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May 4, 2025 - The 47th Annual Mountain Goat Run

Presented by: UPSTATE ORTHOPEDICS.  A 10 Mile party conquering the hills of Syracuse! Run or volunteer for this bucket-list event.  Our challenging, spectator-lined course and epic Post-Race party experience is awaiting you!



Events For All Ages & Skill Levels!

10 - Mile Mountain Goat Run, Two Person Relay, The MOST Kids Run, SuperGoat / NannyGoat, Training Runs, Virtual 10 Mile, Earth Day Cleanup, Ceremonial Painting of MGR Blue Line.




Event Info

Upstate Orthopedics

Do what moves you! We are excited to announce the return of our partnership with Upstate Orthopedics for our 47th version of the Mountain Goat Run!

Upstate Orthopedics is located at the Upstate Bone & Joint Center on Fly Road in East Syracuse and Township 5 in Camillus – offering EVERYTHING ORTHOPEDIC under one roof.

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Meier's Creek Inner Harbor Post Race Party!

The Meier's Creek Inner Harbor Post Race Party is a celebration of each runners accomplishments! 

Jam packed with live music, "Whatever Floats Your Goat" beer from Meier's Creek Inner Harbor, free samples from our sponsors, massages and much more. 


The Mountain Goat Hall of Fame

Each year, the Mountain Goat Racing Committee singles out a few key individuals who have made a lasting impact on the Mountain Goat Run. 

As a 'THANK YOU' for their work, each member has been immortalized on our Mountain Goat Monument in Onondaga Park.

Our Hall of Famers Nomination Form Memorial Paver Purchase

Countdown To Race Start On May 4th, 2025!

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Training Runs ($15)

Join 300+ avid runners and preview parts of our 10 mile course.  

NO CLOCK - All fun! Any and all skill levels welcome!  

Must pre register to participate - $10, price increases on 4/1!

Super/Nanny Goat & Training Run #1 - 4/7/24 - 8am, Strathmore Neighborhood while everyone else does the Super/Nanny parks -5.8 Miles

Training Run #2 - 4/13/24 - 8am from the Most - 7.3 Miles

Training Run #3 - 4/20/24 - 8am from the Most - 8.0 Miles

Training Run #4 - 4/28/24 - 9am @ Inner Harbor / Meier's Creek - 5.0 Miles

Training Run Shirts Available In Our Store!

Training Run Info Training Run Maps

Super / Nanny Goat ($5)

April 5, 2025, 8:00AM - 12PM @ The MOST


For SuperGoat status you will need to run all four parks.
For NannyGoat status you will need to run only the first two parks (Woodland Reservoir and Lincoln Park).

​MOST > Woodland Reservoir > MOST > Lincoln Park > MOST > Burnet Park > MOST > Thornden Park > MOST! 

All finishers get a custom passport stamped after you visit each park!
Must pre register to participate - Price increases to $8 on 4/4
Super / Nanny Goat Info and Map

Virtual 10 Mile

Same distance, same fun, you choose the run! 

Anytime and anywhere from May 1 - May 10, 2025!

Run Your race, post your time & photos on the virtual event leaderboard between these dates!




Virtual 10 Mile Info

The Beat The Goat Challenge Is Back!

Make the commitment for round 2 of our Challenge.  No excuses, let's reach your 10 mile race day goal!


The goal of the Beat The GOAT Challenge is to get you out running during the toughest time of year to train and have some fun along the way.  

Train together. Log miles. Post photos. Share Thoughts. 

How to Play Training Program

Bucket Pricing Breakdown For 2024!

Get Rewarded For Registering Early  


10 Mile:  The first 200 registrants get in for our lowest price of $55. 

After that, the next 200 registrants get in for $60.

The next 200 registrants get in for $65, etc.


Every 46th registrant of our 10 Mile event will get a special $46 registration price through 2/14/24!


Two Person Relay:  First 25 registrants get in for our lowest price of $55.

After that, the next 50 registrants get in for $60.

After that, the next 75 registrants get in for $65, etc.


Price increases as more and more people register!  No processing fees on opening day!

No holiday specials.  No coupon codes.  No BOGO offers. Take advantage of our lowest price.
More Info Here Cash Back Referrals
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How do I Become a Goat 4 Life?

Love Syracuse’s most iconic race? 

For a very limited time, the Upstate Orthopedics Mountain Goat Run is offering a chance to be part of history: Become a Goat for Life! 

Pay A One Time Rate of $600 & Run The Race Forever!!!

***Goat for Life passes are non-refundable and non-transferrable.*** 


Membership Info Our Goat 4 Lifers


ALL awards MUST be picked up on Race Day ONLY at Awards Tent (no awards available AFTER 1pm).

Top 3 Overall Men & Women

Top Masters Man & Woman

There will be awards for the top M & F in the following age groups: 18 and under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 64-69, 70+

All Time Winners List List of our Race Day Raffles Archived Results



Live Text Alerts! 5 Mile Splits! Net Times! Live Results! 


Overall and Masters awards will be based on gun time.

 Age group awards will be based on chip/net time.


Time Bonus Ribbons and Certificates awarded to women running sub-90, sub-80, or sub-70 minutes and to men running sub-80, sub-70 and sub-60 minutes in 10 mile race only.




Runsignup Live Results & Raffle Winners Leone Timing Time Bonus Info

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Download the app, register and enjoy live phone tracking, GPS progress alerts and fun cheers!

RaceJoy Tutorial

Packet Pickup

Packet Pick Up and In-Person Registration (ON-LINE only! No paper or cash accepted) will be held at Fleet Feet Sports, 5800 Bridge Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Saturday, May 3: 10:30  a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Race Day Packet Pick Up & Registration (ON-LINE only! No paper or cash accepted),  7 a.m. to  8:45 a.m. in Clinton Square.

ALL premium items will be available ONLY through Race Day; NO EXCEPTIONS.

Participants must take the size that they indicated during registration. You may exchange your size after the race starts.

Important PPU Info
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How the Mountain Goat Became a Syracuse Tradition

As a part of an early morning fitness class at the downtown YMCA a small group of people added a jog around a few of Syracuse’s city blocks.  As their fitness improved, distance was added along with four city parks covering all the highest points in Syracuse.  The two highest points are the water reservoirs in Woodland and Thornden Parks.  Special t-shirts proclaimed the group, “Mountain Goats”.


History A crazy idea that became the Mountain Goat Run!
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Purchase Official Mountain Goat SWAG/Pavers/Beer!


Don't wait until race day! Sizes will be limited.


Credit card, cash, or check accepted while supplies last under the USA Racing tent.


Elite Runners

All elite entries are subject to a discounted registration fee.  To be considered as an elite entry, please submit your request to  Each athlete is required to submit a request in accordance with the procedures described herein.   

Please include the following information at the time of the request:

  1. Full name, Mailing address, phone number, Age/Date of Birth, Sex, Citizenship
  2. Listing of previous races that include Race Name, Date, Finish Time and Place
  3. What is your goal for our 10 Mile event  

***The Mountain Goat Run does not pay for travel to and from Syracuse, NY ***

Discount & Prize Money Info
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The View From Inside Our Race

As if a 10-mile long party isn't enough, run the Goat and you'll run by beautiful landmarks and along eight city parks that highlight the best of Syracuse!


Post-Race Entertainment By:

Who are The Horn Dogs?

10 Miles of Course Entertainment

View All Our Acts Here
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Why do I run the Mountain Goat?

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Mountain Goat Hall of Fame Nominations


Each year, the Mountain Goat Run pays tribute and honor to outstanding individuals who participated or enhanced the success of the oldest and most historic footrace in Syracuse.

As a 'Thank you' for their work, each member has been immortalized on our Mountain Goat Monument in Upper Onondaga Park.

Ceremony starts at 6pm on the Friday before race day.

Nominate Someone Here Induction Ceremony

Mountain Goat Hall of Famers

2025 - Still accepting nominations

2024 - Laurel Leone, Jack Stauffer, Pat Riccardi

2023 - Patti Ford, John Hohm, Bruce Bachman, Tom Twichell

2022 - John Nolan & Rich Rima

2020 - Joe Fischer, Tony Martin, Lennie Tucker, Dave Mullen & Brendan Jackson 

2019 - Ed Griffin, Maegan Krifchin, Margaret Hartmann & Dave McSally 

2018 - Jerry Smith, David Beach & Randy Clark

2017 - Michelle LaFleur, Kevin Collins, Walt Price, William Nurk, Mary Beth Roach & Charlene Lyford


About the HOF Mountain Goat Hall of Famers

SuperGoat / NannyGoat Maps

SuperGoat / NannyGoat Elevation
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Volunteer to be a Goat Herder!

Let’s Work Together!

There are many ways to get involved with Mountain Goat Run; before, during, and after the event. The information in this section will help you find ways to take action and become a member of our extended family. We’ll be honored to welcome you on board, so please don't hesitate to sign up or contact a member of our team to find out more.


Volunteer Earth Day Cleanup


List of Races:

Tipp Hill Shamrock Run 

Step Up 4 Kids Run 

Mountain Goat 10 Mile Run / Relay 

Paige’s Butterfly 5K Run 

Valley Nature 4 Mile Run 

Strathmore Parks 4 Mile Run 

Inner Harbor 5K 

Eastwood 5 Mile Run 

Syrathon Registration & Details

Goat Fest

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What is Goat Fest?

Find Out Here

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's 2024 Runner Guide (2025 Coming Soon)
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Runner Protection Program

We understand that COVID-19 has turned your world upside down as it has ours.  We want to provide our runners a way to reduce your risk yet still make plans to participate in our event.  We are planning for our event on May 5, 2024, but by now we have learned that plans need to be flexible.  We also realize and understand that you may be hesitant to register early.  Our "Runner Protection Program"; spells out our race refund policy to help you during the registration decision process. 

Here's How It Works Deferral Policy Event & Participant Transfer Policy
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During your tour of downtown Syracuse and our parks (Woodland Reservoir, Lincoln Park, Burnet Park, Thornden Park) you may notice some photographers taking your picture!


High-res photos will be available for FREE, thanks to Pat Hendrick Photography. Look for the link after the race.


Make sure that your bib is clearly visible during the race so we can get all your pictures to you!

Check Out Photos From Previous Years Here 2024 Race Photos You've Earned Your Photo Finish!

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We Contribute To...

Thanks to our title sponsor Upstate Orthopedics for making our event extra special!

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Interested in becoming a Sponsor?

We have exciting opportunities waiting for you at this year's Mountain Goat Run!

Contact us here!



Our Sponsors





The hills end here!  Finish strong with Syracuse Hancock International Airport.  



Syracuse Hancock International Airport

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We've GOAT puns for miles!


Some of these are baaaaaaad!


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The Upstate Orthopedics Mountain Goat Run will be hosting the 2024 USATF Niagara 10 Mile Open/Masters Association Championships.  With the race being designated the 10 Mile Championship, this also includes being apart of the 2024 USATF Niagara Runner Of The Year Series and the USATF Niagara Team Grand Prix Series.  

Any 2024 USATF Niagara Member will receive a $5 discount for the race when registering by 5/1/2024.

Prize Money Info List Of USATF Niagara Running Club Teams

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