Great race...great course, good food, plenty of beverages, great prizes, good music, awesome swag.
Beautiful course, well organized race, lots of great food and drinks, fun after party. Will definitely be doing this again next year!
I greatly appreciated the food, drinks, pre-race snacks like fruit for those of us who has too much of La Cruda to eat breakfast, and the course was very well marked and had plenty of hyrdration and race official support. And the race was pretty much exactly 3.10 miles, or 5K. Other races struggle with precision. Only suggestion ... even with a long line, could the race still started at 10 and the late folks just allowed to pass the starting line a little late. I've been allowed to join in as late as
The race had a great location, easy to find, and ample amount of parking. The race and course itself was well organized with markers everywhere.
Great race! Hope y'all have it again next year, I'll definitely sign up!
This was my first time participating in the race and I really enjoyed it. The route was enjoyable and it was very well organized! It was a great way to start off the new year and I look forward to participating again next year.
I convinced 5 of my friends to run a 5K on New Years day. They agreed even though they would all be at my NYE party ðŸ˜‚ We showed up, froze, and ran. No regrets and we plan to do it again next year. Very fun event. Well organized and the course wasn't bad.
This is a great run to start the new year. Good course,
Truly enjoyed everything about it! La Cruda 5K will definitely be an every year thing for me!
Great first time experience! Happy birthday Tony! My hope is to do one 5k a month.
Fun race Great course Best after party Best food Best drink Great way to start new year..
Great race! The course was marked well. Love the vendors that come out for this race and the â€œswagâ€. The FB posts leading up to this race make it fun also! (Would only add that having water right at the finish without having to search for it would make it better.)
Love Hillotes!!!! Helotes is my favorite to run. Great course my only adjustment may have been the hilly part up Antonio first at the beginning of the course. Start on time and let the other runners catch up if late registering. Or separate pre from /late Lastly my time never showed up which is odd because I preregistered and my friend registered day of and hers did. No biggie. Not like Iâ€™m Boston competitive but curious how it matches my watch. Will definitely recommend to others and will run ag
VERY WELL PUT TOGETHER AND VERY FRIENDLY PEOPLE!
What a way to start the new year! Well organized, nice course, great after party! Will run this race again!
This was my first race to participate in. I just recently moved here from Arizona and thought what a great way to welcome the new yr in. I was very impressed from the start to the finish. I plan on doing this race every New year. The after party was fantastic. I picked up my packet the morning of. I wish that pick up could have been in Helotes as I am still overwhelmed by the highway traffic. I give this race 5 stars.. Job well done.
Overall a fun race to celebrate the New Year! It was just super cold but otherwise a great race and post race goodies! Iâ€™ll be back again. ðŸ˜…
Had a blast! A fantastic way to kick off the New Year!
I do dozens of 5K's and mud runs a year, but this was my first time for La Cruda. This race was very well organized, packet pick up a breeze, and the swag was terrific! Pre race gathering was fun with great music and parking was easy peasy. Post race food, drinks, and an awesome finisher medal makes La Cruda my new favorite annual race!
Tony hit it out of the park again this year. Well organized, started on time, fantastic course, wide enough for all the participants, & great venue for the after party.
Always a fun race and a great time celebrating after. Really enjoyed the music, libations and hands down the best menudo I’ve had all year! Seriously, great job by all. See you next year!
A great course, good race support, finisher medals and great after party! I drive from Austin to do this race! Highly recommend!
This is a good race to start off the year. Good start time and route. Location is a plus. Good communication throughout the year is done through facebook. I will continue to do this race next year and years after that.
Great run w fun crowd. Good dj and food after. I loved that it start time was 10am
Was well organized, everyone was encouraging all us newbies, great time.
Great race. Awesome staff. Stay for the after party.
I ran the the first 2 years alone. Last year my sister supported me and volunteered. This year my daughter & nieces cake to support as well. I know the covid-19 has made a lot if changes & placed many restrictions, but i really missed the variety of alcoholic beverages this year. The staff & run still always great!
Loved the great time after the race. The start time of 10am was perfect for a New Years Day. The Den in La Vernia was fantastic!! Can’t wait to start 2022 out with La Cruda run!!
Never fails to be a great race. Plenty of people but it didn’t feel overly crowded. Course has 2 out and backs but never felt boring. We always have a great experience. Runners cheering each other on and great camaraderie. Plenty of food and drinks afterwards. Having it back at Helotes was much better than the other location. I think the only issue was restrooms for females (but they always have lines).
What makes this race so great is getting to start the year surrounded by your run family and all your cheerleaders. Its the best way to start the year!
Great group to put this on. Well planned and organized. Party afterwards is always fun. Would place police officers at turn around as others were saying some vehicles drove through the area pretty going pretty fast.
I really enjoyed this race, everything about it was phenomenal; the atmosphere, environment, the people, I just loved it alot!!
What a beautiful venue ! There was plenty to do both before and after the event. This event was organized by seasoned professionals! Even though I just starting doing 5ks 6 months ago I had become accustomed to finishing in the top 4 for my age bracket but this 5k was so competitive that it brought me back down to earth-thanks for that :) Also, the photos were amazing and while inspecting them I realized some of my "running form" mistakes-I appreciate that from y'all. I will definitely be recommending this to others and I look forward to kicking off the new year with this race :) Thanks for the memories :)
This is an awesome race to start the year! A good way to wake up and start early on the goals with some awesome people.
Always enjoy this 5K! Who doesn’t want to start a new year doing something good for their body? Great location, great start time and such cute shirts & medals!!!
The race was well organized and nice alternate course. The volunteers were pleasant at the sample tents. Very good race to begin a new year
I volunteered in 2022 and had so much fun. I decided to run and volunteer for 2023. The energy and people are so much fun! Can’t wait for the next one! Great job Tony and Lisa!
Great organization, sponsors, and race! Had a great time. The course this time wasn’t as good as the other 2 we did but they stated will be better course in 2024. Already signed up for 2024 race.
Registration and Packet Pickup was so easy. The venue is in Old Town Helotes so it's like running a 5k in the Old West. The course was well marked and simple without surprises. Parking was so convenient and the atmosphere at the venue included great music, a variety of vendors promoting running and running products, a great master of ceremonies, and immediate timing results by IAAP timing. This race is the best race with which to "Run In" the new year. Oh, and yes there was plenty of Menudo-the true hangover cure ! I'll definitely be doing this race next year :)
This Race always keeps me in check on New Years Eve and always has a great vibe, great drinks and food. Live seeing my running family on the Firat day of the year
First time to do this run and I plan on making it annual event!
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