Saturday, March 24, 2018

Meeting Place: Austin American-Statesman
Activity: Run, Walk, Skip or Stroll
Participation: Free
Parking: Free
Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m.
Running Time: 8:05 a.m. (leave by)
Sunrise Time: 7:29 a.m.
Weather Forecast: 84ºF High & 67ºF Low
Route Map: MapMyRun 3 mi. | 6.2 mi.

Where we Start

start_17The Austin American-Statesman is located at 305 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704. The Statesman’s EAST parking lot can be accessed from driveway on E. Riverside Dr. one block east of S. Congress. The driveway entrance is at the traffic light near Thom’s Market (160 E. Riverside Dr.). Follow the driveway toward the lake and look for the black Cap10K tent and white flags at entrance of parking lot. Parking is free for those attending Austin 10K’r events.

Parking & Meeting Spot Map

What You Get

  • A super fun 3 to 6-mile boardwalk run along scenic Lady Bird Lake.
  • Meet 2x Olympian & Cap10K Race Ambassador Leo Manzano.
  • Free Clif Builder Protein Bar samples (post run)
  • Re-hydrate with nuun electrolyte, Cap10K’s official on-course hydration drink.
  • DASANI bottled water (pre & post run).
  • Special edition Cap10K bumper stickers (while supplies last).
  • And some good ol’ fashion high fives when you finish.


Lea Manzano

Come meet two-time Olympian and Silver medalist Leo Manzano at this week’s Austin 10K’r social run. There’s only two training run meetings left before the big Statesman Cap10K race. Join us at the run and hear advice from Leo Manzano on how to perform your best on race day.


What to Bring

  • Friends & family, co-workers, best buds and girlfriends.
  • Your smart phone to capture the fun and make your followers jealous (#BoardwalkRun).
  • Did you forget your watch, wear test one of our Polar M400 GPS watches (three available).
  • Baby Joggers welcome.
  • Leashed pets welcome.




This Week’s Partners

Boardwalk Run – Route Description

map_my_route_17The Boardwalk Run is a creative route that travels along newest section of the Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake. Starting from the Statesman’s East parking lot we will jump onto the hike and bike trail and head East for about 1/4 mile to the beginning of the boardwalk. The boardwalk will huge the lake’s shoreline with some spectacular views of the lake and Austin skyline. The boardwalk can be a busy thoroughfare at times filled with bikes, dogs, walkers and runners so, be conscientious and keep to the right except when passing others. Please be mindful of good trail etiquette and do not travel more than two abreast. The boardwalk will continue east past Joe’s Crab Shack and under Interstate 35. The trail will alternate between the lake and the shoreline for approximately a mile. Follow the trail along the south shore and cross the recently added East Side Trail Bridge near the HI Austin Hostel. From the bridge continue on the trail keeping the lake on your left until the trail pops out next to Pleasant Valley Rd. The trail will parallel Pleasant Valley Rd. and eventually merge with the street’s sidewalk. The sidewalk will travel up and over the Longhorn Dam to the north side of the river. At the first street on the north side of the bridge take a left and follow the sidewalk until it connects back with the trail. The trail will cross a small bridge to a peninsula along the lake. The peninsula will lead over to the old Holly Power Plant. The U-turn point for 3-miles out is at the abandoned rail road tracks that cross the trail near the Holly Power Plant. Once you have reached this point U-turn and retrace your path back to the Statesman.

It is our recommendation that participants use sidewalks, pedestrian pathways or hike & bike trails and avoid using the street. There are NO STREET CLOSURES for this route. Participants should obey traffic and pedestrian laws at all times. Please use caution when crossing streets and only cross at designated cross walks.

Print Route with Directions

New boardwalk will close the gap on the Butler Hike and Bike Trail
Boardwalk provides new views, place for Austin to exercise—Pam Leblanc


After the Run

  • Enjoy iced down DASANI bottled water.
  • In the spirit of a boardwalk along an ocean coastline we’ll have samples of saltwater taffy.
  • Warm up with fresh brewed, locally roasted and organically grown Ruta Maya Coffee.
  • Savor some free Clif Builder Protein Bar samples.
  • Visit with Austin Parks Foundation, and see how they are improving parks in your neighborhood.
  • Post your Boardwalk Run photos using our official hashtags: #BoardwalkRun, #Austin10Kr or #Cap10K


CLIF Build a Hat

Come out and join CLIF Bar for a special edition Cap10K training run! Not only will CLIF have great tasting, organic energy bars, but they’ll also be making custom hats to keep you looking good on your adventures! So, join us for a bar and a brim! Whether an hour at the gym, an epic run around Lady Bird Lake, or getting a PR on the Cap 10K course, CLIF Bar helps feed your adventure!






Where We’re Going





The social runs have begun to take off in popularity and we could use an extra set of hands on occasion to prepare the activities for each meeting. Light set-up and clean-up opportunities available for those who want to sandwich their run with volunteering before and after the meet-up. Also, looking for those local yokels who’ve been their-done that, to share their experience for running and walking in Austin. Good directions and insight on local routes always welcomed by novice guests. If you’d like to share your time please email us for more info.

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