Here’s how the Cap10K social runs got their start: Over lunch one day, our staff thought how cool it would be to invite the Austin community to join us for a run, especially leading up to race day. Plans easily came together as we quickly came up with a dozen scenic and fun training routes starting at the Austin American-Statesman on Lady Bird Lake. Five years later, our Austin 10K’r social runs continue to grow in popularity and get “cool’r” every year. Come run or walk with us in 2020.
Join us as we explore unique downtown training routes and experience the best of Austin’s running and walking scene. The Cap10K-organized training runs/walks, also known as Austin 10K’r social runs, are scheduled in the fall and spring, are free and open to the public, vary by distance (3-6 miles), and start and finish at Austin American-Statesman. Each meetup will incorporate a creative theme that reflects Austin and Cap10K culture. Additionally, participants will enjoy free maps, bottled water, nutritional bars, high-fives and selfies.
Events are run and walk friendly, variable in distance, free, open to the public and begin and end at Austin American-Statesman. Parking is FREE for social runs at the Statesman. On occasion Austin 10K’rs will partner with other organizations for our social run, check each event for detailed instructions on where to meet. Baby joggers and leashed pets are always welcomed. Event route distances vary between 3-6 miles however, you always have the option to u-turn at any point to match your fitness ability. Event route surfaces will vary from sidewalks and crushed granite to paved pathways and boardwalk. This is a self-guided and self-paced activity. There are no street closures or directional signage marking the route. Each event will incorporate a creative theme that highlights the culture of Austin and the Cap10K. Arrive a little early for meet ‘n’ greet with the race staff, event partners and fellow runners. Before we start each run we will review the event route, identify any notable sights to see and answers any questions. Maps, bottled water, high fives and selfies will be shared at each event.
Participation in Austin 1OK’r events is potentially hazardous to the health of individuals who are not in good physical condition and health, and they should not participate unless medically able and properly trained. All participants must abide by the rules and decisions of any event organized, and assume all risks associated with the event and any associated event or activities, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, and effects of the weather, traffic, road conditions, and all such risks being known and appreciated.
Having read this disclaimer and knowing these facts, and in consideration of acceptance of my participation into Austin 10K’r events, participants waive and release the Austin American-Statesman, and any other individuals, firms and organizations associated with the activity, their representatives, and successors, from all claims of liabilities or any kind resulting in whole or in part from participation in Austin 1OK’r events or the acts or omissions by and organization, firm or individual that take place in connection with Austin 1OK’r events. By participating in Austin 1OK’r events, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and Release of Liability.
Now that that’s done let’s go run!
The social runs have begun to take off in popularity and we could use an extra set of hands on occasion to prepare the activities for each meeting. Light set-up and clean-up opportunities available for those who want to sandwich their run with a little volunteering before and after the meet-up. Also, looking for those local yokels who’ve been their-done that, to share their guidance as run scouts. Good directions and insight on local routes always welcomed by novice guests. If you’d like to share your time please follow the link to application.