Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4.5
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.3
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
4.3
When the Cap10K was off to the races in 1978, it had 3,400 participants. Looking forward to the 43rd, the local race has not only grown to become the largest 10K in Texas, but also the sixth largest in the nation. In 2019, more than 23,200 registered for the annual … MORE
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    sarah.m.tune FIRST-TIMER '18

    Well organized and memorable start, the first 5k is all (epic) hills! Beautiful views all the way, and fun on course bands, costumes and supporters. After party was so big … MORE

    Well organized and memorable start, the first 5k is all (epic) hills! Beautiful views all the way, and fun on course bands, costumes and supporters. After party was so big I didn’t get to see it all!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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    kristynauhles FIRST-TIMER '18

    I had a wonderful experience as a first time participant. My only complaint was the size of the starting corrals, they seemed a little large and crowded. With the size … MORE

    I had a wonderful experience as a first time participant. My only complaint was the size of the starting corrals, they seemed a little large and crowded. With the size of the race, they could have had more corals or have more space in each one. The course is hilly in the first half and then downhill or flat on the second half.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    Donnie FIRST-TIMER '18

    I have know about this event for many years and it has been on my list. Researched it a little after I registered. The largest 10K event in Texas. They … MORE

    I have know about this event for many years and it has been on my list.
    Researched it a little after I registered. The largest 10K event in Texas. They announced “23,000” before the start but on the results page it shows 18,751 finishers so it is a large event.
    Packet Pickup: as for most large runs there is an Expo that you must attend to pickup your packet. It is held on Friday and Saturday. I went on Saturday around 2:00 PM. Smaller expo with a few gear vendors, running event booths, nutrition vendors, and some odds and ends vendors. Your packet consists of a short sleeved shirt and your bib. Parking at the expo is $5.
    Race Day: Parking – There are lots of parking options, some paid and some free. I parked at the Texas Department of Transportation building (free). It was not too far from the start and finish. I arrived semi early (as i do for most events) around 6:30 (race started at 8:00), so there were lots of parking spots. There were still spots available when I left the car at 7:20 to make my way to the corrals.
    This event had a corral start. There were 6 or 7 corrals. They said there would be a ten minute wait between corral starts. I started at 8:00 so I am not sure if they did wait the 10 minutes between starts.
    Pre-race they had music playing and announcers talking, pretty standard. The start is on the Congress St Bridge over the Colorado River and in front of you is the State Capitol building.
    The course – it was a nice course. It wasnt flat but it wasnt overly hilly. There was one nice hill that was about half to three quarters mile long but it wasnt anything horrible. As with uphills there were several nice fast downthills. They had a small hill that they use for a King/Queen of the hill contest. They have timing mats at the start and finish of the hill and the fastest male/female are given a shirt and are the King/Queen of the hill.
    The course winds through Austin you run past the state capitol building, then through part of the University of Texas Campus, after that it didnt know much about the area and if there were any highlights to see. You finish back near the start in a park. If you are looking for a good course with a little of everything, flat and hills, this one has it.
    The finish area – after crossing the line they hand you a bottle of water and for the first time in their history, a finisher medal. There is a finish line festival. There you can get some snacks, bananas, apples, chips, water, a few vendors from the Expo are there handing out some samples, a band was playing, several food trucks were there selling their products, and there were lots of team tents. When i finished it was easy to move around in the festival area but when i was leaving it was really starting to get crowded.
    This was a well run event and I would run it again.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    jennypaul1987 REPEAT RUNNER '11

    I've always run this one just for fun. There are THOUSANDS of runners, so the roads are congested- not a good place to try and PR. But the course is … MORE

    I’ve always run this one just for fun. There are THOUSANDS of runners, so the roads are congested- not a good place to try and PR. But the course is fun, scenic, and challenging. The after party has tons of great freebies- I loaded UP on Clif blocks one year. I love this race and try to do it every year I can!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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