Local Training Services Reference Guide

Austin is thriving with great local training opportunities for this year’s Cap10K. Novice, intermediate and advanced runners alike have participated in the event annually and many of them continue to seek out the best recommendations, advice and referrals on training. We’ve composed this list of local training service providers for your convenience. The first step to completing a 10K goal is to learn how to achieve it and training instruction can be helpful to recreational athletes that want to realize the 10K distance.

The 40th annual race will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2017.

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Rogue Running

Austin local since 2004
Jennifer Harney, jen@roguerunning.com



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Our mission at Rogue Training Systems is to create an authentic community of athletes discovering a running path to physical, mental & spiritual potential. In other words, a run is bigger, more powerful than the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other. Our community exists to support, encourage and push runners of all levels – novice to near-professional. So whether you’re training for your first Capitol 10,000 or your or 15th, come do it with us.


Gilbert’s Gazelles

Austin local since 2002
Hannah Lewis, hannah@gilbertsgazelles.com

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Wanting to take the challenge of completing your first 10K? Or maybe you’re looking to improve on your time from last year and garner the coveted age group award? Whether you’re searching for a life-changing experience or a structured training program and everything in between, this group is for you!

Gilbert Tuhabonye, former NCAA All-American, brings his successful running career, award-winning proven training methods and inspirational life experiences to offer one-of-a-kind coaching and personal motivation to all levels of runners. Through individual attention and group training, Gilbert combines the joy of running, a love for life and state-of-the-art coaching techniques in an educational and inspiring format that has grown into one of the most popular training programs in Texas. For six consecutive years, Gilbert has been voted as Austin Fit Magazine’s best running coach/runner.


USA Fit Austin – Running

Austin local since 1995
Linda Brown, Run Program info@austinfit.com

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Austin FIT is a endurance training program for walkers and runners of all ability levels, from first-timers to experienced athletes. Our members enjoy a fun, non-intimidating, and safe training experience that focuses on getting to the start line physically and mentally prepared. Certified coaches support a variety of pace groups, so no participant is left behind.


USA Fit Austin – Walking

Austin local since 1995
Elayne Barber, Walk Program info@usafitaustinwalking.com

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Austin FIT is a endurance training program for walkers and runners of all ability levels, from first-timers to experienced athletes. Our members enjoy a fun, non-intimidating, and safe training experience that focuses on getting to the start line physically and mentally prepared. Certified coaches support a variety of pace groups, so no participant is left behind.


Camp Gladiator

Austin local since 2010
Jordan Jones, Jordan@campgladiator.com

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Camp Gladiator is a four week adult fitness boot camp that promises a motivating and challenging environment where men and women of all ages and fitness levels can push themselves. Campers should expect a total body workout. A typical session could include interval training, sprint and agility drills, stations, plyometrics, body weight strength drills, cardio mix, and much more. Camp Gladiator is designed to increase your functional strength, speed, stamina and, most importantly, to deliver results. CG is the ideal program for cross training in preparation for the Cap10K.


Austin Runners Club

Austin local since 1974

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The Austin Runners Club is pleased to offer several free training programs for anyone wanting to participate. Training is offered year-round, with extra emphasis on preparing runners for Fall & Spring races. This program is based on the innovative Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST) training techniques. This unique philosophy makes running more accessible and limits over-training and burnout while producing faster race times–key points of ARC’s Run Less Run Faster Training Program

Training programs are free, but consider becoming an ARC member to enjoy discounts to local races, running stores, and more.


YMCA, Zero-to-10K

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Get a jump start on your New Year’s healthy living resolutions. Start your 2017 off on the right track with group run training at the YMCA. Our Zero-to-10K training program is open to all ages and ability levels. Whether it is the first time lacing up your running shoes, or you are looking for a racing personal best, this training is for you!

Visit YMCA link for Austin & Bastrop training locations–a variety of times to fit any busy schedule.


Young Guns Youth Fitness

Established in 2009
Larry Chauvin, younggunsrun@gmail.com

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Young Guns Youth Running Group’s focus is on improving running endurance and overall fitness, developing “functional” strength, flexibility, and improving core strength and body alignment. Further, participants will likely see improvements in self-image, confidence, attitude, social-interpersonal-relationship-skills, as well as ability to focus on tasks and school-work.

Young Guns meets at thirteen Austin Area schools, and we make fitness fun for kids!


Austin 10K’r

Established in 2015


Your invited to join us as we revisit the best of Austin running by exploring some unique downtown training routes. Training routes are Cap10K staff organized runs or walks which are variable in distance, free, open to the public and begin and end at Austin American-Statesman’s West parking lot. Social run route distances vary between 3-6 miles and will be scheduled regularly throughout the year. Each meeting will incorporate a creative theme that highlights the culture of Austin and the Cap10K. Maps, bottled water, nutritional bars, high fives and selfies will be shared at each meeting.


A.C.T. Running

Austin local since 2012
Ashley Thompson, actrunning@gmail.com

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ACT Running’s Beginner/Intermediate program makes training for the Capitol 10K attainable, enjoyable and down right fun! By using interval running (3 minutes run: 1 minute walk) three day per week, you’ll safely build to the goal distance. Be a part of a supportive, noncompetitive team that will help you reach your goal. Participants will receive weekly training tips via e-mail, a technical running shirt and coach-led workouts. A two month base of 5+ weekly miles is recommended.


Trail Roots

Austin local since 2013
Erik Stanley, erik@trailroots.com

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We are an Austin running group led by coach Erik Stanley, 2015 Cap10K Champion! We have trail coaching, marathon coaching, guided and supported trail runs, and we offer custom training plans. We also have private coaching sessions for those runners needing additional focus and attention. In town for the week or looking to join us? Come out for a free week to any of our Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday group runs!


Tough Cookies

Austin local since 2002
Tzatzil LeMair, tzatzil@toughcookies.com

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Austin’s premier women-only training program since 2002 welcomes women of all fitness levels, ages, shapes and sizes. Whether your goal is to run/walk your first half 5K or qualify for the Boston Marathon, our experienced, certified coaching team will work with you to help you set your goals and be there every step of the way! In addition to endurance and speed training, our program offers yoga for runners specifically designed to minimize the risk of injuries most common to female anatomy. Our trainees benefit from the unique social interaction, support and motivation that our team provides.


Born to Run ATX

Austin local since 2014
Paul Carrozza, paul@coachcarrozza.com

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Born To Run is a comprehensive program developed and proved over 30 years to improve the stride pattern of the runner to avoid injuries and run with more efficiency. They type of training combines all the elements of training to maximize the adaptive ability of the Human Body to become and endurance athlete.


Core Running Company

San Marcos local since 2010
David Moody, david@corerunningcompany.com

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Runners of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities come together at Core Running Company. Tuesday(6:30pm) Coach Doug Framke coaches an interval speed workout on local tracks and trails. Wednesday(7:00pm) we gather for a 5k social run, well attended and populated with college students and San Marcos locals. Saturday(6:30am) we meet for the “long run” and often run on the historical “El Camino Real” All runs are free of charge. Run locations vary so visit Core Running Company Facebook page for current info.


Team Mac

Austin local since 2006
Mac Allen, mac@teammac.co

Runners dedicated to reaching their speed potential represent the members of Team Mac. The team is made up of different abilities, but each person has the same desire to perform at the highest level possible.


Speedy Demons

Austin local since 2006
Bernard Manirakiza, bernardmani1179@gmail.com

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Our goal is to fight obesity in America by motivating children and adults to stay physically active. Nowadays, video games are rage. It’s our goal to teach the kids to start and maintain active lifestyles when they are still young and they are less likely to become over weight. Adults, you sit at your desk all day and don’t focus on good eating habits.

It’s certainly an admirable feat to run 26.2 miles, and it’s not for everyone. A marathon isn’t the only way to lose weight. We want to help people to set attainable goal to run regularly a 5K’s, 10K’s, or a Half Marathon; and can be also a healthy path for people looking to slim down. You might need a tip how to improve or to run a personal best or you just want to be fit; our training group is here for you.



Austin local since 2011
Valerie Hunt, valerie@runatx.com

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RUN ATX is a skill based running group. Our focus is injury prevention while meeting your training goals. We meet on the track and focus on form + interval training. *Our training plans do include distance runs 🙂 Led by Valerie Hunt, coaching in Austin for over 20 years, Master Level Pose Running Coach, Head Coach CrossFit Endurance, owner BVM CrossFit. She coaches all ages and fitness levels, everyone is welcome!


No Excuses Running

Greater Austin area since 2010
Bill Schroeder, bill@noexcusesrunning.com

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Come get speedy for the Statesmen Cap10K and other races with No Excuses Running. All running abilities are welcome to join the FREE No Excuses-except Lightning Monday & Wednesday workout groups. In 10 years only 3 workouts have been cancelled due to lightning and workouts are held even on holidays, so you know there is always someone to workout with on Monday (Cedar Valley Middle School track) & Wednesday (Brushy Creek Lake Park trails) at 6pm. These speed workouts can be tailored to any race distance. Bring your own water. Dress appropriately for the weather. See the No Excuses Running website for more information on events, results, and other training options as well as the Facebook page for No Excuses-except Lightning Mon & Wed Workout Group.



Team Spiridon

Austin local since 2006
Rob Hill, rob@teamspiridon.org

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Team Spiridon provides quality training at a reasonable cost to runners who fundraise for animal charities. We believe in running as a way to change individual lives, our communities, even the world. We work closely with great organizations like Emancipet, Austin Pets Alive!, Love-a-Bull, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, and others, and host the RuffTail Runners program, which gets people out running with shelter dogs across the United States.