General Race Information

Frequently Asked Questions

The Cap10K is 10,000 meters, which equals 6.2 miles.

The race takes place in Austin, the capital city of Texas. The route travels through historic downtown and around the state capitol building.

The race is now in its 45th annual production. The first race started at the steps of the state capitol in 1978. Originally expecting about 500 participants, an estimated 3,400 runners and walks attended the 1st annual event. More on the race’s history here.

Yes, walking, running, skipping or strolling are permitted. The race course time limit is 2-hours, at which time the course will re-open to vehicle traffic. See Race Course FAQ’s for additional info.

Yes, Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton is located at the race starting line on South Congress Avenue. For booking information see Host Hotel for more info.

Wheelchairs 7:30 a.m.
Statesman Capitol 10,000 8:00 a.m.

  • 8:00 a.m. Elite
  • 8:00 a.m. Corral A
  • 8:10 a.m. Corral B
  • 8:20 a.m. Corral C
  • 8:30 a.m. Corral D
  • 8:40 a.m. Corral E
  • 8:50 a.m. Corral F
  • 9:15 a.m. Start Line Closes

The start line and finish line are a couple of blocks away from each other — just under a 1/2-mile apart. The start line is at Barton Springs Road and South Congress Avenue, 305 S. Congress Ave. The finish line is on West Riverside Drive at Auditorium Shores, 900 W. Riverside Dr.

See Race Weekend, Parking for complete listing.

For the protection and safety of all participants the presence of animals in corral A or B is prohibited.  Dogs and their owners will not be permitted to enter corrals A or B at the start line regardless of their corral bib assignment. Leashed dogs and their owners are allowed to start in subsequent corrals C through F.

Any animal displaying aggressive behavior will be removed immediately from corral with their owner by Austin Police. Participant is subject to disqualification and removal from the race without refund.