AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The 42nd Statesman Cap10K was cancelled Sunday morning.
At first, organizers had delayed the race by 30 minutes this morning. A message was sent to runners and volunteers stating, "For your safety, please stay in your cars and do not congregate on the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. We will send another update at 7 a.m. Thank you."
A short time later, the deicision was made to cancel the race entirely.
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce that the 42nd Statesman Cap10K has been cancelled. We are sincerely sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment. We are disappointed too, but nothing is more important than the safety of our thousands of runners and hundreds of volunteers along the course. We will email you as soon as we can about further details. The next race is on April 5, 2020. Thank you.
No make up race has been announced.
The Statesman Capitol 10,000 is the largest 10K race in Texas and one of the top 10 in the nation.
Dozens of roads and low-water crossings were closed on Saturday and Sunday, according to atxfloods.com. The National Weather Service has also advised people to remain indoors.