The staff at Cap10K got together one day and after a lunch hour run and decided, “wouldn’t it be cool to invite our Austin community to join us for a run”. After a short discussion we discovered about a dozen scenic and fun training routes that started right from the doorsteps of Cap10K headquarters at the Austin American-Statesman on Lady Bird Lake. We invite you to join the Austin 10K’r social running & walking group for one or all of our events.
Social Fun Runs for All
You’re invited to join us as we revisit the best of Austin running by exploring some unique downtown training routes. Training routes are Cap10K staff organized runs or walks which are variable in distance, free, open to the public and begin and end at Austin American-Statesman. Social run route distances vary between 3-6 miles and will be scheduled regularly throughout the year. Each meeting will incorporate a creative theme that highlights the culture of Austin and the Cap10K. Maps, bottled water, nutritional bars, high fives and selfies will be shared at each meeting.
Austin 10K’r events will continue from now thru April and culminate with the 40th annual Statesman Cap10K on April 23, 2017. For a complete description of each event just click on the event name. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and check out some of the great event photos on Pinterest.
A Little More About the Events
Events are run and walk friendly, variable in distance, free, open to the public and begin and end at Austin American-Statesman. Parking for social runs at the Statesman is Free. On occasion Austin 10K’rs will partner with other organizations for our social run, check each event for detailed instructions. Baby joggers and leashed pets are always welcomed. Event route distances vary between 3-6 miles however, you always have the option to u-turn at any point to match your fitness ability. Event route surfaces will vary from sidewalks and crushed granite to paved pathways and boardwalk. Each event will incorporate a creative theme that highlights the culture of Austin and the Cap10K. Before each event we will have a short 2-3 minute meet ‘n’ greet with the race staff. Before we start we will review the event route, identify any notable sights to see and answers any questions. Maps, bottled water, high fives and selfies will be shared at each event.
Where we Start
The Austin American-Statesman is located at 305 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704. The Statesman has two major parking lots. The West parking lot is at the intersection of Barton Springs Rd. and S. Congress Ave. and the East parking lot can be reached from E. Riverside Dr. near Thom’s Market, look for the black Cap10K tent and white flags each time you visit for the designated meeting spot. Parking is free for those attending Austin 10K’r events. Parking passes will be provided to attendees upon arrival. On occasion Austin 10K’rs will partner with new events which may start at a location other than the Statesman–information will me provided if location changes.
Participation in Austin 10K’r event 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.
Having read this disclaimer and knowing these facts, and in consideration of acceptance of my participation into Austin 10K’r events, participants waive and release the Austin American-Statesman, and any other individuals, firms and organizations associated with the meetup, their representatives, and successors, from all claims of liabilities or any kind resulting in whole or in part from participation in Austin 10K’r events or the acts or omissions by and organization, firm or individual that take place in connection with Austin 10K’r events. By participating in Austin 10K’r events, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and Release of Liability.
Now that that’s done let’s go run!