38th Annual Goat Mountain Gallop, March 4, 2023, 8:30 a.m.
Welcome to the 2023 Goat Mountain Gallop. The Goat returns on March 4, 2023 with a 10 mile run and a five mile run or walk.
The course starts and ends on the track at Molalla High School’s Heckard Field. The 10 mile run is a two loop course and is open for runners only. The five mile run is open to runners and walkers and is a one loop course. This year’s Goat provides its participants with a challenging course.
Registration: Online registration begins on December 1, 2022, and it closes at midnight on March 2, 2023. Very limited in person registration is available on race day from 7:15 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. Cash or checks only--credit cards will not be accepted on race day.
Time: Races begin at 8:30 a.m. The course closes at 11 a.m. As always, the Goat Mountain Gallop supports the Molalla High School track and field and cross country programs, and your support is greatly appreciated..
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2023
Location: On the track, Heckard Field, Molalla, Oregon (on Eckerd Avenue between Main Street (Hwy. 211) and E. 5th Street
Races: The 2023 Goat will feature a 10 mile run and a 5 mile run or walk. There will be a limit of 225 participants.
The Course: A copy of the map is included. The course is a 5 mile out and back loop which will be run twice by 10 mile participants. In Goat Mountain Gallop tradition, there are hills. There are ample flat spaces too. The course begins and ends at Heckard Field.
Aid Stations: Water will be available at the start/finish area and at the 2.5 and 7.5 mile marks.
Awards: Custom awards will be awarded to the overall male and female 10 mile run winners, the overall male and female 5 mile run and walk finishers and to both members of the winning 10 mile relay team. We’re developing a custom item for all participants. We will be asking local merchants to donate items for random prize drawings. Your bib number will be your entry for the random drawings.
Safety: Runners and walkers are responsible for their own safety. The course will be run on the track, a paved trail shared by others out walking or riding, and city and county roads. Roads will be open to traffic at all times. Runners are expected to run on the left side of the road facing traffic while on city or county streets. There will be course monitors on the course to help with directions and staff aid stations. Signs will also be posted to warn motorists and others that there is a race in progress and to use caution.
For your safety, we strongly recommend that headphones and strollers not be used during this event.
About the Goat: The Goat Mountain Gallop is back for its 38th running. Our goal for the Goat is to create a fantastic experience for all who participate. And, as always, proceeds support the Molalla High School track and field and cross country programs by providing funding used to purchase needed equipment and supplies. Most of our race workers are members of these programs and will benefit directly from your generosity.
ENTRY FEES INCREASE AFTER JANUARY 31. T-SHIRTS MUST BE ORDERED BY FEBRUARY 14.
Come Join Us on March 4.
BEWARE THE GOAT
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: MOLALLA COMMUNICATIONS AND Charlies Team Sports/Team Hot Iron