Cap 10K

40th Anniversary Capitol 10K

40th Anniversary Capitol 10K

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 […]

Melissa

About Melissa

About the Author: Melissa Cooper started running in 2011 with Couch to 5K. In the summer of 2012, in what seemed like a leap, she joined Rogue Running and completed her first half-marathon–San Antonio Rock and Roll–later that year. Finishing San Antonio was supposed to be a one-time bucket list thing, but these days her half-marathon total is at double digits (and climbing). Her favorite race distance is probably the ten-miler. By day, she is a middle school teacher who juggles work and life and running—sometimes even successfully. You can follow her running blog at https://ithoughttheysaidrum.wordpress.com/

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Bussing, Mendez Race to Victories at Cap 10K

Bussing, Mendez Race to Victories at Cap 10K

An overcast and balmy spring morning in Austin, Texas – not exactly ‘perfect’ running conditions – did little to prevent more than 20,000 participants from toeing the line at this year’s Capitol 10,000. The race eclipse the 20K mark on Friday afternoon, a significant jump from previous years and a return to the days when the event was ranked among the biggest 10k’s in the country.

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Huge Field Expected For Cap 10,000 On Sunday

Huge Field Expected For Cap 10,000 On Sunday

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.

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Erik Stanley, Allison Mendez Claim First Cap 10K Crowns

Erik Stanley, Allison Mendez Claim First Cap 10K Crowns

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.

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Scott MacPherson, Chris Kimbrough Cruise to Victory at 2014 Statesman Capitol 10,000

Scott MacPherson, Chris Kimbrough Cruise to Victory at 2014 Statesman Capitol 10,000

Leading up to the 37th Annual Statesman Capitol 10,000, Race Director John Conley was high on the elite men’s field that would toe the start line this morning. His prediction didn’t disappoint as it marked the first time in race […]

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Local Elites and Former Winners Give Advice on How to Run Cap 10K

Local Elites and Former Winners Give Advice on How to Run Cap 10K

We reached out to a number of current elite runners and former Statesman Capitol 10,000 winners for their advice on how to run this Sunday’s race. Each had their own unique perspective, ranging more than three decades of experience from […]

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