Statesman Capitol 10K names Polar as partner for 2017 race

Press Release
September 21, 2016
Austin, TX

The Statesman Capitol 10,000, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, has announced Polar as a sponsor for the 40th annual race on April 23, 2017.

“We’re proud to announce our partnership with Polar, a global fitness product company, for the 40th running of the Cap10K in 2017,” said Jeff Simecek, Statesman Cap10K race director. “Polar offers a wide range of heart rate monitors, fitness trackers and GPS sports watches designed to help build a healthier lifestyle. The company’s mission aligns with our own, which is for Cap10K race participants to set and meet their fitness goal.”

“As we strengthen our focus on running and run specialty, we’re looking to sponsor events that are aligned with this vision,” stated Stan Brajer, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Polar. With Polar celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017, supporting the 40th running of the Cap10K was a natural fit.”

The Cap10K is the largest 10K race in Texas and one of the top 10 in the nation. The iconic Austin race began and will be celebrating the 40th running in 2017. In 2016, the race had more than 20,500 registered participants. Additional race information is available at