5th Annual Race in Old Town Helotes was held on October 21, 2023!

This is a “race” for those who would rather check their Instagram and watch TV, drink beer and eat donut – not get up early and run or bike. We have other priorities than working out. This is your race!


Days until our next event October 19, 2024


The Helotes 0.5k Challenge

It takes no talent to finish a 546 yard “race”. This event sponsored by the Helotes Chamber of Commerce will support the Helotes Chamber Foundation. So whether you are a workout junkie or a full time slouch or somewhere in between this event is perfect for you!!

Resources for Racers


Register now to take advantage of great pricing! Registration includes a finisher medal, T-Shirt, swag bag full of awesome items, a beer token, and an invitation to our live concert.


There are a lot of ways to get involved with this great event. Learn how your business can get involved.

Referral Program

Want to run for free? For each person you refer that uses your personalized referral code, you will receive a 10% refund. Up to 10 referrals ($25 total)!

Follow our Facebook Group

Join our Facebook group, the Helotes 0.5K Challenge to keep up to date on all we have going on with our virtual run this year!

Training Plans

There is no formal training plan for this event, but we have one that you can et started on right away!

Frequently Asked Questions

Have some questions about what a 0.5K is? Well we have some answers!



October 19, 2024


9:00 AM

Race Start

10:00 AM


Old Town Helotes
14391 Old Bandera Road, Helotes, TX 78023

Join us for a 0.5K Challenge back in-person and better than ever!  We are excited to bring the “run” and challenge course back to Old Town Helotes…all on the scale of…well… for the rest of us!  We’re bringing back the coffee & donut rehydration station, and many new ideas.  Plus don’t forget to show off your best costume!
Stay engaged during and after the race by submitting your photos to us on our Facebook Group @Helotes0.5KChallenge for bragging rights!
Don’t forget we have an After-Party at Wine 101 with some great music by the E7 Band at 10:30 AM on October 19th! It’s all fun and “challenges” in order to support the Helotes Chamber Foundation.


Pricing: $35

Race Day: $45


Includes t-shirt, finisher medal, oval race decal, 2 beers, and a swag bag. (kiddos will get a snow cone or juice)

Upgrade to VIP 

VIP: $60

Race Day VIP: $70

Want to brag to the world that you competed in the shortest run there ever was? We have even more you can brag about by becoming a VIP! For an additional $25, you will bask in VIP glory!  Ride to the finish line in our golf cart, BBQ plate lunch, 4 beers to redeem at Busted Sandal Brewery, Limited Edition Finisher Medal, T-Shirt, 80s Fanny Pack, Oval Race Decal, a $10 Schott’s Meat Market Gift Certificate, a free Bundtlet from Nothing Bundt Cakes, some extra fun swag, and so much more…. you don’t want to miss out!!


If you register after October 4, 2024, we will only have limited t-shirt sizes available. Registration will tell you if we have your shirt size in stock.

Packet Pick-Up:

October 17th 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Busted Sandal Brewery

14743 Old Bandera Rd Unit #5, Helotes, TX 78023

Virtual Runners will receive their race packet and swag after the race date of the 21st.

Our 2023 Sponsors!

Chairmans circle 3 - Walmart
HEB helping here
Beluga Air
Northside Independent School District logo
B-Daddy's Barbeque