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 Statue in Onondaga Park.
Scroll down to read more about these amazing people!
John Nolan ran every Mountain Goat Run from his police academy training days thru 2021 EXCEPT for the day his daughter, Delaney, made her First Holy Communion (and he shook his head about that conflict for many years!). Some of you recognize John from his days serving as a Syracuse Police Officer when he worked the six Saturday training runs leading up to race day. Others may recall all the news stories and interviews John appeared in at our request. He told us he'd "do anything we needed" for the Goat, and he did, over and over!
TONY MARTIN AND THE STRATHMORE NEIGHBORHOOD
Tony Martin along with the Strathmore Neighborhood exemplify the volunteer spirit that makes the Mountain Goat Run an iconic Syracuse event each year.
Maegan continues to hold the coveted title of women's Mountain Goat Run course record holder, set in 2012 with a time of 55:59. Maegan ran the Mountain Goat Run four consecutive years (2011-2014) and won the race every year.
"Always there" is the best way to describe David Beach's relationship with the Mountain Goat Run. Race director, finish line coordinator, packet pickup volunteer, or any other job you needed done, Dave was your man.
Michelle LaFleur hails from the Onondaga Country town of Memphis and had a stellar career as a student-athlete at Cortland State with coach Jack Daniels.
As a professional runner, Michelle qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials in 2000, 2004 and 2008,
and is a 3-time Mountain Goat Champion (1996, 2000, 2005).