Saturday, December 15, 2018

Event Schedule

Meeting Place: Highland Village Community Center
Address: 901 Highlands Blvd., Lakeway, TX 78738
Activity: Run, Walk, Skip or Stroll
Participation: Free
Parking: Free
Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m.
Running Time: 8:10 a.m. (leave by)
Sunrise Time: 7:19 a.m.
Weather Forecast: 63ºF High & 37ºF Low

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Route Maps

Marathon Kids: 1 mile
Map 3 mile: MapMyRun
Map 6 mile: MapMyRun

Where we Start

start_17Highlands Village Community Center is located at 901 Highlands Boulevard, Lakeway, TX 78738. The community center is located in the Rough Hollow Lakeway community 30 minutes West of downtown Austin. Parking is free for those attending Austin 10K’r events.

What You Get

  • A super fun 3 to 6-mile run through Rough Hollow community in the Texas Hill Country.
  • Specially designed Marathon Kids 1-mile family route.
  • Free Fusionetic Screening from Baylor Scott & White Health.
  • Free samples of the New Fruit Smoothie Filled Clif Bars (post run)
  • DASANI bottled water (pre & post run).
  • Complimentary Hot Chocolate (marshmallows optional).
  • 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.
  • Your smart phone to capture the fun and make your followers jealous (#HotChocolateRun).
  • Did you forget your watch, wear test one of our Polar M400 GPS watches (three available).
  • Baby Joggers welcome.
  • Leashed pets welcome.

It’s Free to participate but RSVP with Eventbrite, It’ll help us plan our supplies.

Holiday Contests

Participate in two fun activities at the social run to show your holiday spirit. We’ve ordered special dunking marshmallows perfect for you hot coco. Your task is to decorate that fluffy sugary cube of yumminess before it takes its steamy hot chocolate bath. Use edible color markers provided to draw in two button eyes and a corncob for a nose on your marshmallow.

It wouldn’t be the holidays without a little holiday cheer. We’ll be looking for the person with the most holiday sparkle to be our Holiday Cheermeister. Come dressed in your most festive holiday adornments and you could be our 2018 Cheermeister.

Marshmallow Decorating presented by Teegardin & Associates CPAs
Winner to receive:

  • Four (4) Austin Trail of Lights Zip Fast Passes.
  • Four (4) Vintage Cap10K Hoodie Race Jacket.

Holiday Cheermeister presented by Polar
Winner to receive:

  • One (1) Polar Loop Activity Band.
  • Two (2) Vintage Cap10K Hoodie Race Jacket.

How to Enter Contest:

  • Participation is Free.
  • Decorate your marshmallow or show off your Holiday cheer.
  • Snap a photo of your marshmallow or your cheermeister with a smartphone.
  • Email the photo to
  • One (1) photo per entry.

Photos received at will be organized in a photo album on the Statesman Cap10K Facebook page. Vote for your favorite decorated marshmallow or person with the most cheer by ‘Liking’ the 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 12/15/18. Voting period will starts at 8:00 a.m. 12/16/18 and end at 11:59 p.m. on 12/17/18. Winners announced on 12/18/18.

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

Route Description

This month’s holiday themed social run will take us out to the Lakeway area and Texas hill country. This special edition of Austin 10K’r social run will visit a scenic route in the Rough Hollow community. The Hot Chocolate ‘n’ Marshmallows Run will start and finish at the Highland Village Community Center. The center has an outdoor courtyard and an indoor pavilion that we will meet at before we start. The community center pavilion has indoor restrooms and always a deal maker for families, a children’s playscape. The Hot Chocolate run has three different routes to choose from. For those just getting started we have a Marathon Kids family 1-mile route that starts from the community center and travels straight down Highlands Blvd. sidewalk on leisurely out-and-back course. For those needing to get the heartrate up a little the 3-mile figure eight route will criss cross through the Rough Hollow neighborhood. The 6-mile route includes a brief extension off the 3-mile route to challenge your endurance.  Although this is a sleepy neighborhood we encourage everyone to use the paved sidewalks along the entirety of each route.

After the Run

  • Delight in creamy yummy hot chocolate ‘n’ marshmallows.
  • Choose the perfect dipping companion for your hot chocolate from Hill Country Cakery’s cookie assortment.
  • Rehydrate with Nuun electrolyte enhanced water.
  • See Baylor Scott & White Health staff for a free Fusionetic Screening.
  • 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.
  • Savor some free Clif Fruit Smoothie Filled bar samples.
  • Fresh fruit also provided.
  • Post your Hot Chocolate Run photos using our official hashtags: #CocoMallows, #Austin10Kr or #Cap10K

Where We’re Going

A Little More About the Events

This week’s event is a special edition to the Austin 10K’r format where we have transplanted our free social run from downtown Austin, out to the Rough Hollow community. This is a great opportunity to run through a little bit of the hill country and explore a new route. The Hot Chocolate ‘n’ Marshmallow run/walk will start and finish at the Highland Village Community Center.

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, 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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