The Alamo Run Fest, sponsored by H-E-B, which takes place on Sunday, April 2, has helped raise close to $60,000 for its various non-profit beneficiaries since it began, with almost $35,000 of that coming from the 2016 event. This year, the 2017 Run Fest beneficiaries will be Returning Heroes Home, Texas Regional Paralympic Sport and San Antonio Clubhouse.
Returning Heroes Home, the event’s primary beneficiary, is a nonprofit organization and was selected with a significant portion of San Antonio’s population in mind. There are more than 65,000 active duty military and 45,000 family members who call San Antonio home. The mission of Returning Heroes Home is to raise much-needed funds to help serve and support wounded, ill and injured warriors and their families at Fort Sam Houston’s Warrior and Family Support Center.
The festival’s secondary beneficiary, Texas Regional Paralympic Sport, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic sport movement and promoting excellence in the lives of people with physical and visual disabilities. Many of the athletes in TRPS participate in Alamo Run Fest events.
San Antonio Clubhouse, the event’s associate beneficiary, is dedicated to the recovery of women and men with mental illness by providing opportunities for members to live, work, and learn while contributing their talents through a community of mental support. SA Clubhouse members have also participated in several of the festival’s events.
To help in its efforts to at least double what was raised in 2016, the Run Fest has joined forces with Crowdrise. For information on how to donate or become a fundraiser for one of the benefiting charities, go to www.crowdrise.com/ AlamoRunFest2017.
For more information and to register for the 2017 H-E-B Alamo Run Fest, visit www.AlamoRunFest.com.