Cap10K Virtual Race

2021 Special Edition
April 11-30

Community first--from start to finish

In the interest of the health and safety of our participants and in anticipation of the city of Austin significantly modifying or canceling our large-scale in-person event, due to extended restrictions, we are moving our 44th Cap10K race to a virtual format.

As you’ll learn more about on this site, the virtual race features 10 different exciting routes across Central Texas. One dollar from every registration will go to Marathon Kids, the race beneficiary. Registered participants can pick up their race T-shirt, bib, finisher’s medal and fun swag from local sponsors at the contactless drive-thru packet pick-up. It will also include music, gift cards and giveaways.

We are grateful for our running community’s continued understanding and support of our race and beneficiary. We look forward to creating a dynamic virtual race experience in 2021 and then getting to work on our 45th race for 2022.

We look forward to creating a dynamic virtual race experience in 2021 and then getting to work on our 45th race for 2022.

Let’s stay connected for the long run!

2021 Virtual 10K Routes

Choose one of 10 custom designed 10K routes to follow for your virtual race or run a new one in your neighborhood.

How Virtual Running Works

Virtual running works exactly the same way as any other type of running but the difference is that the race can be run at any location, along any route, at any pace and even on a treadmill.  All you have to do is go for a run or walk and provide evidence that you have completed the distance. 

bibDo I have to register for the virtual race? If you registered for the live 2021 Cap10K race prior to Feb. 1, 2021, your registration is complete, continue to step #2.


measure tapeDo I have to run a 10K? Participation is paramount, choose to complete a distance that you are physically fit to achieve and everyone wins.


calendarDo I have to run my 10K on 4/11/21? No. You have from 4/11/21 to 4/30/21 to complete your virtual 10K. Submit your photos and finishing time by 4/30/21 to be eligible for raffle prizes and finisher’s certificate.


alarm clockWhat time does the virtual 10K start? True to the design of a virtual event, you can run your 10K on any day and at any time of day between 4/11/21 and 4/30/21. There will be a kick-off virtual race start on 4/11/21 at 8:00 a.m. (rolling start) at each of the 10 locations.


mapDo I have to run one of the recommended virtual 10K routes? No. You can customize your own 10K route in your own neighborhood.


Register now for the official virtual Cap10K: April 11-30

If you have already registered for the 2021 live event skip to step #2.


Every participant receives a sporty new tech fabric race shirt from Always Advancing. Participants can choose from traditional Men’s Crew Neck or Women’s V-neck style race shirt.


bibVirtual race bib with participant’s name custom printed on the front. 



finish medalEvery participant will receive a limited edition 2021 Finishers’ Medal.



smartphoneRace Guide featuring 10 measured 10K routes in the metro area to use for your virtual race. The Guide will be packed with route maps, instructions and digital tracking aids to make your run official.


packetPower packed race packet stuffed with sponsor swag and a few surprises to enhance your virtual race day.


Claim your race gear at the contactless drive-thru packet pick-up: April 9-10


Choose a neighborhood 10K route for your race.

street signReview our suggested routes page for a complete guide on measured and mapped routes in your area. Watch one of the flyover videos from Relive or print a copy of the route with turn-by-turn directions.


smartphoneRun with confidence by using one of the suggested tracking apps to plan your 10K. MapMy Run and RunGo are great tools for staying on course to a great time.


Share your 10K achievement.

Run your 2021 virtual Cap10K and log/enter your finish time to be eligible to win GREAT PRIZES from Cap10K sponsors.  Click on either the Share Your Photos or Submit Results tab below for a list of prizes and rules.  Good luck!

Participation Guidelines

Virtual Race

  • This is not a competitive race. There is no official start time and there is no official timing or scoring.
  • The official virtual race kick-off is at 8:00 a.m. on 4/11/21 from each of the 10 host locations.
  • Explore responsibly. Social distancing encouraged.
  • Published routes are recommendations only, participation is not required.
  • Published routes are measured to an approximate 6.2 mile distance.
  • There are no restrooms or aid stations services provided on published routes.
  • Published routes are not sanctioned by the Cap10K.
  • The design and use of a personally developed route is acceptable. 
  • For safety participants should travel on the side of the street and in the direction facing oncoming traffic when possible.
  • For safety participants should use sidewalks, bike lanes and pedestrian pathways when possible.
  • Tracking or timing device is not required but, encouraged.
  • The use of personal safety lights are encouraged.
  • There is no limit to the amount of time to complete the 6.2 mile distance.
  • Finish time must be submitted to EnMotive to receive finisher’s certificate.
  • All finisher times must be submitted by 4/30/21 to be counted in unofficial results.
  • There are no restroom or aid station services provided on the route.
  • There are no geographic restrictions on where the race is run.
  • There are not surface restrictions on where the race in run — treadmill & trail acceptable.

Strava Cap10K Club

Join our club

Did you know we have a Strava Cap10K Club, it’s the perfect app for connecting with local runners.

Virtual 10K Checklist

Are you ready to 10K?

  • Register for virtual race.
  • Claim your race gear at the contactless drive-thru packet pick-up.
  • Choose a tracking option.
  • Choose a route that is 6.2 miles
  • Wear your 2021 Cap10K race shirt in solidarity.
  • Run or walk your 10K route
  • Record your time
  • Snap a photo of your achievement and share with Cap10K
  • Log your virtual race time with EnMotive and claim your finisher’s certificate.