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NEWS | Feb. 12, 2014

Run-Bike-Run: Opportunity to improve fitness level

By Airman 1st Class Alexandria Slade Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Public Affairs

The Run-Bike-Run, hosted by the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Rambler Fitness Center, gave people a chance to hit the ground running the morning of Feb. 1 at JBSA-Randolph Eberle Park.

Run-Bike-Run was an individual event consisting of a five-kilometer run, followed by a 10-mile bike ride and another run of 1.5 miles, Rey Salinas, JBSA-Randolph Rambler Fitness Center fitness program manager, said.

Attendees were encouraged to show up at least 30 minutes prior to the 7 a.m. start time to sign in, listen to a safety briefing and set up biking equipment in a transfer area before beginning a five-kilometer run from Perimeter Road toward the JBSA-Randolph East Gate and back.

Racers then transferred onto bicycles at the original starting point and began a 10-mile route down Perimeter Road toward the golf course, around the South pond, toward the South Gate, with the five-mile turn-around point at the JBSA-Randolph medical clinic.

"Our events are mapped out a year in advance, so this particular event happens once a year, just not always on the same date," Salinas said. "A lot of people come out and use this as a milestone, maybe to get ready for a triathlon or some other type of race where they have transition points such as running to biking or swimming."

The conclusion of Run-Bike-Run consisted of a 1.5-mile run on the same route as the first leg of the race.

Water stations marked most turn-around points during the event and racers were offered sports drinks or water after crossing the finish line.

A competitor commented on the motivation behind their participation in the Run-Bike-Run.
"I wanted to come out and get some exercise," Andrew Alley, a 14-year-old contestant, said. "I feel like I've gotten a good start to my morning."

The race was used as an incentive to promote fitness, and for participants to gauge themselves, Rick Prado, JBSA-Randolph Rambler Fitness Center sports program manager, said.

For more information on events hosted by the JBSA-Randolph Rambler Fitness Center, call 652-7263 or visit