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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 < [email protected]>
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.


8 September 2018 "Cause for Paws 5K"

Comfort, TX 
Race begins at 8AM
Register at the link below. All proceeds benefit the Kendall County Animal Shelter

GP Race #8 Sept 9th, 2018 "9/11 Heroes Run 5k" 0800
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.
San Antonio will has some exciting news!
 Mark your calenders for Septmeber 9th, 2018 when we will be holding this year's 9/11 Heroes Run- San Antonio!
Yes, our BIG NEWS for this year is, for the first year EVER, the Travis Manion Foundation has partnered with GORUCK and is now adding a rucking division!! So, you will now have another option in addition walking or running now you can GORUCK the 5K!! 

GP Race # 9 October 7th 0730, 2018 17th Annual "Army-Dillo10/20 Miler" located at Valero Park on Leon Creek Greenway (Behind the Drury Inn)
USATF Grand Prix Race with points are awarded for both races 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# 11 USA Track & Field Regional Cross country Championships 

 Lady Bird Johnson Park,10700 Nacogdoches Rd, 78217. Events start at 0830 hours with the head Official's signal. This is a two person team event with costumes required. There are 12 timed events that include beer at each station. Teams must complete all 12 stations to win an award.
     Team members are required to bring gloves + overalls, and a non-drinking driver or Yellow Cab fees.
 Race check-in will be with pre-registered teams first, then others to follow (sign up early and often) 
                             ALL EVENTS ARE TIMED.  
1-) Two mile run
2-) Mile beer drinking relay
3-) Bat spin race to first base
4-) 50 yard egg carry race
5-) Red solo cup beer carry race
6-) Wobble Ball event with the most Hits out of four throws.
7-) Charcoal Stacking event
8-) 20 push-ups both members
9-) 40 Sit-ups both members
10-) Tire pull - across field both ways 
11-) Partner Overall exchange
12-) Special event picked by race director to break any ties.


GP # 12 November 22nd 0800 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. 

The races in 2019 for the USATF-South Texas "Grand Prix Race Series" are show below with the next race:  Police Officers & Firefighters Memorial 5k!

Race #5 - 26 May 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 

1 July 2018 "American Spirit Run"

Starting point is at John James Park 1300 Rittiman Rd to Eisenhower Park 19399 NW Military Hwy 78257

5 PERSON relay, 20+ miles

The finish line ends at Eisenhower Park, bring your friends and family. There will be plenty of vendors, food trucks and family fun games!

Free food for registered runners. 

Each team will consist of 5 members (for a fee of $175.0) The Team Captain will be

 responsibilities for the following:

1. Ensuring there are five runners and one at each leg.

 2. Team Captains will provide or arrange transportation to each transfer point & the end at Eisenhower Park.  

Locations for exchange points are:
  • Start: John James Park at 1300 Rittiman Road; San Antonio, TX  78234
  • Exchange #1: Tobin Park at 2126 NE Loop 410 @ Starcrest
  • Exchange #2: Bitters Brush recycle drop off on Wurzbach Parkway
  • Exchange #3: Hardberger Park on Blanco Road & Long Field road @ Park Police Sub-Station past main entrance, (Drive NE on Blanco (L) Longfield Road, (L) Old Blanco Rd)
  • Teams that arrive at Hardberger Park after 10:30 am will be pulled from the course.
  • Exchange #4: North bound intersection of NW Military and Wagon Trail
  • End Point: Eisenhower Park 

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.(service dog & training service)

Packet pick up will be at Tycoon Flats from 11:30am-3pm on July 3, 2018.