Fiesta Fandango

Apr 15, 2009 | April 2009, Running

Join this 2.6 mile fun run

By Bonny Osterhage

If you’ve had too many gorditas, flautas and funnel cakes during the 10-day Fiesta celebration, here’s your chance to burn some calories. The San Antonio Road Runners annual Fiesta Fandango Run will take place April 25 and it promises to be so much fun you might not even realize it’s exercise.

This year’s theme? Viva Las Vegas, baby!

Buses will take runners from Sunken Gardens to the starting line from 5 PM to 6:20 PM. The race kicks off at 6:40 PM, just before the famous Fiesta Flambeau night parade.

Participants, many of whom will don colorful costumes, will run past thousands of people who will be cheering them along the 2.6 mile path that travels the parade route before ending at Columbus Park. Following the race, a Fiesta-worthy party will commence complete with music, food, fun and costume awards.

Registration packets may be picked up April 23 from noon to 6 PM at Run Wild Sports, or April 24 from noon to 6 PM. at Roger Soler’s Sports on Broadway. Packets will also be available at the Sunken Gardens from 4 PM to 6:15 p.m. on race day.

What better way to enjoy the nation’s largest nighttime parade and do something healthy during the Alamo City’s biggest party?

Registration fees from $16-$25. For more information call (210) 240-8164, or visit the Web site at

South Texas Fitness & Health