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 [...]
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.
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.
On Sunday, March 20th, runners toed the start line in ideal running conditions. The vernal equinox, or first day of spring, brought about the perfect weather for the Lost Pines Trail Runs, held in Smithville, Texas. With temperatures in the low 40s at the start, participants began their race, either a 10K, half marathon, or marathon, on the challenging terrain at Rocky Hill Ranch. Austinites began to take over the race as temperatures began to slowly climb.
If ever a race name was apropos, it was the Sunshine Run 5-K and 10-K on Sunday morning. There simply could not have been a better spring morning for the second running of this event: Clear skies, dry weather, temps in the low 60s and brilliant sunshine.
Spring has always meant 5-K racing season in Austin and even though that season is drawing to a close, there are still several races left such as the Ants in Your Pants in Pflugerville and the Daisy 5-K at Camp Mabry next weekend. But this Sunday is more jam packed than usual with options in just about every city from San Antonio to Dallas and Fredericksburg to Bryan/College Station. In total we have 29 event listings on our Race Calendar for May 2nd and 3rd.
As far back as I can remember, I've always been a writer. I started getting paid to write when I was about 15 and since then, I've written hundreds, maybe thousands of articles, about every topic imaginable. But I had never written a eulogy until last weekend.
Though the thunderstorms and lightning predicted by local meteorologists never materialized, a dense fog and 100 percent humidity blanketed downtown Austin at the 38th Annual Capitol 10,000 for the field of 20,000 runners. Former University of Texas All-American Erik Stanley toed the start line with his first 10K victory in mind despite whatever the weather threw at him. Stanley – now 30 and owner of Trail Roots Running Group – left the field early with only Rory Tunningley on his back shoulder. The two stuck together through the first four miles of the very hilly course, averaging right at five minutes per mile. It looked as though there might be a race today.
The 38th annual Austin American Statesman Capitol 10,000—Austin’s annual spring fling and the largest 10-K in Texas—gets underway Sunday morning (April 12) at 8 a.m. at its traditional starting point on S. Congress Avenue at Barton Springs Road, 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 16,000 participated in the Cap 10.
Zooma Racing Series will return to Bastrop, Texas on Saturday, March 28th for the seventh annual Half Marathon, 10K and 5K held at Hyatt Lost Pines Resort. With it's annual early spring date it will be yet another great year of bluebonnets and other memorable Texas scenery. While the mostly out-and-back course is hilly, getting lost in the surroundings makes up for it as you soak in the pristine landscape.
Running a marathon isn’t quite as simple as waking up one morning and deciding to jump into the starting corral and cruise through 26.2 miles. If it were that easy, everyone would do it. Nor would it be as rewarding and as great a life-affirming experience as completing a marathon can be. Instead, training properly [...]
Noted philosopher Yogi Berra, the 20th century's version of Aristotle, once supposedly said: "Half of baseball is 90 percent mental." So is running. Actually, sometimes I think half of running is 100 percent mental. Maybe it was all in my head, but after coming back from Boston last week, I flat lined. I hadn't run [...]
For 32 years the final Sunday in April was reserved for the Bun Run and title sponsor Schlotzsky's, but 2014 marked a new era. Same course, same great cause (Austin Sunshine Camps) but a different name and title sponsor at the inaugural Silicon Labs Sunshine Run. The 10K kicked off the event at 7:00 AM [...]
Since 1982, the Schlotzsky's Bun Run has been one of the best (and fastest) 5-K's in Austin. But the Bun Run is no more. Well sort of no more. The race has been resurrected by the Young Men's Business League of Austin, given a new name--the Sunshine Run--and with a new title sponsor (Silicon Labs), [...]