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Bloody Mary and Beer Garden

NEW in 2015! A Beer Garden at the Finish Line!
Check out the Bloody Mary and Beer Garden presented by Third Base and Real Ale at the Finish Line Festival. Participants and spectators, who are 21 + years of age, can enjoy a Real Ale beer, Bloody Marys and some mac n’ cheese.

Doesn’t that sound yummy? The Beer Garden will be located on Auditorium Shores along with live music, food trucks, a massage area, the CapKids fun zone for children and an official race merchandise tent! Hang out, relax and enjoy all that is Austin and the Statesman Cap10K.

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High Five Events Cap10K Partnership

Austin, TX – March 11, 2015
Tina Thomas, High Five Events

The Statesman Cap10K has hired event management company High Five Events to produce the 38th Annual Capitol 10,000 presented by H-E-B. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Cap10K is Texas’ largest 10K and fifth largest 10K in the nation with more than 20,000 local, national, and international runners, joggers, and walkers expected to participate. This year, the race will benefit The Trail Foundation with from every registration being donated to the nonprofit.

High Five Events will produce an entire weekend of events starting with the Statesman Cap10K Health & Fitness Expo presented by EHI Health Care on Friday and Saturday April 10-11, 2015. They will also produce the 10k on Sunday April 12 and the Finish Line Festival following the event.

“Cap10K is an iconic race here in Austin and we look forward to working with the Statesman team to grow the event and have a great race in 2015,” said High Five co-owner Dan Carroll. Co-owner Stacy Keese says “This is a fun event and with the redesigned Auditorium Shores serving as the Finish Line Festival venue, it’s sure to be a memorable year for newcomers and annual runners alike.”

High Five Events is known for producing many large events locally and across the nation. In 2014, High Five Events produced over 24 events including CapTexTri, Tri Rock Austin, Livestrong Challange, Ironman 70.3 Austin, and The Texas Tri Series. Through their partnership, the Statesman and High Five Events will bring an organized focus to the event for the thousands of participants and spectators converging in downtown Austin.

“The Statesman is very excited about this new partnership with High Five Events. The experience they have, combined with our own team’s knowledge, is going to provide our participants with a great experience throughout the entire race weekend,” says Tracey Kennedy, Statesman Cap10K Race Director.

“Cap10K is an iconic race here in Austin and we look forward to working with the Statesman team to grow the event and have a great race in 2015,” said High Five co-owner Dan Carroll. Co-owner Stacy Keese says “This is a fun event and with the redesigned Auditorium Shores serving as the Finish Line Festival venue, it’s sure to be a memorable year for newcomers and annual runners alike.”

High Five Events is known for producing many large events locally and across the nation. In 2014, High Five Events produced over 24 events including CapTexTri, Tri Rock Austin, Livestrong Challange, Ironman 70.3 Austin, and The Texas Tri Series. Through their partnership, the Statesman and High Five Events will bring an organized focus to the event for the thousands of participants and spectators converging in downtown Austin.

“The Statesman is very excited about this new partnership with High Five Events. The experience they have, combined with our own team’s knowledge, is going to provide our participants with a great experience throughout the entire race weekend,” says Tracey Kennedy, Statesman Cap10K Race Director.

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Cap10K names The Trail Foundation 2015 beneficiary

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.

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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 Cap10K 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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