San Antonio River Foundation


Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and race participants for making River Relay 2016 a success! Check back in the summer of 2017 for details on this year's River Relay.

 Click HERE for details on River Relay 2017 sponsorship



River Relay & Get Outdoors is a thrilling and spectator-friendly event that the entire city can enjoy. Held on the first Saturday of November and offered in partnership with the San Antonio River Authority, the competitive kayak/run race and fair was created to bring people from all over San Antonio to the redeveloped Mission Reach Trail and to give them an opportunity to see the River from a different perspective — on the water — get involved in outdoor recreation and education, learn more about our environment, and promote a healthy lifestyle.  

MORE ABOUT RIVER RELAY The race is a team or solo event that involves kayaking 4k down the beautiful SanGMR_-_Register_Button_-_For_Event_Website.jpg Antonio River or running a 5k loop on the Mission Reach Trail to the finish line and Get Outdoors fair at Mission County Park. There are three ways to participate in the River Relay race: 1) An individual can choose to run the 5k land course only OR, 2) an individual can choose to kayak the 4k water course only OR, 3) a team of two can choose to split the 4k kayak and 5k run courses into a relay. When racers cross the finish line, they will join friends and the community in a celebration with live music by Two Tons of Steel, beer from our generous sponsor Alamo Beer Company, and more, including presentation of a $50.00 gift card courtesy of Broadway Bank to each of the the top racers in multiple categories. Click HERE to register or click the web button to the right. ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS 11/4 AT 12:00PM. DAY-OF REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (see details below). ALL FREE KAYAKS HAVE BEEN RESERVED. 

MORE ABOUT GET OUTDOORS Get Outdoors will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Mission County Park and will offer free live music by Two Tons of Steel, and activities from more than 30 organizations and local businesses (see the list of vendors below). Attendees will receive a free water bottle while supplies last. Activities include: rock wall, tennis, fly fishing, live animals, bean bag toss, circuit training, and more.  There are several food options too, for those who work up an appetite from the activities.  These delicious items available for purchase are: wings, BBQ, smoothies, and more!

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Saturday, Nov 5th, 2016 
River Relay begins 9AM - Get Outdoors begins at 10AM - Event ends at 2PM
Mission County Park 
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Thanks to our sponsors


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This is event is also supported by

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Race Details

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Team: Tim Kellcy & Hal Leffingwell

5K Run: Ryan Yaden (Mens) & Lindsay Tunnernab (Womens)

Paddle: Scott Litchke (Mens) & Erin Fantus (Womens)



Packet pick-up:

  • November 3rd 9AM-7:30PM at the San Antonio River Foundation, 100 E Guenther St, San Antonio, TX 78204
  • November 4th 9AM-7:30PM at the San Antonio River Foundation, 100 E Guenther St, San Antonio, TX 78204

Check In time:

  • Please arrive early. There will be breakfast and coffee available as you wait for the race to begin at 9AM. 
  • Runners- 8AM-8:45AM
  • Kayakers- 8AM-8:30AM (Kayak drop-off begins at 7:30AM, see special insturctions below)
    • All kayakers must be on a shuttle to the kayak launch site by 8:30AM
    • Please click HERE to see special loading/unloading instructions for kayaks who are using personal kayak


  • Parking Lot A/B- All runners and kayakers who are not using a personal kayak
  • Parking Lot C- All kayakers who are using a personal kayak

Please click HERE to see a map which includes race start/finish line, check-in site and kayak shuttle site. 

Race Day Registration: 

  • There is day of registration for the 5K ONLY. Please arrive at 8AM at Mission County Park. The registration fee is $40. There is no guarantee if we will have your desired t-shirt size. 

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With the exception of extreme flooding, River Relay is a rain or shine event. The San Antonio River Foundation and the San Antonio River Authority are using U.S.G.S. data gathered from the link below to gauge flooding, water toxicity, runoff and debris levels. In case of extreme inclement weather, race registrants will be notified by 8PM on Friday, November 4th if the paddling and/or running aspects of the race are cancelled. If only the paddling aspect is cancelled, then all kayakers will be welcome to join in the 5K run. All registration fees are considered a donation to the San Antonio River Foundation; no refunds will be issued, but donation receipts will be mailed to registrants upon race cancellation. We thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding should this remote possibility occur.,00060

Get Outdoors Vendors

The San Antonio River Authority will be handing out free water bottles and the San Antonio River Foundation will have a coloring activity and face painting by Hippie the Clown. 

  • Mind Body Soul Tour
  •  Texas Rainfall Catchment 
  •  U.S. Army















Event Location

River Relay and Get Outdoors will be held at Mission County Park
802 VFW Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78223

Aerial Photo by Justin Moore 

San Antonio River Foundation, 100 East Guenther, San Antonio, Texas 78204 | 210.224.2694

The San Antonio River Foundation is a non-profit tax-exempt organization recognized under section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code and has been designated as a “public charity” under sections 509(a)(I) 170(b)(A)(VI).