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Participate in a fun activity at this year’s Cap10K run to show how much you really love to exercise and dress up. Some of us come to race the Cap10K but, the rest of us come to have fun. Part of having fun is not taking our finishing time too seriously and dressing up in a costume. Choose one of the categories below to inspire your original costume creation for the race. Along this historic route, you’ll see lots of Austin originals like the Paramount Theatre or the Texas State Capitol to snap a quick selfie. Share your achievement in reaching the Cap10K finish line by snapping a photo of your original costume and sending it to us for our annual costume contest. Seven lucky winners will receive a $100 Gift Card to Academy Sports + Outdoors. Good luck! and get those creative wheels turning.

Contest Categories: Deep in the Heart of Texas; Austin Rocks; Let the Good Times Roll; Armadillo by Morning, Armadillo on my Mind; The Star-Spangled Banner; Sock Hop; and Best of Show.

Runners in costumes

How to Enter Contest

  • Participation is Free.
  • Snap a selfie of your costume creation.
  • One (1) photo is accepted per entry.
  • Submit photos here bit.ly/CostumeContestApp22
  • Include the costume category in the subject line of the email.

Photo submissions received at bit.ly/CostumeContestApp22 will be organized in a photo album on the Statesman Cap10K Facebook page. Vote for your favorite photo in the Facebook album. Photos with the most likes at the end of the voting period will be selected as the winners. The photo submission period starts at 12:01 a.m. CST on 4/10/22 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on 4/14/22. The voting period will start at 12:01 a.m. on 4/16/22 and end at 11:59 p.m. on 4/19/22. Winners were announced on 4/20/22.

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Contest Categories

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Show us your Texas spirit & pride! Dress up as your favorite Texas Icon, Texas landmark, or Famous Texan. Show us your Texas spirit on race weekend by snapping a selfie and submitting it at bit.ly/CostumeContestApp22 with the category Deep in the Heart of Texas and you could win. The participant’s official race bib number should visible in the photo for identification.

Austin Rocks

World-renowned as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin never disappoints on entertainment. Share your love for music and celebrate a music icon, favorite band, or historic concert in your rock tribute. Show off your rock star spirit on race weekend by snapping a selfie and submitting it at bit.ly/CostumeContestApp22 with the category Austin Rocks and you could win. The participant’s official race bib number should visible in the photo for identification.

Let the Good Times Roll

This is for all those moms & dads, aunts & uncles, or grandparents who are pushing a baby jogger in this year’s race. It’s no easy task to push an extra 80-pounds six miles but we don’t leave anyone behind. This contest category is to see who can trick out their ride the best. Decorate your baby jogger for the race and you could win. Let the good times roll all the way to the winner’s circle on race weekend by snapping a selfie and submitting it at bit.ly/CostumeContestApp22 with the category Let the Good Times Roll and you could win. The participant’s official race bib number should visible in the photo for identification.

Armadillo by Morning, Armadillo on my Mind

The word armadillo means “little armored one” in Spanish. The Aztecs called these little critters “turtle-rabbit“. The perfect mascot for the Cap10K where walkers and runners meet to celebrate this rite of spring event each year in Austin, Texas. Here’s your chance ’Dillo fans to show your patronage to the beloved armadillo mascot on race weekend by snapping a selfie and submitting it at bit.ly/CostumeContestApp22 with the category Armadillo by Morning and you could win. The participant’s official race bib number should visible in the photo for identification.

The Star-Spangled Banner

In honor of the Star-Spangled Banner, we invite you to celebrate the red, white, and blue in your reverence for the American flag. Carry a flag or wear the colors to show your patriotism. O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave, we look forward to seeing you the dawn’s early light. Snap a selfie on race weekend and submit it at bit.ly/CostumeContestApp22 with the category Star Spangled Banner and you could win. The participant’s official race bib number should visible in the photo for identification.

Sock Hop

Twist and shout in your flashes or most original shock hop socks. We’ve come a long way from those less than fashionable tube sock days of the 70s, now we have technical fabrics, neon colors, glitter, and ornate designs. Socks are a fashion statement, so make a huge impression at the big dance. Snap a selfie on race weekend and submit it at bit.ly/CostumeContestApp22 with the category Sock Hop and you could win. The participant’s official race bib number should be visible in the photo for identification.

Best of Show

Surprise and delight us! Maybe there’s something that doesn’t quite fit into one of our categories. We love our costumed participants and encourage you to get creative with this category. Show us your innovation, imagination, and originality by snapping a selfie on race weekend and submitting it at bit.ly/CostumeContestApp22 with the category Best of Show and you could win. The participant’s official race bib number should visible in the photo for identification.

Rules for Participation

The Contest will begin at 12:01 a.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”) on April 10, 2022, and end at 11:59 CST on April 19, 2022 (the “Contest Period”). The entry period will begin at 12:01 a.m. CST on April 10, 2022, and end at 11:59 p.m. CST on April 14, 2022 (the “Entry Period”). The voting period will begin at 12:01 a.m. CST on April 16, 2022, and end at 11:59 p.m. CST on April 19, 2022 (the “Voting Period”). The sponsor will be the official timekeeper for the Contest.

During the Entry Period, email an original photo of you wearing your costume for the Austin American-Statesman’s Cap10K race event to bit.ly/CostumeContestApp22 Your photo entry must include at least one (1) of the following costume category names (as applicable):

“Deep in the Heart of Texas”;
“Austin Rocks”;
“Let the Good Times Roll”;
“Armadillo by Morning, Armadillo on my Mind”;
“The Star-Spangled Banner”;
“#Sock Hop”;
“#Best of Show”

Photo entries must depict the entrant in a costume during any aspect of the race event, including prior to the race, during the race itself, or after the race at the race festival.

Entries that are in compliance with these Official Rules will be posted by Sponsor to Sponsor’s Cap10K Facebook page (http://statesman.com/Cap10Kcontest) after they are received, reviewed, and verified by Sponsor. Sponsor will organize the photo entries and create photo albums based on the photo Category. You may enter the Contest as often as you like, provided that multiple entries by means of software-generated or other automated processes will be disregarded.

The use of multiple identities and/or accounts is prohibited, and any attempt to obtain more than the stated number of entries will void that participant’s entries and may result in the participant’s disqualification. Incomplete, forged, altered, automated, mechanically reproduced, lost, late, misdirected, garbled, or illegible entries, or entries that do not meet the size or formatting requirements specified above, will be disqualified. Sponsor will not be responsible for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender, Sponsor, or Sponsor’s Contest application service provider. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent, provided that such person satisfies all other Contest eligibility requirements. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account.

All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons who submit false or misleading entry information or who Sponsor determines to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest.

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