September 25, 2014
Shannon Cockrell, Director of Consumer Marketing

The Statesman Capitol 10,000 has selected The Trail Foundation as the beneficiary of the April 12, 2015 race. The Trail Foundation will receive 1.00 from every Cap10K registration, which begins Oct. 3, 2014, at Registrants will also have the option to donate to the beneficiary, and this year, the Statesman will match up to 10,000 of registrant donations.

The Trail Foundation helps protect and enhance the Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake through careful improvements to infrastructure and conservation. Working in cooperation with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, it has built restrooms and water fountains; planted native trees and flowers; renovated lakefront gathering areas and trailheads, put in mile markers, and helped create the world-class Boardwalk that has enhanced the safety, usability and scenic beauty of the Trail.

“We are honored to have been selected as this year’s Cap10K beneficiary,” said Susan Rankin, executive director of The Trail Foundation. “The Trail is truly the heart of Austin, and as Austin grows, the number of Trail users grows as well. The support from the Cap10K will allow us to continue protecting and enhancing the Trail for Austinites and visitors alike.”

In its 38th year, the Statesman Capitol 10,000 is the largest 10K race in Texas and one of the top 10 in the nation. The Cap10K began in 1978 with 3,400 participants. In 2014, the race had more than 15,900 registered participants.