Wholy Bagel Run - Boardwalk

Sat., March 21, 2020

social run canceled

Fri., Mar. 13, 2020, 8:00 a.m.

Due to recent changes concerning COVID-19 coronavirus in the Austin area it is our decision to cancel Saturday’s social run for the safety of our participants, sponsors, volunteers and staff. While we know that the cancellation of the social run is disappointing we hope you agree that our priority is the health and wellness of our community. Stay tuned, we hope to announce new activities once health concerns have stabilized.

We continue to closely monitor the ongoing coronavirus situation. The City of Austin and Travis Count have issued restrictions on public assembly events through May 1. In response to this declaration we are canceling the Wholy Bagel social run and the remaining 3/28 meeting.


Venue: Austin American-Statesman
Meeting Place : Central Courtyard
Address: 305 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704


Pre-run Stretch: 7:50 a.m.
Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m.
Running Time: 8:10 a.m. (leave by)
Activity Concludes: 10:00 a.m.


Activity: Run, Walk, Skip or Stroll
Participation: Free
Parking: Free
Refreshments: Complementary
Post Stretch & Plyo Zone: Free


Sunrise Time: 7:32 a.m.
Weather Forecast: (tba)

Where We Start

The Austin American-Statesman is located one block South of the river at 305 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704.  The central courtyard is located on the East side of the building, follow the parking signs and feather flags to the entrance. Parking is free for those attending Austin 10K’r events.

What You Get

  • A super fun 3 to 6-mile run down the Austin Boardwalk along Lady Bird Lake.
  • Help us keep the trail we love clean, grab a small trash bag to collect trail trash.
  • Pre-run stretch with RAW Running.
  • Free copy of the Statesman’s 2020 wall calendar.
  • Free samples of the New  Clif Bars (post run)
  • Fresh brewed, locally roasted and organically grown Ruta Maya Coffee.
  • DASANI bottled water (pre & post run).
  • Complimentary hot chocolate.
  • Special limited edition 2020 bumper sticker.
  • And some good ol’ fashion high fives when you finish.

What to Bring

  • Friends & family, co-workers, best buds and girlfriends.
  • Wear a race shirt from any race that is the coolest, oldest or most memorable to you. 
  • Your smile, ’cause you don’t want to miss a photo on the boardwalk and a backdrop of the Austin skyline.
  • Your smartphone to capture the fun and make your followers jealous.
  • Your Marathon Kids training log to collect a Cap10K Armadillo participation stamp.
  • Baby Joggers welcome.
  • Leashed pets welcome.


It’s Free to participate but RSVP with Eventbrite, It’ll help us plan our supplies.
We will also send you travel and/or weather advisory info when needed.

Photo Contest

Participate in a fun activity at the social run to show how much you really love to Austin running. Spring has sprung and we want you to help us commemorate March as Austin’s official Race Shirt Month. So, go deep into your closet and dig out one of your favorite race shirts that is truly an Austin original and join us at the run to show it off . Austin has a long history of road races spanning decades and each one has left its unique mark on why this is one of the best cities in the nation to run. Old or new, wear the shirt from a race you’ve participated in and show off your Austin original for a chance to win prizes. Here are a few shirts from my collection. Eight lucky raffle winners will receive a vintage Cap10K staff jacket.

Winner Prizes

  • Eight jackets awarded by raffle from photos submitted.
  • One branded HAAM canteen.
  • Three gifts (tba) awarded for oldest Austin run, Texas run & Cap10K race shirt.  

How to Enter Contest:

  • Participation is Free.
  • Snap a photo with you wearing your favorite race shirt at the social run.
  • Email the photo to
  • One (1) photo per entry.

Photo submissions received at will be organized in a photo album on the Statesman Cap10K Facebook page. Photos assigned a raffle number in the order that they were received.  Nine (9) raffle numbers will be drawn at random by event staff to determine the winners. Photo submission period starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. on 3/21/20.  Winners announced and contacted on 3/23/20.

Marathon Kids

Attend Austin 10K’r social events to complete miles towards your Marathon Kids training log. Each social event will have its own Marathon Kids family 1-mile route and map. Marathon Kids can earn a special edition armadillo half-mile or one-mile achievement stamp in their training log for participating.  As an additional bonus Marathon Kids headquarters will award prizes for kids with the special edition armadillo achievement stamps on their training logs.  So, start your training and collect those stamps.

We are Marathon Kids and we are on a mission to get kids moving. Through running, we show kids they can achieve more than they ever thought possible and put them on the path to healthier lives. Our Marathon Kids work at their own pace to run or walk a total of four marathons, and we provide the training, rewards, tools, and resources to keep them moving. We believe every kid deserves to live a happy, healthy life and that any adult can be empowered and trained to become an inspiring coach.

Hey Marathon Kids! start collecting your stamps because you can earn special prizes listed below. Prizes can be claimed when attending the final Austin 10K’r social run on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Austin American-Statesman from 8am-10am. Marathon Kids staff will be on site to review training logs and distribute prizes (prizes are not guaranteed, quantities are limited and awarded on first-come first served basis).

  • (1) 1-mile ‘Dillo Stamp = (1) Marathon Kids sticker
  • (3) 1-mile ‘Dillo Stamps = (1) Marathon Kids training t-shirt
  • (5) 1-mile ‘Dillo Stamps = (1) Marathon Kids drawstring bag
  • (10) 1-mile ‘Dillo Stamps = (1) $25 Nike Gift Card

Adult supervision is required for all youth participation in Austin 10K’r social run activities. This is a self-guided, self-paced activity. Social run routes are not closed courses. There is no traffic safety supervision for participants. Participants should abide by normal public use when traveling along any route. Participants must abide by the rules and restrictions provided in normal public access to sidewalks, pedestrian ways, bike paths and hike & bike trails.

Route Description

The Wholy Bagel 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 crosswalks.

After the Run

  • Wholy Bagels Batman, they’ve got bagels.
  • Recharge with Nuun electrolyte enhanced water.
  • Warm up with fresh brewed, locally roasted and organically grown Ruta Maya Coffee.
  • Savor some free Clif Bar samples.
  • Enjoy iced down DASANI bottled water.
  • Free Fusionetic Screening from Baylor Scott & White Health.
  • Turn in your trail trash collection bags for Cap10K swag.
  • Collect your Marathon Kids limited edition Armadillo 1/2-mile or 1-mile training log stamp.
  • Hot chocolate.
  • Fresh fruit also provided.
  • Austin 10K’rs social run shirts on sale for $10.
  • Post your Wholy Bagel Run photos using our official hashtags: #WholyBagel, #Austin10Kr or #Cap10K

Post Stretch & Plyometric Zone

Join Alia Khan, recovering attorney and founder of south Austin’s new Oak + Lotus yoga studio, for a 15-minute post-run yoga session designed especially for runners. Alia is a native Austinite who has been practicing yoga for over a decade, teaching since 2012, and opened her first yoga studio in Washington, DC 5 years ago. She moved back to Austin last year in order to bring her down-to-earth, accessible approach to yoga to her hometown.

You probably already know that yoga is great for post-workiout recovery and preventing injuries. But did you know that a regular weekly practice usually results in improved running times as well? Come see what all the fuss is about; no yoga mat or experience necessary!

You can learn more about Alia and her studio at And if you’d like to try out a class, use promo code WeLoveRunners at checkout to receive your first drop-in class for just $10!

Post Stretch & Plyometric Zone

  • Take a few moments to give those muscles a light stretch after you return.
  • Learn about plyometic activities and how they benefit the well-rounded runners’ fitness. 

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