_ The 2022 Sauerkraut Bend 5K:
About the Event: Run or walk the family-friendly scenic 5K course along the tree-lined streets of the Historic King William Neighborhood and San Antonio Riverwalk. All registrants get a race t-shirt and Fiesta-style finishers medal designed by local artist, Robert Tatum. You can even dress up and compete to win a Costume Contest! We even have a virtual option for those who want to support the KWA, but can’t make the event or don’t to run it.
A 5K in Texas’ first historic residential neighborhood wouldn’t be complete without a name that honors the original settlers. During the 1860s the King William area was subdivided into lots and laid out with the present streets. It was about this time in the mid-nineteenth century that a great many Germans, who had immigrated to Texas in the 1840s, began to settle in this area, and the King William area affectionately became known as "Sauerkraut Bend" to the rest of San Antonio.
Proceeds benefit the King William Association’s efforts to preserve and protect Texas’s first residential historic district, including repairing broken sidewalks, hosting free community concerts in the park, supporting public art installations, providing grants to schools and other King William neighborhood organizations, and hosting free cultural arts lectures.
Course Information & Map: The mostly flat and fast course is 3.1 miles and is ran on paved streets and sidewalks. There is one water stop located at the bridge near Brackenridge High School that all participants will pass twice at mile 1.3, and again at mile 2.0. The course is ADA accessible with ramps leading on and off of the Riverwalk. Sauerkraut Bend 5K Course Map
Packet Pick-Up: Friday, September 30th from 3pm-7pm, location TBD, and race day morning at the King Wm Gazebo from 7:30am-8:45am.
Race Day Information: Race starts at 9am on October 1, 2022. No late starts please. Parking available on neighboring streets, and at City pay-to-park lots nearby. Plan to arrive at least 45 minutes early to find parking and get to the start line on time. Help keep the carbon footprint low and consider public transportation, biking, or carpooling to the event.
Awards Ceremony & Costume Contest: At approximately 10am we will crown the overall and master winners of the race the “King” and “Queen” of the Sauerkraut Bend 5K. Age group awards 3 deep in the following categories M/F <19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70> We will announce the Costume Contest after the Awards Ceremony.
Post-Race Celebration: All participants, friends, and spectators are invited to celebrate with our runners and sponsors at the King William Park and Gazebo after the race with music, food, and fun!!!!
Sorry NO REFUNDS.
-) 2022 race registration is open • Registration Information