El Chupacabra de San Antonio 5K, 10K

Friday, July 17, 2020, 8:45 pm START POSTPONED, NEW DATE Oct 9, 2020 8:30 START 10K, 9:00 Start 5K


11600 Starcrest, San Antonio 78247 ***ACROSS THE STREET FROM GARDENVILLE***


In light of the current situation with Covid-19, the San Antonio Chupacabra 5k & 10k Trail Run will NOT be happening on July 17. We are taking this time to consider other options, including rescheduling this event for later in the year, if possible. If you are already registered for this event, we will be in touch soon with more information. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes. This situation is rapidly changing and we’re doing our best to adjust our plans accordingly. We thank you for your continued support! We hope all of you stay healthy and that we can run together again soon.






Benefitting Project Phoenix, San Antonio

2019 RESULTS- Great job runners!!!


Start / Finish @ Classic Elite Soccer Fields, 11600 Starcrest, San Antonio 78216.

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Food Trucks!

  • LA Fresh Mexican Food

About this Event

This is a San Antonio original trail event.  Start and finish at Classic Elite Soccer Complex and run on the trails of McAllister Park.   The actual start is on top of the dam south of the police station for those who know the trails.  It is about 1/4 mile from packet pickup and the finish at the Classic Elite soccer fields.  The finish is inside of the soccer complex.  The 10K will start at 8:45PM and the 5K will start at 9:15.   The course runs through heavily wooded dirt trails in the pitch dark.  The 5K and 10K run completely different routs except for the last 1/2 mile where they joing together. A flashlight or headlamp is required and extremely necessary. The trails can be very rocky with tree roots in places, as well as low branches so paying attention is critical. There are many opportunities to fall. This is not a trail run for beginners. It is up to you to provide your own lighting so you do not take a spill or run into a branch. Trails are marked with signage and glow sticks in the trees. Glow sticks guide you along the trail but do not by any stretch illuminate the ground, so make sure you have a good headlamp and/or flashlight. All runners will receive a tech shirt and post race beer (for those of age).  This is a fun run.  NO AWARDS will be given but overall results will be posted at the event and online.

Safety Precautions

Health and Safety Precautions

To ensure the safety of all runners, volunteers and staff, Run In Texas is taking precautionary measures. Learn more here.

Course Maps

 Parking (please read)

YOU MUST ARRIVE EARLY FOR THIS EVENT.  Especially if you plan on race day packet pick up (see info below on Early Packet Pickup).  There will be plenty of parking at the Start/Finish, Soccer Fields at 11600 Starcrest.  NOTE:  The start will be a 1/4 mile walk from packet pick up so please allow yourself enough time.

10K and 5K Courses

The 10K starts at 8:45 pm sharp.  The 10K has 2 water stops on the course. Each wave is based upon those people’s 10K road racing ability. Each runner will have 2 hrs to complete the course. This is a 19:21 pace per mile for the 10K and a 38:41 pace for the 5K. If you cannot run this pace do not sign up for this event.  The 5K will start at 9:15PM.  It is  separate course but will share the last 1/2 mile with the 10K.

Packet pickup

  • Race day packet pickup will be held at Classic Elite Starcrest Soccer Field across from Blossom Athletic Center,11600 Starcrest, San Antonio 78216, from 7PM – 8:45PM. Please plan to arrive EARLY

Post Race Party

The party will offer music, beer, refreshments and food trucks for those wishing to purchase food.

Entry Fees


  • $40 through June 17
  • $50 through July 3
  • $60 after that
  • $65  on race day


  • $50 through June 17
  • $60 through July 3
  • $70 after that
  • $75 on race day

Active and Retired Military, Police, and Fire Discounts: A $5 discount is available by mail-in entry only. Please include copy of ID and have ID at packet pick up.

2018 RESULTS- Great job runners!!!

2017 RESULTS- Great job runners!!!


2015 Results- Nice work Chupa Runners!

2014 Results

2013 Results


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