Sunday, November 19, 20178:00 am CDT
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209

This Run/Walk benefits St. Vincent de Paul of San Antonio.

Donations of canned goods, persihable, dry, or bulk foods, and money are accepted. It can be dropped off at UIW Ettling Center or Day of race at Packet Pick up.

The history of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul begins in 1833 with the story of a young Catholic university student, Frédéric Ozanam, who gathered a small group of friends and took the risk of responding to the glaring inequality and injustice emerging in Paris, France. The group financed their works of charity for the poor out of their own pockets and from contributions of friends. Ozanam knew that to preserve the basic spirit of the Society - witness to Christ, fraternal union, and direct person-to-person assistance to the suffering - a simple rule was needed for the membership to follow. The rule and structure of the Society are the enduring legacy of this great man who noted, "The poor have called me out of myself. No wonder I love them so."  Under the guidance of Sister Rosalie Rendu, he stressed the importance of offering kindness, respect and compassion to the poor. In his view, this was as essential to their service as the food, clothing, shelter, and financial assistance they provided. He chose the 17th century priest, St. Vincent de Paul, known as the Apostle of Charity, as patron of the organization. A few years later, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul spread worldwide and reached the United States in 1845. San Antonio was among one of the early foundations, with the first presence beginning at St. Mary's Catholic Church in 1871.

Today, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the Archdiocese of San Antonio  involves over 2,000 dedicated Vincentian members and other committed SVDP volunteers who serve children, families and individuals in need. Through our 68 conferences that are located in or near Catholic parishes throughout the community, Vincentians identify need and provide a wide variety of services for basic needs such as food, clothing, rent, furniture, prescription medicine and utility assistance. Person-to person assistance is at the core of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Vincentians also visit the homes of those they assist. Through the home visit, Vincentians determine how to best help the individual or family in crisis. The home visit is a trademark of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

In addition, our San Antonio SVDP Central Office staff provides more than 400,000 meals annually to the homeless and offers food service job training at St Vinnys Bistro® at the Haven for Hope homeless campus. Our small staff is responsible for direct services to those most in need as well as overseeing and supporting the 68 conference sites.

Entry Fees

$30 Until Nov 1st

Students with Special Code $15 until Nov 1st

$40 Nov 2 - 15th

Students with Special Code $20 Nov 2 - Nov 15th

$50 Late Registration Nov 16 - 19th

$25 Student Late Registration with Special Code

Race Day Schedule

6:30 a.m. - Registration & Packet Pick up

7:45 a.m. - Prayer, speeches/announcements, National anthem

8:00 a.m. - 5k & Kids Run

9:30 a.m. - Awards Ceremony & Raffle

After Party at the Student Engagement Center & Pub

Packet Pickup

Will be on the day of the race near the starting line

Award Categories

Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-99
Kids Run
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-7, 8-10, 11-13

Additional Info

Parking is Free at UIW. Everyone must park in the Ancira Garage, which is at the corner of 281 and Hildebrand.


This year we will be doing a raffle.

In order to enter the raffle, you must register for the race. Once you are registered your number will be placed into the raffle bin. The raffle will be conducted after the awards ceremony.

In order to recieve the prize you must be present to win.

Copy the link below and paste it in the search bar to see a map of the route and the instructions. There will be a leader to lead the race, but in case you get lost or wonder off here is the map.

Contact Info

Heather Fortune