Frequently Asked Questions

How far is the Statesman Capitol 10,000?

The Cap 10K is 10,000 meters, which equals 6.2 miles.

What are the start times for the Cap 10K?

Wheelchairs 7:30 a.m.
Statesman Capitol 10,000 8:00 a.m.

What are the dates, times, and location of packet pick up?

    Statesman Cap10K Health & Fitness Expo will be available
    Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    The Palmer Events Center, Exhibit Hall 2
    The Palmer Events Center is located just south of downtown Austin
    900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
    Palmer Events Center

Where can I park on race morning?

See area parking map under Race Weekend, Parking for complete listing.

  • TxDot parking lots off of Riverside Dr. (118, 150 & 200 E. Riverside Drive) have free parking. There are limited spaces and they fill up quickly.
  • Palmer Events Center and Convention Center parking garages are available for $10 on race morning. You must enter the Palmer garage off of Barton Springs Rd.
  • City Hall parking garage is available for $5 on race morning. Enter City Hall garage from Lavaca St. Please note that the garage parking may take extra time to get in and out so, plan accordingly.

Can I bring a stroller for my children?

Yes, strollers are allowed for your children. Both the parent/guardian and child (8 & Under) must be registered. Every person on the race course must be registered for safety reasons. Even if children are being pushed in a stroller or carried they must be registered. It is for the safety and security of the child that we ask each child be registered with a bib number and corresponding emergency contact in case of emergency or separation. Bib numbers must be affixed to the front of the child’s body or to the front of the stroller.

 

There is a discounted fee for children 8 and under (Youth Cap 10K Fees are: $15 until October 31, 2013; $20 until April 3, 2014 and $25 at the Cap 10K Health & Fitness Expo). Strollers are defined as something that is pushed, not pulled.

Are wagons, skateboards, rollerblades, or bicycles allowed on the course?

For the safety of our participants none of the above are allowed on the race course.

Is alcohol allowed on the course?

Alcohol is prohibited.

Can I bring my dog to the Cap 10K?

We do not allow dogs on the race course. There will be many participants on the course and with all of the noise and commotion it is not safe for the dogs or the participants.

How close are the start line and finish line?

The start line and finish line are a couple of blocks away from each other. The start line is at Barton Springs Road and South Congress Avenue. The finish line is on West Riverside Drive at Palmer Events Center.

Is there any transportation provided for the race?

We do not provide transportation to or from the race. Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority offers public transit.
Capitol Metro Trip Planner

Which nonprofit organizations benefit from the race?

The Trail Foundation

What is the ChronoTrack B-tag, and how does it work?

The B-tag is a timing device that is will be affixed to the back of each race bib. DO NOT REMOVE the B-tag from your race bib. Please DO NOT BEND the bib number or the B-tag. The tag houses an electronic device that is read by timing mats lining the roadway at the starting line. When the tag passes across the mats the tag is read by an electronic field. This field is similar to scanning food at the grocery store check-out counter. Once the tag is read a start time is registered for your start. The same process is conducted at the finish to calculate your finish time.

Do I have to return the ChronoTrack B-Tag?

No. The B-tag is a one-time electronic timing device. The B-tag will not be collected at the finish line.

Can I exchange my race shirt?

Exchanges will not be serviced at the Health & Fitness Expo. In an effort to accurately fulfill all participant registrations, substitutions will not be accepted until each participant has had an opportunity to receive their requested size at the Expo. Exchanges will be accepted during the Finish Line Festival on race day in Butler Park. Exchanges will be accepted on a first come, first served basis while sizes and quantities are available.

Registration FAQ’s

What is the registration fee?

Statesman Capitol 10K Registration Fees

    10K Fees
    $30.00—October 1, 2014 to October 12, 2014
    $35.00—October 13, 2014 to January 7, 2015
    $40.00—January 8, 2014 to February 25, 2015
    $45.00—February 26, 2015 to April 7, 2015
    $50.00—April 8, 2015 to April 11, 2015
    (There is no race day registration or packet pick-up)

    10K Fees – Youth 10 & under
    $15.00—October 1, 2014 to October 12, 2014
    $20.00—October 13, 2014 to January 7, 2015
    $25.00—January 8, 2014 to February 25, 2015
    $30.00—April 8, 2015 to April 11, 2015
    (There is no race day registration or packet pick-up)

Is there race day registration or race day packet pickup?

No. All registration is online and packet pickup is ONLY available at the Cap10K Health & Fitness Expo the two days before the race. Cap10K Health & Fitness Expo (Packet Pickup) on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. at The Palmer Events Center, Exhibit Hall 2. More details below. In person registration is available at the expo as well.

Can I have my race packet and t-shirt mailed?

Yes, you can have your packet including your bib number and event T-shirt mailed to you provided you register before the deadline of March 10, 2015, for a fee of $17. To add packet mailing, simply select Packet Mail Out $17.00 upon registration under the Add on Merchandise heading.

    PLEASE NOTE: All other participants registering after March 10, must pick up their packets at the Cap10K Health & Fitness Expo (Packet Pickup) on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. at The Palmer Events Center, Exhibit Hall 2. The Palmer Events Center is located just south of downtown Austin at 900 Barton Springs Rd. Parking at the Palmer Events Center Garage is a flat rate of $7.

Do I have to pay for my children (10 & under) to participate in the Cap 10K?

Yes, children aged 10 & under that want to run or walk alongside a parent/guardian during the event are encouraged to register. Parents/guardians that register their child under this category will receive all race materials including a bib number, B-tag timing, and an official race T-shirt. Please note: If you would like to run or walk with your child, please be sure to select the same expected finish time on each of your registrations.

May I push my child in a stroller?

Strollers are allowed for your children, provided you opt in during your registration to inform us that you plan to push your child in a stroller. We will provide an identifier for your stroller/child to wear on race day which can be picked up at the Cap10K Health & Fitness Expo. Strollers are defined as something that is pushed, not pulled.

In addition to indicating on your registration that you plan to push your child in a stroller, we require you to start in our family friendly stroller area. In the interest of safety for you, your child(ren), and all participants, we have developed this special start area for you and your family.

What is the last day to register online?

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at noon. In-person registration will continue on Saturday from Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Can I register over the phone, fax, or US Mail?

No, only online registration is available starting October 3, 2014. Registrations will not be taken over the phone, fax or US Mail. You must register online or in-person at the Health & Fitness Expo on April 10, 2015 and April 11, 2015.

What is the refund policy?

Registration fees and beneficiary donations are non-refundable.

Has my registration been processed?

We will send a confirmation email to online and mail-in registrants provided that an email address is supplied. If you would like to verify your registration, please log in to ACTIVE using your ACTIVE log in.

If you opted in to the registration search you can also search your name.
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What do I do if I registered online and I did not get a confirmation e-mail?

If you would like to verify your registration, please log in to ACTIVE using your ACTIVE log in. You may contact the Cap10K office at cap10k@statesman.com to request a confirmation email re-send.

If you opted in to the registration search you can also search your name.
Search Name

What are the dates, times, and location of packet pick up?

    Statesman Cap10K Health & Fitness Expo will be available
    Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    The Palmer Events Center, Exhibit Hall 2
    The Palmer Events Center is located just south of downtown Austin
    900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
    Palmer Events Center

Can I pick up someone else’s packet at packet pick up?

Yes, as long as you bring a copy of their driver’s license. A photo of their driver’s license on your mobile device is also permissible.

What if I’m a Team Captain of a Corporate, Social, or School Team?

ACTIVE.com offers team management tools which allow team captains to log in and view your team as well as make the following changes under ‘Manage my team.”

As team captain, you can do the following

  • Edit the team name
  • Activate or deactivate a password that members must enter to join
  • View team members names and their category
  • Send custom emails to current team members or to anyone in their ‘contacts’
  • Use the ‘general’ team invites link. These invites direct the member to the category where the team was created.
  • Import contacts from another email account

Race Registration Transfers?

You may transfer your registration to a friend for a fee of $10 before the deadline of March 10, 2015. Please note: Each participant is responsible for paying for their own registration fee. The original runner is refunded their registration fee less the transfer fee. Example: If the original participant registered and paid the early bird price of $30, the $10 transfer fee will be subtracted and the original runner will receive $20 back on their card once the new runner completes the registration transfer. Then, the new participant, or transferee is taken into the exact same category to register for and required to pay the current registration fee.

Registration Transfer Instructions

    STEP 1: Log in to your ACTIVE account
    STEP 2: Locate your Statesman Capitol 10,000 Registration on the account. Click “Transfer registration to another athlete”
    STEP 3: You will be taken to a transfer page. Please enter the email address of the new participant below.
    The new participant will receive an email inviting them to claim your registration. Your registration remains in your name until the new participant claims it.
    IMPORTANT NOTES: Your registration will be cancelled when the new participant claims it, but you’ll still be able to view it on ACTIVE.com. You’ll also be responsible for paying any transfer or processing fees that may apply.