A cold sunny morning greeted 2,000 kids who were ready to rock a mile at the SUBWAY® KiDS ROCK, powered by San Antonio Sports which was held at SeaWorld. More than 900 kids from our i play! afterschool program were completing their track unit at KiDS ROCK and like all the participants, received free admission into SeaWorld later that day.
San Antonio Sports distributed training logs to 170,000 students in 300 area schools in October. Children completed a cumulative marathon over eight weeks, many running their last mile at SUBWAY® KiDS ROCK which was part of the Humana Rock 'n' Roll Marathon weekend. There was a sense of accomplishment and many smiles on the faces of these young racers. To see photos from the morning, click here
25,000 Rock San Antonio
Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon
runners, volunteers and fans as 25,000 took to the streets to run a marathon, half-marathon, relay or 5K distance. San Antonio native Mark Greene
won the men's marathon
with a PR of 2:31:32. Aaron Braun from Alamosa, CO won the men's half. Olympian Kara Goucher won the women's half and Stephanie Wurtz of Manitou Springs, CO won the women's full.
In addition to Goucher, U.S. Olympians Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg ran the half in preparation for the U.S. Olympic Trials for the marathon on Feb. 13. Meb Keflezighi returned to San Antonio and served as grand marshal on Sunday and paced the 10K run on Saturday.
Runners came from all 50 states and 27 countries. San Antonio Sports and the City of San Antonio also announced that they have entered into a new partnership with the Competitor Group, Inc. to produce the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon in San Antonio for the next five years. Next year's race is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.
Enjoying the Fun Without the Run
A big shout out to the 3,000 volunteers who helped make the Humana Rock 'n' Roll Marathon weekend a success. From the health and fitness expo on Friday to the finish line on Sunday and the five races in-between, volunteers helped with many aspects of the event. Our volunteers once again demonstrated why we have one of the best crews in the country. On behalf of San Antonio Sports and the Competitor Group, thank you for your time and commitment.
Bexar County Games
The 2015 Bexar County Games presented by Ancira closed with two tournaments. The Bexar County Games presented by Ancira Copa Rayados Internacional welcomed 280 teams and is the largest international soccer tournament in Texas. Unfortunately, heavy rains forced cancellation after two days of play, but we look forward to hosting this international tournament again in 2016.
The 2015 Bexar County Games presented by Ancira Valero Energy Foundation Super Series Winter Nationals welcomed 54 teams to the Alamo City. In its first year, the tournament drew teams from across the State of Texas. It was held at one of Bexar County's finest baseball facilities, McAllister Park Little League baseball complex.
Sponsor Profile: Community First Health Plans
Community First Health Plans supports several San Antonio Sports programs, including SUBWAY KiDS Rock, i play! afterschool, University Health System Go!Kids Challenge and the Fit Family Challenge presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. This locally-owned and managed non-profit offers health benefit plans, including Medicaid, CHIP and commercial. We appreciate their commitment to helping San Antonio Sports transform our community through the power of sport.