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2024 Upstate Orthopedics Mountain Goat Run (46th Annual)

Always the 1st Sunday in May! Syracuse, NY 13202 US Directions

Beat the GOAT Challenge II


The Beat The GOAT Challenge is a virtual physical and mental challenge against other runners from our community.  The goal is to get you out running during the toughest time of year to train and have some fun along the way. 

How to play our Beat The GOAT Challenge

Step 1: Register for the Beat The GOAT Challenge on Runsignup.  Make sure you follow our Facebook page after you do.

This will be the easiest way to stay up to date on all the news, advice, photos and get close and personal with other runners in the community.   

Step 2:  Challenge Participation (Begins 1/1/24- 3/31/24)

Go out and run or walk.  Log those miles, daily or weekly, on our Runsignup leaderboard.  

Follow the progress of you and your peers throughout the winter.  Tracking your mileage is super easy. 

Login to RunSignup. We recommend letting it remember your username/password as you'll be here often!

Navigate to the Leaderboard page. We recommend bookmarking this page so you can find it quickly every day.

Click "Submit Virtual Results"

You will be shown a calendar, select the current day or the day for which you are entering the miles.

A second box says, "Distance in Miles", add the mileage you ran that day.

Click "Submit your time"


Follow our training plan in the RunSmart Training App (coming soon) or use our generic training plan below!



1.)     You must log your mileage and/or times on our runsignup leaderboard to be considered for GOAT of the Month!

2.)    Strength-  Alternate between body weight squats, crunches and pushups this week

3.)    Create a 5 course meal that you would eat the night before our race?

A.      Share a photo of the final product

B.      What are the foods/drinks you prepared?

C.      How do you make them?

D.      What are the benefits of this meal?

To be dubbed “the GOAT”, the winner must complete all 3 items on the list and share by email ( or social media.  

Prize:  A free membership into the Syrathon race series and a free entry into any (1) race listed in the series!  (Roughly a $40-$60 Value)

List of Races:

Tipp Hill Shamrock Run 

Step Up 4 Kids Run 

Mountain Goat 10 Mile Run / Two Person Relay 

Paige’s Butterfly 5K Run 

Valley Nature 4 Mile Run

Strathmore Parks 4 Mile Run

Inner Harbor 5K 

Eastwood 5 Mile Run 

Post Race Party
Training Partner
Kids Run
Timing & Results
Food and Refreshments
SWAG / Giveaways
Insurance / Sanctioning
Race Partners
Other Sponsors/Contributors
Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Email

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