Cap10K Claudia Hernandez

By AFM Team – March 14, 2022

The AFM Team is getting to shine the light on the ‘21-’22 Cap10K race ambassadors. 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!


AFM: What does the Cap10K mean to you?

CH: For Austinites the CAP 10K is not only the best and oldest 10K race in Texas.  It’s the ultimate race experience including the training program.  Registrants are invited and encourage to join the CAP 10K team and other community runners on the weekends to train together.  The training program not only helps you get ready for the race it also gives participants the opportunity to make new running buddies with similar running goals.  It is a great experience to run the race along friendly faces and be able to celebrate the awesome finish line festival!  The whole experience starts with their website (  The site is packed with useful information such as Dates to Remember, Course Description, Running Tips, Pace Calculator, my favorite the Austin’s Coffee House Tour, and more.

AFM: How did you become a race ambassador? Is it something anyone can apply for?

CH: I was invited to join CAP10K as a co-ambassador in 2021 and selected to be an ambassador in 2022. Ambassadors are local runners who are outgoing, fitness-minded and socially active individuals selected by race directors.  There was no application process. They selected individuals that were befriended during the Coffee House Tour group runs. The coffee house runs gave them an opportunity to meet runners and walkers from around the city that were genuinely outgoing, fitness minded and socially active individuals. The social runs gave them a chance to experience who an Austin runner and walker is without the race. Cap10K is such an inclusive event that after meeting these local runners at these social runs, it was obvious to them that they’d be the best team to represent the race.

AFM: What does it mean to be an ambassador for the Cap10k?

CH: It means I’m an enthusiastic runner representing the CAP10K in their commitment to the Austin’s running community.

AFM: What are some roles that race ambassadors do leading up to the race?

CH: We provide support, offer tips, and provide helpful motivation to keep the runners moving forward and get them ready for the big day.

AFM: How excited are you to be participating in the 45th anniversary of the race?

CH: I’m very excited and can’t wait to run this year’s CAP10K race and celebrate at the finish line festivities.

AFM: As a race ambassador, you are representing the Cap10k, how does that feel?

CH: I’m proud to represent and be part of such an amazing race and be able to motivate the running community.

AFM: Are you planning on participating in the upcoming race or will you be helping out?

CH: Yes, I’ll be helping during the Expo and Packet Pick-up and also running the race on April 10, 2022.



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