Starting at the Texas Running Company-Gateway, this route is a loop.
This moderately hilly 6 mile loop includes some long gradual descents, and some long gradual ascents. The run first heads south, across Research Blvd, and along the access road that runs parallel to MoPac Expressway. You’ll spend the majority of the first two miles gradually running down, as the run hits its’ lowest spot at 2.3 miles, just before the corner of the MoPac Service Road and Spicewood Springs Road. Now, the real climbing begins. The run ascends over 160 feet within the next 1.6 miles. You’ll reach the highest point of the course at 4 miles, and soon pass by aptly named Hill Elementary School shortly after. The final mile is mostly flat, as you retrace your steps back to the Texas Running Company.
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