Group runs are open to EVERYBODY!
Can't make the Group Run? Or prefer to do your own thing? San Angelo is rich with running opportunities. Asphalt or trail, urban or in the wild, the choice is yours. Here are a few of our favorites.
The River Trail is a great soft-surface route that follows the North Concho River near downtown San Angelo, both west to 14th Street and east al the way to Bell Street for up to 8 miles of running. Going east from Celebration Bridge you pass the YMCA, Kid's Kingdom, and Visitors Center, cross the road River Dr and W 1st and back again just past River Dr & Elm St. Going west, you cross Concho Ave twice as it takes you to Bell St. A great starting point is the Visitor’s Center, which has public restrooms and a lovely view.
Middle Concho Park is located at the end of Red Bluff Road on the banks of Lake Nasworthy. This is a great place to enjoy a relaxed run on the park’s dirt access roads and a cool down swim afterwards. Runners can extend their route by following the park roads out the back gate onto Twin Buttes road (Road form Hell in the summer)..or better yet, jump off the road into the trails for up to 20 miles of variety. Night runs and the Trail Series Races start from here each year.
Located just off of Knickerbocker Blvd. across from the KOA Campground, Gun Club Road (KOA) is a 2-mile loop that offers runners several short but challenging hills. This is a great place to run multiple laps and get that hill workout in! Please honor the rules of the road and run against traffic on the side of the road.
Mary Lee Park (aka, The Beach) is a favorite starting point for many weekend early morning group runs, cycling rides, and swimming practice. Traveling down Fisherman's Rd, out the back of Spring Creek Park, along Spillway Rd to the airport and back down Knickerbocker to the Beach, you can do up to 11 miles. Running from the Beach to Gun Club Road is exactly one mile, then run you hill training loop(s) around the KOA, and then back is a good 4-mile+ training run!.
Located just across the lake from Middle Concho Park, Spring Creek offers shady roads along the banks of Lake Nasworthy. To get here, follow Knickerbocker Blvd south past the Lake Nasworthy swim beach, and turn right on Fisherman’s road. A beautiful way to get up to 4 miles in.
The San Angelo State Park is located just outside of the city on FM 2288, and has over 70 miles of great trails to run. Although there are routes that will please runners of all abilities, serious trail runners will enjoy the Roller Coaster loop that can be accessed from the Burkett Trail Head. Take FM 2288 north from HWY 67/Sherwood about 3/4 mile to the South Gate...and don't rule out accessing the park trails from the north via the North Gate & Equestrian Gates. Ask for a trail map at the entry gate.
OC Fisher Dam Road runs next to the O.C Fisher reservoir and is closed to traffic. Park by the State Park headquarters and enjoy scenic vistas, it’s also a great place for intervals, tempo runs, or that long out-and-back workout away from traffic. It is 6.5 miles total, one way from one end of the dam to the other, and then you need to get back!