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Going Virtual for 2021: Statesman Cap10K Announces Change to 44th Race

The Statesman Capitol 10,000 is changing its 44th race format from in-person on April 11, 2021, to virtual, April 11-30. More information is available at Cap10K.com/virtualrace.

“The pandemic continues to affect our community. Both in the interest of the health and safety of our participants and in anticipation of the city of Austin significantly modifying or canceling our large-scale in-person event, we are moving our 2021 Cap10K race to a virtual format,” said Jeff Simecek, Statesman Cap10K race director. “We are grateful for our running community’s continued understanding, as well as their support of our race and beneficiary, Marathon Kids. We plan to build upon last year’s successful contactless drive-thru packet pick-up and virtual race. We’re looking forward to making the most of going virtual in 2021, with 10 different routes for participants to run, and then getting to work on our 45th for 2022.”

Virtual race participants can pick up their 2021 race T-shirt, bib and finisher’s medal at the contactless drive-thru packet pick-up at the Austin American-Statesman: Friday, April 9, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s drive-thru event will feature live music, giveaways and more. Packet mail delivery is also available for $11, which will cover the cost of postage. Detailed drive-thru packet pick-up instructions and virtual race information will be shared in forthcoming email communication to registered participants.

The Cap10K’s training program, Austin’s Coffee House 10K Sunrise Coffee, continues to be available to the running community. It features new training routes, encourages socially distanced camaraderie and helps support local businesses.

The current and final registration fee for this year’s race is $40 for adults. One dollar from every 2021 Cap10K registration goes to Marathon Kids, which helps kids grow healthy lives through running. Additionally, race participants can choose to make a donation when registering, which the Statesman will match up to $10,000, at Cap10K.com.

The Cap10K, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, is the largest 10K race in Texas, a BibRave Top Race in America and a past Austin Fit Magazine’s “Best Race/Run.” General race information is available at Cap10K.com.

Statesman Media is the premier media company in Central Texas. Its brand portfolio spans print and digital, reaching readers on the smartphone, tablet or laptop platform they prefer. The portfolio includes the Austin American-Statesman, named Newspaper of the Year in both 2013 and 2014 by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors; six community newspapers; Austin360, the entertainment publication; corresponding websites, statesman.com, hookem.com, and austin360.com; the digital edition, Statesman ePaper; dynamic apps like the Austin360 app, Statesman Live, Statesman Weather; and social media feeds, @statesman and @austin360. The print products reach more than 638,000 readers each week, while digital platforms draw 5 million visitors accessing more than 26 million pages each month. The diverse media company also offers commercial printing, packaging and delivery services. Statesman Media owns and manages Statesman Cap10K as well as several community and charitable efforts including Statesman Season for Caring and Statesman Swim Safe for Austin Kids, a local program that teaches at-risk children to swim. Statesman Media is part of Gannett.

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