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Last Capt'n Karl's Trail Race is Aug. 29-30

The Capt’n Karl’s (Night) Trail Race series returns to Reveille Peak Ranch on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 29-30, for the final event of the summer. The nighttime race features distances of 5, 10, 20, 30, and 60 kilometers. Registration is still open, but the course is limited to 250 runners. Courtesy photo

The Capt’n Karl’s Trail Race series ends its 2020 summer season at Reveille Peak Ranch on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 29-30. Registration is still open, but the course is limited to 250 runners. Volunteers and spectators are welcome.

The nighttime race features five distances: 5, 10, 20, 30, and 60 kilometers.

COVID-19 has left its mark on this year's series, which normally has events at Pedernales Falls State Park, Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, and Colorado Bend State Park. Series organizer Tejas Trails held virtual races for the Pedernales Falls and Colorado Bend dates.

The course at Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114 West near Burnet, takes runners past some of the oldest geological formations in the Highland Lakes and up to crests with incredible views. The facility also has a few extra amenities for runners, volunteers, and spectators.

Series founders Brad Quinn and wife Nyla started the Capt’n Karl’s races in 2006. The name comes from Nyla’s father, Karl Lembke, who was battling cancer at the time of the first event, which was held at Inks Lake State Park. Lembke passed away six months after that race.

Races on Aug. 29-30 have staggered start times: the 60K at 7 p.m., 30K at 7:30 p.m., 20K and 10K at 8 p.m., and Sunset 5K at 8:30 p.m. Entry fees range from $50 for the 5K up to $125 for the 60K with special pricing for ages 17 and younger for the 10K and 5K. Some of the proceeds from the event benefit the Phoenix Center, which offers high-quality mental health care to Highland Lakes families.

Visit the Tejas Trails website for more information or to register.

daniel@thepicayune.com

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