Race Day Viewing of the Cap 2k
There will be no spectator access at the start site (Red Bud Isle) or at the finish site (Texas Rowing Center) of the Race.
The best viewing of the race will be from the Capital Cruises doubledecker paddlewheel boat. Tickets, if still available, may be purchased here for family, friends, and fans to experience the race from the deck of the M.V. Nighthawk for $15 per ticket, $10 child 4-11. Boarding is 9:00-9:15 a.m. at Texas Rowing Center dock.
Spectators also should be able to view the entire race from the south end of the Mopac Pedestrian Bridge. We suggest that spectators park on the south shore under the Mopac Bridge or on the north shore along Stephen F. Austin Dr.
Luke's point, which is approximately 50 yards north of Texas Rowing Center offers a great view of the course from the Mopac Bridge to the finish. You'll know it by the clearing with the bench on water's edge.
Parts of the race course may be viewed from the small dock at Eiler's Park, just north of Deep Eddy Pool. (Beware of the two territorial white geese.)
Spectators, please keep off the hike & bike trail unless walking from one spot to another & when so doing be alert and give way to the bikers & runners. Spectators should not stop & view the race from the hike and bike trail or anywhere you might block flow of traffic.
PARKING & SWIMMER DROP-OFF:
START-SITE PARKING There will be no parking at Red Bud Isle. The LCRA lot at 3700 Lake Austin Blvd. (across from Mozart's and Hula Hut) is available and a short walk from Red Bud Start Site. This lot is a little less than a mile walk from the post-race picnic.
FINISH-SITE PARKING Please note: There will not be early morning parking on Stephen F. Austin Dr. near the Texas Rowing Center due to the Sunshine Run's street closures. Available "finish area" parking will be found on Stratford on the South shore under the Mo-Pac Bridge (across from the Texas Rowing Center). Deep Eddy Pool parking lot should also have some availability. There will, however, be no parking in the Austin High School lot.
DETOURS The Sunshine Run will have the road blocked at Mopac & Lake Austin Blvd. Suggested route to Start Site parking in the LCRA lot would be Mopac > Enfield (west) > Lake Austin Bl. While there will be some through traffic on Stephen F. Austin Dr. (between Austin H.S. and Texas Rowing Center) parking will not be available on the street until later in the morning
Enjoy the race.