of all ages, paces, and shoe sizes.
SARR Training was developed by the San Antonio RoadRunners (SARR), your local non-profit running club since 1973. Our group training programs help runners of all abilities, from beginners to the advanced.
Join our team to see how the camaraderie of group training can help you achieve your running goals. Our nationally award-winning program has helped hundreds of local runners learn to run better, meet new friends, and explore the many different trails and courses the city has to offer.
Ready for a Challenge?
With programs starting throughout the year, chances are we have a training program to meet your needs.
- Just getting started with running? Try our Walk To Run 5K program.
- Do you want to learn how to run faster? Our Pick Up the Pace and Get Ready to Relay programs can improve your pace and lower your finish times.
- Ready to get your feet dirty? Our new Off-RoadRunner Trail program teaches you the basics of trail running and introduces you to local trails.
- Are you Half crazy? Our Let’s Run 13.1 Half-Marathon training is our most popular program and has helped hundreds of runners cross the finish line.
- Up for a big challenge? Our You Can Do 26.2 training is the biggest full-marathon program in town and has helped runners of all paces tackle this long run.
Ready to Have FUN?
It’s not all about running. We like to have fun too! Our training teams visit many of the local trails and parks so you can see what San Antonio has to offer for local runners. We also visit quite a few local eateries and drinking establishments after our runs to recover and socialize. At SARR Training you will find people of all backgrounds, ages, experience, and goals. Running brings us together. The fun keeps us coming back.
SARR allows each runner to achieve the goals they set for themselves, not ones the coaches set for them. I think it’s not about how fast or how far, but how to start and stay motivated. It’s about doing something you may never have dreamed you could do. My favorite quote that I think applies to the SARR Training Team– If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is not test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run. —John Bingham
I had never run a mile in my life until my late forties. Prince (my son) got me into “Couch to 5K” training program where we ran with SARR. Continuing with that wonderful training program, within one year Prince and I finished our first Marathon. Thank you so much Coaches, for all that you do. SARR has benefited me more than I can say. Fitness? Better than ever. Friends? Like you wouldn’t believe. Fun? Some of the most I’ve ever had. I’ve been inspired, encouraged, and supported to unbelievable heights. I’ve been given the opportunity to do the same for others as a volunteer. SARR has certainly made me a better runner, but what’s more, has given me a chance to be a better person. So again, thank you Coaches, Captains, and everyone else who has committed so much to SARR.
The SARR training team was my introduction to running in San Antonio. Moving to a new city and new state was daunting but SARR’s marathon training made meeting great running friends and becoming part of the local running community easy. No matter what your running experience and skill set is, SARR has a group for you. I feel so blessed to be part of such a great group and I have been lucky to be able to contribute as a volunteer and help other runners.
At age 54 I had to get moving, physically. I started with SARR Training in Spring 2014. We had Graduation 5K in July. I participated in a few other races and then completed the Rock N Roll San Antonio Half Marathon in December. I’ve now lost 20 pounds and my blood pressure numbers have significantly improved. I have a long way to go but SARR has helped me overcome many obstacles. I’m planning to run the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon this November and the Rock N Roll San Antonio Half Marathon in December 2015. Have met some great people along the way!!
Training with the San Antonio Roadrunners has been a great experience! Running with a training group has taught me how to better pace myself during long runs so I maintain a steady, consistent pace instead of starting off too fast, like I was used to doing, only to find myself struggling at the end of the run. The program and training schedule is well organized, making it possible for busy people, like myself, to participate and reach their goals.