The Department of Health & Human Services recommends that adults get anywhere between 75 minutes (for vigorous aerobic activity) and 150 minutes (for moderate aerobic activity) of exercise each week. That breaks down to 15 to 30 minutes per day, five days a week. Walking provides great aerobic activity and you don't need any special equipment or a gym membership to do it. To promote community involvement as well as a healthy lifestyle, the City created the San Antonio City Manager's 5K Walk/Run. Now in its 11th year, the CM5K has become a bigger hit than ever with the locals.

What: San Antonio City Manager's 5K Walk/Run 2019
Roosevelt Park (331 Roosevelt Ave)
When: Sunday, March 31st, 8 am
Cost: $0-$35
Contact: City Manager's Facebook Event Page

San Antonio City Manager's 5K Walk/Run 2019

San Antonio City Manager's 5K Walk/Run 2019 - Search homes for sale in the San Antonio areaAll ages are welcome to join the San Antonio City Manager's 5K Walk/Run 2019. Of course, anyone under 18 years old will need an adult accompanying them. In years past, the 5K took participants around Breckenridge Park and Sea World San Antonio. This year, the event route takes everyone through several historic downtown areas (Arsenal, Lavaca, King William, and Southtown).

Like the name suggests, you can choose to either run or walk the 5K (3.1 miles) route. You might even choose to do both at some point. Add a hop, skip and a jump if you want. The whole point of this event is to get out into the open air and get active. How you decide to get to the finish line is totally up to you. While this isn't technically a race, prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in several age categories as well as the top male and female finishers overall. That might be motivation to get your groove moving a little faster.

Ticket Information for the 5K Walk/Run

All City employees (both current and retired) can participate absolutely free of charge. If they bring friends and family with them, it's just $7 per person to participate. All other community members pay just $15 if they register before 17th. After that, fees go up. If you register between March 18th and March 30th, you'll have to pay $25 per person. But, if you're a true procrastinator, you can still sign up on the day of the event at Roosevelt Park. Unfortunately, since you waited so long, you'll be paying $35 per person to participate then. If you really want to be a part of the San Antonio City Manager's 5K Walk/Run 2019, I suggest you sign up right away and save yourself some money.

Volunteers Needed

Interested in volunteering for the San Antonio City Manager's 5K Walk/Run 2019? Organizers could use the help. This is a big undertaking. All you need to do is call IAAP at (210) 558-7828. Good luck and have fun!

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