Capitol 10,000 Experience
The Statesman Capitol 10,000 is the largest 10K race in Texas and one of the top 10 in the nation. In its 39th year, the Cap10K will take place on April 10, 2016 in downtown Austin. It’s an event you want to experience – from a two-day Health & Fitness Expo to a party at the finish line on Auditorium Shores Main Lawn. The start of the race is iconic – right on Congress Avenue Bridge, heading straight for the Texas State Capitol building. Passing through neighborhoods, up and down a few hills and ending into a beautiful lakeside park.
Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a beginner, come see why the Cap10K is a rite of spring in Austin. You can come in your favorite super hero costume…or design your own shirt and run with friends. Focus on this being your personal best…or being your first time doing a 10K. The race can be whatever you want it to be to you. There is room for it all and we welcome it! Run it, jog it or walk it, just don’t miss it!
2015 Statesman Cap10K Race Highlights
The Austin American-Statesman is proud to partner with the Austin nonprofit community for the past twenty-tow years. Beginning in 1993 the Capitol 10K race donated from its event to local community non-profit organizations. The City of Austin Hike & Bike Trail received the first donation and many more organizations have received funds each year. Including the 2015 event, the Statesman, participants and sponsors have donated over $2.8 Million to the Austin community.
Beneficiaries 1993 to Present
The Statesman Capitol 10,000 is Texas’ largest 10K and the seventh largest in the nation, with over 18,000 participants in 2015. The race starts at the Ann Richards Bridge, which crosses over Lady Bird Lake (part of the Colorado River) and runs up to and by the Texas State Capitol Building. Bands playing live music line the race course, energizing the runners with upbeat entertainment as they wind their way along this scenic and at times, hilly, race route finishing back at Auditorium Shores on Lady Bird Lake.
Crossing the finish line first Sunday at the 2014 Statesman Capitol 10,000, Scott MacPherson felt as if he had just completed a marathon. And in a sense, he had. Defying conventional running wisdom, MacPherson ran 20 miles Saturday as part of his training for the coming Boston Marathon. Then on Sunday, he covered the 6.2-mile Cap10K course in near-record pace, giving him a weekend total of 26.2 miles.
By Brom Hoban ’14 – American-Statesman Correspondent
Age Group Records
The top three participants in each age group will receive their awards in the mail when the official results are confirmed. The Statesman Capitol 10,000 Race Director tabulates all the results and all decisions are final. Age groups for Male & Female are as follows 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85- 89, 90-94, 95 & over.
The Statesman Capitol 10,000 race welcomes your questions and comments. Please take an opportunity to review the Questions Frequently Asked section for common race inquiries. Please direct your questions and comments to one of the following:
Statesman Capitol 10K Race
P.O. Box 2936 Austin, TX 78768-2936
305 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 445-3598