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Academy Sports + Outdoors is joining the Statesman Capitol 10,000 as a new race sponsor for the 2021 virtual event. The local retailer is partnering with the local race to provide hundreds of dollars in giveaways to use as prizes for the virtual race finisher and photo contests.

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In the interest of the health and safety of race participants and in anticipation of the city of Austin significantly modifying or canceling the large-scale in-person event, the Cap10K announced earlier this month its plans to move the 44th Cap10K race to a virtual format, April 11-30, and offer 10 different routes for participants to run. More race information is available at

“Now in our second year of the pandemic, we appreciate our running community’s continued support,” said Jeff Simecek, Statesman Cap10K race director. “We are also grateful for new sponsors like Academy Sports + Outdoors for their partnership with our race and our common emphasis on health and fitness. We are really looking forward to surprising lucky contest participants with Academy gift cards!”

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to partner with the Statesman Cap 10K to provide support for the upcoming 44th annual race,” said Steve Lam, Regional Marketing Specialist at Academy. “Every year, we love seeing the city of Austin come together to run and support local community non-profit organizations. As Texas’ own sporting goods and outdoor retailer, Academy is committed to giving back to the Austin community and though the race is virtual this year, we’re looking forward to cheering on all the participants.”

The Cap10K, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, is the largest 10K race in Texas, a BibRave Top Race in America and currently Austin Fit Magazine’s “Best Race/Run.” General race information is available at