Cap10K registration opens at noon today with discounted entry fee

Registration opens today for the 2016 Statesman Capitol 10K. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Registration opens today for the 2016 Statesman Capitol 10K.
RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Heads up, runners!

The 2016 Statesman Cap10K is set for April 10. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN
The 2016 Statesman Cap10K is set for April 10. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

2016 Statesman Capitol 10,000 race registration opens at noon today and the first 2,016 registrants pay just $30. After that, the fee is just $35.

To register, go here.

This year’s race is scheduled for April 10.

The 2016 race marks the 39th running of the race, an annual rite of spring in Austin. Many participants dress in costume, and runners of all ability levels join the fun.

 

 

 

Godfrey Baldwin logs 3,333 miles since retirement

Godfrey Baldwin has run 3,333 miles since retiring. Family photo
Godfrey Baldwin has run 3,333 miles since retiring. Family photo

Congratulations to Godfrey Baldwin.

The 75-year-old, who lives in Georgetown, started running when he was about 40. When he retired from his job as a statistician with the U.S. Census Bureau in 2006, he started recording on a calendar just how many miles he’d covered.

“I was never a fast jogger and now I am an old slow jogger,” Baldwin says. “I enjoy jogging and hope to continue as long as my health allows.”

His goal is to run 4 miles at a time, three days a week, and he usually comes pretty close. He likes running in the fall, winter and spring best, but says running in the summer isn’t so bad – as long as you accept the fact that you’re going to get sweaty.

“If you start out with that expectation it’s not that bad,” he says.

He mostly rambles around Georgetown, and at one time prided himself on the fact that he’d jogged every street, parking lot and alley in the city. Since then, though, more streets have gone in that he hasn’t explored.

We like his idea. What do you do to stay fit?