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Rules & Restrictions

Starting Line

Participants are responsible for arriving at the start corrals assigned to them, based on their best pace, and entering at the designated corral entry points before the corral closing times.

  • Runners may move back to a slower corral but may not move forward to a faster corral.
  • Any participant who climbs over a barricade or otherwise enters improperly may be disqualified.
  • For participant safety, once a corral is closed for entry, late-arriving participants must report to the last corral.
  • Cap10K reserves the right to restrict individuals from starting late for safety reasons.
  • Please follow the instructions of event officials when entering corrals.
  • Anyone who is seen urinating or defecating in a corral may be disqualified and/or suspended from future Cap10K events.
  • Baby joggers/strollers are permitted. For the safety of children and other participants, parents pushing baby joggers are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to start with Corral-D Family Area. Baby joggers positioned in a manner that creates an unsafe obstruction will be removed by race officials.
  • Participants are allowed to run with a leashed dog. Leashed dogs are NOT allowed in Corrals A & B regardless of owner’s corral assignment. Austin Police will immediately remove any animal displaying aggressive behavior.
  • Participants must follow instructions as given from all event officials including race staff, volunteers, medical personnel, security officers and city officials throughout the duration of the event.

Timing

Your official (net) finish time is recorded by the timing system from when you cross the starting line to when you cross the finish line. This time determines the order of finish and age-group award winners—except the top finisher awards, which are determined by gun time (the time from the starting horn until the runner crosses the finish line). Start timing mats will be removed after the last corral starts the race, unless the size of the field warrants keeping the start open longer. After the start has closed, net times will not be recorded. If a runner starts after the timing mats have been removed, no start time will be added.

  • Any person participating in the event without a current official event bib number or timing device or a bib or timing device not officially assigned to him/her is subject to removal and disqualification from future events.

Race Course

The Statesman Capitol 10,000 is conducted on USATF-certified courses. Participants must stay within course boundaries at all times. The course is typically marked by barriers, traffic cones, delineation, and/or other markings. Participants must recognize and understand event signage and symbols relating to the course, directions, and facilities, and must follow the instructions of course marshals and event officials. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

  • The 10K course will close on a gradual schedule based on a 2:00:00 finish time (approximately a 20-minute/mile pace). Participants will not be allowed to start the race after the starting line closes at 8:50 a.m. It is imperative that participants maintain a 20-minute per mile pace so that the closed course can be reopened to normal vehicle traffic. Race officials and local law enforcement will strictly enforce this policy.
  • All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner during their participation in the event. This means, for example, that urinating or defecating anywhere on or near the course shall be strictly prohibited except in toilet facilities. Anyone violating this rule of conduct shall be disqualified from the event and will be asked to leave the course.
  • No persons are authorized to be on the course unless they are registered participants or authorized event staff. Therefore, no person shall be allowed to accompany a participant if he/she is not registered in the event, nor shall any participant be allowed, without the permission of the event management, to receive assistance or refreshment from anyone during the progress of the event. Any person not properly displaying an issued current official event bib number will be directed to leave the course.

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited from all Cap10K events and race venues:

  • No hand cycles, no in-line skates, no bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles (baby joggers are permitted).
  • A weapon of any kind, including firearms, knives, Mace, etc.
  • Dangerous items or “dual-use” items that could be considered dangerous, including hammers, saws, sharp objects, umbrellas, poles, sticks, etc.
  • Flammable liquids, aerosols, fuels, fireworks, toxic chemicals, and explosives.
  • Large packages, coolers, tents, and lean-tos.
  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal substances of any kind.
  • Unmanned aerial devices, drones, survey balloons, photography mini-copters, and any flying device with an on/off switch
  • Opaque trash bags and any non-transparent plastic bags (Clear trash bags are allowed.)
  • Glass containers, Styrofoam and single-use bags.
  • Backpacks, suitcases, rolling bags, or any other similar bags other than the official Cap10K clear bag check bag.

The following event rules are intended to help produce and direct a large scale event, to ensure the safety of all participants, to meet the requirements of local government permits and to be compliant with applicable USA Track & Field (USATF) regulations for participant performance records and event liability.