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


Join us for your Half & Full Marathon training this year on Sunday mornings at 7:30am 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 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 organization.  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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VFW POST 76, Ten Tenth street & Broadway
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Where Friends Meet To Run & Train

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 and HOUSES IN SAN ANTONIO is hosting a "Grand Prix Race Series" 
12 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 !
David Gonzales 180. ($1,000.), Christine Sprche- 166 ($750.), George Wright- 136 ($500.),
 Garry Rice- 114 ($300.), Yanira Wardlaw- 88 ( $150.)
Total payout $2750.
Good Luck! in 2018

    The First race in 2018 for the USATF-South Texas "Grand Prix Race Series" will be

 10 March 2018 0600 " Convention Run" Convention Center
 13 March 2018 Hemisphere Park- 0630 -"Society of Toxicology"

GP  Race #2  - 17 March 2018 08002nd Annual 5k "Back The Blue, Red and Green 5k/10K & Ruck"  USATF-ST. River City Community Church, Lookout Road. 16765 Lookout Rd, Selma, TX.
Proceeds go to " 100 Club" & "Soldiers Angels"

GP  Race #3 - 07 April 2018 0910 2nd Annual "Beat The Tax Man 6k" -  Lutheran Church, 803 High street, Comfort, Texas
 08 April 2018 Caterpillar Seguin 5K Power Race -0800- Seguin TX, 1720 W Kingsbury St Seguin, TX 78155

Fun Run/ Walk &

10 Mile Bike Ride - First Year Event


GP Race #4
- 21 April 2018 0730 "Earth Day 5K" at Woodlawn Lake
Proceeds for this event go towards American Spirit Alliance"
Building Tiny homes for homeless veterans. <> 
Chip Timing by Purnell Racing

12 May 2018 2nd Annual "It's a New Day 5k Race" @ 8:00AM & 1k family walk @ 8:10AM, 121 Old San Antonio Road Boerne, Texas
 Online registration available at: Chip Timing by Purnell Racing

GP Race #5 - 26 May 2018 0830 " 17th Annual Police Officers & Firefighters 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 at Culebra Transportation Trail Head

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

GP Race #6 17 June 2018 - "Fathers Day"  10K Race  USA Track & Field South Texas Association Championship with DOUBLE Points, And 5K Fun Run @ Lady Bird Johnson Park. 10700 Nacogdoches Rd. San Antonio TX, 78217

30 June 2018 - "San Antonio Young Marine Water Gun Battle Race 5K" @ Lady Bird Johnson Park. 10700 Nacogdoches Rd. San Antonio TX, 78217.

1 July 2018 "American Spirit Alliance and Purnell Racing" are hosting a relay from Fort Sam Houston to Camp Bullis. On July 1st, 2018 this event will honor all the WW1 and WWII troops that had to march to and from these two military bases to train. All teams will have a captain who will ensure the members get to exchange points. They will ensure members get to finish at Camp Bullis after their legs, individuals members will run4.36 miles each for a total of 26.2. Register

GP Race #7  4 July 2018 "Let Freedom Run"
1400 Schertz Parkway behind the Schertz Civic Center, race day registration at 0800 hours with race starting at 0915.
Early packet pickup on Tuesday 7/3/2018 12pm-3pm 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.
Proceeds go to "Heal our Heroes" Service dog provider.

GP Race #8 9 September 2018 0900 "9/11 HEROES Run 5K" Texas A&M University, San Antonio- One University Way, 78224. Travis Manion Foundation event "IF NOT ME, THEN WHO..." 5k & 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.
USATF Grand Prix Series Race #7 with Chip timing by Purnell Timing.

GP Race #9 - 7 October 2018 0800 Army Dillo 10 miler and 20 miler (DOUBLE Points for the 20 Miler)- Leon Creek Greenway behind Drury Inn, IH 10 and 1604 USA Track & Field Series Race #8 with Chip timing by Purnell Timing!

(ROCK 'N' ROLL) Training run for FULL Marathon/half marathon warm up event!

Online fee is $30 (+processing fee) until October 5, then the fee goes to $45 to include Race Day. Packet pickup on Saturday 6 October 1pm-3pm and late registration.
Awards and points to Top winners in both races. Race begins at 0800.

GP Race #10 5 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, TX 78619.
$25.00 Early - $30.00 as of November
USA Track & Field South Texas Grand Prix Series Race #9 with chip timing by Purnell Racing!

GP Race #11 12 November 2018 USA Track & Field, South Texas  "Association Championship Cross Country" Place TBD

GP Race #12 22 November 2018 0800 33rd Annual Thanksgiving "Turkey Trot For Tots 5K" @ Blue Bonnet Palace 17630 Lookout Road and Schertz Parkway. This event supports The San Antonio Young Marine Youth Organization. Bring a new Unwrapped toy for this years "Toys For Tots" drive. Early Registration is $25 until November 20th and the fee is $30 to include race day.
USA Track & Field South Texas Grand Prix Series Race #10 with Chip timing all attendees!!

GP Race #1 - 10 February 2018 0800 "Children's Dental Health Run" 5k @ Schlather Park. 174 Wiedner rd. , Cibolo TX. This promotes Children's Oral Health, Positive Lifestyles and Healthy Smiles. Late registration and packet pick up starts at 0700 at race site.
All proceeds go to the "Give Kids a Smile Foundation"

 3 March 2018 0900 "Wilenchik's Walk for Life 5k" @ Samuel Clemens High School, 1001 Elbel Rd, Schertz, TX
Proceeds go to CTRC San Antonio Texas