Venue: Austin American-Statesman
Meeting Place : Main Warehouse
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
Post Stretch & Plyo Zone: Free
The Austin American-Statesman is located one block South of the river at 305 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704. The main warehouse is located on the Northwest side of the building, follow the parking signs and feather flags to the entrance. Parking is free for those attending Austin 10K’r events.
Participate in a fun activity at the social run to show how much you really love to run. The Nine-banded armadillo was designated Texas’ state mammal in 1927 and there’s a few of them around town. Texas armadillos come in many shapes and sizes and we want you to help us find a few. From murals and yard art to sculptures and mascots, there’s an armadillo just waiting to be discovered on this week’s Austin 10K’r social run. Three lucky winners will receive a pair of special edition Cap10K Armadillo socks.
Three pair of socks awarded.
How to Enter Contest:
Photo submissions received at email@example.com 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. Three (3) 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 1/25/20. Winners announced and contacted on 1/27/20.
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).
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.
The Bagel Run is a creative 3 to 5-mile route that travels south into the historic Bouldin Creek Neighborhood and then returns through the vibrant South Lamar Entertainment District. South Lamar has exploded with new restaurants, boutiques and condos in recent years ever changing the landscape of this sleepy boulevard. This is your chance to scope out the boulevard and plan something new for your next outing. The route finishes with a merge onto the Butler Hike & Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake and a scenic view of downtown.
The route will start in the Austin American-Statesman’s parking lot and travel west on Barton Springs Rd. towards Palmer Event Center. Just before the Dougherty Arts Center the route will turn left at Dawson Rd. and head due south until it intersects W. Oltorf St. A right turn here will take you past one of the first notable establishments the Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. just before the railroad tracks. Continue on W. Oltorf St. until in dead ends at S. Lamar Blvd., we turn right but on your left is the Black Sheep Lodge. From here down to the lake the boulevard is flanked by a multitude of great places to eat, shop, listen to live music, bowl, dance or catch a movie. In order as you pass them, Opa Coffee & Wine Bar, The Golden Goose, Krua Urban Thai, Corner Bar, Austin Pizza, Snooze, Picnik, Mom’s Tattoos, S. Austin Museum of Popular Culture, Barlata Tapas Bar, It’s Italian Cucina, Saxon Pub, Ramen Tatsu-Ya, Southside Flying Pizza, Maudie’s Too, Odd Duck, Gibson Street Bar, Juice Society, Stonehouse Coffee & Bar, Alamo Drafthouse, The Highball, kiki nass, Caffe Medici, Shake Shack, Uchi, Taurus Academy, Moss Designer Consignment, Eberly, Bicycle Sport Shop, Barton Springs Saloon and Topher Theatre.
Events are run and walk friendly, variable in distance, free, open to the public and begin and end at Austin American-Statesman. Parking is FREE for social runs at the Statesman. On occasion Austin 10K’rs will visit our partners at a location other than the Statesman, check each event for detailed instructions on where to meet. 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. This is a self-guided and self-paced activity. There are no street closures or directional signage marking the route.
Each event will incorporate a creative theme that highlights the culture of Austin and the Cap10K. Arrive a little early for meet ‘n’ greet with the race staff, event partners and fellow runners. Before we start each run 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.
Participation in Austin 1OK’r events 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 activity, their representatives, and successors, from all claims of liabilities or any kind resulting in whole or in part from participation in Austin 1OK’r events or the acts or omissions by and organization, firm or individual that take place in connection with Austin 1OK’r events. By participating in Austin 1OK’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!
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.