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River City Run

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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza Dr, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: +1 210-201-3786
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Looking for a unique, active way to see San Antonio? You have found the...

Looking for a unique, active way to see San Antonio? You have found the right place. River City Run is a 5K course through the heart of San Antonio that takes place every Saturday and Sunday morning that passes by many of the key sites that the downtown/River Walk area has to offer. There are 15 stops with 18 landmarks to observe and learn about through entertaining history and trivia compiled by your tour guides.

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Wonderful way to learn about a history rich city!

It is a great way to start a weekend morning on a fun note in San Antonio. I have done the tour multiple times and every time I learn something new. Tina and Tommy are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gerrit G
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Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great way to start a weekend morning on a fun note in San Antonio. I have done the tour multiple times and every time I learn something new. Tina and Tommy are entertaining and knowledgeable guides. I plan on running with them when I am available on my future visits to San Antonio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Educational and fun. Learned about the city, even my son and family who are locals learned a bunch. Don't need to be an avid runner to partake. We brought a 8, 10 and 12 year old along and they did a good job.

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Thank Karen A
San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Really enjoyed this tour! We're San Antonians and are certainly familiar with the Alamo, but we just don't go to some of the other locations like Hemisfair Park, the Governor's Palace or San Fernando Cathedral. Interesting facts at every stop. The route has a fabulous mix of street and on-river running that is very pleasant. Being downtown early in the... More 

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Thank amyinsanantonio
Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ran the tour and were very happy to have done it at the beginning of our trip. We learned a lot about the city landmarks and it helped set the stage for our week-long visit. The tour makes several stops along the way which makes it enjoyable for runners and non-runners.

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Thank James P
Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Natalie and Kelly were awesome tour guides. Very knowledgeable and professional... Best way to learn about the city in my opinion!

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Inwood, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

If you're debating whether or not to do this - just do it! What an awesome way to see San Antonio then to have a personal guide run with you from place to place. Don't be concerned about the running portion, you will stop somewhat often to see all the different sites! The city doesn't seem quite that big after... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This was a fun way to tour the city. Lance was a great guide. The pace was good. I would do this again.

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Thank Cara H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Superb tour - you’ll get to visit surprisingly many spots in SA with Tina, a very friendly and knowledgeable guide, providing you with a lot of fun and interesting stories/info about the city which you wouldn’t necessarily find in a guidebook. Pace was optimal, not too fast (i.e manageable even if you’re a beginner runner) but the run was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I have been on this run twice. The tour guides are very informative. Running to the landmarks gets you up close and personal. They adapt to all types of runners. The best tour I have been on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This was a perfect way to explore a new city. the tour guides were fun and knowledgable. the run was not difficult with plenty of stops along the way. definitely found out about some places to check out while visiting this week!

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