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2024 Upstate Orthopedics Mountain Goat Run (46th Annual)

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

What you get when you run the Mountain Goat Run!


Included in your race entry fee are a variety of amenities and perks designed to enhance your race day experience:


High Quality Tech SS/LS Shirt:
Each runner will receive a long-sleeve or short sleeve tech shirt.  We alternate every year.  


Finisher's Medal:
Every finisher earns a medal as proof they've conquered the GOAT!


Time Bonus Certificate, Ribbon & Pin:
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.


Free Downloadable High-Res Race Photos:
You've earned your photo finish!  Access and download professional race photos to capture and relive your memorable moments during the event.  


Overall and Age Group Awards:
Top 3 Overall Men & Women, Top Masters Man & Woman.  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+  Overall and Masters awards will be based on gun time while age group awards will be based on chip/net time.


Live Results w/ Text Message Alerts:
Live Text Alerts! 5 Mile Split Times! Net Times! Live Results!  All courtesy of Leone Timing!


A USATF Certified Course:
Enjoy the assurance of running on USATF certified courses, ensuring accurate distance.  Along with plenty of police support, Goat Herders and signs to make sure you stay on the right path.  View our certified course here!


Scenic Course:
Run the Goat and you'll run by beautiful landmarks and along eight city parks that highlight the best of Syracuse!  Check out our parks and landmarks along the course here!


Live Entertainment and Tons of Spectators :
Over 10+ entertainment acts on course with a live band in Clinton Square Until 1pm.  The residents of the Strathmore neighborhood host a fabulous Goat Fest celebration and will be partying and cheering loudly as you pass through.  View all our acts here!  


Aid Stations:
Enjoy 6 well-placed aid stations offering both water and lemon-lime Gatorade.  We also have ketchup packets and pickle juice at some to help aid your recovery.


On-Course Portable Toilets:
There will be plenty of portable toilets in Clinton Square where we start and finish.  You'll pass several more on our course positioned on Stolp Ave, Hunt Ave at Creek Walk (at the Relay Exchange), and in Thornden Park. 


Safe, Police Controlled Certified Course w/ Medical Assistance:
Your safety is our priority, with medical support from AMR.  If you find yourself injured, please tell one of our goat herders. They will have a member of our medical team assist you. We will have bikes leading and following the last runner if anyone needs help.  Over 50 police officers line our course!


Post-Race Food:
Replenish and refuel with post-race food to aid in your recovery. (Gatorade, Chocolate Milk, Water, Bagels, Bananas, Apples, Cookies, Muffins, Chips, Monster Energy Drinks, Purple Banana Samples, Nav’s Popcorn, North Star Nutrition Samples) We also have several food truck options.  Meier's Creek Brewing Company will be pouring their "Whatever Floats Your Goat" Pilsner.  


Live Interactive Runner Tracking With RaceJoy:
Download the app, register and enjoy live phone tracking, GPS progress alerts and fun cheers!


Custom bib with your name on it:


Raffles and free giveaways:
We create a great race experience for all ages and skill levels. Everyone who registers our signature 10 Mile or Two-Person Relay by April 25th, will automatically be entered into a raffle to win some cool prizes.  We are putting an emphasis on the runners/walkers that grow our race and may not ever reach the podium.    


Miles That Count For Syrathon:
SYRATHON brings together 8 established road races, all based in the City of Syracuse and spaced throughout the calendar year, into this unique road race series! Syrathon’s eight race routes showcase Syracuse’s incredible and historic parks systems as participants journey through a number of wonderful city neighborhoods.


Bussing to and from our Relay check point:
Same course, same fun, but only half the run!  Grab a partner and run only 5 miles of our iconic course


USATF Niagara Perks:
Receive discounts on race registration and a chance to win some cash prizes.   


Discounts, Free Samples and Deals To Our Partners/Sponsors:
Check out all our sponsors here! 


Unlimited Goat Memes and Terribly Funny Puns:
Follow our social media or register to get on our mailing list.  FACEBOOK  INSTAGRAM


Actual Live GOATS!:
This just GOAT serious. 


But Most Importantly You Earn Bragging Rights For Conquering A Challenging Ten Mile Race!



Post Race Party
Training Partner
Kids Run
Timing & Results
Food and Refreshments
SWAG / Giveaways
Insurance / Sanctioning
Race Partners
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