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  
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 

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 - 166 ($750.), George Wright- 136 ($500.), Garry Rice- 114 ($300.), Yanira Wardlaw- 88 ( $150.)Congratulations to all our winners !
Total payout $2750.


GP # 12 November 22nd 0900 2018 33th Annual "Turkey Trot for Tots 5K" Blue Bonnet Palace @ 17630 Lookout Rd, Selma/Schertz TX
USATF Race. Bring a NEW Unwrapped Toy for the toys for tot's program.
 Proceeds with benefit the San Antonio Young Marines. 

The races in 2019 for the USATF-South Texas "Grand Prix Race Series" can be seen below:

Grand Prix Race #1- Chasin' Cupid Cross Country Mud Run 5K (JW Rice Memorial)
February 17, 2019 10:00AM 
Stockdale, TX

Grand Prix Race #2-We Back the Blue, Red and Green 5K
March 16, 2019 8:00AM
3rd Annual
Location: River City Church
More details to come 

Grand Prix Race#3- CAT Power 5K
March 30, 2019 7:30AM
Location: Seguin, TX Caterpillar Headquarters 

Grand Prix Race #4- 22nd Annual Earth Day 5K
April 20, 2019 7:30AM
Location: Woodlawn Lake

Grand Prix Race #5 - May 25, 2019 18th 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 

Grand Prix Race #6- Fathers Day 10K Race/5K Fun Run
June 16, 2019 7:30AM
Lady Bird Johnson Park
10K double points

Grand Prix Race #7-Let Freedom Run 5K
July 4, 2019 9:15AM
Civic Center- Schertz, TX 
We run the parade route with thousands of people cheering us on!

Beer Run- Quarter Mile Loop
August 10, 2019 11:00AM
Person who runs the most loops, WINS a case of beer!

Grand Prix Race #8- Heroes 9/11 5K
September 8, 2019 8:00AM
Texas A&M- San Antonio 
One University Way, San Antonio, TX 

Grand Prix Race #9- Army Dillo 10/20 Miler
October 6, 2019 8:00AM
Leon Creek Greenway- Valero Trailhead

Grand Prix Race #10- USA Track and Field South Texas Association Cross Country Championship

Grand Prix Race #11- 34th Annual Turkey Trot for Tots
November 21, 2019 9:00AM
Bluebonnet Palace, 17630 Lookout Road Selma, TX 78154