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The Chosen Half Marathon and 5K is set in the heart of central Texas Hill Country in between Austin and San Antonio. Enjoy rolling hills and stately trees as you run along the gorgeous Guadalupe River and finish your race in historic Gruene.

2019 Race Registration
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Feb 1-
July 8
July 9-
Sept. 2
Sept. 3-
Oct. 7
Oct. 8-
Nov. 18
Nov. 19
Nov. 22
Packet Pickup Race Day
Half Marathon Feb 1
July 8
$85
July 9
Sept. 2
$95
Sept. 3
Oct. 7
$105
Oct. 8
Nov. 18
$115
Nov. 19
Nov. 22
$125
Packet Pickup$135 Race DayN/A
5K Race Feb 1
July 8
$35
July 9
Sept. 2
$35
Sept. 3
Oct. 7
$40
Oct. 8
Nov. 18
$45
Nov. 19
Nov. 22
$50
Packet Pickup$55 Race Day$55
FEB 01 – NOV 23
FEB 01 – NOV 23
Virtual Half Marathon Virtual Half Marathon $85
Sleep Walker Sleep Walker $85
Kids Fun Run Kids Fun Run $20
The VIP Experience
The VIP Experience

For an additional $45, half marathon and 5K runners will enjoy a private, relaxed atmosphere with food and beverage, post-race massage and an exclusive VIP giveaway. Purchase of the VIP package includes onsite parking and a separate “no line” bag drop.  See Race Roster registration for additional details. *VIP spaces are limited & will sell out quickly!*

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Location Date Time Store Location Phone Number
Austin NOV 20, 2019 Date/Time:TBD The Loop Running Supply (512) 401-3162
San Antonio NOV 21, 2019 Date/Time:TBD TBD TBD
New Braunfels NOV 22, 2018 Date/Time:TBD Rockin’ R (830) 629-9999

THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP FOR HALF MARATHON RUNNERS.

HALF MARATHON MAILER PACKET OPTION ($25)

  • If you are unable to pick up your packet at an above location, you can choose the mailer packet option. For $25, your packet will be mailed to you the week of the race. Please make sure you add this option to your registration at check out.

5K RUNNER PACKET PICKUP

  • 5K runners can select one of the above packet pickup locations or can pick up their packet on race day.

KIDS FUN RUN

  • Kids will check in on race day (9:00-9:45am). No packets are distributed for Kids Fun Run.
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How do I register?

Registering is easy! You may register for the CHOSEN HALF MARATHON & 5K online HERE

What do I get with my registration?

Half Marathon runners will receive a personalized race bib, the official 2019 Chosen Half Marathon technical shirt, and the official 2019 Chosen Half Marathon finisher medal as well as tacos and beer at the finish.

5K runners will receive a personalized race bib and the official 2019 Chosen 5K t-shirt as well as tacos and beer at the finish.

Kids Fun Run registrants will receive an official 2019 Chosen Kids Fun Run T-shirt.

Are there age restrictions?

Half Marathon runners must be ages 12 & up.  All minors must have parental consent.

5K runners must be ages 5 & up. Children between the ages of 5 and 11 must run with an adult. All minors must have parental consent.

Kids Fun Run participants must be between 2 –11 years old.

Is there race day registration?

There is NO race day registration for the Half Marathon.  You can register for the 5K and Kids Fun Run on Race Day.

Can I register in person at Packet Pickup?

Yes, you can register in person at any of the Packet Pickup locations. The price for the Half Marathon will be $135 and the price for the 5K will be $5.

Can I send in my registration instead of registering online?

No, at this time we cannot accept mail-in registrations.

What does it mean to run virtually?

Virtual Runners will run a half marathon (13.1 miles) anywhere in the world anytime between November 1 and November 23, 2019.  After you email a photo of your results to results@chosen.care (a photo of your GPS watch/FitBit/app readout) you will receive a personalized race bib, the official 2019 Chosen Half Marathon finisher medal and the official 2019 Chosen Half Marathon technical shirt.  When logging miles, they must be captured at one time (consecutively) as if you were running/walking the event on race day.  Please note a $25 shipping and handling fee will added at checkout.

How can I check to see if I am already registered?

CLICK HERE to confirm you are registered.

How can I get a new registration confirmation sent?

Please CLICK HERE

What is the transfer / refund policy?

Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable due to administrative constraints and liability.  Any inquiry regarding this policy will be directed back to this page. Transfers between one participant to another are prohibited.

Can I change my registration to a different subevent?

Yes.  Switching to a longer distance or to a virtual runner is available for a fee. Refunds will not be issued for switching to a shorter distance.

Where do I pick up my race packet?

Half Marathon and 5K Runner Packet Pickup:

Packets will be available at your choice of location: Austin (Wed, 11/20) / San Antonio (Thurs. 11/21)/ New Braunfels (Fri. 11/22). Please note all packets are delivered to each location on the day specified. For example: If you can’t make packet pickup in Austin on the date, then you are able to go to SA or NB to pick up your packet. There is No Half Marathon packet pick up on race day, but 5K runners can pick up their packets on race day.

Mailer Packet Option ($25): If you are unable to pick up your packet at an above location, you can choose the mailer packet option. For $25, your packet will be mailed to you the week of the race.  Please make sure you add this option to your registration at check out. All mailer options must be selected by November 1st. THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP FOR HALF MARATHON RUNNERS.

Kids Fun Run Packet Pickup

There is no packet for Kids Fun Run. Kids will check in at the Kids Fun Run registration tent the morning of the race between 9:00 and 9:45.

Can I pick up someone else’s packet at Packet Pickup?

YES, you may pick up someone else’s packet but you must have a copy of their confirmation receipt. No exceptions.

How do I find out about race changes due to inclement weather, disaster, etc.?

This website and other media outlets will have information regarding road closures and other changing conditions.
Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for up to date information. We are a rain or shine race, unless officials call our event due to lightening.

Where do the events start and finish?

Half Marathon:  The Half Marathon starts at 7:30am.  Please note that the start at The Summit is a 30 minute bus ride from Rockin R in Gruene.

Half Marathoners will be bused from Rockin’ R (1405 Gruene Rd, new Braunfels, TX 78130) in Gruene to the start line at The Summit (approx a 30 minute ride). The bused runners will begin boarding buses at Rockin R in Gruene at 6:00am with the last bus leaving at 6:45am.  Buses will leave for the start as they are filled.

Runners can choose to make their own transportation arrangements for drop off at the Rio Guadalupe Resort (14130 River Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132).  The Rio Guadalupe dropped- off runners will take a short 1-mile shuttle ride to The Summit.  THERE IS NO DROP OFF AT THE SUMMIT and NO PARKING at either The Summit or Rio Guadalupe.  Please see maps under the Parking, Bussing, and Drop Off Section.

5K: The 5K starts at 8:00am.  The 5K starts and finishes at Rockin R: 1405 Gruene Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130

Is there Bag Check offered?

Yes, there will be bag drop at both The Summit (Half Marathon) and at Rockin R (5K)

At packet pick up, runners will receive a clear bag that will serve as your gear bag on race day.  ONLY clear bags with your bib number on them will be accepted at bag drop.

Before you enter your assigned start line location, drop-off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Bag Check. While you run, your gear will be held at Bag Check. After the race, reclaim your checked bag at the Finish Line Bag Check tent.

Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. CHOSEN is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the event on race day.

Items left along the race route will not be available at bag and will be collected and donated.

Can I run with a baby jogger?

No baby joggers will be allowed on the half marathon course. The Half Marathon course is an open road course with winding roads.

Can I bring my dog?

No, due to insurance coverage, dogs are not allowed on the course.

Will there be race photos available?

Professional photographers will be out on the course & at the finish line to capture your race day moments.

When will results & photos be posted?

Results will be posted to our website on race day.

A link to photos will be posted to our website within 48 – 72 hours.

Half Marathon Course Information

The Half Marathon is a point-to-point course starting at The Summit Resort & finishing at Rockin’ R in Gruene (along with the 5K runners). Half Marathoners will enjoyrolling hills and stately trees as they run along the gorgeous Guadalupe River.

The starting elevation for the Half Marathon is 773 ft. The route has a total ascent of 657.37 ft and has a maximum elevation of 952.95 ft.

The course has a 4.5-hour time limit. The course will stay open until 12:00pm

Along the course there will be water, drink aid, gel, port-a-potties & medical assistance to meet your needs.

First aid stations are available at the start and finish line, as well as mile 7. Bicycle marshals will also be on the course for basic needs and communication in case of an emergency.

Click HERE for a printable version.

 

5K Course Information

5K runners start & finish at Rockin’ R in Gruene. This out-and-back course offers a start line view of the beautiful Guadalupe River and travels through a peaceful community with winding streets & rolling hills. This is also a USATF certified course.

The starting elevation for the Chosen 5K is 617 ft. The route has a total ascent of 108 ft. and has a maximum elevation of 732 ft.

This course is USATF certified.

 

 

Click HERE for printable version.

 

Kids Fun Run Course Information

The Kids Fun Run is a 1/8 for ages 2-8 and ¼ mile for 9-11 year olds. This run is held on the Rockin R Property in the Finish Line area.

Where do I Park?

All runners (5K & Half Marathon) will park at the finish line, which is located at Rockin’ R, 1405 Gruene Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130.

Paid Parking is next to Rockin’ R and the 5K/Half Marathon Finish Line. Cost is a reasonable $10 added to your registration fee at checkout. Limited spots are available.

General Parking is a 10 minutes walk from the Rockin’ R race venue & 5K/Half Marathon Finish Line.

*Due to Road Closures, NO TRAFFIC is permitted through Historic Gruene. All traffic must come from Loop 337.

How does Half Marathon Busing to the start work?

Half Marathoners will be bused from Rockin’ R (1405 Gruene Rd, new Braunfels, TX 78130) in Gruene to the start line at The Summit (approx a 30 minute ride). The bused runners will begin boarding buses at Rockin R in Gruene at 6:00am with the last bus leaving at 6:45am. Buses will leave for the start as they are filled.

Can I drop off a Half Marathon runner at the Half start?

Runners can choose to make their own transportation arrangements for drop off at the Rio Guadalupe Resort (14130 River Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132).  The Rio Guadalupe dropped- off runners will take a short 1-mile shuttle ride to The Summit. THERE IS NO DROP OFF AT THE SUMMIT and NO PARKING at either The Summit or Rio Guadalupe.


Click HERE for printable version

Click HERE for printable version

Are there awards?

Yes, Age division awards for every 5 years will be awarded for the Half Marathon and the 5K. Age Division Awards will be given for the Kids Fun Run.
Finisher Medals will be given to Half Marathoners, only.

What time will the awards ceremony start?

Awards will begin at 9:30 am.

Can my award be mailed to me?

No, awards must be picked up on race day.

What else should I know about medals / awards?

We run to strengthen foster and adoptive families and help children heal from trauma. We want to honor and celebrate those who were once fatherless and have been placed in forever homes. Because of this, you will see that we have a special requirement at our Finish Line…You must be adopted or an adoptee in order to hand out medals to our finishers.

How can I access past results?

2018 Results 
2017 Results 
2016 Results 

Where can I stay?

Book Your Stay at one of the preferred accommodations below offering special rates!
*Be sure to mention the Chosen Half Marathon when booking*

Stay at the start! The Summit Vacation and Resort – 10% off – (830) 964-2531

Courtyard by Marriott – Rates starting at $139 – (830) 626-4700
T Bar M Resort -Rates starting at $100 – (830) 625-7738
Fairfield Inn & Suites – Rates starting at $119 – (830) 626-3133
Homewood Suites by Hilton New Braunfels – Rates between $119 and $129 – (830) 627-4424
Microtel Inn & Suites – Rates starting at $74 – (830) 433-7147
Hampton Inn & Suites – Rates starting at $109 – (830) 608-0123
Holiday Inn Express – Rates starting at $99 for one king or $109 for two queens – (830) 626-1234
The Faust – Take $20 off any room type – (830) 625-7791
Candlewood Suites – Rates between $120 and $130 – (830) 387-4014
Country Inn & Suites – Rates between $140 and $150 – (830) 387-4688

After the race STAY & PLAY in the beautiful Gruene Historic District of New Braunfels.
Stay & Play
Shoppers enjoy strolling the streets of Gruene and visiting specialty stores during the day. At night, put on your boots and head on over to Gruene Hall, the oldest dancehall and saloon in Texas where the likes of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have graced the stage.
Gruene has restaurants with personality. From Tex-Mex to seafood to a coffee house, you can find something to satisfy your cravings while you wander the historic district. Be sure to visit the Gristmill. It is a landmark and popular with locals as well as visitors from surrounding areas.
The flavors are as charming as the town so plan to spend a day, an afternoon or an evening.
Stay & Play and experience true Texas flavor in Gruene!

How to I register to volunteer?

Click HERE to view and register for our Volunteer opportunities.
All Volunteers must register online before race day and sign the online waiver. Please contact us if you have any questions at race@chosen.care

Will there be Volunteer Training?

Yes! There will be a volunteer training meeting at 3:30pm on Sunday November 17th

Can I count my volunteer time for my school or other community program?

Yes, you can!

Is there a minimum age for volunteers?

14 years and older can volunteer on their own. Children under 14 are able to volunteer alongside a parent to guardian. Minors will need to have their parent sign a waiver.

Are volunteer opportunities available on days other than race day?

Yes! The week prior to the race we will have packet stuffing and packet pickup opportunities.

I would like to volunteer my group to host a water stop, what do I do?

We love having groups from our community run our water stops and cheer our runners along. All water and supplies are provided. If you have a group interested, please contact us at  debbi@chosen.care

What should I wear on race day?

Check the weather and dress appropriately, wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket for the cooler morning hours. A Chosen t-shirt will be provided for all volunteers.

I don’t know where to volunteer, what do I do?

That’s okay! There are LOTS of opportunities to volunteer and get plugged in. Register as a volunteer HERE and select an area that looks interesting to you. Contact us (debbi@chosen.care) and we will make sure it is a good fit for you.

How can I play a larger role in helping with the Chosen Half Marathon and 5K?

We have Race Committee volunteer roles available. If you’d like information on joining our AMAZING volunteers that plan year-round to make our race a success, please contact us! debbi@chosen.care

More information coming soon!
Feel free to contact us at 830-455-0101 or info@chosen.care

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  • Running Teams

     

    Grab your co-workers, friends or family and form a team today and join us as we run to strengthen foster, kinship and adoptive families and help children heal from trauma. Be sure to check back for some exciting announcements concerning teams in 2019!

    To create a team

    Select “Create A New Team” during the registration process. When you form a team, you will automatically be the team captain.

    To join an existing team

    Select that team from the drop down menu upon registering.

    Donate to a team

    If you can’t make the race, you can always make a donation to the team of your choosing.


    There is no fundraising obligation, but if you would like to fundraise on behalf of the children Chosen serves, you can find further instructions here.

    If you missed doing this upon registration or would like to form or join a team after registration, please contact Debbi at race@chosen.care

     

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