2020 Dunn Tire Virtual Mountain Goat Run (42nd Annual)

Virtual Race 5/3 through 5/10 Syracuse, NY US 13202 Directions

10 Mile Virtual Mountain Goat Run

05/03 - 05/10 9:15AM EDT - 11:25PM EDT

Kids Half Mile Fun Run

05/03 8:50AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT

Two Person Virtual Relay

05/03 - 05/10 9:15AM EDT - 11:25AM EDT


04/05 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

Thank you to everyone for their understanding as we’ve tried to work through a rapidly evolving situation of uncharted waters and unprecedented times. On March 16,2020 we originally postponed the 2020 Mountain Goat Run anticipating we could find an alternate date.  Unfortunately with the lack of a real timetable on COVID-19 restrictions, daily closings, regulatory modifications and potentially limited medical and government agency resources in the near future, we don’t see continued postponement as reasonable or prudent.

For those wondering about the money, the Mountain Goat Run Foundation is a not-for-profit.  We provide a safe, secure, closed to traffic 10-mile road race through the City of Syracuse streets with aid stations for water and Gatorade under the guidance of Syracuse Police, AMR medical personnel and 500 volunteers on the course. 

Our race registration fees along with sponsor contributions generate the funds to provide premium items for our racers, medals for our finishers, time-bonus patches, age group awards, Goat Herder shirts for our volunteers, entertainment along the course and in Clinton Square, post-race refreshments, including adult beverages, police and medical support, and contributions for our partner not-for-profits. 

Mountain Goat Run donated over $18,000 to the following organizations in 2019: Greater Strathmore Neighborhood, Good Ole Boys Bassmasters Club, Tully Interact Group, Kirk Park Colts, Westhill High Student Activities Fund, Friends of Camillus Park, Tully Boys Running Club, Fifty-six Cases, Syracuse Track Club, Upstate Foundation, Wonderful Tipperary Hill Neighborhood Association, The MOST, Downtown YMCA, Section III Athletic Scholarships. 

With the COVID-19 pandemic arriving at this late stage of preparation, we have already incurred expenses for the runners’ premium shirts, shoebags, training run shirts, bibs and finisher medals (dated for 2020), in addition to race event infrastructure.  The good news: we’re going to put those premium items and medals in your hands for running the FIRST-EVER virtual Mountain Goat Run, an historic moment in our 42-year history.

Our policy has been “no refunds, transfers or deferrals” for several years.  We are made a change for our 2020 event in appreciation of our participants.

Current participants in the 10-mile run and the 2-person relay were automatically be transferred to our virtual event.  We also offered the option to 1) defer your registration to 2021 at no additional charge 2) let others run by donating your registration fee to Section III scholarships for runners, or 3) request a 50% refund; all options selected by March 31, 2020. Race fees are non-refundable per the original race waiver – however, we wanted to make an exception at this time for those who need it.

The Mountain Goat Run Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held at 6pm on Friday, May 1, 2020 at Little Round Top, Upper Onondaga Park at the Mountain Goat Monument.

Race Week Packet Pick Up and In-Person Registration will be held at Fleet Feet Sports, 5800 Bridge Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057 

Friday, May 1st: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.;  and Saturday, May 2nd: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Race Day Packet Pick Up & Registration,  7 a.m. to  8:45 a.m. at Saltine Warrior at 214 Water Street. 

ALL premium items will be available ONLY through Race Day (pre-race at Saltine Warrior, and post-race at Volunteer/Info Tent).

Race Day Schedule: Sunday May 3, 2020

8:50  a.m.: Kid's Half Mile Fun Run,   

9:15 a.m.: 10 Mile Mountain Goat Run,   

10:30 a.m.: Post Race Party

There will be awards for the top 3 males and females 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, 70-75, 80 and up.  ALL awards MUST be picked up on Race Day ONLY.

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

Awards presentation begins at 10:45 a.m. in Clinton Square. For alcohol consumption, please bring picture license identification for age validation.

ALL awards must be retrieved on Race Day ONLY (at Awards Tent) - no awards will be available AFTER the race.

Volunteer information, sponsor information, course information, directions, etc. may be found at http://www.mountaingoatrun.com/

Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Training Runs begin Saturday,  April 4  at 8:00 a.m. at the MOST in Armory Square.  April 11th, 18th and 25th will be the other dates. Training run registration is FREE with the purchase of a training run t-shirt, OR training run cost is $5 for any or all training runs.

****SAVE the DATE- On April 5th 2020 we will be running the SuperGoat and NannyGoat*****



All participants entering any of the Mountain Goat Races should adequately train to participate in these strenuous athletic activities.

Several fully equipped AMR (formerly Rural Metro) vehicles will be accessible to the Mountain Goat courses to assist runners or walkers in need. In addition, volunteers and/or police officers at all water stops will be able to call for medical assistance for anyone in need. Runners and walkers need to also look out for each other and to direct those in need to medical assistance.

A clearly marked Medical Tent will be located near the finish line at Clinton Square. Please seek medical attention if you are injured or feeling sick.

Proper hydration is a must if you are planning on participating in the Mountain Goat. Those participating should be sure to consume both water and energy drinks at least 48 hours prior to competing in the year event. There will be at least five water and energy drink stations on the 10 Mile Mountain Goat course. Please be sure to utilize these water stops.

After the race there will be plenty of water and Recovery Drink for you to rehydrate after the race.

All participants in the 10 Mile Mountain Goat Run should be able to finish the course in 2 hours and 10 minutes (13 minutes per mile).

All participants must be registered. No baby strollers, pets or music devices with or without headphones will be allowed.

There are NO deferrals, transfers of bibs or refunds. In the event of race cancellation due to weather or other cause outside of race managements control or authority there will be no make up date.


SAVE the DATE- On April 5th 2020 we will be running the SuperGoat and NannyGoat!!

8am meet up at The MOST

For SuperGoat Status you will need to run to all 4 parks:

MOST -> Woodland Reservoir -> MOST -> Lincoln Park -> MOST -> Burnet Park -> MOST -> Thorden Park -> MOST!

For the NannyGoat Status you will only need to run:
MOST -> Woodland Reservoir -> MOST -> Lincoln Park -> MOST


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.mountaingoatrun.com/.

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.

Race Contact Info

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Clinton Square 98 South Salina St.
Clinton Square
Syracuse, NY US 13202

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