Every spring, runners, fitness enthusiasts and healthy families converge in downtown Austin for the Statesman Capitol 10K. Celebrating it’s 40th year, the Cap10K race is the largest 10K race in Texas and one of the top 10 in the nation. It will take place on Sunday, April 23 for runners of all ages. This family-friendly events encourages you to run, walk, push that baby stroller, or even bring along your pup for a race through Austin’s picturesque downtown. Then at the Finish Line Festival, you can celebrate your accomplishment with live music, food trucks, a beer garden, kids zone and more.

–> Schedule of Events:

April 21 & 22: The Statesman Cap10K Health & Fitness Expo
The Health & Fitness Expo is free and open to the general public and takes place at the Palmer Events Center on Friday, April 21 from 12 – 7 p.m. and on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Expo will serve as the pick-up location for race bibs, t-shirts and official race guide. While you’re there, you can also shop at for apparel, product samples, race applications, health and medical advice, activities, and more.

April 23: The Statesman Cap10K Race

  • 7:30 a.m. -> Wheelchair Athletes Start
  • 8 a.m. -> Race Start Corral A & B
  • 8:10 a.m. -> Race Start Corral C
  • 8:30 a.m. -> Race Start Corral D
  • 8:30 a.m. -> Race Start Corral E & F
  • 8:45 a.m. -> Start Line Closes
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. -> Finish Line Festival (see details below)
  • 9:45 a.m. -> Awards Presentation
  • 11 a.m. -> Race Course Closes
April 12, 2015 - Coral Terry, carries her son, Texas, 2, as her mother, Lindsey Noonan, right, pushes a car stroller down Cesar Chavez on the last mile of the Statesman Cap10k held in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (Rodolfo Gonzalez / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

April 12, 2015 – Coral Terry, carries her son, Texas, 2, as her mother, Lindsey Noonan, right, pushes a car stroller down Cesar Chavez on the last mile of the Statesman Cap10k held in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (Rodolfo Gonzalez / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Baby Jogger Family Start Area
The Family Baby Jogger Starting Area is a family friendly staging area for baby joggers with a few great perks. Families are invited to take advantage of free reserved parking at the Austin American-Statesman, conveniently located at the start line (parking pass required). Once you’ve parked, head to this staging area near Corral D for family only restrooms, diaper changing tent, complimentary juice, and free pinwheels for kids.

Costume Contest: To add a little extra fun to race day, you can wear something festive. Click here for full details about the costume contest & a list of categories. This year’s costume contest has gone social, and all contest submissions will be submitted and voted on via “Likes” on Statesman Cap10K’s Official Facebook page.

Felipe Vega and his daughter, Guilina, 2, approach the finish line of the 2013 Statesman Capitol 10,000 race on Sun., April 7, 2013. Ashley Landis for American-Statesman

Felipe Vega and his daughter, Guilina, 2, approach the finish line of the 2013 Statesman Capitol 10,000 race on Sun., April 7, 2013.
Ashley Landis for American-Statesman

— Finish Line Festival
After the race, be sure to stick around for all of the fun at the Finish Line Festival on the lawn of Vic Mathias Shores. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and a CapKids Zone finish line festival will feature face painting, a petting zoo and a rock-climbing wall. Austin bands Tomar and the FCs and Rochelle & The Sidewinders will perform, as well.

–> Race Registration
You can click here to register online. The cost is $45 or $30 for children ages 10 and younger. $1 of every registration will go directly to Austin Parks Foundation.

For more details including parking, starting line and finish line directions, and other race day activities, visit the Statesman Capital 10K race website.

–> Giveaway! We have a pair of race registrations to give away! Enter below. Good luck! Entering the giveaway will add you to the Do512 Family email list, where we let you know about the best Austin family events each week.

 

*Featured Image Credit: Photo by RODOLFO GONZALEZ /AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN from the Statesman Cap10K Facebook page