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2024 Upstate Orthopedics Mountain Goat Run (46th Annual)

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

Two Person Relay

Same course, same fun, half the run!

Perfect for those who would like to experience a Mountain Goat run without committing to the full 10 miles.

Time: Sunday, May 5, 2024,  9:15AM Start

Syracuse, NY, 13202.  Common start/finish line on Salina St.

Each runner must register and pay registration fee. Each runner will receive full premium swag, finisher medal, on course support including bus rides to/from relay exchange point at Creek Walk parking lot, and post-race refreshments and party. 

The 2-Person Relay for the 10 Mile race will start at 9:15am on Salina St.

***There will be no race day registration for the 2-Person Relay.  



Tell Me About the Relay!
This exciting event will allow you to tackle half the course while pairing up with a friend or colleague to complete 'The Goat'. Each runner will run a five mile leg, with an exchange to occur on the Creekwalk near Hunt Avenue. ***New*** - the first relay runner will receive their medal under the arch after they
cross the exchange zone! Names and teams will be announced as well. Live goats and music will make this exchange feel like you are finishing in Clinton Sq.

How does the Exchange work?
Each runner's time is tracked by your bib. The team will have two splits: the five mile time and the total team time. For enhanced safety, there will be no “exchange” of a wristband as in years past. There will be bathroom facilities available at the Exchange Zone. Medical personnel will be on the course and quickly available in the event of an emergency. There is a water stop nearby, as well as bottled water on hand.

Note- please avoid the area surrounding the five mile mark to avoid any impact to our timing systems.

I'm the first relay runner on my team. What do I do?
Start with everyone else and have fun! You'll see signs for the exchange zone as you approach Onondaga Creek Parkway and Hunt Avenue. Once you cross the exchange zone and your relay partner begins running, pick up your medal! It will be waiting for you at the Upstate Orthopedics tent. A bus will be waiting to take you back to Clinton Square. Please make sure you check in with the relay volunteers when you complete your leg- we want to ensure that you get back to the starting area safely and that no one is left behind. The buses will drop participants off within a few blocks of the finish line. Note- the buses will depart/return to Hunt Avenue at the sole discretion of the Relay Race Director.

I'm the second relay runner on my team. What do I do?
The Mountain Goat run will bus you down to the exchange zone prior to the start of the race. Two buses will be parked at the corner of Clinton & Water Street, near the Federal Building. Buses will leave Clinton Square for Kirk Park at 9AM sharp- please make sure you are on the bus with time to spare. Check in with the volunteers so we can ensure we get you to the exchange zone safely and that no one is left behind. Once your relay partner crosses the “exchange”, run with everyone else and have fun!

I am the second relay runner on my team. Where do I meet the bus to get to Hunt Avenue?
The buses will be parked on Clinton Street near the Federal Building. Please look for the signs and ask any volunteers on Race Day. As noted- buses will leave Clinton Square at 9AM SHARP. Note- there IS NO PARKING AVAILABLE AT HUNT AVENUE- so please ensure you are on time for the bus.

Can I leave something on the buses for my relay team member?

The Mountain Goat accepts no liability or responsibility for ANYTHING brought onto the buses by our relay runners. Should any personal items be left on the bus, they will be returned to the “Race Info” tent in Clinton Square.

What an Accomplishment! Do both of us get medals?
YES! New this year- the first relay team member will get their medal at the exchange zone! Look for the Upstate Orthopedics tent. The second relay team member will receive their medal after they cross the finish line. In case a mistake is made- please follow up and we’ll ensure you receive your medal.

Anything else I should know?
1. Please make sure your bib is facing front and visible. It helps us notify the second relay runner that you are approaching…
2. There will be entertainment at the exchange zone- including music, live goats, runner names being announced, and more to come!
3. Please do not approach the five mile mark. Once complete, please stay near the exchange zone and away from the timing mats to avoid any data issues for our timing team.

***How to find the Relay Exchange Zone, if you miss the bus***

Shortcut 2.1 mile RUN to the exchange: 

South on Salina St in direction of race start 

Slight RIGHT on Cortland Ave 

LEFT on South Ave 

LEFT on E. Bissell St 

LEFT on Rockland Ave to Hunt Ave 

NO PARKING AVAILABLE AT Relay Exchange due to race operations 

Car dropping you off as there is NO parking at Relay Exchange: (NOTE: route accounts for several one-way streets and avoids race route) EAST on W. Genesee St>James St 

RIGHT on Oswego Blvd>Montgomery St 

LEFT on E. Onondaga St 

RIGHT on State St 

RIGHT on Burt St 

LEFT on Salina St

Slight RIGHT on Cortland Ave 

LEFT on South Ave 

LEFT on E. Bissell St 

LEFT on Rockland Ave to Hunt Ave


I still have questions! How do I get a hold of someone?
Drop us a line via email Also, our volunteers will be prepared to handle questions during packet pick-up. 


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