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The Falls Trail Run – Capt’n Karl Trail Series – 30 km Superman Flyover

I was able to get a hold of Superman (aka Jason’s Garmin data) again and he was kind enough to provide a view-from-the-sky of the recent The Falls trail run (2010 results summary) course just west of Austin, Texas.

The video highlights the entire 30 km loop along with a short section of bonus miles as Jason accidentally added little bit extra between mile 4 and 5. You will see his short out-and-back.

For 60 km runners, you get to enjoy this course – twice.

You won’t see any rocks from this altitude but it should provide a little idea of some of the grade changes and the general flow of the course.

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

Also, below is the course profile if you want to follow along. You will notice that the stretch from mile 2-6 only gains about 250 feet. As the video highlights, the grade is minimal but continues for four miles. The profile belows makes it appear more of a monster than what it really is.

Total elevation gain/descent for the 30 km loop: ~1550 feet.

A special thanks to Jason for sharing his Garmin data from a solid evening on the trails.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

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David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

6 Responses to “The Falls Trail Run – Capt’n Karl Trail Series – 30 km Superman Flyover”

  1. on 23 Aug 2010 at 9:36 am Steve


    Thanks for sharing this , really cool to see the course from that perspective as well as get the elevation info. I knew it was hilly and it seemed more difficult to me than the Lake course.

  2. on 23 Aug 2010 at 7:45 pm David Hanenburg

    Hey Steve – Thanks for the comment and congratulations on your finish. Enjoy the journey. 🙂

  3. on 12 Jul 2011 at 6:09 am Harold Neiper

    I know this is a late post but glad to see this info here. I am running this race in a few weeks and sure helps not going into it completely in the dark ;). Sure am glad I’ve added hill work to all my runs lately. Thanks!

  4. on 12 Jul 2011 at 4:22 pm David Hanenburg

    Harold – It is going to be a fun course. Sounds like you have the training dialed in! Glad you like the little vid and profile.

    I will be there as well for the 30k. I need to study this bad boy as well. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂 See you in a few weeks.

  5. on 23 Jul 2011 at 12:56 pm Maryann

    Thanks… also will be at The Falls… then The Shoe. (30k at both) I was looking for a good elevation profile of the course! I had heard that The Falls was supposed to be a little less tough than The Lake… what makes this one tougher than Inks Lake?

  6. on 24 Jul 2011 at 4:58 pm David Hanenburg

    Hey Maryann – Hope this elevation profile helped! Looking at the 30k results from last year compared with ‘the Lake’, ‘the Falls’ seemed slightly easier…of course individual results may vary. 🙂 The trail looks to have some loose rock sections but not sure to what amount. Light, happy feet!