Saturday, February 2, 2019

Event Schedule

Meeting Place: Austin American-Statesman (West Lot)
Address: 305 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704
Activity: Run, Walk, Skip or Stroll
Participation: Free
Parking: Free
Refreshments: Complimentary
Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m.
Running Time: 8:10 a.m. (leave by)
Sunrise Time: 7:21 a.m.
Weather Forecast: tba 72ºF High & 52ºF Low

KVUE Weather

Route Maps

Marathon Kids: Trail 1-mile
Map 3-mile: MapMyRun
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 West parking lot is at the intersection of Barton Springs Rd. and S. Congress Ave., 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.

Travel Advisory

The Congress Avenue Bridge will be closed in the morning for the Boy Scouts of America parade. The entrance into the Statesman at S. Congress Ave. & Bartons Springs Rd. will also be closed. Use ALTERNATE Statesman entrance off E. Riverside Drive at Thom’s Market (view map directions here).

What You Get

  • A super fun 3 to 6 mile run over to Austin’s Central Library with a continuation up the Shoal Creek trail.
  • Specially designed Marathon Kids 1-mile family route.
  • Free copy of the Statesman’s 2019 wall calendar.
  • Yummy, sticky Whataburger cinnamon rolls.
  • Wear test 1 of 4 Polar M400 GPS watches.
  • Free samples of the New Fruit Smoothie Filled Clif Bars (post run)
  • Fresh brewed, locally roasted and organically grown Ruta Maya Coffee.
  • DASANI bottled water (pre & post run).
  • Complimentary hot chocolate.
  • Special limited edition 2019 Cap10K bumper stickers.
  • And some good ol’ fashion high fives when you finish.

What to Bring

  • Friends & family, co-workers, best buds and girlfriends.
  • Your smartphone to capture the fun and make your followers jealous (#CentralLibraryRun).
  • 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.

Cap10K Race Ambassador

Looking for Cap10K training motivation? Sign up for this Saturday’s social run and meet the fastest woman in American history at 400 meters and Olympic gold medalist — Sanya Richards-Ross. Our inspiring race ambassador will meet participants before and after the run Central Library run. Join us!

Central Library Run 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 at the halfway point you’ll reach the new Central Library location on W. Cesar Chavez St. & West Ave.  Snap a selfie next to the huge LIBRARY letter sign to let us know you’ve made it. Share your achievement in reaching this landmark and you could win.  Six lucky winners will receive a POLAR Loop Activity Band.

Central Library Run presented by Whataburger & POLAR
Winner to receive:

  • First Place, one (1) POLAR Loop Activity Band.
  • Second Place, one (1) POLAR Loop Activity Band.
  • Third Place, one (1) POLAR Loop Activity Band.
  • Fourth Place, one (1) POLAR Loop Activity Band.
  • Fifth Place, one (1) POLAR Loop Activity Band.
  • Sixth Place, one (1) POLAR Loop Activity Band.

How to Enter Contest:

  • Participation is Free.
  • Snap a photo of your experience and include the Central Library Sign.
  • Email the Central Library sign photo to
  • One (1) photo per entry.

Photo submissions received at will be organized in a photo album on the Statesman Cap10K Facebook page. Vote for your favorite photo in the Facebook album. Photos with the most likes at the end of the voting period will be selected as the winners. Photo submission period starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. on 2/2/19. Voting period will starts at 12:00 p.m. 2/3/19 (noon) and end at 11:59 p.m. on 2/3/19. Winners announced on 2/4/19.

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 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.

This Weeks Partners

Central Library Run, Shoal Creek – Route Description

map_my_route_17The Central Library Run is a creative route that intersects the park, crosses the river and travels up a newly renovated hike & bike trail along Shoal Creek to Pease Park. Starting from the Statesman parking lot the run will kick off passing a familiar statue “Night Wings” on the way down Barton Springs Road. After passing through the dense canopy of pecan trees outside Palmer Events Center the route takes a turn at the Dougherty Arts Center and travels north through Butler Park. Take a moment to view the Austin skyline when you cross the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge over Lady Bird Lake toward Sand Beach Park. On the north shore stay to the left taking the pedestrian bridge over Cesar Chavez St. down to Electric Dr. Follow Electric Dr. under the rail road bridge and pass in front of the Seaholm Power Plant. Follow the wide pedestrian path West Cesar Chavez Street. Once you cross West Ave., the new Austin Central Public Library will be on your left.  If you’re only doing 3-miles u-turn at the giant library sign and return to the Statesman. If you’re tackling a few more miles, continue on around the library and the new Butterfly Bridge will be on the back side.  The Shoal Creek Trail starts on the east side of the library and travels under the Butterfly Bridge and continues through the center of town up to Pease Park.  Once you’ve arrived at the north end of Pease Park u-turn for 6-mile round trip back to the Statesman.

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.

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.
  • Enjoy a Texas sized Whataburger cinnamon roll.
  • Savor some free CLIF Fruit Smoothie Filled bar samples.
  • Fresh fruit also provided.
  • Post your Central Library Run photos using our official hashtags: #CentralLibraryRun, #Austin10Kr or #Cap10K

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

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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