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Frosty Five 5K 2019

7th annual Frosty Five 5K was a success! Thanks to everyone that joined in the healthy, holiday fun!

We had almost 600 people show up! Wow! Over $1,500 was donated to Street2Feet! WOW!

We loved the new location this year at Pearsall Park! Great route (thanks E-Dragon Productions) and all the kids got to play on the obstacle course and playground afterwards.

Enjoy these event pictures from Matt Sevier Photography. Feel free to tag yourself, share and post! Click here to view

Also, we would love to see more of your smiling faces, so any extra pictures you post, please use the hashtag #FrostyFive5K. We will share them on our social media pages!

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Alamo 180

Frosty Five 5k 2019

Join us for the SEVENTH annual Frosty Five 5k Costume Fun Run! 

About: a “no frills, just lots of fun” run/walk event. Bring your friends and family! Fur babies welcomed, too. Dress up in your favorite holiday spirit! It’s a fun way to celebrate health and fitness, as well as a chance to spread holiday cheer by donating to the non-profits we proudly support! 

Date & Start Time: December 24 – Christmas Eve morning. 9:00 AM event start / 8:50 AM event briefing.

Location (new this year!): Pearsall Park. 4838 Old Pearsall Rd, San Antonio, TX 78242

Registration: Admission is FREE, but we encourage participants to support Street2Feet non-profit with cash of any amount and/or gently used athletic apparel and/or athletic shoes. Your donation goes a long way in helping support their beautiful mission. Street to Feet is a non-profit organization that changes lives in the homeless community through running programs. They provide free training programs, necessary running gear, and free race entries. Donations of running shoes and clothes help to equip their athletes, and donations of money help to cover the cost of race entry fees.  Last year we had over 10 bags full of running apparel and over $500 raised for Street2Feet! The local community has truly backed this event! We are so thankful! 

Registration link & info coming soon 

Course Details: A 5k Run/Walk on the natural trails of Pearsall park. 

Maps: 5k map info coming soon 

Parking: Parking info coming soon


  • There are no finishers medals for this event. This is a free event with the purpose of getting friends and family together for a fun, healthy morning.
  • There are no timing chips, no leaderboard, no age group awards, just the satisfaction of finishing a 5k before the holiday festivities start.
  • No water jugs out on the course, so please bring your own water/fuel with you. There will be water and Gatorade jugs at the finish.
  • Furry friends are welcome to enjoy the event. Jog strollers totally welcomed (note: non-jog strollers are a little challenging to push on the natural trail, so for a pleasant running/walking experience, use a jog stroller with large wheels). 

We’d love to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to reach out to

Half & Full Marathon Training Program

Alamo 180’s Half & Full Marathon Training Program!

Join us as we train for the San Antonio Rock’n’Roll Half & Full Marathon on Dec 6th!

Whether it’s your first or fifth, bring your goals, and let Alamo 180 help you achieve them!

Program Dates: Monday, July 20th – Saturday, Dec 5th.

Program Orientation on Thursday, July 16th @ 7pm (for you to learn about what we offer and meet the coaches!)

Cost: $44/month.

We have trained countless athletes to their FIRST Half & Full finish line, numerous personal bests, and even one Boston Qualifier! We know what we’re doing and would be honored and thrilled to train you!

Open to ALL! Run/Walkers and runners! Level options to accommodate all levels of athletes!

Group Schedule: Tuesdays @ 6:30pm at the Alamo 180 studio, Saturdays @7:00am at the Alamo 180 studio (and once per month, running sections of the race course!)

Run Flyer

Frosty Five: 5k / 5mi Costume Run

snowman picmonkeyJoin us for our 1st annual Frosty Five: 5k/5mi Costume Run on Christmas Eve morning.

Pick your distance – a 5k or 5 miler!

9AM at Blue Star Brewery 

It’s a FREE EVENT!!! No frills, no t-shirt, bring your own nutrition, fun run! (we will provide water!)

Come dressed in your holiday spirit! Prizes for the best dressed male and female runner!

Learn more & RSVP! 

Full Marathon Training

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18 week program

$60/ month: 3 coached run workouts and 1 functional training workout per week. 

Have your sights on completing a FULL marathon? Want to do it when the weather is nicer? NOW is your chance! Full marathon training has begun for the Austin Full Marathon.

Quality workouts, quality coaching and gorgeous weather to train for a full marathon!

Can’t join just yet because you are training for the San Antonio Rock’n’Roll Half or Full? Join us when you finish! The training mileage will align perfectly for those that did the Half or Full in San Antonio and are wanting to transition to the training program for the Full in Austin.

Contact us for more info! learn more

Updated Run Program & Schedule

Big changes to our run programs! We’ve updated the rates, added more training times throughout the week, added a fourth workout, and added more races to our training schedule! Learn more 

Program Schedule: 

5K & 10K Programs:

  • Monthly New Programs begin at the start of each month.

Half Marathon Programs: 

  • August 5: Start date San Antonio Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon
  • October 14: Start date for Carrerathon Half Marathon
  • October 28: Start date for 3M and Houston Half Marathon
  • November 25: Start date for Austin Half Marathon
  • December 9: Start date for Alamo City Run Fest Half Marathon

Full Marathon Programs:

  • October 14: Start date for Austin Full Marathon

Trail Running Programs:

  • November 11: Start date for 25K and 50K programs

New Workout: 

Beginning October 15, Tuesdays at 6:30 PM, strengthen your core, increase flexibility, and improve your run form with our Functional Cross-Training workout. Workout will vary among drill work, backward running, stretching, foam rolling, core work, and more. Increase strength, flexibility, and injury prevention.

Tuesday is a group, coached workout for Alamo 180 athletes AND their friends! So bring a friend with you!

New Training Schedule (effective November 18) 

  • Monday: 5am, 12 Noon, or 6:30pm. Location: Incarnate Word University. Workout: Speed Run.
  • Tuesday: 6:30pm. Location: Incarnate Word Univ. Workout: Functional Cross-training.
  • Wednesday: 5am, 12 Noon, or 6:30pm. Location: SA Zoo. Workout: Hill Repeats or Tempo Run.
  • Saturday: 7am. Location: Lion’s Field Park. Workout: Long Run

New Rates: 

$60/month: includes monthly training plan calendar, four coached, group workouts offered each week.

Learn more about Alamo 180 Run Training 

A Fun Weekend: Cocoa Women’s Half & 5K, Big Bend

What fun filled weekend for Alamo 180!

On Sunday, January 20, athletes participated in either the Big Bend 25K or the Cocoa Women’s Half and Wild Woman 5K.

We had a great time at the inaugural Cocoa Women’s Half and Wild Woman 5K. Our athletes had wonderful performances. For most, this was their first half marathon and 5K, and they did awesome! And several had personal best performances! So proud of everyone!

Pre-event group pic! A few ladies looking extra fabulous in a tutu!

Pre-event group pic! A few ladies looking extra fabulous in a tutu!


Post-event celebration!!!

Post-event celebration!!!

And of course we have to come out and cheer on our athletes!

Want a kiss???

Want a kiss???

And the fun continues….

Here are our athletes that participated in the Big Bend 25K! Not an easy event, 15.54 miles, and they did it! Congratulations!!!

Finish line celebratory pic!

Finish line celebratory pic!


What a wonderful weekend! Good job to all!

Post-Run Fun

Our 2012 San Antonio Rock’n’Roll training program is in it’s final weeks. This Saturday marked the longest mileage of the program with our half marathoners going 13.7 miles and our full marathoners going 24 miles. Everyone finished feeling strong and confident! For most, this was their longest distance to date. Congrats to all that finished today! What an accomplishment!

A few of our strong runners post workout!

Marathon Training Program

Alamo 180 Marathon Training Program

Program Start Date: June 18th  2011      

San Antonio Rock N Roll Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Unlike most fitness activities, training for a marathon and 1/2 marathon is serious business. Fail to train properly, and you not only risk not finishing the race, you also risk seriously injuring yourself. The marathon is not a race you decide to do a few weeks before the event. It is something you train and prepare for over a several month period. But, that doesn’t mean that training for a marathon shouldn’t be fun – because it is!

The biggest question most beginner, and many experience marathoners have is: “How long should my training runs be and how many times per week should I run?”

The answer, of course, varies for the individual person and their goals, but there are some general rules and suggestions to follow. While an elite marathoner might run two workouts per day and over 100 miles per week while training for a marathon, the body of most mortals could not take such pounding (and who can find that time anyway?). The important components in a marathon training program for most people are these:

  • Gradually increase the overall weekly distance until two to three weeks before the marathon.
  • Include two long runs spread across the week, one midweek, the other on the weekend.
  • Include one day of faster running and/or integrate strides into your regular runs.
  • Try to run six days per week.
  • The runs between your long runs do not need to be any longer than 3-6 miles.

The point is this: Your body won’t get used to running long distances, unless it has run those distances on a regular basis. So you need to make your run workouts a priority and stay focused. More importantly, the body needs rest between those runs, which is why we suggest no more than two long runs per week and moderate distance on the other days. Our philosophy is “hard day/easy day/hard day/easy day/etc…” At the beginning of your training program, those long runs could be 6 miles each. Then, as the weeks go by, gradually increase them. Perhaps week two would see the long runs as 6 & 8 miles, week three 7 & 9, week four: 7 & 10, etc.  At this point you have built an good, strong base of miles and your body will be prepared for the marathon event. You can even through in some strength workouts in the form of Boot Camp or weight training at your local gym to build additional muscular endurance. It’s all about patience, hard work and determination. Grab a partner and enjoy the marathon journey!