Cap10K News


Statesman Cap10K drops kids’ race, adds start waves

July 29, 2014
By Pam LeBlanc-Austin American-Statesman, Fit City

Changes are in store for next year’s Statesman Capitol 10,000.

The long-time 10K race, which will mark its 38th running in 2015, is dropping the CapKids Run and creating staggered starting waves in the main race.

Race organizers say they want to focus resources on enhancing the main race. Small children in strollers can still participate in a new stroller/family wave, and older children can run with their families. A new CapKids Zone finish line festival will feature face painting, a petting zoo and a rock-climbing wall.

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MacPherson runs down a first, grabbing third Cap 10K victory

April 6, 2014
By Brom Hoban-American-Statesman Correspondent

Crossing the finish line first Sunday at the Statesman Capitol 10,000, Scott MacPherson felt as if he had just completed a marathon.

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LeBlanc: Cancer can’t stop Austin woman from at least trying to tackle the Cap 10K this year

March 30, 2014
By Pam LeBlanc-American-Statesman Staff

For 34 of the past 35 years, Diane Key has swept through downtown Austin as part of the rolling street party known as the Statesman Capitol 10,000.

A middle- to back-of-the-packer, she’s never set any speed records. She just loves the event, and the people watching that goes with it. She’s also never worried about finishing the race — until this year.

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Kimbrough runs away from Cap 10K women’s field

April 6, 2014
By Steve Habel-American-Statesman Correspondent

Any strategy reserved for the women’s race at the Statesman Capitol 10,000 likely disappeared when Chris Kimbrough appeared out of the predawn rain showers Sunday to toe the starting line.

Kimbrough has one gear — all out — and no real game plan other than catch-me-if-you-can. Once she jumped to the lead, the other women runners had to hope that Kimbrough, a 44-year-old mother of six, would wear herself out.

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Fast-paced Cap 10K field will chase Chirchir and his record

April 3, 2013
By Brom Hoban-American-Statesman Correspondent

Kenyan runner Eric Chirchir, the defending Statesman Capitol 10,000 champion, has a pretty solid road-racing record in Austin. He’s run three races here — all at the 10K distance — and he’s won every one. Ten years ago, he even set the city’s existing 10K record of 29 minutes, 3 seconds at the IBM Uptown Classic.

Even so, he’ll have his work cut out for him Sunday during the Statesman Capitol 10,000. Race director John Conley said Chirchir will face perhaps the strongest men’s field ever assembled in the 37-year history of the Cap 10K, one that includes former champion Scott MacPherson, a former Austinite who won the race in 2011 and 2012. Lee Troop, an Australian Olympic marathoner who won the race 20 years ago, also has entered.

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