Statesman Cap10K Wins National BibRave 100 and Local Austin Fit Magazine Honors for 2018


Austin, TX (Dec. 3, 2018) The Statesman Capitol 10,000, the largest 10K in Texas, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, has been named to The BibRave 100: A Definitive List of the Best Races in America and “Best Road Race” in Austin Fit Magazine’s annual “Best of” awards for 2018.

“Since 1978, the Statesman Cap10K has been a beloved part of the Austin landscape and culture. It has also extended its reach across the area, state and country, as reflected by these two awards. My intention for the 42nd race on April 7, 2019 is to continue to do what has made it so popular: deliver a fun, exceptionally well-executed race and post-race event,” said Jeff Simecek, Cap10K race director. 

“All of the races listed on The BibRave 100 are shining examples of how to put on a great event, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the list,” said Tim Murphy, Co-Founder of BibRave. “Runners put a lot of time and research into planning their race calendars, and we hope The BibRave 100 is a helpful tool highlighting some truly wonderful races.”

The “Best of” awards from Austin Fit Magazine aim to reflect the continually evolving and thriving fitness scene in Austin. Each year, readers vote in a variety of fitness and healthy living categories.

New and returning Cap10K participants can register for the 2019 race at

About the Statesman Cap10K:

The Cap10K is the largest 10K race in Texas and sixth largest in the nation. The Cap10K began in 1978 with 3,400 participants. The 2019 race will take place on Sunday, April 7.  In 2018, the race had 23,260 registered participants. The 2019 race beneficiary is the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM). Additional race information is available at


About Statesman Media:

Statesman Media is the premier media company in Central Texas. Its brand portfolio spans print and digital, reaching audiences on smartphones, tablets and desktops. Our products and services include the Austin American-Statesman, named Texas Newspaper of the Year three of four years by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors; six community newspapers; Austin360, the entertainment publication; corresponding websites,, and; the digital edition, Statesman ePaper; a dynamic news app, Statesman Live; and social media feeds, @statesman and @austin360. Our print products reach more than 638,000 readers each week, while digital platforms draw 5 million visitors accessing more than 26 million pages each month. With over a century of experience, Statesman Media knows local.  We’ll take your business to the next level with traditional and digital marketing solutions.  Statesman Media manages the Statesman Cap10K as well as several community and charitable efforts including Statesman Season for Caring and Statesman Swim Safe for Austin Kids, a local program that teaches at-risk children to swim. Statesman Media is part of GateHouse Media.For more information, contact Sylvia Rodriguez, Executive Planning Director, at (512) 912-5956.


About Gatehouse Media:

GateHouse Media, headquartered in Pittsford, New York, is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Media Investment Group Inc., which is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing and business services. GateHouse Media is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, as measured by its 145 daily publications. As of September 30, 2018, the company operates in over 555 markets across 37 states, reaching over 23 million people on a weekly basis and serves over 221,000 business customers.  For more information regarding GateHouse Media, please visit



About BibRave:

BibRave works with races and brands to help them engage with runners and ultimately drive more sales and registrations. Through their large and highly-vetted network of running bloggers (BibRave Pros), their popular Twitter event (#BibChat), and their new Podcast (The BibRave Podcast) BibRave helps endurance brands and races go beyond simple advertising and truly connect with more runners.

The company’s consumer-facing product is a race review site where runners can learn about a race before signing up, and leave feedback after the event. The company launched in late 2013 in the Midwest and is now based in Portland, Oregon.


About Austin Fit Magazine

Austin Fit Magazine is Austin’s first—and only—monthly magazine focused on keeping area residents fit, healthy, and active. AFM’s mission: to educate, motivate, and inspire people and communities to live a healthier lifestyle through a balance of health, fitness, and nutrition. Celebrating more than 15 years in publication and reaching thousands of readers through its print and digital magazines, AFM has firmly established itself as the go-to source for health and wellness in the Austin community.