Saturday, March 30, 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: Congress Ave. & UT Campus
Participation: Free
Parking: Free
Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m.
RAW Warmup: 8:05 a.m.
Running Time: 8:10 a.m. (leave by)
Sunrise Time: 7:22 a.m.
Weather Forecast: tba

KVUE Weather

Route Maps

Map 3 mile: MapMyRun
Map 4 mile: Relive
Map 6 mile: MapMyRun

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 6-mile run through downtown to visit the State Capitol Building.
  • 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.

Elite Athlete Welcome

Join us for a special athlete welcome before we head out on our last training run. Former race champions and members of the women’s and men’s Cap10K elite field will be in attendance for this final warm up before the big race. Elite athletes will be welcomed and introduced by our emcees from RAW Running, Paras Shaw & Ryan Fenton. Come see who’s contending to be this year’s 2019 Statesman Cap10K Champion. If you’re looking for great racing tips, these are the women and men to ask before you tackle the Cap10K course.

The Capitol Warmup Run is the last activity in a series of public training runs Cap10K has been producing leading up to the race. We hope you can attend and share in the excitement as we get ready for a spectacular race. We look forward to seeing you at the warmup.

What to Bring

  • Friends & family, co-workers, best buds and girlfriends.
  • 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.

Capitol Warmup 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-miles and about the halfway point you’ll reach the steps of the Texas State Capitol.  Snap a selfie while your at the Capitol to let us know you’ve made it. Share your achievement in reaching this landmark and you could win.  Ten lucky winners will receive a raffle prizes from CLIF Bar, POLAR  & the Statesman.

Capitol Warmup Run powered by Nuun
Winner to receive:

  • 1st Place, one (1) CLIF Bar day pack.
  • 2nd Place, one (1) CLIF Bar branded klean cantine.
  • 3rd Place, one (1) race entry into the 2018 Run for the Water 10-miler
  • 4th Place, one (1) RunLab Massage
  • 5th Place, one (1) FuelBelt
  • 6th Place, one (1) FuelBelt
  • 7th Place, one (1) POLAR Loop Activity Band.
  • 8th Place, one (1) POLAR Loop Activity Band.
  • 9th Place, one (1) POLAR Loop Activity Band.
  • 10th Place, one (1) Austin-City of Savings coupon book.
  • 11th Place, one (1) Austin-City of Savings coupon book.
  • 12th Place, one (1) Austin-City of Savings coupon book.
  • 13th Place, one (1) Austin-City of Savings coupon book.
  • 14th Place, one (1) Austin-City of Savings coupon book.
  • 15th Place, one (1) bag of Ruta Maya Coffee
  • 16th Place, one (1) bag of Ruta Maya Coffee
  • 17th Place, one (1) bag of Ruta Maya Coffee
  • 18th Place, one (1) bag of Ruta Maya Coffee
  • 19th Place, one (1) Cap10K Hat
  • 20th Place, one (1) Cap10K Hat

How to Enter Contest:

  • Participation is Free.
  • Snap a photo of your experience and include the State Capitol Building.
  • Email the Capitol building 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 3/30/19.  Winners announced and contacted on 4/1/19.

Capitol Warmup Route Description

map_my_route_17The Capitol Warmup Run is an easy jog on the first mile of the Statesman Cap10K race course with a bonus loop around the Capitol Building thrown in just for fun! From the Statesman parking lot, take the hike and bike trail up to Congress Avenue sidewalk. Travel north across the Lady Bird Lake into downtown Austin. As you continue up Congress you’ll pass the historic Paramount & State Theatres. When you arrive at 11th Street enter the majestic Capitol grounds and follow the east driveway up to and around the building. On the north side of the Capitol stop and take a peak in the open-air rotunda which is the same size as the rotunda in the Main Capitol Building. It’s 60 feet in diameter and features a star and the word “Texas” around it. It is similar to the star on the ceiling of the dome of the Texas State Capitol. To complete the three mile course exit the Capitol grounds at 15th Street and U-turn one block north at 16th Street. Don’t forget to return down the west side driveway of the Capitol to see additional Texas historic statues and monuments. Basic out and back course, where you can choose to U-turn and retrace your steps back to the Statesman at any point (paper maps provided at meetup).

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 cross walks.

6-mile Map

Nancy Rubins’ ‘Monochrome for Austin’ an elegant monument for UT

A bouquet of aluminum canoes and boats blossoms over a busy pedestrian intersection on the University of Texas campus. Laced together with thick, twisted cable, the collection of boats — 70 in all — cantilevers dramatically over the sidewalk, listing as it perches on a concrete column. –By Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

After the Run

  • Rehydrate with NUUN electrolyte enhanced water.
  • Pop the top on a bottle of Topo Chico.
  • Collect your Marathon Kids limited edition armadillo 1/2-mile or 1-mile training log stamp.
  • Enjoy iced down DASANI bottled water.
  • Warm up with fresh brewed, locally roasted and organically grown Ruta Maya Coffee.
  • Grab a chair and relax with Saturday’s Austin American-Statesman newspaper.
  • Savor some free CLIF Fruit Smoothie Filled bar samples.
  • Fresh fruit also provided.
  • Post your Capitol Warmup Run photos using our official hashtags: #Austin10Kr or #Cap10K

*Refreshments are donated by event partners, supplies and quantities not guaranteed.


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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