In preparation for The Statesman Capitol 10,000—the largest 10K in Texas—Austinites are invited to join a series of free Austin 10K’r social fun runs. Make plans to attend one, or all nine, but we think the Austin 10K’r on February 2, in particular, is not to be missed. That’s when Olympic Champion Sanya Richards-Ross will be in attendance to kick things off, take photos with fans, and sign autographs.
Sanya Richards-Ross began running competitively when she was seven years old. Since then, she has become the world’s most accomplished 400-meter runner and one of only two American women to ever win Olympic gold in the individual 400-meter race. This year, Richards-Ross joined the Marathon Kids Board of Directors and was named the Cap10K Race Ambassador for 2019.
Saturday, February 2, 2019
For your chance to meet Sanya Richards-Ross, attend the free 10K’r on February 2, 2019. Meet in the West Lot of the Austin American-Statesman (305 South Congress) at 8 a.m. for free refreshments, a welcome from Richards-Ross and a one-, three-, or six-mile run, walk, skip, or stroll. See the schedule and route maps here. This free event will be fun for the whole family!
Family Fun at 10K’r Events
Each Austin 10K’r social event will have its own Marathon Kids family one-mile route and map. Marathon Kids can earn a special edition armadillo half-mile or one-mile achievement stamp in their training log for participating. As an added bonus, Marathon Kids staff will award prizes to kids for their accomplishments. So, start your training and collect those stamps! Download a Marathon Kids mileage log here.
Earn Marathon Kids Prizes
Participating Marathon Kids are invited to start collecting stamps at the free Austin 10K’r events, to earn these special prizes:
- (1) 1-mile ‘Dillo Stamp = (1) Marathon Kids sticker
- (3) 1-mile ‘Dillo Stamps = (1) Marathon Kids training t-shirt
- (5) 1-mile ‘Dillo Stamps = (1) Marathon Kids drawstring bag
- (10) 1-mile ‘Dillo Stamps = (1) Marathon Kids backpack
Prizes can be claimed when attending the final Austin 10K’r social run on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 8-10 a.m. Marathon Kids staff will be onsite at the Austin American-Statesman to review training logs and distribute prizes. (Prizes are not guaranteed; quantities are limited and will be awarded on first-come, first-serve basis.)
Austin 10K’r Schedule
Austin 10K’r events will take place from January through March, leading up to the Cap10K in April. You can find the complete schedule of free events here. We hope to see you there!