Press Release: Statesman Capitol 10K partners with local Boneshaker Project for 2017 race

Statesman Capitol 10K partners with local Boneshaker Project for 2017 race

Austin, TX – Jan. 30, 2017

The Statesman Capitol 10,000, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, has announced a partnership with Boneshaker Project for the 40th annual race on April 23, 2017.

In 2016, Boneshaker Project launched a new fitness initiative to bring inclusive, fun and social run clubs to schools. With a focus on middle school, Boneshaker Project is in 10 schools in Austin and Round Rock ISDs. The program includes the opportunity to participate in a 5K and 10K in the fall and spring semesters.

“Each year, new runners and walkers experience the Cap10K for the first time,” said Jeff Simecek, Statesman Cap10K race director. “We’re so pleased that this partnership means many of the 150 program children expected to participate will experience their first 10K with us — and the 40th at that!”

 “The Statesman Cap10K gives our runners the opportunity to prove to themselves that they can achieve something they’ve never had the access or the training to achieve,” said Paul Carrozza, Boneshaker Project Executive Director.

“6.2 miles will be the farthest most of our students will have ever run,” said Cassandra Henkiel, Boneshaker Athletic Director. “We can’t imagine a better race to introduce our Boneshakers to the joys of running than the Statesman Cap10K.”

The Cap10K is the largest 10K race in Texas and one of the top 10 in the nation. The iconic Austin race began and will be celebrating the 40th running in 2017. In 2016, the race had more than 20,500 registered participants. 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 readers on the smartphone, tablet or laptop platform they prefer. The portfolio includes the Austin American-Statesman, named Newspaper of the Year in both 2013 and 2014 by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors; six community newspapers; Austin360, the entertainment publication; ¡ahora sí!, the Spanish-language newspaper; corresponding websites,,,, and; the digital edition, Statesman ePaper; dynamic apps like the Austin360 app, Statesman Live, Statesman Weather; and social media feeds, @statesman and @austin360. The 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. The diverse media company also offers commercial printing, packaging and delivery services. Statesman Media owns and manages 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 Cox Media Group. For more information, contact Ann Poe, VP of Marketing and Audience, at (512) 445-1779.

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About Boneshaker Project:

Boneshaker Project 501(c3) works in the Austin community to empower kids to feel physically strong from a young age. Through expert coach mentorship and online engagement, we encourage everyone to ‘do what moves you,’ feel confident and enjoy healthy lifestyles. In the past 4 years Boneshaker Project has directly impacted over 500 youth with free and low cost biking, running and fitness programs. Social engagement is an integral part of our vision via Twitter (Boneshaker_proj), Instagram (Boneshaker_Project), Facebook (Boneshaker Project) and website