165 million orphans worldwide long for a family and need a home.

Set in the heart of Central Texas between Austin and San Antonio, Chosen is a perfect destination race to add to your calendar. Join us as we RUN FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S VICTORY!

Our Half Marathon is a point-to-point course. Runners will be bused to their start line at The Summit Resort and finish at Rockin' R in Gruene (along with the 5K runners). Half Marathoners run alongside the beautiful Guadalupe River surrounded by lush green trees, rolling hills, and picturesque cliffs...making this the PRETTIEST RACE IN TEXAS!

5K runners start and finish at Rockin' R in Gruene. This out-and-back course offers a start line view of the beautiful Guadalupe River and travels through a peaceful community with winding streets and rolling hills. We also host a Kids Fun Run (1/8 mile) for ages 12 and under. This is truly a full family-racing event!

Interested in forming a running team? Contact teams@chosenevents.org to get started!

Chosen offers an exceptional and unique race experience - a boutique race with big city amenities, first-class management, and worldwide impact. Join us as we RUN FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S VICTORY by participating in the 8th Annual Chosen Half Marathon & 5K!

Registration Fees

Half Marathon

PLEASE NOTE: Half marathon runners will be bused to the start line. Bus groups will be automatically assigned based on registration date. The later you register, the earlier your bus departure time. Assigned bus times could be as early as 6:00am.

Price Increase in 64 days
Feb 1 - May 31 Current Price $85.00
Jun 1 - Oct 1 $95.00
Oct 2 - Nov 10 $105.00
Nov 11 - Nov 14 $115.00


Under 12 must run with an adult.

Price Increase in 64 days
Feb 1 - May 31 Current Price $35.00
Jun 1 - Oct 1 $40.00
Oct 2 - Nov 10 $45.00
Nov 11 - Nov 14 $50.00

Kids Fun Run

Ages 3-11

149 Spots Remaining
Feb 1 - Nov 14 Current Price $15.00

Virtual Half Marathon

Do you want to run Chosen but can't make it to the New Braunfels race? Run 13.1 miles anywhere in the world between November 1, 2017 and November 18, 2017, send us your results and we will mail your finisher medal, tech shirt and race bib. *$25 shipping and handling fee applies and will be added at checkout.

Feb 1 - Nov 14 Current Price $85.00


Do you want to support Chosen but not a runner? Sleep in and support adoptive families and orphans!

Feb 1 - Nov 14 Current Price $85.00

Important Half Marathon Information

Half marathoners have the option to select being bused from Rockin' R in Gruene to the start line at The Summit or runners can choose not to take the bus from Rockin’ R and make their own arrangements for drop off at the Rio Guadalupe Resort. Then dropped-off runners will take a short 1-mile shuttle ride from Rio Guadalupe to The Summit.  The Rockin’ R bused runners will be assigned to a set bus group that will have a specific departure time. Due to the tight turnaround space, buses need to be staggered, so these loading times could be as early as 6:00am.  Bus groups will be automatically assigned based on your registration date.  The later you register, the earlier your Rockin’ R bus group.

There is no parking at The Summit.

Please visit our website at www.chosenevents.org for more information

Packet Pickup

Half Marathon Runner Packet Pickup -

Austin:  Thursday, November 16th, 10am-8pm @ Rogue Running (Downtown)

San Antonio:  Thursday, November 16th, 10am-7pm @ iRun Texas (Bitters)

New Braunfels:  Friday, November 17th, 10am-8pm @ U Run (Marketplace)

(Note: Above packet pickup locations/times are tentative.)

Half Marathon Mailer Packet Option ($25):  If you are unable to pick up your packet at an above location, you can choose the mailer packet option.  For $25, your packet will be mailed to you the week before the race.  Please make sure you add this option to your registration at check out.

All mailer options must be selected by October 22nd.


5K Runner Packet Pickup -

5K runners can select one of the above packet pickup locations or pick their packet up on race day.  Choose "New Braunfels" as your packet pickup location and your 5K packet will be waiting for you on race day morning.

Kids Fun Run will check in on race day. No packets are distributed for Kids Fun Run.

Virtual Runners

Do you want to run the Chosen Half Marathon but don’t have the time and/or money to travel?  We have a solution for you!  You can now run the race, VIRTUALLY!

How does it work?  We are so glad you asked!  It’s easy as 1-2-3…

1) Sign up for our Half Marathon race as a virtual runner.  There is a $25 shipping fee that will be added at checkout to cover the costs of packaging and mailing your swag to you.

2) Log your miles between November 1st and November 18th, 2017.

3) Email a photo of your results to results@chosenevents.org (this can be a photo of your GPS watch/FitBit/app readout).

As a Chosen virtual runner, after the race on the November 18, 2017, you will receive by mail:

  • A personalized race bib
  • Official 13.1 finisher medal
  • An AWESOME Chosen tech shirt that is sure to be the envy of all your friends
  • The satisfaction of helping bring a child home to their forever family!

** 5k races are not eligible for virtual at this time.

Event Schedule

  • November 18 08:00 AM CST - Half Marathon

  • November 18 08:00 AM CST - 5K

  • November 18 10:00 AM CST - Kids Fun Run

Contact Information

Event Location

1405 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels, TX 78130

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