San Antonio played host to the Cocoa women's half marathon on January 13, 2013. The course wound through downtown San Antonio past the Tower of the Americas, HemisFair Park, La Villita, and Mission Conception. The chocolate truffles, mocha crunch and other delectables provided by Wiseman House Chocolates motivated several ladies to beat their own records.
PHOTOS: Cocoa half marathon runners indulge in chocolate
Karen Nye, who finished second in her division, says she's trying to run at least one marathon a month. Her life goal? At least one marathon in all 50 states.
9-year-old Gabby heard about the event on the radio and persuaded her whole family -- mom, aunts, and sister -- to join in the fun. No straight running for Gabby; she and her aunt skipped, bounced and danced over the pavement.
After crossing the finish line, every participant received a finisher medal and, more importantly, a juicy chocolate strawberry.
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