May 7, 2023 - The 45th Annual Mountain Goat Run

A 10 Mile Syracuse tradition. Conquering the hills of Syracuse for 44 years! Run or volunteer at our 10 mile party on 5/7/23!

We are a volunteer-run, non-profit organization and YOUR participation helps US support our community!


Upstate Orthopedics

Do what moves you! We are excited to announce the return of our partnership with Upstate Orthopedics for our 45th 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.

Info Facebook Website

Virtual Events

Train with us anytime and anywhere.


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
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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


Live Text Alerts.

5 Mile Split times

Net Times (your time starts once you cross the start line)

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 for the 10-mile race only, awarded to women running sub-90, sub-80, or sub-70 minutes and to men running sub-80, sub-70 and sub-60 minutes.

Runsignup Live Results & Raffle Winners Leone Timing Archived Results
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Countdown To Race Start

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The 2023 Upstate Orthopedics Mountain Goat Run has been formally awarded RRCA Eastern Region Title status.

 Gatorade Endurance Formula is the exclusive sports beverage of our event.



RRCA Website What This Means For 2023!
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10 Mile Run

Our signature event.

10 Miles is the perfect distance.  Less than a Half Marathon, but further than a 5K.   

Time: Sunday, May 7, 2023 9:15AM

10 Mile Info

Two - Person Relay

Same course, same fun, but only half the run!

Grab a partner and run only 5 miles of our iconic course. 

Time: Sunday, May 7, 2023 9:15AM

Each runner must register and pay the registration fee. Each relay runner will receive full premium swag, finisher medal, all on course support including bus ride to/from relay exchange, and the post-race refreshments and party.

Relay Info

Goat Fest

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The MOST Kids Half-mile Timed Fun Run

Running the Mountain Goat yourself? Looking to get your kids more active and having fun? Make it a family event and register your kids today for the Mountain Goat Half Mile Fun Run.

Time: Sunday, May 7, 2023 8:50AM - 9:00AM


Kids Run Info
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Training Runs

Free w/ purchase of a training run shirt ($25), OR $10.  


Wristbands will be available for pickup at The MOST on each Saturday's official training run date, starting March 18th for the first official training run.

Unofficial Goat Training Run #1 - 3/12/23
Official Goat Training Run #1 - 3/18/23
Official Goat Training Run #2 - 3/25/23
Super/Nanny Goat, Unofficial Training Run #2 - 4/2/23
Official Goat Training Run #3 - 4/8/23
Unofficial Goat Training Run #3 - 4/15/23
Official Goat Training Run #4 - 4/22/23
Unofficial Goat Training Run #4 - 4/29/23

Training Run Info Training Run Maps

Super / Nanny Goat

Location: The MOST

Time: April 2, 2023, 8:00AM - 12PM

Price: $5


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


Super / Nanny Goat Info and Map
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Virtual 10 Mile

Same distance, same fun, you choose the run! 

Anytime and anywhere from May 1 - May 24, 2023!

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




Virtual 10 Mile Info

Beat The Goat Challenge

The Beat The GOAT Challenge is a 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.  

1/1/23 - 4/2/23

Train with us. Log your miles. Post your photos. Share your thoughts. Participate in fun challenges. Win weekly giveaways.

How to Play

New Bucket Pricing For 2023!

Get Rewarded For Registering Early  

10 Mile:  First 45 registrants get in for our lowest price of $45 *

After that, the next 205 registrants get in for $50

The next 250 registrants get in for $55

Two Person Relay:  First 25 registrants get in for our lowest price of $45 *

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

After that, the next 75 registrants get in for $55


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.
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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 One Flat Rate of $545 & Run The Race Forever!!!

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


Membership Info Our Goat 4 Lifers
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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”.



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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 6: 10 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.

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Purchase Official Mountain Goat SWAG Here!

Don't wait until race day! Sizes will be limited. Credit
card, cash, or check accepted while supplies last under the USA Racing tent.

Store Memorial Paver Purchase Beer 4 Packs (coming soon)

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:

Menage A Soul is a CNY High Energy Dance Band Playing Retro Soul, Disco, Pop...

Menage A Soul

10 Miles of Course Entertainment

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

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Memorial Paver

You’ve run up to give the Goat monument a high five…now you can memorialize your Goat experience on a brick paver!  

The memorial pavers will mark a path from the park road to the Mountain Goat Monument. Purchase a paver and have it inscribed with your Goat PR or the date of your first Goat or your favorite Goat; as a gift to your running pal with a special message; or as a memorial to a loved one. The pavers will be revealed at the Mountain Goat Hall of Fame Induction on Friday evening before the Sunday Race. Paver Inscription (3 Line limit up to 14 Characters per line. That includes spaces and punctuation).

PLEASE PROOF YOUR INSCRIPTION. We are not responsible for any typos or misspellings.

Purchase a paver here!

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 Onondaga Park.


Nominate Someone Here Induction Ceremony

Mountain Goat Hall of Famers

2023 - Still accepting nominations

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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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

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's 2022 Runner Guide (2023 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 7, 2023, 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 purchase by 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


We Contribute To...

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

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?

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

Contact us here!
Our Sponsors
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