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2025 Upstate Orthopedics Mountain Goat Run (47th Annual)

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

Our Parks and Landmarks Along the Course


Start and Finish in Clinton Square where the Fountain spouts all summer and the ice rink shows off our community Christmas Tree. 

Head down Salina St. right by the Landmark Theater.  This Syracuse treasure is noted for its historical and cultural significance.



For the first 1.5 miles you can settle in and get into an early rhythm.  Then comes the turn up stately Summit Avenue.  Some of the most beautiful and historic homes are located here.  


 Hancock Drive offers great support and a beautiful tree lined street that takes you through the 3.5 mile mark.  From there the sights and sounds of Onondaga Park will await you.


As you encounter the first hills heading to Goat Fest in the Strathmore Neighborhood, you enter Onondaga Park and the beautiful gazebo on Hiawatha Lake. 



Upper Onondaga Park peaks (quite literally) with the Mountain Goat Hall of Fame Monument.  The monument enshrines a few key individuals who have made a lasting impact on the Mountain Goat Run over the years.  Check out the view of the JMA Wireless Dome!



Check out all the Mountain Goat Run Memorial Pavers leading up to it as well.  Some of those bricks are inscribed with a name, PR, special message or a memorial to a loved one. 



Cruise down the very steep hill to Lower Onondaga Park and you are in an oasis within the city.  The Valley and the Colvin Hill await you!


The newest course change brings you to the Creek Walk where the Onondaga Creek gurgles along your path and there isn't a car anywhere. 


The Creek Walk borders Kirk Park, a favorite for the neighborhood Pop Warner football program.


The Colvin Street hill just keeps coming at you over the better part of one-half mile.  The John A. Lally Athletics Complex will be a great sight as you start your tour through parts of the Syracuse University campus and Thornden Park.


The last climb up to Thornden Park won't disappoint as you as you enter the park at the E. M. Mills Rose Garden, a spectacular burst of blossoms and color by June. 


You might miss Forman Park with a bronze memorial of early civic leaders, Joshua Forman and Lewis H. Redfield as you race to the Finish back in Clinton Square. 

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