For many of us, coffee means more than a morning jolt of caffeine. It’s an indulgence, a ritual, a small happy moment in the day. That’s why we keep pace with the rapid evolution of coffee craft and often lead the way. Like you, we care about the taste and quality of the coffee we serve and the hospitality you experience at Merit Coffee. We’ve trained with some of the best coffee people in the world, some of us earning certification as professional coffee stewards and all of us acquiring the skills to make your cup of coffee the best in Texas.
4615 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite 303A
Austin, TX 78751
Virtual Race 8:00 a.m. rolling start. If you miss the kick-off, no worries, go for a run when you’re ready between April 11-30.
Coffee House Hours
Mon. – Fri.
6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Run, Walk, Skip or Jog
Parking is free in designated areas
Check the local forecast with KVUE weather or sunrise time before you head out the door.
Share your coffee tour experience, show us where you ran, what you saw or maybe that latte foam mustache — we’d love to see your photos.
Run or walk any of our 2021 virtual race routes and save your time on your own device. Once you’ve got your time logged, request your finisher’s certificate.
6.20-mi. Neighborhood Street or Sidewalk
Left or Right turns
2 or 4-Way Stops
Please observe and follow proper hygiene safety when visiting your local coffee house.
Free parking available on property. Review posted signage for public neighborhood parking restrictions.
Restricted inside seating and limited patio seating. Dogs allowed outside.
Lite local pastries and Tacodeli breakfast tacos while supplies last.
Plan ahead, restrooms are for customers only. Please be courteous.
Virtual 10K routes are run and walk friendly, free, open to the public and begin and end at each respective coffee house locations. 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 coffee house during normal business hours. 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. Training 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. Training route surfaces will vary from sidewalks and crushed granite to paved pathways and bike lanes.
Participation in Statesman Capitol 10,000 Virtual Race routes are 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 acceptance of my participation into Statesman Capitol 10,000 Virtual Race 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 or any kind resulting in whole or in part from participation in Statesman Capitol 10,000 Virtual Race Events or the acts or omissions by and organization, firm or individual that take place in connection with Statesman Capitol 10,000 Virtual Race Events. By participating in Statesman Capitol 10,000 Virtual Race Events, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and Release of Liability.
If you have a general question about the Statesman Capitol 10,000 Virtual Race or if you would like more info about being a partner please let us know.