The Randolph Roadrunners will be hosting an evening walk through the historic King William district in San Antonio on Friday, June 19th. The route also goes along a portion of the beautiful San Antonio River. This event was originally scheduled for May 15th of this year, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The picture of the historic home above is provided courtesy of Martin Callahan. It was taken in May of 2008, on the route of the King William walk that year.
The King William walk has always been a very popular event, since it is held in conjunction with the Maifest celebration – think festive music and great German food and beer! The Start Point is the Beethoven Mannerchor Halle und Garten at 422 Pereida Street in San Antonio, where the Maifest celebration will be going on from 5:00 pm until Midnight.
Walk registration is between 3:30 and 6:00 pm, and the cost is $3.00 per person. The entrance fee to Maifest is waived for paying walkers, and free parking is available at the Beethoven Mannerchor Halle parking lot.
All walkers are asked to wear a mask at the Start/Finish area and at checkpoints. Social distancing will be enforced at the Start/Finish.
For all the details on this walk, please see https://ava-southwest.org/event/maifest-king-william-walk-2/.
If you don’t want to walk in the heat of the afternoon, it is fine to register and pay for the walk, get the directions, stamp your book, and then do the walk on another day.
Here is another picture that Martin took on the King William walk in May, 2008: