Every spring, runners, fitness enthusiasts and healthy families converge in downtown Austin for the Statesman Capitol 10K. Now in its 38th year, the Cap10K race will take place on Sunday, Apr. 12 for runners of all ages. Prior to Sunday’s race, everyone’s invited to attend a FREE two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, Apr. 10 and Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015 at the Palmer Events Center. You won’t want to miss Austin’s biggest fitness family event!


Photo credit: Jay Janner; Photo from the Statesman Cap10K Facebook page


–> Schedule of Events:

April 10 & 11: The Statesman Cap10K Health & Fitness Expo
The Health & Fitness Expo, presented by EHI Health Care, is the best opportunity to see and experience fitness products and services in the greater Austin area. The Expo is free and open to the general public and takes place at the Palmer Events Center from 12-7 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 10 and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 11. Bring friends and family to shop at more than 50 vendors for apparel, product samples, race applications, health and medical advice, activities, and more. Parking at the Palmer Events Center Garage is a flat rate of $7. The Expo will also serve as the pick-up location for race bibs, t-shirts and official race guide.


Photo from the Statesman Cap10K Facebook page

April 12: The Statesman Cap10K Race

  • 7:30 a.m. -> Wheelchair Athletes Start
  • 8:00 a.m. ->Race Start Corral A & B
  • 8:15 a.m. ->Race Start Corral C
  • 8:30 a.m. ->Race Start Corral D,E & F
  • 8:45 a.m. ->Start Line Closes
  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  -> Finish Line Festival
  • 9:30 a.m. -> Awards Presentation
  • 11 a.m. -> Race Course Closes
  • 12 p.m. -> Finish Line Festival concludes

April 12: Finish Line Festival
After the race, be sure to stick around for all of the fun at the Finish Line Festival at Auditorium Shores Main Lawn. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and a new CapKids Zone finish line festival will feature face painting, a petting zoo and a rock-climbing wall.


Photo from the Statesman Cap10K Facebook page


–> Race Registration
You can click here to register online. The cost is $45 through April 7, and then $50 after that. For children ages 10 and younger it is $30 through April 7 and $35 after. This year, $1 of every registration will go directly to The Trail Foundation. Take note, while there is not a Kids Fun Run this year, small children in strollers can still participate in a new stroller/family wave of the race, and older children can run with their families.

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

Have fun!