2012 Statesman Capitol 10K Race Recap

Last weekend was the 35th Annual Statesman Capitol 10,000, also known as the Cap 10K.

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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:

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and before we knew it, we were downtown on Congress Avenue. It was so nice to have the streets all to ourselves.

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We then ventured down onto the trail to finish our run:

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The official runner count for the race was just over 23,000 and the Congress Bridge was PACKED!

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We ran into a few other members of the HEB ZOOMA Texas Girlfriends Program while we were making our way to Corral D. Photo op!

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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:

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Now that you have the turn-by-turn course, here’s a photo tour of the race:

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FINISHED!

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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.

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3 Comments

  1. Great idea. I love all the pics (#104 is my work building). Well done.

  2. I almost signed up last minute but had a 15 miler on the schedule. I did hop in the race for a little of the middle portion. Not sure I like this humidity so early in the season!!

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