Check out this great video of Pedernales Falls State Park for a glimpse of why we LOVE this venue!
Please note, this park will require all spectators to pay a small fee to enter the park. We take the $10 for the park upon your online registration for all racers. But all non-racers will need to pay at the gate. That fee will be good for the entire weekend. Even though it's a requirement, please consider it a cool way to support an amazing piece of Texas history, and the park's staff to maintain a very special set of trails!
by Pam Harght
by Julie Schmal
"Those who don’t take a chance, won’t get a chance."
Capt'n Karl (Brad & Nyla Quinn's late father-in-law/father who this series is named after.)
"I'm so looking forward to the series - these are hands down my favorite races of the year."
Celena Dopart, TX Trail Running Champion
"I Can't Put My Finger On What It Is Exactly, But Capt'n Karl's Trail Series Are My Favorite Races In The World. I Always Look Forward To Summer Because Of Them. Thank You A Million For Doing Them!"
Julie Koepke, TX Trail Running Champion"Hi Brad, I wanted to thank you for such an amazing race and express my sincere gratitude for how well organized everything was. The aid stations were life saving and so well stocked, not sure I could have finished the 30k without all the ice/water/snacks and positive energy coming from all the volunteers. It was physically grueling and mentally challenging but I’d do it again next week knowing how well run it is." - Steve Z.
The Capt’n Karl’s Trail Series begins on the hilly, steep & rocky trails of Pedernales Falls State Park along the Pedernales River. Located 9 miles east of historic Johnson City & only 43 miles west of beautiful Austin, Texas. Racers will be enjoying minimal fence line running & lots of challenging, technical & gorgeous single track. Runners will traverse Twin Buttes, Lone Mountain & Butler Mountain, as they wind along the new Juniper & Madrone Trails towards Polly's Corral Aid Station. The course continues along the Wheatley & Equestrian Trails back to Wolf Mountain & Start/Finish Aid Stations. Our course features incredible vistas, wooded trails & (seasonal) creek crossings; every runner is sure to find a favorite stretch of this memorable trail.