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.

When is Packet Pick-up, and Where?

Statesman Cap 10K Health & Fitness Expo (Stuff Pickup) will be available

  • Friday, April 4, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Palmer Events Center, Exhibit Hall 2

Where can I park on race morning?

See area parking map under Participants, General Event Info 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.

Registration Questions

What is the registration fee?

Statesman Capitol 10K Fees (Sunday)

  • $45 November 1, 2013 – April 3, 2014
  • $50 April 4 – April 5, 2014 (Expo only)
  • (There is no race day registration or stuff pick-up)

10K Youth or Stroller – 8 & under (Sunday)

Statesman Capitol 10K Fees (Sunday)

  • $20 November 1, 2013 – April 3, 2014
  • $25 April 4 – April 5, 2014 (Expo only)

10K Corporate Challenge – Minimum of 10 Team Members

Statesman Capitol 10K Fees (Sunday)

  • $45 November 1, 2013 – February 28, 2014

Statesman Cap Kids 1-Mile and 1/2-Mile Cap Kids Run (Saturday)

Statesman Capitol 10K Fees (Sunday)

  • $15 November 1, 2013 – April 4, 2014
  • $20 April 5 (Expo only)
  • (Race Day Registration for Cap Kids Run Available)

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

Yes, race T-shirt, bib number and event instructions can be mailed to you for an additional convenience fee $15 at the time of registration. You must register online at ACTIVE before the deadline of February 28, 2014 at midnight. Race materials will be mailed mid-March 2014. If you have already registered and would like to take advantage of this service visit ACTIVE and add mailing before February 28, 2014.

Do I have to pay for my children (8 & under) to participate in the Cap 10K?

Yes. 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).

What is the last day to register online?

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at midnight.

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

No. 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 4, 2014 and April 5, 2014.

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 login

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 login. You may contact the Cap 10K office at cap10k@statesman.com to request a confirmation email re-send.

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

  • Statesman Cap 10K Health & Fitness Expo (Stuff Pickup) will be available
  • Friday, April 4, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9:00 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 at 900 Barton Springs Rd.
  • 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.

Race Registration Transfers?

Yes, you may transfer your registration to a friend for a fee of $10.

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.