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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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, Chip timing with total results, Refreshments, Water Stations, all your needs !!

USA Track & Field - "Grand Prix Race Series"  is sponsored by South Texas Track & Field and  HOUSES IN SAN ANTONIO :, 2012 NW Military HWY S. A. TX 78213 

The series consists of 12 races 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.
                                      "USA Track and Field Grand Prix"
 Our  2017 winners were   David Gonzales 180. ($1,000.), Christine Sprche- 166 ($750.), George Wright- 136 ($500.), Garry Rice- 114 ($300.), Yanira Wardlaw- 88 ( $150.)Congratulations to all our winners !
Total payout $2750.
Good Luck! in 2018

    The races in 2018 for the USATF-South Texas "Grand Prix Race Series" are :


            NEXT RACE: EARTH DAY 0730, 21 April Woodlawn Lake!!!!
            May Race  - Police Officers & Firefighters Memorial 5k, MAY 26th 0830,
                                 Heroes Statum

GP Race #4 21 April 2018 "Earth Day 5K"
All winners receive trees!
Woodlawn Lake starts at 7:30am
Part of the USATF Race Series 
221 Alexander Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201

12 May 2018"Its New Day 5K"
121 Old San Antonio Road Boerne, TX 78006
Race starts at 8am for 5K
1K FAMILY starts at8:10am

Race #5 - 26 May 2018 17th Annual "Police Officers and Firefighters Memorial 5K" Race begins at 8:30am
Heroes Stadium 4707 David Edwards drive ( Thousand Oaks and 35)
Packet Pick up - May 25th 11am-4pm Fratello's Market & Deli. 2503 Broadway 

3 June 2018 "Secret Squirrel 5K'
Location: Culebra Trail Head
Race begins at 7:30am

9 June 2018 "National Yoga Convention 5K 1 Mile Warm up"
Hemisphere Plaza

GP Race #6 17 June 2018 "Fathers Day 10K"  
USATF Race Lady Bird Johnson Park 10700 Nacodoches Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78217

24 June 2018"Young Marines Camo Cool Down"

1 July 2018 "American Spirit Run"
John James Park 1300 Rittiman Rd to Eisenhower Park 19399 NW Military Hwy 78257
5 PERSON relay, 20+ miles
Party at Eisenhower Park after race finish, friends and family are invited!!
Food trucks are available for purchase!!

GP Race #7 4 July 2018 "Let Freedom Run 5K'
USATF Race Schertz Civic Center 1400 Schertz Pkwy, bldg #5, Schertz, TX 78154
Proceeds donate to Benefitting the Veteran's Plaza & Heel the Heroes.

GP Race #8 Sept 9th, 2018 "9/11 Heroes Run 5k"
Texas A&M-San Antonio,One University Way, San Antonio, TX 78224.
 TMF has organized 9/11 Heroes Run in 55 communities throughout the country and across the globe!
In honor of those who have protected our communities and country everyday.

GP Race # 9 October 7th, 2018 17th Annual "Army-Dillo10/20 Miler" located at Valero Park on Leon Creek Greenway (Behind the Drury Inn)
Points are awarded for both races but double points for the twenty miler

GP Race #10 November 4th 2018, 10:00am J.W. Rice Memorial 5K Cross Country, Stockdale TX 
3645 County Road 334, Stockdale, Tx 78160

GP Race # 12 November 22nd 2018 33th Annual "Turkey Trot for Tots 5K" Blue Bonnet Palace @ 17630 Lookout Rd, Selma/Schertz TX
USATF Race. Bring NEW toy Unwrapped for the toys for tots program. Proceeds with benefit the San Antonio Young Marines.