Many people are familiar with the battle at The Alamo, a mission in San Antonio, TX, which was the site of one of the most famous last stands between Texian and Mexican troops. But do you know what happened before, during and after the march to the battleground? Run on History helps you learn these facts and more with our first race, The Battle of the Alamo, which kicks off June 1, using our partner app, My Virtual Missions.
The 75-mile-long race is virtual, meaning you complete it at your own pace, such as everytime you walk the dog, cycle around town, practice yoga in your living room or run in a 5K. You don't need any fancy equipment either, just the My Virtual Missions app, your fitness tracker, some form of movement, and you're in! Even if you don't have a fitness tracker, no problem. Use the app to track your progress or manually input your distance along the race course. As you hit milestones, you will receive historical postcards pertaining to events leading up to the battle, during the 75-mile trek to the Alamo and after the fight.
For example, after sweating it out in Zumba class, your fitness tracker reports that you danced the equivalent of 2 miles. With the many milestone markers in the race, you'll get pinged with a fact throughout. For example, you could get a notification that Lt. Col William B. Travis, who was one of the few against tearing down the mission, arrived at the Alamo.
Plus, a little something else to raise your heart rate: a portion of the race proceeds will be donated to Liberty Medical Center of Texas, which provides personalized care for veterans and their families (read more on their mission at www.libertymedicalcentertx.org). If you have any other non-profits in mind that you think we should support, tell us about them in our Facebook group!
Are you ready to race? Sign up for the Battle of the Alamo race on our website https://www.runonhistory.com/battle-of-the-alamo-race.html and join our Facebook group.