Saturday, January 26, 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: 7:24 a.m.
Weather Forecast: 57ºF High & 40ºF Low

KVUE Weather

Route Maps

Marathon Kids: Boardwalk 1-mile
Map 3-mile: MapMyRun
Map 5-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.

What You Get

  • A super fun 3 to 5 mile run down South Lamar visiting one of the City’s fastest growing entertainment strips.
  • Specially designed Marathon Kids 1-mile family route.
  • Free copy of the Statesman’s 2019 wall calendar.
  • Wholy Bagel, Authentic New York-style Bagels baked fresh daily.
  • 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 chapstick.
  • 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 (#BagelRun).
  • 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.

More ‘Dillos than you can Shake a Stick At – Contest

Participate in a fun activity at the social run to show how much you really love to run. The Nine-banded armadillo was designated Texas’ state mammal in 1927 and there’s a few of them around town.  Texas armadillos come in many shapes and sizes and we want you to help us find a few.  From murals and yard art to sculptures and mascots, there’s an armadillo just waiting to be discovered on this week’s Austin 10K’r social run.  Three lucky winners will receive a pair of special edition Cap10K Armadillo socks.

Texas Armadillo presented by Cap10K
Winners to receive:

  • First drawing, one (1) pair of Cap10K Armadillo Socks.
  • Second drawing, one (1) pair of Cap10K Armadillo Socks.
  • Third drawing, one (1) pair of Cap10K Armadillo Socks.

How to Enter Contest:

  • Participation is Free.
  • Snap a photo of an armadillo on your run.
  • Show your photo to Austin 10Kr staff when you finish.
  • Receive one (1) raffle ticket for each unique armadillo photo you collect.

Photo submission period starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m. on 1/26/19. Winners announced on 1/26/19 at 9:30 a.m. from eligible raffle tickets.  Must be present to win.

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

Bagel Run, South Lamar – Route Description

map_my_route_17The Bagel Run is a creative 3 to 5-mile route that travels south into the historic Bouldin Creek Neighborhood and then returns through the vibrant South Lamar Entertainment District. South Lamar has exploded with new restaurants, boutiques and condos in recent years ever changing the landscape of this sleepy boulevard. This is your chance to scope out the boulevard and plan something new for your next outing. The route finishes with a merge onto the Butler Hike & Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake and a scenic view of downtown.

The route will start in the Austin American-Statesman’s parking lot and travel west on Barton Springs Rd. towards Palmer Event Center. Just before the Dougherty Arts Center the route will turn left at Dawson Rd. and head due south until it intersects W. Oltorf St. A right turn here will take you past one of the first notable establishments the Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. just before the railroad tracks. Continue on W. Oltorf St. until in dead ends at S. Lamar Blvd., we turn right but on your left is the Black Sheep Lodge. From here down to the lake the boulevard is flanked by a multitude of great places to eat, shop, listen to live music, bowl, dance or catch a movie. In order as you pass them, Opa Coffee & Wine Bar, The Golden Goose, Krua Urban Thai, Corner Bar, Austin Pizza, Snooze, Picnik, Mom’s Tattoos, S. Austin Museum of Popular Culture, Barlata Tapas Bar, It’s Italian Cucina, Saxon PubRamen Tatsu-Ya, Southside Flying Pizza, Maudie’s Too, Odd Duck, Gibson Street Bar, Juice Society, Stonehouse Coffee & Bar, Alamo Drafthouse, The Highball, kiki nass, Caffe Medici, Shake Shack, Uchi, Taurus Academy, Moss Designer Consignment, Eberly, Bicycle Sport Shop, Barton Springs Saloon and Topher Theatre.

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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.
  • Sample fresh baked Wholy Bagels – cinnamon raisin, plain, everything & jalapeno cheese flavors.
  • Savor some free CLIF Fruit Smoothie Filled bar samples.
  • Fresh fruit also provided.
  • Post your Wholy Bagel Run photos using our official hashtags: #WholyBagelATX, #Austin10Kr or #Cap10K

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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