Come walk with the Randolph RoadRunners through the Southtown and the Riverwalk in the King William Area. An afternoon walk starting at the Beethoven Männerchor Halle und Garten. Your $3 walk fee includes admission to the MaiFest, a $5 value.

STARTING POINT:
Beethoven Männerchor Halle und Garten,422 Pereida, San Antonio, TX 78210

START AND FINISH TIMES:
Friday, May 17, 2019  Start 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Finish by9:00 pm.

DISTANCES:
One 10km walk and one 6km walk. The 10km route may be walked twice on the same start card for 20km Distance Credit.

TRAIL:
The route is considered easy and is on city sidewalks and along the River Walk. There are several stairways on the route –strollers may need to be carried at times; not suitable for wheelchairs. The trail is rated 1A.

Southtown & Riverwalk
The Mission Reach portion of the San Antonio River Walk is an eight-mile long hike/bike trail from the Blue Star Arts Complex to Mission Espada. Approximately ½ mile of the new river walk is included for Volksmarchers at this event. Walkers will enter this new stretch of the river walk at Roosevelt Park continuing easily from there to the old river walk and continuing through the King William area.

Beethoven Männerchor Halle u. Garten
Founded in 1867, the Beethoven is the oneof the oldest German singing societies in Texas. Its purpose is to preserve German song, music, and language. Under the parent organization of the men’s chorus are the Damenchor (women’s chorus), the Kinderchor (children’s chorus), Germania Chor (mixed chorus), Concert Band, and Dance Band. In addition, the Beethoven hosts the Volkstanz Verein (German Folk Dancers). They also host a number of fun activities including Gartenkonzerts, Oktoberfest, Kristkindlmarkt, and First Friday events. Visit www.beethovenmaennerchor.com or call 210-222-1521.

King William Area
The King William Historic District encompasses land that was once farm land belonging to the Mission San Antonio de Valero, commonly known as the Alamo. In the mid-nineteenth century, a great many Germans began to settle in this area, and it became known as “Sauerkraut Bend”. The main street into the neighborhood was named after King Wilhelm I, King of Prussia in the 1870s. In the mid-1900s, after a few decades of decline, the area began to attract a group of people who recognized the potential of restoration of the fine old houses and smaller cottages. In 1968 the King William neighborhood became San Antonio’s first designated historic district, and in 1972, it was listed as a National Register Historic District. Visit www.ourkwa.org.

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