Last weekend was the 35th Annual Statesman Capitol 10,000, also known as the Cap 10K.
Leslie and I registered for this one last minute, deciding to use it as our final training run for ZOOMA. The training plan called for an 8 mile run, so we parked a little over two miles from the start to hit our mileage for the day.
I played tourist as we hit the streets of UT:
and before we knew it, we were downtown on Congress Avenue. It was so nice to have the streets all to ourselves.
We then ventured down onto the trail to finish our run:
The official runner count for the race was just over 23,000 and the Congress Bridge was PACKED!
The temps were creeping up to a range I was hoping not to see until the end of April and the city was covered with a thick blanket of humidity, both characteristic for 95% of Austin-area races.
The course for Cap 10K was nearly identical to the Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot, with the exception of the bridge we started on: north on Congress, east on 11th, north on San Antonio, west on 15th/Enfield (cue dramatic music), south on Atlanta, back east on Cesar Chavez to the Congress Bridge, and then west on Riverside to the finish:
Now that you have the turn-by-turn course, here’s a photo tour of the race:
The Cap 10K was a great race! It was a bit crowded (as can be expected with 20,000+ runners) but went off without a hitch logistically. Water stops were plentiful and volunteers encouraging. HEB provided post-race snacks: bananas, granola bars, water, and energy drinks.
Overall I was very impressed with the race and provided I’m in town next year I will definitely be registering for it again.