Austin runners know every curve, bridge and blooming red bud tree along the Butler Hike and Bike Trail around Lady Bird Lake.
For the second year in a row, race organizers will donate $1 from every entry fee to the foundation, which was instrumental in developing the boardwalk and installing new restrooms on the trail. Race participants can also make individual donations to the non-profit organization when they register; the Statesman will match them up to a total of $10,000.
Registration is $45 for adults or $30 for youth until Monday, when prices increase by $5.
The race is set for 8 a.m. Sunday, April 10.
Funds raised during the Cap10K will support projects including the planned improvement of the trail bridge beneath Congress Avenue on the north side of the river and ongoing ecological restoration efforts along the pathway.
“The beloved Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake is the heart of Austin, and its impact can be seen in virtually every aspect of life in and around our city — it plays a critical role in health and wellness, and it enhances the quality of life in Austin, ultimately boosting our economy by helping to attract and retain employees,” Susan Rankin, executive director of The Trail Foundation, said in a press release.
The Trail Foundation will also give away native Texas wildflower seed packets and non-alcoholic margarita-flavored popsicles at the Health and Fitness Expo on April 8-9.
About 3,400 runners lined up for the first Cap 10K in 1978. Since then, the event, the largest 10K race in Texas, has grown to more than 18,000 registered participants.
For more information or to register, go here.