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Thousands participate in Cap10K, benefiting the Austin Parks Foundation

Thousands participated in the annual Capitol 10K run on Sunday. This year the run benefited The Austin Parks Foundation.

AUSTIN -- The 41st annual Capitol 10K race happened on Sunday, and apart from being the largest 10K in Texas, this year it supported the local non-profit, the Austin Parks Foundation.

The first finisher crossed the line around 8:30a.m.

The first woman to cross the finish line was Rachel Baptista.

APF, established in 1992, works with the Austin community to make public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteering, innovative programing, advocacy and financial support. APF fills the city’s funding and resource gap needed to develop, maintain and enhance Austin's 300+ parks, trails and more.

APF is known for its annual flagship volunteer event, It’s My Park Day, and is a presenting partner and beneficiary of the popular Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

Every first Saturday in March and November, Austin Parks Foundation hosts its biggest city-wide volunteer event in effort to improve the parks, trails and greenbelts of Austin. Click here to learn how to volunteer.

APF also has an ongoing Adopt-A-Park program, which is a collaborative partnership between Austin Parks & Recreation (PARD) and Austin Parks Foundation.

To help celebrate the Cap10K, the APF provided a list of their favorite "off the beaten path" trails in Austin:

- Onion Creek Greenbelt Park

- Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve

- St. Edwards Park

- Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park

- Perry Art Park

And for those fitness enthusiasts, here are their favorite parks for exercise:

- Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park

- Joslin Neighborhood Park

- Southern Walnut Creek Trail Hike & Bike

- Dick Nichols Park

PHOTOS: Runners turn out for Cap10K 2018