Every spring, runners, fitness enthusiasts and families converge in downtown Austin for the Statesman Capitol 10K, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health. Giving support to the old saying “everything’s bigger in Texas”, the Cap10K race is the largest 10K race in Texas and one of the top 10 in the nation! For many locals it has become a rite of spring. Mark your calendars — and register now — for this big event on Sunday, April 8 in downtown Austin!

Open to all ages, you’re encouraged 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.

Runners make their way in the 40th Annual Austin American-Statesman Capitol 10,000 on Sunday morning April 23, 2017.

— Schedule of Events:

April 6 & 7: 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 6 from 12 – 7 p.m. as well as on Saturday, April 7 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 8: The Statesman Cap10K Race

Start: South Congress Avenue (Ann Richards Bridge)
Finish: Vic Mathias Shores Main Event Lawn

7:30 a.m. — Wheelchair Athlete Start
8 a.m. — Race Start Corral A & B
8:15 a.m. — Race Start Corral C
8:25 a.m. — Race Start Corral D
8:35 a.m. — Race Start Corral E & F
8:45 a.m. — Start Line Closes
8:30 a.m. – 12: p.m. — Finish Line Festival
10:30 a.m. — Team Awards Presentation
11 a.m. — Race Course Closes
12 p.m. — Finish Line Festival concludes

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.

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.

— 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 YMCA CapKids Zone filled with inflatable obstacle courses, jump house, slides and more. Click here for the Finish Line Festival map.

–> Race Registration
You can click here to register online. The cost is $50 for and adult or $30 for children ages 10 and younger. Take note that the price increases on April 2 to $55 for adults and $55 for adults & $40 for youth.

Peter Martin runs with his son the last strech of the race in the 40th Annual Austin American-Statesman Capitol 10,000 on Sunday morning April 23, 2017.

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 race registration 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.

This giveaway has now ended. Thanks to all who entered, and congrats to Marissa!

*Featured Header Image: Magen Sparks pose at the Statesman Cap10k photo stand after she finished in the 40th Annual Austin American-Statesman Capitol 10,000 on Sunday morning April 23, 2017.  RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN