The Prettiest Race In Texas
JOIN US AS WE RUN FOR SOMEONE ELSE’S VICTORY
Chosen - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring

165 million orphans worldwide long for a family and need a home. Set in the heart of Central Texas between Austin and San Antonio, Chosen is a perfect destination race to add to your calendar.

2017 Race Results
Race Pricing
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Chosen - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
FEB 01
MAY 31
JUNE 01
SEPT 4
SEPT 5
NOV 10
NOV 11
NOV 14
Packet Pick Registration Day of Event Registration
Half Marathon FEB 01
MAY 30
$85
JUNE 01
SEPT 4
 $95
SEPT 5
NOV 10
$105
NOV 11
NOV 14
$115
Packet Pick Registration $120 Day of Event Registration
5K Race FEB 01
MAY 30
$35
JUNE 01
SEPT 4
$40
SEPT 5
NOV 10
$45
NOV 11
NOV 14
$50
Packet Pick Registration $55 Day of Event Registration $55
FEB 01 – NOV 17
FEB 01 – NOV 17
Virtual Half Marathon Virtual Half Marathon $85
Sleep Walker Sleep Walker $85
Kids Fun Run Kids Fun Run $15
The VIP Experience
The VIP Experience
For an additional $45, half and 5K runners will enjoy an exclusive, relaxed atmosphere with food and beverages,  post-race massages and an exclusive VIP giveaway. The VIP Lounge is a private indoor area with heat/air conditioning. Purchase of the VIP package includes onsite parking and a separate “no line” bag drop. An added perk of being a half marathon VIP is assignment on the bus that departs just steps away from the VIP Lounge. See Race Roster registration for additional details. *VIP spaces are limited & will sell out quickly!*
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Chosen - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
Packet Pick-up
GENERAL INFORMATION
Chosen - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
Location Date Time Store Location Phone Number
Austin NOV 16, 2017 Date/Time: NOV 16, 2017 12PM – 7PM Rogue Running
Location: Rogue Running
512.373.8704
San Antonio NOV 16, 2017 Date/Time: NOV 16, 2017 10AM – 7PM iRun
(Bitters)
Location: iRun
(Bitters)
210.479.7200
New Braunfels NOV 17, 2017 Date/Time: NOV 17, 2017 10AM – 8PM U Run
(Marketplace)
Location: U Run
(Marketplace)
830.626.8786

THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP FOR HALF MARATHON RUNNERS.Other Pick-Up Information

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 before 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 pick their packet up on race day. Choose “New Braunfels” as your packet pickup location and your 5K packet will be waiting for you on race day morning (6:30-7:30am).

KIDS FUN RUN

  • Will check in on race day (9:30-10:15am). No packets are distributed for Kids Fun Run.
PLATINUM SPONSORS
  • Lindley Creative, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
FAQ's
Important Race Information
Chosen - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring

You must be at least 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon.

Minors will need a parent’s consent to register (Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the course).

Half Marathon
Ages 12 & up 

5K

5K ages 5 & up (children between the ages 5-11 must run with an adult)

Kids Fun Run

Ages 2-11

Can I pick up someone else’s packet?
Yes, but you must have a copy of their confirmation receipt. No exceptions.

I didn’t get my email confirmation / receipt. Can I have another?
Many registrants have reported that the confirmation email has ended up in their spam folder. If you do need another confirmation email resent, CLICK HERE!

Can I send in my registration instead of registering online?
No, at this time we cannot accept mail-in registrations. We appreciate your understanding.

When will results & photos be posted?
Results will be posted on race day & photos will be available within 48 – 72 hours.

How do I form a team to benefit my adoption?
Find out How it Works

What is the minimum age requirement?
Minors will need a parent’s consent to register (Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the course).

  • Half Marathon
    Ages 12 & up
  • 5K
    5K ages 5 & up (children between the ages 5-11 must run with an adult)
  • Kids Fun Run
    Ages 2-11

 

What is the transfer / refund policy?
Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable due to administrative constraints and liability, respectively. Any inquiry regarding this policy will be directed back to this page. Transfers between one participant to another are prohibited.

Can I switch my registration to another distance?
Switching to a longer distance is available for a fee. Refunds will not be issued for switching to a lesser distance.

How do I find out about race changes due to inclement weather, disaster, etc.?
This website and a variety of media outlets will have information regarding road closures and other changing conditions. Our Facebook, Twitter, and email are all resources of communication.

We are a rain or shine race, unless officials call our event due to lightening.

How can I help?
Click of the link to RUN or VOLUNTEER!

For Sponsorship info contact us at info@chosen.care or (830)455-0101

Is there race day registration?
No, but runners can register online until 11:59PM on Tuesday 11/15. Walk up registration is available at ALL packet pickup locations on 11/17 & 11/18.

Don’t know if you are registered for the 2017 CHOSEN HALF MARATHON & 5K? Many registrants have reported that the confirmation email has ended up in their spam folder. If you do need another confirmation email resent, CLICK HERE!

Registering is easy! You may register for CHOSEN HALF MARATHON & 5K on line CLICK HERE

Unfortunately, we cannot accept mail-in registrations

YES, you may pick up someone else’s packet but you must have a copy of their confirmation receipt.

YES, you may switch to a longer distance for a small fee. Refunds will not be issued for switching to a lesser distance.

Walk up registration is available at ALL packet pickup locations on 11/16 & 11/17.

Race day registration is available for 5K runners and Kids Fun Run runners only.

Race day registration is NOT AVAILABLE for Half Marathon runners

Half marathoners have the option to select being bused from Rockin’ R in Gruene to the start line at The Summit or runners can choose not to take the bus from Rockin’ R and make their own transportation arrangements for drop off at the Rio Guadalupe Resort. The Rio Guadalupe dropped-off runners will take a short 1-mile shuttle ride to The Summit.  The Rockin’ R bused runners will start loading the buses at 6:30am. THERE ARE NO ASSIGNED BUSES, TIMES OR GROUPS. Please arrive early to allow time for parking congestion and loading the buses. To help with departure congestion, buses will leave as they are filled.

Both events finish at the same location.

The finish line is located at Rockin’ R: 1405 Gruene Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130

At packet pick up participating runners will receive a clear bag that will serve as your gear bag on race day. There are two bag check locations, one at Rockin’ R and another at The Summit Resort.

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.

All runners will receive a commemorative shirt for participating.

Finisher medals awarded to Half Marathoners only.

Age division awards for every 5 years will be awarded for Half & 5K.

Race numbers are required to participate in the Half Marathon and 5K events.

No baby joggers will be allowed on the half marathon course.

Professional photographers will be out on the course & at the finish line to capture your race day moments. Check the homepage after the race for links to photos.

Photos and race day results will be available within 48 – 72 hours.

All courses have been USATF certified.

Our Half Marathon is a point-to-point course & USATF certified. The Half Marathon starts at The Summit Resort & finishing at Rockin’ R in Gruene (along with the 5K runners). Half Marathoners run alongside the beautiful Guadalupe River surrounded by lush green trees, rolling hills, and picturesque cliffs…making it the PRETTIEST RACE IN TEXAS!

Elevation

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.

Click HERE for printable version.

 

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. We also host a Kids Fun Run (1/8 mile) for ages 12 and under. This is truly a full-family racing event! This is also a USATF certified course.

Elevation

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.

Click HERE for printable version.

The course has a 4.5-hour time limit. The courses will stay open until 12:30pm

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.

Start/Finish Area Map

Click HERE for a printable version.

 

Busing/Drop Off Map

Click HERE for a printable version.

 

Rio Guadalupe Map

Click HERE for printable version.

*DRIVING DIRECTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED SINCE NEW ROAD CLOSURES IN DOWNTOWN GRUENE ARE IN EFFECT ON RACE MORNING*

PARKING

  • 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 (race venue) and the 5K/Half Marathon Finish Line. Cost is a reasonable $8 added to your registration fee at checkout. Limited spots available. Cost increased to $10 at packet pickup (while supplies last).
  • General Parking is a 10 minutes walk from the Rockin’ R race venue & 5K/Half Marathon Finish Line.

*NO TRAFFIC PERMITTED THROUGH HISTORIC GRUENE/GRUENE HALL!
*ALL TRAFFIC MUST COME FROM RUECKLE RD./LOOP 337 (as listed above).

Half marathoners have the option to select being bused from Rockin’ R in Gruene to the start line at The Summit or runners can choose not to take the bus from Rockin’ R and make their own transportation arrangements for drop off at the Rio Guadalupe Resort. The Rio Guadalupe dropped-off runners will take a short 1-mile shuttle ride to The Summit.  The Rockin’ R bused runners will start loading the buses at 6:30am. THERE ARE NO ASSIGNED BUSES, TIMES OR GROUPS. Please arrive early to allow time for parking congestion and loading the buses. To help with departure congestion, buses will leave as they are filled.

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.

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

Join Chosen and THE PRETTIEST RACE IN TEXAS! Set in beautiful New Braunfels, the heart of Central Texas between Austin and San Antonio, the Chosen Half Marathon & 5K is a perfect destination race to add to your calendar.
Book Your Stay at one of the preferred accommodations below offering special rates!

*Be sure to mention the Chosen Half Marathon when booking*

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 to $129 – (830) 627-4424
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!

Are there awards?
Yes, Age division awards for every 5 years will be awarded for Half Marathon and 5K. Finisher Medals will be given to Halfers, only.

What time will the awards ceremony start?
The awards ceremony time is coming soon!

Can my award be mailed to me?
No, awards must be picked up on race day.

What are the age divisions for awards?
Age division awards for every 5 years will be awarded for Half Marathoners and 5K. Finisher Medals will be given to Half & Full Marathoners, only.

Will all runners receive a prize for participating?
All runners will receive a shirt for participating. 5K registrants receive a Chosen T-Shirt. Half  Marathoners receive a Chosen technical shirt. Finisher medals will be awarded to Half Marathoners, only. Age Division awards will be given for every distance, except for the Kids Fun Run.

What else should I know about medals / awards?
Chosen is a benefit race for adoptive families and orphan care projects. We want to honor and celebrate those who were once fatherless and have been place 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.

Click HERE to see the results from Chosen 2016.

To view 2016 Photos, click HERE.

To view 2015 results, click HERE

Chosen brings over 300 volunteers together on race day weekend! There’s something for everyone from race day setup to clean-up crew and we NEED YOUR HELP! Without our amazing volunteers, Chosen wouldn’t be possible. Click HERE to see our Volunteer opportunities.

All Volunteers must register online before race day.

All volunteers will need to sign a waiver. Children under 14 are able to volunteer alongside a parent to guardian.

Volunteers are also needed the weeks prior to the race to help with items such as packet stuffing and packet pickup.

Core Team volunteer roles are available. Please contact us if you’d like to join our AMAZING volunteers that plan year-round to make our race a success!

Contact us if you have any questions.
info@chosen.care
(830) 455-0101

Note: There will be a mandatory volunteer training the week prior to the race to go over race day information.

Location of volunteer training is Rockin’ R – 1405 Gruene Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130.

How to I register to volunteer?

From race day setup to clean up crew, Chosen brings over 300 volunteers together on race day weekend! There’s something for everyone and we NEED YOUR HELP! Without our amazing volunteers, Chosen wouldn’t be possible. Click HERE to register for our Volunteer opportunities.

All Volunteers must register online before race day. Please contact us if you have any questions.

I have a friend who is running the race. How can I volunteer and support my friend?
Sign up to volunteer on the course (at a water stop) and cheer all the runners along.

Can I count my volunteer time for my school or other community program?
Yes, you can!

Is there a minimum age for volunteers?
All volunteers will need to sign a waiver. 14 years and older can volunteer on their own. Children under 14 are able to volunteer alongside a parent to guardian.

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 to volunteer. We also have Core Team volunteer roles available, if you’d like to join our AMAZING volunteers that plan year-round to make our race a success!

Please contact us if you’re interested in becoming part of our Core Team!

Will volunteers be provided with maps, directions, ad parking info before their shifts?
There will be a mandatory volunteer training the week prior to the race to go over race day information.

Location of volunteer training is Rockin’ R – 1405 Gruene Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130.

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.

Who can I contact for volunteer information?
Contact Us or call (830) 455-0101. ALL Volunteers must register online before race day.

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, pick an area you’re interested in and come to our volunteer meeting the week prior to the race (specific date TBA) and gain more information.

GOLD SPONSORS
  • Rudy’s BBQ, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
Fundraising & Teams
Fundraise with Chosen!
Chosen - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
  • Adoptive Family Teams

     

    Chosen has helped over 200 families decrease the cost of their adoptions. Fundraise and create community around your family during this exciting time!

    Learn More
  • Orphan & Foster Care Teams

     

    You can fundraise for your non-profit’s project using Chosen! Whether you’re building an orphanage or raising money for car seats for foster children, it is a privilege to partner with you.

    Learn More
  • Chosen Running Teams

     

    If you simply want to help Chosen’s mission and get in shape at the same time, grab your friends and make a running team that benefits children everywhere.

    Learn More
  • Virtual Teams

     

    You don’t have to live in Texas to partner with Chosen. Create a fundraising team for your family adoption or non-profit project, wherever you are!

    Learn More
SILVER SPONSORS
  • Crockett National Bank, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
  • DeWied International Inc, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
BRONZE SPONSORS
Gallery
VIEW OUR RUNNERS
Chosen - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
HALLMARK SPONSORS
  • HMT Engineering & Surveying, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
  • Swiftblue Trash Can Cleaning, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
  • Stone Oak Women’s Center, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
  • Northeast Bible Church, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
  • Gruene United Methodist Church, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
  • Treetop Pediatric Dentistry, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
  • Lonestar 24hr ER, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
  • Sage Capital Bank, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
COMMUNITY SPONSORS
  • United Way, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
  • C12 Group, Chosen Sponsor - Adoption | Foster & Orphan Care Outreach | Mentoring
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