El Chupacabra de San Antonio 5K, 10K

Friday, July 22, 2016, 9:00 pm START

11600 Starcrest, San Antonio 78216


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

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About this Event

This is a San Antonio original,  trail event.  Start and finish at Classic Elite Soccer Complex across from Blossom Athletic Center, 11600 Starcrest, San Antonio 78216.   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 9PM and the 5K will start at 9:05.   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 post race party lasting until midnight, a tech shirt, post race beer (for those of age), and bbq. This is a fun run.  NO AWARDS will be given but overall results will be posted at the event and online.  We will recognize overall winners at the post race party.

4 Person Team Division

You may register a four person team.  The 1st overall team will win the competition.  There is no male, female, mixed or age groups.  Just one lucky team will take home 4 awesome etched mugs.   If you want to mail in your team entry, all competitors must fill out and sign the entry form.

5K Map

10K Map

 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 9:00 pm sharp in waves approx 2 min apart ea. 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.

Packet pickup

Will be held at We Run San Antonio located at 11503 NW Military Dr,  78231.  Thursday, July 23, 11:00 am–6:00 pm and Friday, July 24, 10:00 am–noon.   Race day packet pickup will be held at Classic Elite Starcrest Soccer Field across from Blossom Athletic Center, 13800 Starcrest, San Antonio 78247 from 7PM – 8:45PM.  Note: If you choose to pick up your packet on race day please plan to arrive EARLY especially if you have to park at Blossom Athletic Center and walk to packet pick up, and to the start, you should allow yourself at least 40 minutes cushion.Packet Pickup

Post Race Party

We hold our post race party at Classic Elite Soccer Field @ 11600 Starcrest Rd, San Antonio 78216. This is directly across the street from Gardenville. The party will offer music, beer, refreshments, and catered bbq until 12:30 am. Each runner will have a tab at the bottom of their bib stating “Chupacabra Dinner”—that is your meal ticket. Hand it to our food volunteer and begin grubbing. Please take one plate NOT resembling a volcano and one trip only please. We want everyone to eat. If you have non-running guests, their food is $15 available through online entry only. We may not have extra meals available on race day as we schedule ahead with our caterer.  The Shuttle Bus will run from 7PM until 1AM to get you safely back to vehicles parked at Blossom.  If you wish to walk, please cross at the Starcrest entrance to the Soccer Fields where a Bexar County Sherrif deputy will stop traffic.

Entry Fees

1st price increase is THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT 6-25!!! 5K

  • $40      through June 25
  • $50      through July 11
  • $60      after that
  • $65      on race day


  • $45      through June 25
  • $55      through July 11
  • $65      after that
  • $70      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.

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