10K Race Course
The race starts on Congress Avenue Bridge. Travel northbound to E. 11th St. and turn right; Travel eastbound on E. 11th St. to San Jacinto Blvd. and turn left; Travel northbound on San Jacinto Blvd. to E. 15th St. and turn left; Travel westbound on 15th St. to Enfield Rd.; Travel westbound on Enfield Rd. to Winsted Ln. and turn left; Travel southbound on Winsted Ln. to Lake Austin Blvd. and turn right; Travel westbound on Lake Austin Blvd. to Veterans Dr. and turn left; Travel eastbound on Veterans Dr. to Stephen F. Austin Dr.; Travel eastbound on Stephen F. Austin Dr. to W. Cesar Chavez St. and turn right; Travel eastbound on W. Cesar Chavez St. to S. First St. and turn right; Travel southbound on S. First St. to W. Riverside Dr. and turn right; Travel westbound on W. Riverside Dr. to finish line at traffic circle.
Baby Jogger Family Start Area
The Cap10K is happy to continue a new tradition at this year’s start line for families participating with a baby jogger, The Family Baby Jogger Starting Area. This is a family friendly staging area for baby joggers with a few great perks. Families are invited to take advantage of free reserved parking at the Austin American-Statesman, conveniently located at the start line (parking pass required). Once you’ve parked, join us at the baby jogger staging area near Corral C for family only restrooms, diaper changing tent, complimentary juice, and free pinwheels for kids.
Four Aid Stations are located along the course approximately one-and-half miles apart. Each Aid Station is supplied with water and minor first aid supplies like band aids and ice packs. Each Aid Station is in direct communications with the race’s Medical Support Team by radio. Runner Transport* vehicles are available upon request and can be summoned by Aid Station Captains.
*Runner Transport vehicles provide non-emergency transportation back to Auditorium Shores in the event that a participant is unable to complete the race.
Each Aid Station is approximately half a city blocks in length; participants are advised to continue moving through the Aid Station if the first tables are too crowded to conveniently obtain fluids.
Course Time Limit
The Statesman Capitol 10,000 race has a course time limit of 3-hours and 30-minutes for wheelchair athletes and 2-hour limit for all other participants, at which time the course will re-open to vehicular traffic. Participants must maintain a 20-minute per mile pace (approximately) and complete the 10K (6.2 mile) distance—start line to finish line—within the event time requirement. Participants not maintaining the pace to finish within these times will be directed to get onto the sidewalk by race officials and the finish line will not remain open beyond this finishing time. Those who finish outside of the time limit will not be recorded as official finishers and may not receive full on-course support from Aid Stations and traffic personnel.
Digital clocks are positioned at the following locations throughout the course: the start line, each mile marker, 5K marker and the finish line. Digital clocks provide the elapsed event time (gun time). Mile markers will be positioned at each mile. Digital clocks at the finish line will display unofficial finish times. The elapsed event time begins with the 10K start at 8:00 a.m.
Spectators can electronically track multiple runners along the race course by receiving real-time updates via text messaging from Run-Far Racing. Updates will be received as runners cross the 5K halfway point (3.1 miles) and at the 10K (6.2 miles) finish line. Sign up for Runner Tracking here.
What are live athlete updates?
You can receive updates on athletes as they cross points on the course and have them sent to Facebook, Twitter and mobile phone.
How does it work?
- Available starting in March
- Set up or sign in to your ChronoTrack Live account.
- Search for athletes for which you would like to receive updates.
- Select how you would like to receive these updates.
King & Queen of the Hill Challenge
In 2014 the race premiered the first King & Queen of the Hill Challenge to race participants—winners to receive the prestigious polka dot jersey. Two distinct climbs on the course come just before mile 2, second highest point on the course, and then again near mile 2.5, highest point on the course. The distance between these two peaks is 1 kilometer (0.62 mi.). The Cap10K King & Queen of the Hill Challenge pits runners to compete between these two peaks for the fastest time. Timing mats at the start and finish record each participant’s time between these two locations to determine the fastest split time.
Polka dot jersey awarded to one male and one female in each of the three categories (2015): Overall, Masters, and 19 & under.
2015 Cap10K King & Queen of the Hill Challenge winners:
2014 Cap10K King & Queen of the Hill Challenge winners (2014 – Only Overall Awarded):
King: Scott MacPherson, 3 mn. 01 sec.
Queen: Chris Kimbrough, 3 mn. 41 sec.
Be sure to smile for their cameras as you run or walk along the race course! Race photographers will be capturing you multiple times throughout the race course as well as before and after the race. Smile when you see the race photographers in the bright yellow vests and make sure your bib number is clearly centered and visible on the front of your body so they will be able to identify you. Race photographers will also be at the finish line area taking photos to help you celebrate your accomplishment.
Running Photo Locations for the Statesman Capitol 10K: Starting Line, Congress Ave. Bridge, Winsted & W. 12th St., Winsted & Quarry, Guadalupe & Cesar Chavez, Finish Line and at the Post Race.