September 25, 2014
Shannon Cockrell, Director of Consumer Marketing
The Statesman Capitol 10,000 has selected The Trail Foundation as the beneficiary of the April 12, 2015 race. The Trail Foundation will receive 1.00 from every Cap10K registration, which begins Oct. 3, 2014, at cap10k.com. Registrants will also have the option to donate to the beneficiary, and this year, the Statesman will match up to 10,000 of registrant donations.
The Trail Foundation helps protect and enhance the Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake through careful improvements to infrastructure and conservation. Working in cooperation with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, it has built restrooms and water fountains; planted native trees and flowers; renovated lakefront gathering areas and trailheads, put in mile markers, and helped create the world-class Boardwalk that has enhanced the safety, usability and scenic beauty of the Trail.
“We are honored to have been selected as this year’s Cap10K beneficiary,” said Susan Rankin, executive director of The Trail Foundation. “The Trail is truly the heart of Austin, and as Austin grows, the number of Trail users grows as well. The support from the Cap10K will allow us to continue protecting and enhancing the Trail for Austinites and visitors alike.”
In its 38th year, the Statesman Capitol 10,000 is the largest 10K race in Texas and one of the top 10 in the nation. The Cap10K began in 1978 with 3,400 participants. In 2014, the race had more than 15,900 registered participants.
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.
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.
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.
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.