Hope & Healing Place ½ Marathon Course Description
The race starts on S. Polk adjacent to a utility pole on the Northwest corner of the intersection at S.E. 5th Ave and S. Polk St.
The route continues South, then West on W.16th, then South on S. Tyler St. (at mile #1 is the Hope & Healing Place where there is a Portable Restroom and Aid Station #1 with water) turning West on W. 24th Ave.
The course then precedes South on S. Jackson and West on W. 28th Ave alongside Memorial Park (Park Restroom located here). The route then heads North on S. Hayden St. and West again on W. 24th Ave to S. Parker St. heading south to W. 32nd Ave where the course turns west.
The route then precedes North on S. Crockett St (Relay Point is located on the corner of 32nd and Crockett along with Aid Station #2 with water).
Proceed past Austin Park (Portable Restroom located here) with a short Northeast detour on to Wimberly Rd, and Northwest on Elmwood Dr then back on to S. Crockett North bound.
The course then turns west on W. 16th Ave and back North on S. Bonham St. to Julian Blvd where it precedes West-Southwest turning West on W. 15th Ave.
The route continues Northwest on Dixie St. across Plains Ave then turns Southwest on the “Rail to Trail” paved pathway parallel to Plains Blvd (Relay Point 2 & 4 Person located here along with Portable Restroom and Aid Station #3 with water and Gatorade).
Onto S. Avondale St. headed north. At S.W. 3rd Ave the route turns East then North on to Parkview Dr. (Aid Station #4 is located here with water, Gatorade, and food).
East on N.W. 4th Ave (Park Restroom located here), and South on W. Hills Trail and W. Hills Blvd to complete an excursion around West Hill Park (Relay Point is located here along with Portable Restrooms). Turn South on Goliad to SW 3rd.
The route returns to S.W. 3rd continuing East to S. Independence St. where it turns East to S.W. 6th Ave and then South to Georgia St. S. (Aid Station #5 with water and Gatorade).
The course then jogs South/Southeast on to S.W. 7th Ave where it continues to S. Van Buren St. and the turns north to S.E. 3rd Ave. The race turns East on S.W. 3rd Ave to S. Polk St. where it then turns North for the home stretch.
The Finish line is on S. Polk St., 79’9” North of the Starting line near 5th and Polk. There are Portable Restrooms and Aid Station #6 with water, Gatorade, fruit, donuts, etc. at the finish.
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