The Sauerkraut Bend 5K River Run presented by Opa's Smoked Meats is a timed fun run that benefits the King William Association a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.  The race starts at the King William Park Gazebo at 9am on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.

Participants are welcome to run, walk, or stroll the flat and fast 3.1 mile course that starts and finishes near the King William Park Gazebo, runs a portion of the King William Parade route in the Historic King William Neighborhood, and on the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk. 

A $40 race registration fee will include a short-sleeve race t-shirt, chip-embedded race bib, a well-marked course with water and electrolytes, and everyone who crosses the finish line will receive a finishers medal.  Following the race, a post-race "Party in the Park" will include live music, sausage and sauerkraut from Opa's Smoked Meats, our presenting sponsor; beer from Blue Star Brewing; nutrition bars from KINDbar; and fruit from HEB.

An awards ceremony will take place at 10:30am at the gazebo and will crown the very first “King” and “Queen” of the Sauerkraut Bend 5K River Run.  Unique age-group awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place Male and Female in age increments of 10-19, 20-29 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

After the awards ceremony Buttercup will be performing!

Don’t want to run it?  No problem.  We’ve even got a special “sleeper” category available as an option for those who want in on the fun, but actually don’t want to run.  Maybe you want to say you “I Slept Like a King” and still get all the perks that runners get, including a t-shirt, bib, and finishers medal.  All participants, friends, spectators, and interested parties are invited to an after party at the King William Park and Gazebo. 

Registration is open:  https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/SanAntonio/TheSauerkrautBend5K

Artist Robert Tatum has provided us with what is sure to be a popular logo in his distinctive and celebrated vintage cartoon style.

Kimberley Aubuchon is our race director.

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