Paella 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, March 26, 2017 8:00 AM
Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Dr.
San Antonio, TX

Event Details:


We are excited to add a 5k Run/Walk to the 8th Annual Paella Challenge. The 5k course will start and end at Mission County Park with a beautiful course along the Mission Reach portion of the Riverwalk.  The race is open to runners and walkers and will be chip-timed with awards given to the 1st Overall finishers, as well as, Age Group awards presented to the top 3 finishers (male and female) in each age group: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. The race will begin at 8 a.m. and will benefit Kitchen Campus.  All participants in the race can purchase two discounted tickets to the Paella Challenge that will follow the 5k Run/Walk. To purchase tickets, visit  and click on the ‘Tickets’ tab to access the link to our Eventbrite ticketing site. On Eventbrite, select the ‘TICKETS’ button and purchase up to two ‘General Admission – 21 & Older’ tickets for $50 using promo code ‘5KDiscount’ ($25 off General Admission pricing).



This one-day community event will highlight the quintessential dish of Spain with a Paella Challenge. Year after year, the Paella Challenge brings together celebrity chefs from all over the country and Latin America to compete in an Iron Chef-style paella competition. The afternoon will be filled with live entertainment, wines from Spain, sangria, and the very best in culinary creativity. Our event was designed to create awareness within the San Antonio corporate community of the tremendous need to support young culinarians as they pursue careers in the growing food industry. We will be cooking for over 3,000 food enthusiasts and our goal is to raise funds for Kitchen Campus’ programming and further foster the growth and development of our city’s aspiring culinarians.




Kitchen Campus is a nonprofit organization, established in 2014 by Chef Johnny Hernandez, with a mission to connect today’s youth to culinary opportunities through education and advocacy.

Kitchen Campus is an Out-of-School Time program that provides middle and high school age students with an opportunity to learn about food, nutrition, and cooking while exploring careers in the culinary industry. Activities include hands-on cooking classes, lectures, field trips and guest chef workshops. Kitchen Campus works on behalf of local students who may not otherwise have the funds, access to resources, or the mentors necessary to help guide them to financial success through culinary arts.


Nearly half of San Antonio area students face obstacles to academic success. About 54% of high school graduates go directly to college, and four out of ten won’t ever finish. The vision of The Kitchen Campus is financial success through culinary arts. Program graduates will thrive – prepared to succeed with basic cooking skills and nutrition education, knowledge of the food industry, and leadership experience that empowers them to make a difference in their community.


Paella Challenge 5K Details
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mission County Park 

6030 Padre Drive 

San Antonio, TX 78214

Pre-Race Festivities: 7:30 AM
Race Starts: 8:00 AM 

Post-Race festivities: 8:45 AM

Packet Pick-Up:

Packet Pick-Up is a must for registered– as that is where you will pick up your bib and T Shirt (All Participants registered before March 19th a T-shirt) Attendees who would like to register for the 5k will also be able to do so then. 

Location & Time:
Saturday March 25th

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Casa Hernan

411 East Cevallos

San Antonio, TX 78204


$30 Per Person (2/5/2017 –3/19/2017) Will receive T-shirt

$30 Per Person (3/19/2017 –3/25/2017) If registered the last week same price, no guaranteed T-shirt as we will have submitted the order already.
$45 Per Person (March 26th) -Event day registration price

The Paella Challenge 5K is open to all runners and walkers 


Parking is free Located At Mission County Park


Athletic apparel and regular running shoes are recommended. Runners must be wearing their race bib and timing chip throughout the entire race to determine an accurate Race Time. Please prepare accordingly for the weather, however in the event of inclement weather the event may be rescheduled or cancelled. Notice of cancellation due to weather will be sent via email


Awards will be given to the 1st Overall finisher Male and Female.
1st Masters Finisher Male and Female

Age Group awards presented to the top 3 finishers (male and female) in each age group: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


T-shirts are guaranteed to all participants that register before March 19th 2017. T-Shirt sizes are unisex sizes and decided by the size marked on your registration entry. No trades or exchanges, please.


Tacos & Sangria andawards!  Please Bring valid ID to receive Post Race Sangria (ages 21+). Individuals who do not have proof of I.D. will not be served.

**This race is expected to sell out quickly.  We will not accept any registration forms post sell out. NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS PERMITTED. This includes registration fees, registration entries and t-shirts.**



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