The Statesman Capitol 10,000 has landed a new presenting sponsor – Baylor Scott & White Health.
The annual race, featuring thousands of runners, many in costume, streaming up Congress Avenue and west over the big hills of Enfield Drive, tops the list of largest 10K races in Texas. This year’s event is set for April 10.
“What a well-matched sponsorship: The largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and the largest 10K in Texas,” said Susie Gray, publisher of the Austin American-Statesman. “Through Baylor Scott & White Health’s significant sponsorship support, this beloved community race will continue to celebrate fitness, fun and family.”
Jay Fox, president of Baylor Scott & White Austin/Round Rock Region, said the company is committed to the health of its communities. “Supporting such an event, which is an example of individuals taking positive action for their own fitness, is directly in line with our population health mission,” he said.
About 4,500 people have registered so far for the 2016 running of what’s become a rite of
spring in Austin. That’s ahead of last year’s sign up pace, notes race director Jeff Simecek.
Long-time Austin runners might remember the early days of the race, which started in 1978 with 3,400 participants. The 2015 edition drew more than 18,000 registered runners and walkers.
The 2016 Cap10K will benefit The Trail Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps protect and enhance the Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake. Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano will serve as race ambassador.
For more information or to register, go here.