WORKING ON 34 YEARS OF RUNNING IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - R A C E   M A N A G E M E N T / MARATHON COACH

BLOOD, SWEAT, & BEERS"
Relaxing. Enjoyable. Successful.
 
NEW LOCATION FOR RUN-A-WAY CLUB

Join us for your Half & Full Marathon training this year on Sunday mornings at 7:30am 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 1830 hours from VFW Post 76 from 2 to 8 miles, followed by a Social.
   
 Every month on the 20th we run/stroll to the Alamo and back as a "Veteran's Suicide Awareness Prevention" activity for all those veterans (20) who commit suicide daily.   
   SPECIAL RWB MEET UP / Open to General Public
    
If you have plans on training this year to finish a half marathon or a full marathon, join us. Let Coach Johnny Purnell provide a training schedule and necessary assistance
to get you there safely and comfortable.
 
       On Fridays, we have breakfast at Pete's Taco House on Avenue B at Brooklyn. 
     Gather 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 encouraged for not just vehicular    
                              traffic but foot traffic as well!!!

                                             UNITED WE STAND




Go to: raceentry,com to register ONLINE FOR ALL of OUR RACES !
 
All registered athletes in each race will receive, POINTS in the USATF Race Series, REFRESHMENTS, T-SHIRTS, Lone Star BEERS & age group AWARDS!
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Contact Coach Johnny (B Good) Purnell johnny.Purnell@yahoo.com
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 or 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
 
 EXCITING NEWS

USA Track & Field - South Texas is hosting a "Grand Prix Race Series"
with 10 to 12 races this year. Athletes will receive points for signing up and winning these races. Each athlete will receive 5 points for signing up for a race. USATF members will receive an additional 5 points per race. Winners will receive 5 points for winning their age group, 2nd place will receive 3 points and 3rd place will receive 2 points. 
    At the end of each quarter the top ten athletes will receive a gift bag with valuable items from sponsor. 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.

Come become a USATF Member at https://www.usatf.org/  

Good Luck! 

Want to register for all of the 2017 USA T&F Grand Prix Series races with one click? Go to https://www.raceentry.com/races-series/purnell-racing-/series/register
 

COMPLETED- 17 February 2017 1500 hours Convention run/walk for Get Motion
Come meet one true American hero, Travis Mills. Travis Mills with the 82nd Airborne is a quadriplegic wounded solider who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.  He will be our guest at this event. Click on the link below to read more about him and his journey.   
Lady Bird Johnson Park at 1500 hours. Registration will be at 1400 hours.
USATF Grand Prix Series Race #1 with chip timing by CC timing!

COMPLETED - 4 March 2017 0900 "Wilenchik's Walk for Life 5k"
This is a fun event to raise awareness and funds for the CTRC and bring friends of Mr. Wilenchik to an event for life. For additional information please contact Mary Spence, City of Schertz mspence@schertz.com  

COMPLETED: 18 March 2017 0800 "Back The Blue 5k"
River City Community Church. We Back the Blue! 5k is a first annual chip-timed run/walk with the purpose to unite as a community in thanking the Police Officers that risk their lives for our communities every day. This is a charity run with registration proceeds going towards the 100 Club of San Antonio in their mission of Serving the Children of Fallen, Local, State & Federal Law Enforcement & Firefighters in Bexar County, Texas.
Click the link below to register
https://www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/we-back-the-blue-5k-2017
USATF Grand Prix Series Race #2 with chip timing by CC timing

15 April 2017 0910 "Beat The Tax Man 6k" - Immanuel Lutheran Church - 318 High St, Comfort, TX 78013
This event will be held along Cypress Creek in cool, beautiful shady, out & back course. Make it a perfect day by visiting some of the many antique stores, gift shops, restaurants or wineries in the small community. Take a walk on High St. to see several historic buildings and antique stores.  Drive the hill country roads to view spectacular wildflowers.  Come the night before and stay in a quaint bed and breakfast or hotel.  Comfort has so much to offer.
The proceeds will be given to: Texas Lions Camp (Children with Physical Disabilities & Type 1 Diabetes), Guide Dogs of Texas, and Comfort's Community Church (est 1892). Come out and tour a truly  historical Texas community with exciting places to see.

22 April 2017 0730 "San Antonio's Annual "Earth Day 5K"
Earth day activities w/50+ info Booths held at Woodlawn Lake from 0730 - until 1700 hours. More information to follow closer to the date
Click the link below to register
USATF Grand Prix Series Race #3 with Chip Timing by CC Timing !

29 April 2017 1000 "J.W. Rice Memorial Cross County Challenge Race"
USATF CC Race #1
3648 County Road 334 Stockdale, Texas 78610. A true cross county event with unimproved trails. Twist and turns with rolling terrain. Plan on making this a fun day out in the country.
USATF Grand Prix Series Race #4 and chip timing by CC timing! 

30 April 2017 0615 "Convention Run"
Private run

27 May 2017 0830 "16th Annual Police Officers & Firefighter Memorial 5k"
Heroes Stadium on Thousand Oaks, Pre-race packe. t pick up on 26 May from 11:30a to 4:00pm Tycoon Flats on St. Mary's street. Race Day early registration at 7:15a with race at 8:30am. Pre-race welcome ceremony at 8:15am with Police Honor Guard, Taps, National Anthem, etc;    
USAT&F Grand Prix Series Race #5 with chip timing by CC timing!
Click the link below to register

3 June 2017 "Secret Squirrel"  5k
This is the 5th Annual run for a secret organization. Awards will be given to the 12 age categories. Refreshments will be provided 

4 June 2017  "0530 Convention Run"
Private Run

18 June 2017 0800 "Fathers Day 10k race" (5k fun run)  
Leon Creek Greenway, behind the Drury Inn at 1604 & IH 10. 
Complete Address: 15806 W IH-10 San Antonio, Texas
Pre-race packet pick up from 11:30a to 4pm at Tycoon Flats on 17 June. Age groups awards to 12 categories both genders and special awards to the oldest & youngest Dad who completes the 10k.
Click the link below to register
USATF Grand Prix Series Race #6 with chip timing by CC timing!

25 June 2017 0730  Annual "Young Marines Water Gun 5k"
Lady Bird Johnson Park, This is a fun event with the local Young Marines providing cool down stations along the course with water guns. If you do not have a water gun, one will be provided for you to cool them down and keep them at safe distance while you enjoy this 5k fun run. 

4 July 2017 "Let Freedom Run" 5k Run/ Fun Walk
Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway, starting at 9:15am. This event runs the parade route prior to the parade. Packet pick up TBA
Click link below to register
USATF Grand Prix Series Race #7 with chip timing by CC timing!

30 July 0800 "J.W. Rice Memorial Cross Country Challenge Race"
USATF CC Race #2
3648 County Road 334 Stockdale, Texas 78610. Come have your last summer run out here in the country! A true cross country event with unimproved trails. Twist and turns with rolling terrain. Plan on making this a fun day out in the country.
USATF Grand Prix Series Race #8 with chip timing by CC timing!

10 September 2017 0900   "9/11 HEROES RUN 5K"
Travis Manion Foundation event   "IF NOT ME, THEN WHO...." 5k Run & 1M Fun Run, Texas A&M University-San Antonio: One University Way. 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
USATF Grand Prix Series Race #9 with chip timing by CC timing!

16 September 2017 0600 "FMX Convention 5k"
Private Run

8 October 2017 0730 Army-Dillo 10 Miler and 20 Miler
(Marathon/half warm up event)
Leon Creek Greenway behind Drury Inn, IH 10 and 1604.
Complete Address: 15806 W IH-10 San Antonio, Texas
Awards and points to Top winners in both races. Race begins at 7:30am
Click link below to register
USATF Grand Prix Series Race #10 with chip timing by CC timing!
 
31 October 2017 0600 "Convention Run"
Private Run

5 November 2017 0800 "J.W. Rice Memorial Cross County Challenge Championship"
USATF CC Race #3
3648 County Road 334 Stockdale, Texas 78610. Autumn is upon us! Last cross country race in the USATF CC Series. A true cross county event with unimproved trails. Twist and turns with rolling terrain. Plan on making this a fun day out in the country.
USATF Grand Prix Series Race #11 with chip timing by CC timing!

23 November 2017 0800 32nd Annual Turkey Trot for Tots 5K Fun Run
Blue Bonnet on Lookout Road and Schertz parkway. This event supports The Young Marines and the local Toys for Tot's programs. Bring a new unwrapped toy!!
     Awards for the USA Track and Field Grand Prix Series will be given out at this event !!
Click the link below to register

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.


Johnny Purnell 
Johnny Purnell, Race Management,
Personal Trainer, Marathon Coach for life,
President-Run-A-Way Running Club & purnellracing.com
(Retired US Army Sgt Maj)(210)385-8248
"Finish the Race"  Acts 20:21