Save the Date!  Tour de Las Misiones Walk on Sat, Sep 9th

Save the Date!  Tour de Las Misiones Walk on Sat, Sep 9th

The AVA – Southwest Region (REG-SW) is facilitating a walk in San Antonio on Saturday, September 9th, in conjunction with the World Heritage Festival.

The festival is an annual event celebrating the San Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The picture of the Hot Wells ruins above was taken by Stephanie Knight on this walk in September of 2021.  

Walk Start Point and Time

The walk Start/Finish is at the Mission County Park Pavilion located at 6030 Padre Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214.

In addition to the walk, there is a bike ride and a run on that same day. The event starts at 7:00 AM, with runners starting first, followed by the walkers.  The bicyclists head out last.

Below is a picture of our Colorado River Walker club president, Carol Obianwu, at the walk start point. It was taken by Martin Callahan at the September 2021 walk.

Walk Routes

Participants will enjoy a 5K or 10K walk through the scenic San Antonio River Walk.  The 5K route goes by Mission San Jose, travels along part of the Mission Reach segment of the San Antonio River Walk, and goes through Hot Wells Park.  It is primarily on pavement and is rated 1A. 

The 10K route follows the same route as the 5K, with the addition of a stretch along the Acequia Trail of the Mission Reach, which is packed dirt and gravel. This makes it difficult for strollers or wheelchairs, so it is rated 1B.

Below is a picture of Colorado River Walkers Doug Eide and Frank Ellis stopping for a break along the Mission Reach in September, 2021. Photo courtesy of Martin Callahan.


Participants who register for the event before August 21st are guaranteed a commemorative bib, finisher’s medal, collectible T-shirt, goodie bag, and keepsake passport to the San Antonio Missions.  Also, there will be music and complementary food and beverages after the event for all registered participants.

Registration for the walk will still be available through September 9th, up to 9:00 AM CDT, but there is no guarantee of the event t-shirt, bag, or commemorative collateral for those who register after August 21st.

A pdf registration form is below (in case you choose to mail in a paper form), or you may register online at the event website.

Walk Fees

The fee for the walk is $40.00 for adults 18 and older, and $20.00 for youth 13 to 17.  It is free for youth 12 and under.  There are no refunds.  There is a Military Discount of $5.00 off the registration fee (Promo Code MILITARY).

Packet Pick-Up

Mission Branch Library
3134 Roosevelt Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78214
September 7 and 8, 2023 (4-7 p.m.)

Packet pick-up will also be available on the event day from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM.

Click here for the AVA website listing for this walk.

We hope that you save the date, register, and come walk with us in September!