Saturday, March 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.
Warm up with RAW: 8:05 a.m.
Running Time: 8:10 a.m. (leave by)
Sunrise Time: 6:56 a.m.
Weather Forecast: 65ºF High & 58ºF Low

KVUE Weather

Route Maps

Marathon Kids: 1-mile
Map 4-mile: MapMyRun
Map 6-mile: MapMyRun

Travel Advisory

The Congress Avenue Bridge will be closed in the morning for the Texas Independence 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).

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.

Google Location Map

Parking & Meeting Spot

What You Get

  • A super fun 4 to 6-mile run through downtown to seek out three of only seven-teen remaining Moonlight Towers.
  • Elite guided warm up with RAW training group.
  • Specially designed Marathon Kids 1-mile family route.
  • Enjoy a nostalgic mini Moon Pie when you return from the run (chocolate, vanilla & banana flavors).
  • Free copy of the Statesman’s 2019 wall calendar.
  • Wear test 1 of 4 Polar M400 GPS watches.
  • Free samples of the New Fruit Smoothie Filled CLIF Bars (post run)

What to Bring

      • Friends & family, co-workers, best buds and girlfriends.
      • Your smile, ’cause you don’t want to miss a photo next to one of these Texas Historic Landmarks–Moonlight Towers.
      • Your smartphone to capture the fun and make your followers jealous (#MoonlightTowerRun).
      • 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.

Warm up with RAW

This week RAW Training Group will be joining Austin 10K’rs to take us through dynamic warm up before the run. Get a sneak peak at an elite guided warm up with guest athletes Ryan Fenton, Patrick Hitchins, Cohl Brazil and Paras Shah. This is your chance to get advice from local elite runners on your performance goals. RAW will also be leading us out on our training run through downtown.

MARCH is Austin’s Official Race Shirt Month – T-shirt Contest

Participate in a fun activity at the social run to show how much you really love to Austin running. Spring has sprung and we want you to help us dedicate March as Austin’s official Race Shirt Month. So, go into your closet and dig out one of your favorite race shirts that is truly an Austin original and join us at the run to show it off . Austin has a long history of road races spanning decades and each one has left its unique mark on why this is one of the best cities in the nation to run. Old or new, wear the shirt from a race you’ve participated in and show off your Austin original for a chance to win prizes. Here are a few shirts from my collection.

Austin Original Contest

Austin Originals presented by Cap10K
Winner to receive:

  • Category one, two (2) complimentary race entries into either the 2019 or 2020 Cap10K.
  • Category two, two (2) complimentary tickets to the VIP reception at the 2019 Finishline Festival
  • Category three, one (1) Vintage Cap10K race jacket & (1) one pair of limited edition armadillo socks.
  • Category four, one (1) Vintage Cap10K race jacket & (1) one pair of limited edition armadillo socks.

How to Enter Contest:

  • Participation is free.
  • Participant must be wearing the race shirt.
  • Shirt must be from a running or walking event.
  • Shirt must include an event date.

Winners will be selected from the eligible categories according to the race date. Winners announced before run starts. Participants are only eligible to collect prize from one winning category. One prize awarded in each category. Participant must be present to win. Prizes will be awarded at the event on 3/2/19. Event organizer has final decision in naming winners.

Contest Categories:

  • Oldest Austin race shirt
  • Oldest Cap10K race shirt
  • Oldest ARC Decker Challenge or Daisy 5K race shirt
  • Oldest Austin Marathon or Half Marathon race shirt

Race Shirt Photo Contest

Race Shirt Photo Contest presented by CLIF Bar & Nuun
Winner to receive:

  • First drawing, one (1) CLIF Bar branded Hydroflask water bottle.
  • Second drawing, one (1) Bar Trucker Hat.
  • Third drawing, one (1) Sweet & Salty Caddie (12 bars).
  • Fourth drawing, one (1) Bar Adventure Guide Notebook + Stickers.
  • Fifth drawing, one (1) Nuun water bottle with Nuun Electrolyte tablets.
  • Sixth drawing, one (1) Nuun water bottle with Nuun Electrolyte tablets.
  • Seventy drawing, one (1) Austin-City of Savings coupon book.
  • Eighth drawing, one (1) Austin-City of Savings coupon book.

How to Enter Contest:

  • Participation is Free.
  • Snap a photo of your race shirt.
  • One (1) photo accepted per entry.
  • Email photos to

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.  Six (8) 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 3/2/19.  Winners announced and contacted on 3/4/19.

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

Moonlight Tower #12 Run – Route Description

map_my_route_17The Moonlight Tower 12 Run is a creative 4 to 6-mile route that travels into downtown Austin to seek out three of only 17 remaining light towers. The Moonlight Towers were popularized in the 1993 movie ‘Dazed and Confused‘ starring Matthew McConaughey however, they’ve been a part of the Austin skyline since 1894. After the run, you’ll be an expert in spotting these Texas historical landmarks. Starting from the Statesman’s West parking lot we will head into the city across Congress Ave. Bridge which stretches over Lady Bird Lake. The route will take a turn a Cesar Chavez and travel westward over to City Hall and Guadalupe St. Follow Guadalupe through the Second St. District northward to the Faulk Central Library where the #21 Moonlight Tower stands at the corner of W. 9th St. Continue north to 12th street and hang a left. Continue westward for a few blocks before the next #13 Moonlight Tower will appear on the corner of 12th & Rio Grande in front of the Austin Community College Rio Grande campus. Continue westward on 12th across N. Lamar and up the hill into Clarksville Neighborhood. At the top of the hill you will find the #12 Moonlight Tower on the corner of Blanco & W. 12th. To complete the 6-mile out and back route continue on W. 12th to West Lynn. Turn right at West Lynn and travel about three blocks north to Enfield Rd. Use caution crossing Enfield and continue up to Niles Rd.; left on Niles and over three blocks to Hartford Rd. where you will U-turn and retrace your steps back 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.
  • Enjoy a nostalgic mini Moon Pie when you return from the run (chocolate, vanilla & banana flavors).
  • 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 Moonlight Tower Run photos using our official hashtags: #MoonLightTower, #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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