Media Article
May 10, 2022
Two Rivers Running Undertakes Operations and Management of Chosen Half Marathon

Two Rivers Running Undertakes Operations and Management of Chosen Half Marathon

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Two Rivers Running Undertakes Operations and Management of Chosen Half Marathon


  • After a 2-year hiatus, The Prettiest Race in Texas® resumes on November 20, 2022
  • Renamed the Two Rivers Half, the course will remain on River Road

New Braunfels, TX April 5, 2022 – Two Rivers Running, a store that provides running and fitness products and services, has assumed operations of the former Chosen Half Marathon, known as The Prettiest Race in Texas®. As the new race director, Two Rivers Running will undertake full responsibility for the half marathon, as well as the 5K and kids’ events, now known as The Two Rivers Half. Chosen Care, Inc., “Chosen” will continue to be the primary beneficiary of the race.

After the pandemic hiatus, we are delighted that Two Rivers Running has agreed to resume the operations of the race so the Chosen team can focus on our primary mission to help children heal from trauma.” said Jenni Lord, Chosen’s CEO. “We have full confidence that they will continue to provide runners with the best possible experience while raising awareness for vulnerable children and families.”

“We are thrilled to acquire this meaningful and beautiful race in the heart of the Texas Hill Country,” said Michelle Blomstedt, owner, Two Rivers Running. “While the name of the event is changing, race participants and supporters will be pleased to know that the breath-taking half marathon course will remain on River Road and that Chosen will continue to be the beneficiary.

This year’s event will take place on November 20, 2022.

Founded in 2010, the Chosen Half Marathon attracted thousands of athletes in its first 10 years looking to run along the scenic course along River Road. All finishers will be treated to finisher medals, great food, and entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go directly to Chosen to support their mission.

Additional details will be announced soon, including registration details, race day timeline, transportation, VIP program, and more. Two Rivers Running is actively recruiting for planning committee members, as well as race sponsors. Contact the store for more details.

People interested in running, volunteering or sponsoring can find more information at:


The mission of Chosen is to help children heal from trauma by strengthening their families. Our practitioners and licensed care managers work with families impacted by the child welfare system–including adoptive, foster, kinship (relative) families, and biological parents reunified with their children. Follow on Facebook and Instagram or visit to learn more.

Two Rivers Running:

Two Rivers Running is a running specialty store in New Braunfels that provides products and services related to running and fitness, including running shoes, apparel and accessories, and nutrition. It specializes in providing a personal touch to each customer’s experience from the purchase of the best shoes for them, to crossing the finish line at their next race.

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Media Contact:

Mindy Nelson