Saturday, March 16, 2018

Event Schedule

Meeting Venue: Austin American-Statesman
Location: East Lot – Central Courtyard
Address: 305 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704
Activity: Run, Walk, Skip or Stroll
Route: South Austin – Lavaca/Nueces
Participation: Free
Parking: Free
Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m.
Running Time: 8:10 a.m. (leave by)
Sunrise Time: 7:39 a.m.
Weather Forecast: 60ºF High & 42ºF Low

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Route Maps

Map 3.5 mile: MapMyRun
Map 5.5 mile: MapMyRun
Map 5.5 mile: Relive

Where we Start

start_17The Austin American-Statesman is located at 305 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704. The Statesman’s East Parking Lot is at the intersection of East Riverside Dr. and Thom’s Market look for the black Austin 10K’r RUN parking signs and white flags at the north end of the parking lot. Parking is free for those attending Austin 10K’r events.

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Parking & Meeting Spot

This Weeks Partners

What You Get

  • A super fun 3 to 5-mile run through downtown Austin that visits a statue of Willie Nelson; pass the new Central Library and cross the new Butterfly Bridge.
  • Take a pitstop at The Loop Running Supply Co. and collect your St. Paddy’s day bling. While you’re there take a selfie with one of the Cap10K ‘Dillos for a chance to win raffle prizes.
  • Free copy of the Statesman’s 2019 wall calendar.
  • Wear test 1 of 4 Polar M400 GPS watches.
  • Free samples from Clif Bars (post run)
  • Fresh brewed, locally roasted and organically grown Ruta Maya Coffee.
  • DASANI bottled water (pre & post run).
  • Peel back a banana or orange for some fresh fruit.
  • Pop the top on some Topo Chico mineral water.
  • Special limited edition 2019 armadillo bumper sticker.
  • And some good ol’ fashion high fives when you finish.

What to Bring

  • Friends & family, co-workers, best buds and girlfriends.
  • Come dressed in your St. Patrick’s Day charm–wear green or you might get pinched.
  • Your smart phone to capture the fun and make your followers jealous (#Austins10Kr, #Cap10K).
  • Your Marathon Kids training log to collect a Cap10K Armadillo participation stamp.
  • Did you forget your watch, wear test one of our Polar M400 GPS watches (four available).
  • Baby Joggers welcome.
  • Leashed pets welcome.

It’s Free to participate but RSVP with Eventbrite, It’ll help us plan our supplies.
We will also send you travel and/or weather advisory info when needed.

Running of the Green Photo Contest

Participate in a fun activity at the social run to show how much you really love to exercise. Set a goal to walk or run 3.5-miles and at the halfway point you’ll reach one of Austin’s bests locally owned running shops, The Loop.  Snap a selfie with the Cap10K ‘Dillos at The Loop Running Supply Co. for a chance to win raffles prizes. Share your achievement in reaching The Loop and you could win.  Ten lucky winners will receive a POLAR Loop Activity Band.

Austin’s Running of the Green powered by Topo Chico
Winner to receive:

  • First Place, one (1) Loop Running Supply Co. logo tee.
  • Second Place, one (2) Loop Running Supply Co. pair of socks.
  • Third Place, one (1) Loop Running Supply Co. $25 gift card.
  • Fourth Place, one (1) POLAR Loop Activity Band.
  • Fifth Place, one (1) POLAR Loop Activity Band.
  • Sixth Place, one (1) POLAR Loop Activity Band.
  • Seventh Place, one (1) Vintage Cap10K Hoodie Race Jacket.
  • Eighth Place, one (1) Vintage Cap10K Hoodie Race Jacket.
  • Ninth Place, one (1) Austin-City of Savings coupon book..
  • Tenth Place, one (1) Austin-City of Savings coupon book.

How to Enter Contest:

  • Participation is Free.
  • Snap a photo of your experience and include one of the Cap10K armadillos at The Loop Running Supply Co.
  • Email the armadillo photo to
  • One (1) photo per entry.

Photo submissions received at will be organized in a photo album on the Statesman Cap10K Facebook page. Photos assigned a raffle number in the order that they were received.  Ten (10) raffle numbers will be drawn at random by event staff to determine the winners. Photo submission period starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. on 3/16/19.  Winners announced and contacted on 3/18/19.

Route Description

map_my_route_17The Running of the Green run is a creative 3 to 5-mile route that travels across the river into downtown with a quick stretch down West 6th and then a majestic crossing of the new Butterfly Bridge on West 2nd. From the bridge the new Austin Central Public Library can be viewed nestled along the beautifully landscaped banks of Shoal Creek. Everyone is invited to pitstop at The Loop Running Supply Co. where you’ll receive St. Patrick’s Day beads and shamrock headbands. Capture a selfie with one of the Cap10K ‘Dillos and show us the pic when you get back for a chance to win additional raffle prizes. This urban route is a combination of sidewalk and pedestrian paths that finishes with scenic hike ‘n’ bike trail along the lake.

From the Statesman’s East parking lot the route heads down the hike and bike trail towards S. First St. bridge. Use the pedestrian bridge along the East side of the S. First St. bridge to cross North over Lady Bird Lake. Connect with Lavca St. and continue North up to W. Sixth St. If you’re doing 3-miles, hang a left at W. 6th St. and go over three blocks to Nueces St. and hang another left. If you’re doing 5-miles, stay straight on Lavaca St. for one more mile up to W. MLK Jr. Blvd. (W. 19th St.) and hang a left, go over three blocks to Nueces St. and hang another left. For both routes stay on Nueces St. until you reach W. Second St. Turn right at W. Second St. and cross the new Butterfly Bridge over to the the new Austin Central Public Library. At W. Second St. and West Ave. take a left; down one-block to W. Cesar Chavez St. and then right; down one-block to Walter Seaholm Dr. and then right again; up one-block to Electric Dr. (W. 2nd St.) and take a left. This should have taken you around the renovated Seaholm Power Plant. On Electric Dr. at the traffic circle take a right on Sandra Muraida Way, The Loop Running Supply Co. will be on your left before the end of the block. After pitstopping at the The Loop, retrace your steps back to the traffic circle and enter the trailhead of the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge. The Pfluger bridge will take you back across Lady Bird Lake to the South shore. Take the hike and bike trail to your left along the lake all the way back to the Congress Avenue bridge and the Statesman parking lot where we started. Run accomplished!

It is our recommendation that participants use sidewalks, pedestrian pathways or hike & bike trails and avoid using the street. There are NO STREET CLOSURES for this route. Participants should obey traffic and pedestrian laws at all times. Please use caution when crossing streets and only cross at designated crosswalks.

Route Map

Marathon Kids

We are Marathon Kids and we are on a mission to get kids moving. Through running, we show kids they can achieve more than they ever thought possible and put them on the path to healthier lives. Our Marathon Kids work at their own pace to run or walk a total of four marathons, and we provide the training, rewards, tools, and resources to keep them moving. We believe every kid deserves to live a happy, healthy life and that any adult can be empowered and trained to become an inspiring coach.

Attend Austin 10K’r social events to complete miles towards your Marathon Kids training log. Each social event will have its own Marathon Kids family 1-mile route and map. Marathon Kids can earn a special edition armadillo half-mile or one-mile achievement stamp in their training log for participating.  As an additional bonus Marathon Kids headquarters will award prizes for kids with the special edition armadillo achievement stamps on their training logs.  So, start your training and collect those stamps.

Hey Marathon Kids! start collecting your stamps because you can earn special prizes listed below. Prizes can be claimed when attending the final Austin 10K’r social run on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Austin American-Statesman from 8am-10am. Marathon Kids staff will be on site to review training logs and distribute prizes (prizes are not guaranteed, quantities are limited and awarded on first-come first served basis).

  • (1) 1-mile ‘Dillo Stamp = (1) Marathon Kids sticker
  • (3) 1-mile ‘Dillo Stamps = (1) Marathon Kids training t-shirt
  • (5) 1-mile ‘Dillo Stamps = (1) Marathon Kids drawstring bag
  • (10) 1-mile ‘Dillo Stamps = (1) Marathon Kids backpack

Adult supervision is required for all youth participation in Austin 10K’r social run activities. This is a self-guided, self-paced activity. Social run routes are not closed courses. There is no traffic safety supervision for participants. Participants should abided by normal public use laws when traveling along any route. Participants must abide by the rules and restrictions provided in normal public access to sidewalks, pedestrian ways, bike paths and hike & bike trails.

Where We’re Going

A Little More About the Events

Events are run and walk friendly, variable in distance, free, open to the public and begin and end at Austin American-Statesman. Parking for social runs at the Statesman is Free. On occasion Austin 10K’rs will partner with other organizations for our social run, check each event for detailed instructions. Baby joggers and leashed pets are always welcomed. Event route distances vary between 3-6 miles however, you always have the option to u-turn at any point to match your fitness ability. Event route surfaces will vary from sidewalks and crushed granite to paved pathways and boardwalk. This is a self-guided and self-paced activity. There are no street closures or directional signage marking the route. Each event will incorporate a creative theme that highlights the culture of Austin and the Cap10K. Before each event we will have a short 2-3 minute meet ‘n’ greet with the race staff. Before we start we will review the event route, identify any notable sights to see and answers any questions. Maps, bottled water, fresh fruit, nutritional bars, high fives and selfies will be shared at each event.


Participation in Austin 10K’r event is potentially hazardous to the health of individuals who are not in good physical condition and health, and they should not participate unless medically able and properly trained. All participants must abide by the rules and decisions of any event organized, and assume all risks associated with the event and any associated event or activities, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, and effects of the weather, traffic, road conditions, and all such risks being known and appreciated.

Having read this disclaimer and knowing these facts, and in consideration of acceptance of my participation into Austin 10K’r events, participants waive and release the Austin American-Statesman, and any other individuals, firms and organizations associated with the meetup, their representatives, and successors, from all claims of liabilities or any kind resulting in whole or in part from participation in Austin 10K’r events or the acts or omissions by and organization, firm or individual that take place in connection with Austin 10K’r events. By participating in Austin 10K’r events, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and Release of Liability.

Now that that’s done let’s go run!


The social runs have begun to take off in popularity and we could use an extra set of hands on occasion to prepare the activities for each meeting. Light set-up and clean-up opportunities available for those who want to sandwich their run with volunteering before and after the meet-up. Also, looking for those local yokels who’ve been their-done that, to share their experience for running and walking in Austin. Good directions and insight on local routes always welcomed by novice guests. If you’d like to share your time please email us for more info.

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