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Global Running Day 10K

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Global Running Day is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity on June 1, 2022. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, or even a game of tag with your kids. The key is to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving too. The Cap10K is hosting a free social run from The Meteor on South Congress. You’re welcome to join us, we’d love to see you.

RSVP with Eventbrite

It’s Free to participate but RSVP with Eventbrite, it’ll help us plan our supplies. We will also send you to travel and/or weather advisory info when needed.

Participation

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Location

The Meteor
2110 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
512-351-9541

Google Location Map

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Schedule

6:00 p.m. - Meet ‘n’ Greet
6:30 p.m. - Run Start
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Local Social
8:28 p.m. - Sunset
8:30 p.m. - Event Ends

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Participation

Run, walk, skip or stroll.
Participation is free.
The run is self-guided and self-paced, no timing or race number.

Distance: Up to 6.2-miles

Not 10K fit yet? No problem.
Follow the map and U-turn at any point to shorten the distance.

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Tools

Run by yourself, with your family or with a friend.
Make sure you have a map.
Bring your smartphone for route tracking, directions, or photos.
The social run is not a race.
The run is not a closed course, streets are not closed for this activity.
Use a sidewalk, pedestrian path, or bike lane when possible.
Pedestrians should yield to cyclists when using the bike lane.
Travel on the side of the street facing oncoming traffic when possible for safety.
No restroom or aid station services are provided on the route.
Adult supervision is required for all youth participation.
Baby Joggers and strollers permitted
Leashed, well-behaved dogs permitted

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Essentials

Friends & family, co-workers, best buds, and girlfriends.
Your smartphone to capture the fun and make your followers jealous.
Baby joggers welcome.
PPE, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

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Photos

Share your 2022 Global Running Day experience with us, show us where you ran, what you saw, or maybe one of those Austin murals — we’d love to see your photos.

One of two 2023 Statesman Cap10K, Maudie's Moonlight Margarita Run, and ARC Daisy Dash race entries will be raffled off from the photo entries received.

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Weather

Check the local forecast with KVUE weather and sunset time before you head out the door.

KVUE Weather

Sunset Times

Run Go

New Route Guide

Discover a new way to enjoy Austin’s Coffee House 10Ks with RunGo’s voice-guided tour. Download RunGo from the App Store or get it on Google Play. Explore each of our Sunrise Tour routes with turn-by-turn voice navigation. Now you can relax and focus on the run.

Route Stats

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Route Surface

3.40-mi. Urban Sidewalks or Neighborhood Street
2.80-mi. Trail or Boardwalk

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Turns

13 - Left or Right turns

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Traffic Lights

13 - Traffic Lights

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Topography

191 ft. - Elev. Gain
430 ft. - Min. Elev.
600 ft. - Max. Elev.

Be a Great Guest

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Hygiene Safety

Please observe and follow proper hygiene safety while attending the event. Respect your neighbor’s choice to mask up or un-mask.

Face masking optional outside.
Face mask required inside.
Practice social distancing of 6-feet when possible.
Wash hands frequently.
Cover coughs and sneezes.
Avoid touching your face.
Utilize mobile pay when available.
Fist bump or elbow bump recommended.

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On Site Parking

Limited free parking available on property. Review posted signage for public neighborhood parking restrictions.

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Patio

Keep the celebration rolling when you step out the back door to the a hidden patio. Enjoy shaded picnic tables while you wind down over drinks and food from The Meteor kitchen.

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Additionally

Stay home if you have any of these symptoms: fever, shortness of breath, cough, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

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Restrooms

Indoor restrooms are available.

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On Site Parking

Ride your bike, we have bike rack parking. Don’t forget to bring your own lock.

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Pizza

Choose from a variety of oven baked pizzas, salad bowls or specialty sandwiches. Not to be overlooked, The Meteor has one of the best wine selections for a coffee bar in town.

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Pet Friendly

Well-behaved leashed pets welcome.

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Congress Avenue Bats

Each night around sunset roughly 1.5 million Mexican Free-tailed bats emerge from the recesses of the Congress Avenue bridge in search of insects. View the largest urban bat population in the country from the waterfront lawn or the bridge, both spectacular views.
Flight Times

Social event run events are run and walk-friendly, free, open to the public, and begin and end at each respective host location. There is no official start time and there is no official timing or scoring. Digital course maps and directions are provided online. Pick up a printed copy of the route from the event host before you start. Parking information is variable based on the location. Follow local parking information for parking policy.

This is a self-guided and self-paced activity. There are no street closures or directional signage marking the training route. Participants should abide by and follow all local and state traffic safety signage and public use information. Social run routes are measured to an approximate 6.2-mile distance however, participants always have the option to U-turn at any point to match their fitness ability. Social run route surfaces will vary from sidewalks and crushed granite to paved pathways and bike lanes.

Participation in social-run 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.

DISCLAIMER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

I acknowledge and ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS and aspects of the Event. I acknowledge that running, walking and other portions of an event are inherently dangerous and I understand that I will be participating in an event at my own risk, that I am responsible for the risk of participation in an Event, and that I am waiving and releasing my legal rights to sue for any injury or damages arising out of or resulting from my participation in an Event. I understand that I am solely responsible for the conditions of the areas in which I will be participating in the Event and that the Event Organizer has no control over these areas nor will they incur any liability if I should become injured during participation. I understand that participation involves risks and dangers which include, without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, sickness, and disease, permanent disability, paralysis, and loss of life; loss of or damage to equipment/property; exposure to extreme conditions and circumstances; accidents, contact or collision with other participants, spectators, vehicles or other natural or manmade objects; dangers arising from adverse weather conditions; imperfect course conditions; water, road and surface hazards; equipment failure; inadequate safety measures; participants of varying skill levels and situations beyond the immediate control of the Event Organizers. I further understand that any injury or damages incurred may be the result of negligence, omission, or carelessness by the Released Parties.

Having read this disclaimer and knowing these facts, and in consideration of the acceptance of my participation in social rune events, participants waive and release Gannett Co., Inc, d/b/a Austin American-Statesman, and any other individuals, firms, and organizations associated with the activity, their representatives, and successors, from all claims of liabilities of any kind resulting in whole or in part from participation in social rune events or the acts or omissions by and organization, firm or individual that take place in connection with social run events. By participating in social-run events, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and Release of Liability.

If you have a general question about the social run events or if you would like more info about being a partner please let us know.

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