Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Meeting Place: Austin American-Statesman
Activity: Run, Walk, Skip or Stroll
Participation: Free
Parking: Free
Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m.
Running Time: 6:05 p.m. (leave by)
Sunset Time: 8:31 p.m.
Map 3 Mile: MapMyRun
Map 6 Mile: MapMyRun

Global Running Day is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity on June 7, 2017. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, or even a game of tag with your kids. The key is to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving.

We invite you to join us on Global Running Day to participate in two unique routes through Austin, Texas. To celebrate this day Cap10K staff have organized two routes that are variable in distance, free, open to the public and begin and end at Austin American-Statesman’s West parking lot. Social run/walk route distances vary between 3 & 6 miles. Maps, bottled water, nutritional bars, high fives and selfies will be shared at this year’s Austin Edition of Global Running Day. We hope you will join us and bring a friend.

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 Cap10K tent and white flags at the north end of the parking lot. Parking is free for those attending Austin 10K’r events.

 

Special Thanks to our Global Running Day partners:


 

What You Get

• A super f’run 3 or 6-mile route that travels through scenic downtown Austin.
• Chance to win one of two Polar M400 GPS Running Watches* (raffle prize).
• Chance to win one entry into the 2018 Statesman Cap10K* (raffle prize).
• Chance to win one entry into the 2018 3M Half-Marathon* (raffle prize).
• Chance to win one entry into the 2018 Austin Marathon or Half-Marathon* (raffle prize).
• Electrolyte replenishment station from nuun.
• Chilled DASNAI battled water.
• Samples from Clif Bar performance nutrition.
• Hot fresh pizza from Jet’s Pizza
• And some good ol’ fashion high fives when you finish.
(*raffle winners must be present to win, and are subject to additional terms and conditions)

Raffle Winners

• 2018 Statesman Cap10K – Acherman
• 2018 3M Half-Marathon – Renee
• 2018 Austin Marathon – Barbara
• Polar M400 GPS Watch – Tasha
• Polar M400 GPS Watch – Adrien

What to Bring

• Friends & family, co-workers, best buds and girlfriends.
• Your smart phone to capture the fun and make your followers jealous (#globalrunningday, @cap10k).
• Wear a race shirt from any Austin race and receive bonus raffle ticket.
• Baby Joggers welcome.
• Leased pets welcome.

Before the Run

We will have a short 2-3 minute meet ‘n’ greet with the event staff followed by answers to questions about the routes. The event is a self-guided and a self-paced activity that encourages participants to exercise to level of their individual ability.

Route Description

3_Mile

The #GlobalRunningDay3Mile is a creative route that intersects Butler park, crosses the river and strolls through the entertainment district of downtown to a statue of one of Austin’s most iconic singer-songwriters. 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 to Sand Beach Park and the newly renovated Seaholm Power Plant. The run winds up to West 5th Street near Whole Foods Market’s world headquarters before crossing East over to Republic Square Park. From the park travel south to Cesar Chavez Street for a quick loop around Austin City Hall before jumping up to West Willie Nelson Blvd. (W. 2nd St.) and the Moody Theater. Take an opportunity to get your photo next to the legendary Willie Nelson statue outside the theater. Finally scoot over to Congress and travel south back across the river to finish the 3-mile tour in the Statesman parking lot where the run started. This is a loop course however, you can choose to U-turn and retrace your steps back to the Statesman at any point (paper maps provided at run).

6_Mile

The #GlobalRunningDay6Mile is a creative route that intersects Butler park, waves at the state capitol building and strolls on the eastside past before returning to the Statesman Bat Observation. 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 to Sand Beach Park and the newly renovated Seaholm Power Plant. The route continues north on West Ave. up to West Twelfth St. and turns towards the Texas State Capitol. Crossing through the Capitol grounds near the south steps the route continues eastward on Twelfth and cross over IH-35. At East Twelfth & Comal hang a right and travel south past the George Washington Carver Museum. Stay on Comal as the route parallels the Texas State Cemetery. At Comal and East Fifth St. hang another right and follow the pedestrian pathway that parallels the Metro Rail line under IH-35 towards the Austin Convention Center. Finally scoot over to Congress and travel south back across the river to finish the 6-mile tour in the Statesman parking lot where the run started. This is a loop course however, you can choose to U-turn and retrace your steps back to the Statesman at any point (paper maps provided at run).

It is our recommendation that participants use sidewalks, pedestrian pathways or hike & bike trails and avoid using the street. Please use caution when crossing streets and only cross at designated cross walks.

MapMyRun

View the 3 mile or 6 mile routes on MapMyRun and download it to your smart phone for convenience.
#GlobalRunningDay3Mile
#GlobalRunningDay6Mile

After the Run

• Enjoy iced down DASANI bottled water and snacks from Clif Bar.
• Stay around for the raffle and your chance to win Polar M400 GPS Running Watches, and entry into 2018 Statesman Cap10K race, 3M Half Marathon and Austin Marathon or Half-Marathon.
• Post your #GlobalRunningDay photos using our official hash tags: #GlobalRunningDay or #Cap10K,….

Contact Organizer

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