Code of Conduct

At the Statesman Capitol 10,000 race and all social run events, participants should conduct themselves in a courteous manner, respect all fellow participants, volunteers, event staff, spectators, and members of the community.



  • Proper race etiquette is required at all times, including being aware of your surroundings and of announcements or instructions from event officials.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

  • Runners may not engage in any verbal or actual misconduct that is abusive, harassing, insulting, or offensive, even if it does not fall within the prohibitions that are outlined in Cap10K Rules & Restrictions.
  • Runners should be respectful and quiet during the pre-race announcements and during the playing of the national anthem.


  • Corrals: Please give yourself enough time to arrive, use the restroom facilities and enter your corral. Enter only the corral you are assigned to or a slower one.
  • Direction: Race staff and volunteers work under a protocol of instructions to make the race run safely and smoothly for all participants, failure to follow direct instructions is grounds for disqualification and removal from the event.
  • Tardiness: The corral entry gates close 5-minutes before each corral’s designated start time. If the gates are closed, you are late. Only the next available corral that has gates open is available for entry.
  • Bags & Backpacks: No bags of any kind will be allowed in the start line corrals or on the course. ‘Camelbacks’ or other similar hydration systems are allowed. All bags within the event space are subject to search.

Headphones & Earbuds

  • The use of headphones and earbuds is strongly discouraged. If you choose to wear headphones or earbuds, please ensure that you can hear all announcements and remain aware of your surroundings, including other participants.

Mobile Devices

  • The use of mobile devices while participating in the event for tracking your run, staying connected to family members, taking photos, or for use after the event is encouraged. Please be courteous to others on the course by not blocking participants that are running when taking photos or otherwise using your device.

Portable Restrooms

  • Please be considerate of portable toilet lines. Do not cut in line or into another line.
  • Respect that others will use the toilet after you.
  • Urinating or defecating in the parking lots, alleys, corrals, or in the park is not only discourteous, but also a violation of Cap10K Rules & Restrictions, and you risk disqualification by engaging in such conduct.

Running Courtesy

  • Forming: Do not run in groups of three or more abreast; wide groups become barriers to other runners.
  • Pacing: If you are not moving at the same rate as other participants around you, please stay to your right so others can pass.
  • Passing: Communicate when passing a runner, and allow others to pass. If someone running behind you says, “On your left,” move to your right to let the runner pass. If someone says, “On your right,” move to your left.
  • Stopping: Do not stop abruptly. If you stop to drink at an aid station, take water from the furthest point on the table or line to avoid congestion and continue to walk forward. If you need to tie your shoelaces, move to the side of the course.
  • Spitting: Take care when you spit and blow your nose to avoid hitting other participants.
  • Helping: If you encounter a runner in distress, offer assistance and/or report the situation to the nearest aid station, event official, or call for 9-1-1 immediately.

Trash & Recycling

  • Please deposit all trash and recyclables in the provided receptacles, including at aid stations.
  • When discarding cups at aid stations, use caution to avoid hitting other participants.
  • Empty water cup before disposing to reduce unnecessary trash weight.

Lost & Found Items

  • If you find an item during or after the event, please turn it into the Cap10K Volunteer/Race Info tent at the Finish Line Festival or to any Cap10K event official.
  • Cap10K will make best efforts to make these items available for pick up by the next week at the race offices.
  • Items will be held for 30 days and discarded if not claimed by their owner.


  • Leashed and well behaved pets are allowed when accompanied by responsible owner.
  • Owners should be mindful that not all participants are confident around unknown animals.
  • Any pet showing aggressive nature is subject for removal from event by municipal authorities.
  • Owners are responsible for swift collection and disposal of any pet waste.

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