For the first time in eleventy-nine races, I woke up to a morning temperature in the 40s. And it was glorious. Our corral started at 8:30, so it was kind of a chilly wait. But once we started running, I was glad I'd worn short sleeves. As we started, we heard the announcer say that [...]
For the first time in Statesman Cap10K history, all finishers will receive a medal in 2018. August 21, 2017 - Statesman CAP10K Finisher Medal on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (© Rodolfo Gonzalez 2017) Whether participants in the 41st race on April 8, 2018 run or walk the largest 10K in [...]
Saturday morning, my BRF Sara and I headed down to the Cap 10K expo at the Palmer Events Center. Not ones to wait in line and pay for the privilege to park in the garage, we found free parking a few blocks away and walked across to the venue. After all, we're picking up stuff [...]
I've run the Austin 10/20 every year except the first one, and each time my friend and I said we won't do it again. The course isn't terribly scenic (Burnet Road, anyone?) and there's not a lot of crowd support other than inside The Domain. Miles 8-9 follow the Mopac frontage road up the kind of [...]
On March 12, 1978, Jimmy Carter was president, “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees was dancing at No. 1 and the Statesman Capitol 10,000 was warming up for its first race in Austin. On April 23, 2017, the largest 10K in Texas, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, will be off to the races [...]
Run for the Water 2016 Race Report The bonus of waking up at 5:30 and driving downtown before daybreak for a race? Seeing the UT Tower still lit up orange from Saturday's football victory. At that hour, parking was still pretty easy, and after some indecision about sunglasses we were walked toward the First Street Bridge. With sunglasses. We [...]
The 6th Annual Brain Power 5K, 10K, Survivor Stride & Kids Run is Central Texas' Race Against Brain Cancer and is slated for Sunday, September 11 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The race is grateful for Platinum Sponsorship support from Koko FitClub in Cedar Park as well as many other local and Central Texas supporters [...]
It's common these days for races to offer more than one distance option. In that respect, the Silicon Labs Sunshine Run is typical with a 5-K and 10-K on the same course at the same time. Usually, everything works out just fine, but on Sunday morning confusion reigned.
Spring has always meant 5-K racing season in Austin and even though the number of races has diminished, there are still several races left such as the Purple Stride 5-K at Arbor Trails in south Austin (May 7th), the Daisy 5-K at Camp Mabry on May 28th and the Stars and Stripes 6-K, also at Camp Mabry (May 30). This Sunday (May 8) is the biggest and best of the bunch: The third annual Silicon Labs Sunshine Run.
You registered for the Cap10K several months ago or on Saturday, 4/9, at the Health & Fitness Expo. Running on your own or with a local training group has set you up to have a great race. Race morning comes and all your gear is laid out, your shoes are properly laced, and breakfast is consumed. Restroom breaks are taken and nerves start to set in, or maybe they don’t. Maybe you’re out to have fun during the Cap10K. Either way, you’re about to run with 20,527 of your soon-to-be closest friends. There will be thousands of costumes on course and hundreds of teams running together.
On Tuesday, April 5th, William Dyson, of High Five Events, sat down with David Fuentes, 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier, to talk about the his involvement with this Sunday’s Cap10K, why he likes to lose, and how he kicks back when he’s not running. David also dishes out some advice for anyone looking to PR in their next marathon or half.
The 39th annual Austin American Statesman Capitol 10,000—Austin’s annual spring fling and one of the largest 10-Ks in the country—gets underway Sunday morning (April 10) at 8 a.m. at its traditional starting point on S. Congress Avenue at Barton Springs Road on the Ann Richards Bridge, right across the street from the Austin Statesman. Nearly 20,000 runners, walkers and a wide variety of other costumed things are expected. Last year, more than 18,000 participated in the Cap 10.
Now that all the major winter races are in our rear view mirror, the spring racing season heats up on Sunday with the Austin 10/20. It's a 10-mile race and will be held at The Domain in north Austin, beginning at 8 a.m.
The irony of the ninth edition of the Run for the Water—a race dedicated to raising funds for water projects in Burundi--was there was plenty of water to go around. After Central Texas dried out a little bit on Saturday from the flooding rains of Friday, there was still one more shower in the early [...]
This Sunday will mark the ninth edition of the Gazelle Foundation's Run for the Water 10-Miler--one of the crown jewels of the Austin Distance Challenge. A record field of 6,000 is expected for this year’s races (including a 5-K and a Kids K) which promises to be the most prestigious and competitive in the race's history.