Claudia Garcia is one of the race ambassadors for the upcoming 45th anniversary of the race who is excited to share her role and her excitement for the race in April!
KL: The Cap10k means family, friends, runners, walkers, wheelchairs, everyone coming together to participate in an Austin tradition fun run. (Although my family and I can get a little competitive with one another.)
KL: Being an Austinite, my family has been a part of the Cap10k since the very beginning, with my father and uncles participating in the very first Cap10k, when part of the route was in Zilker Park. I have participated in about 10 out of 45 races in the past and look forward to this year’s 45th.
KL: I became a race ambassador as I volunteered to help with the virtual Cap10k in 2021. It was that year that the pandemic was still high in numbers and the Cap10k had set up multiple routes all over Austin for participants to still get their Cap10k experience. It was then when Chris shared with us his ideas about inviting those who cheered on the participants at this event to become race ambassadors for the Cap10k 2022. Since each ambassador has different race experiences and is all on various levels, we can share our stories and daily routines with other runners who can relate.
KL: There are social coffee runs every month that the Cap10k hosts to help train for the BIG DAY. After those group run/walks we come together, ambassadors and those training, to have coffee and chat about running. We have also answered monthly questions along the way to offer different perspectives on diets, running strategies, music preferences, anything to help those who may have never run or runners who just want to mix it up a bit.
KL: Absolutely amazing as I know the history of this race. Also, I know that there are runners that I can relate to as I run to stay healthy and not competitive, well competitive with myself.
KL: We plan to do both. As a participant for many years, I love giving back to the Cap10k that always puts on a great running event for this city.