 26, 2017.   There will be a meeting on 12 December 1830 hours @ VFW post 76, Ten Tenth Street & Brosdway with the Tresurer of South Texas USATF.

David Gonzales 180, Christine Sprche- 166, George Wright- 136, Garry Rice- 114,
Yanira Wardlaw- 88 

Good Luck!

29/30 December 24hr Individual Race and Ten person Relay - @ Pickrell Park, Schertz Texas.  The event is hosted by USA Track & Field - South Texas,
Purnell Racing, City of Schertz, and Camp Gladiator
This race with start 1200pm Friday 28th December and ends 12:00pm Saturday 29th of December. Teams consist of ten members each running one mile laps. The individual 24 hour run will consist of experienced runners with at least 3 marathons under 5 hours each or one 50 miler this year.
   Relay teams will consists of members teams: Open Males, Open Female, Mixed m/f, -1st Responders to include military. (Other Categories available).
Check with race management for further details - Purnell Race Management.  
   Fees: Early Bird  - Individual $75. until 25 Dec then on the 26th $100.
             Teams of 10 @ $25. each until 25 Dec then $35.00 each.
   Contest : Best Team name, Best Team Thyme, ; etc. 

The First race in 2018 for the USATF-South Texas "Grand Prix Race Series" will be
 Race #110 February 2018 0800 "Children's Dental Health Run" Schlather Park, Cibolo TX. This promotes Children's Oral Health, Positive Lifestyles and Healthy Smiles.
All proceeds go to the "Give Kids a Smile Foundation"

 3 March 2018 0900 "Wilenchik's Walk for Life 5k"  

Race #2  - 17 March 2018 0800 2nd Annual 5k "Back The Blue, Red and Green 5k/10K & Ruck"  USATF-ST. River City Community Church, Lookout Road.
Proceeds go to " 100 Club".

Race #3 - 07 April 2018 0910 2nd Annual "Beat The Tax Man 6k" -  Lutheran Church, 803 High street, Comfort, Texas

Race #4 - 21 April 2018 0730 16th Annual "San Antonio's "Earth Day 5K" at Woodlawn Lake

Race #5 - 26 May 2018 0830 "17th Annual Police Officers & Firefighter Memorial 5k" Heroes Stadium. It will be a salute to all police officers and firefighters who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to this community.

 2 June 2018 6th Annual "Secret Squirrel"  5k

 14 June 2018  "Annual Flag Day Run"   VFW post 76 starting at 1830 ours. This event is to Salute all of our Military Services, Police Officers & First Responders. Bring your crew out and support this national event !!

Race #6 - 4 July 2018 "Let Freedom Run" A fun 5k Run/Walk with familes w/strollers & service dogs!! 1400 Schertz Parkway behind the Schertz Civic Center, race day registration at 0745 hours with the race starting at 9:15am. This event runs the parade route prior to the parade with thousands cheering you along.
    Early Packet pick up on Tuesday 7/3/18 12:00pm- 3:00pm Tycoon Flats, 2926 N. St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, TX 78212. Late packet pick up & registration race day at 0745 hours at race start/finish.    
Click link below to register
USATF Grand Prix Series Race #6 with chip timing by CC timing!

Race #7 - 10 September 2018 0900   "9/11 HEROES RUN 5K"   Texas A&M University-San Antonio: One University Way Travis Manion Foundation event   "IF NOT ME, THEN WHO...." 5k Run & 1M Fun Run, . These events unite communities to Honor the sacrifices of those heroes from September 11th and the wars since, to include, veterans, active duty, first responders, and families of the fallen.   
Click the link below to register
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USATF Grand Prix Series Race #7 with chip timing by CC timing!
Race # 8 - 7 October 2018 0800 Army- Dillo 10 Miler and 20 Miler
(ROCK 'N' ROLL)Training run for FULL Marathon/half marathon warm up event !
Leon Creek Greenway behind Drury Inn, IH 10 and 1604.
      Online fee is $30(+ processing fee) until October 5, then the fee goes to $45 to include Race Day.
      Packet pick up on Saturday 6 October 1:00pm - 3:30pm and late registration 
packet pick up Sunday (race day) morning starting at 0700 hours.   
      Awards and points to Top winners in both races. Race begins at 8:00am
Click link below to register
USATF Grand Prix Series Race #8 with chip timing by CC timing!
The 20 miler will get double points for the grand prix.

Race #9 - 4 November 2018 0900 "J.W. Rice Memorial Cross Country Challenge" USA TRACK & FIELD Association's Championships Cross Country Race # 1. Location: Rice's Ranch, 3648 County Road 334 Stockdale, Texas 78619. 
     USA Track & Field South Texas Grand Prix Series Race #9 with chip timing by CC timing! $25.00 Early - $30.00 as of November.

Race #10 - 22 November 2018 0800 33nd Annual Thanksgiving Day "Turkey Trot for Tots 5K"
Blue Bonnet on 17630 Lookout Road and Schertz parkway. This event supports The Young Marines and the local Toys for Tot's programs. Bring a new unwrapped Toy for this years "Toys for Tot's" drive.  Early registration is $25 until November 20th and the fee is $30 to include race day.
Click the link below to register
USA Track & Field South Texas Grand Prix Series Race # 10 with Chip timing all attendees.

                                                        Johnny Purnell 
Johnny Purnell, Race Management,
Personal Trainer, Marathon Coach for life/RWB coach,
President-Run-A-Way Running Club &
(Retired US Army Sgt Maj)(210)385-8248
"Finish the Race"  Acts 20:21
All our races are posted on running & walking websites, face book accounts, newsletters, general notices to the public, military post, pools, parks, and Special Running Stores, Gym's and athletic hangout.