It’s that time of year again when thousands of runners, walkers, fitness enthusiasts and families converge in downtown Austin to participate in one of Austin’s largest (non live-music related) events. The Statesman Capital 10k, Cap Kids Fun Run and Health and Fitness Expo happens Friday, Apr. 4 through Sunday, Apr. 6. This weekend, come out to run, walk or roll in Austin’s biggest fitness family event.

It’s going to be a long weekend. Here’s what you can expect:

Friday, Apr. 4

The Health Expo kicks off Friday at the Palmer Event Center, Hall 2,  from noon to 7 pm. The expo is open to the general public and admission is FREE! Bring friends and family to shop at more than 50 vendors for apparel, product samples, race applications, health and medical advice, activities, and more! The Expo will also serve as the pick-up location for race bibs, t-shirts and official race guide.

Saturday, Apr. 5

The Health & Fitness Expo continues at the Palmer Event Center, Hall 2, from 9 am – 6 pm.

The Statesman Cap Kids Fun Run 1-mile & 1⁄2-mile happens this day outside the Palmer Events Center, North Circle Driveway.

The Statesman Cap Kids is a 1-mile children’s run and half-mile family-fun run and walk in downtown Austin. The race has become a favorite health and fitness event for kids 15 and under. The half-mile family-fun run and walk is open to kids 6 and under and is a great way to encourage your little ones to be active.

Here’s the schedule:

  • 7 am -> Registration & Stuff Pick-up
  • 8 am -> Start of first age group 1-mile race
  • 9 am – 6 pm -> Health & Fitness Expo happens inside the Palmer Event Center
  • 10 am -> Start of family half-mile fun run
  • 10:30 am -> Awards Presentation

Sunday, Apr. 6, 2014

Statesman Capitol 10,000 Race Day!

  • 7:30 am -> Wheelchair Athlete Start
  • 8 am -> Race Start
  • 8:45 am -> Start Line Closes
  • 9 am – 12 pm -> Finish Line Festival
  • 9:30 am -> Awards Presentation
  • 11 am -> Race Course Closes
  • 12 pm -> Finish Line Festival concludes

Registration fee for both the timed 1- mile Fun Run and the Untimed half-mile Family Fun Run is $10 through Apr. 4, and increases to $20 on Race Day, Apr. 5. Register here. For more details including parking, starting line and finish line directions, and other race day activities, see the Capital 10K race website here.

Hope to see you there!