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Code of Conduct

Events

At all Statesman Capitol 10,000 and Austin 10K’r social run events, participants should conduct themselves in a courteous manner, respect all fellow participants, volunteers, event staff, spectators, and members of the community, and adhere to Rules & Restrictions.

Proper race etiquette is required at all times, including being aware of your surroundings and of announcements and instructions from event officials.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Runners may not engage in any verbal or actual misconduct that is abusive, harassing, insulting, or offensive, even if it does not fall within the prohibitions that are outlined in Cap10K Rules & Restrictions.

Runners should be respectfully quiet during the pre-race announcements and during the playing of the national anthem.

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Start

Corrals Please give yourself enough time arrive, use the restroom facilities and enter your corral. Enter only the corral you are assigned to or a slower one.

Tardiness The corral entry gates close 5-minutes before each corral’s designated start time. If the gates are closed, you are late. Only the next available corral that has gates open is available for entry.

Bags & Backpacks No bags of any kind will be allowed in the start line corrals or on the course. ‘Camelbacks’ or other similar hydration systems are allowed. All bags within the event space are subject to search.

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Headphones & Earbuds

The use of headphones and earbuds are strongly discouraged. If you choose to wear headphones or earbuds, please ensure that you can hear all announcements and remain aware of your surroundings, including other participants.

Mobile Devices

The use of mobile devices while participating in the event for tracking your run, staying connected to family members, taking photos or for use after the event is encouraged. Please be courteous to others on the course by not blocking participants that are running when taking photos. 

Portable Restrooms

Please be considerate in portable toilet lines. Do not cut in line or into another line. Respect that others will use the toilet after you. Urinating or defecating in the corrals, at the post-finish corral, or in park is not only discourteous, but also a violation of Cap10K Rules & Restrictions, and you risk disqualification by engaging in such conduct.

Running Courtesy

Forming Do not run in groups of three or more abreast; wide groups become barriers to other runners.

Pacing If you are not moving at the same rate as other participants around you, please stay to your right so others can pass.

Passing Communicate when passing a runner, and allow others to pass. If someone running behind you says, “On your left,” move to your right to let the runner pass. If someone says, “On your right,” move to your left.

Stopping Do not stop abruptly. If you stop to drink at an aid station, take water from the furthest point on the table or line to avoid congestion and continue to walk forward. If you need to tie your shoelaces, move to the side of the course.

Spitting Take care when you spit and blow your nose to avoid hitting other participants.

Helping If you encounter a runner in distress, offer assistance and/or report the situation to the nearest aid station, event official, or call for 9-1-1 immediately.

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Trash

Please deposit all trash and recyclables in the provided receptacles, including at aid stations. When discarding cups at aid stations, use caution to avoid hitting other participants. Empty water cup before disposing to reduce unnecessary trash weight.

Lost and Found Items

If you find an item during or after the event, please turn it into the Cap10K Volunteer/Racing Info tent at the Finish Line Festival or to any Cap10K event official. Cap10K will make best efforts to make these items available for pick up by the next week at the race offices. Items will be held for 30 days and discarded if not claimed by their owner.

*THE STATESMAN CAPITOL 10,000 RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROHIBIT ADDITIONAL ITEMS/ACTIONS IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THE SAFETY OF OUR EVENTS AND PARTICIPANTS. PARTICIPANTS WHO VIOLATE THE ABOVE RULES MAY BE DISQUALIFIED.