Point-To-Point Half Marathon, Marathon, And 50K Trail Race That Traverses Kelly Ridge Between The Olympic National Park And The Strait Of Juan De Fuca.

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When

September 10, 2022

Where

Port Angeles, Washington – race on the Olympic Adventure Trail, after-party at Log Cabin Resort.

What

Great Olympic Adventure Trail (GOAT) Run is a point-to-point half marathon, marathon, and 50K trail race that traverses Kelly Ridge between the Olympic National Park and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Participants finish at pristine Lake Crescent inside Olympic National Park.  

Where to Stay

Olympic Lodge Port Angeles

Olympic Lodge in Port Angeles is offering special rates for GOAT Runners:
*** RATES ARE GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 10TH ***
Use this link to book: https://bit.ly/3Eiizqh
Or phone direct at 360-452-2993 and use booking code GOAT to receive the same discounted pricing

Registration

Price

Half Marathon = $55 / Marathon = $75 / 50K = $85 / Youth = $35

Price increase August 1 = Half Marathon = $60 / Marathon = $80 / 50K = $90 (no change for youth)

What’s included?

In addition to an epic outdoor experience in the far northwest corner, all runners receive a professional well-organized event, a well-marked course, food and snacks at water stations along the course, a great piece of custom race swag, free shuttle to start, chip timing, after-party at Log Cabin Resort including food and drinks.

Participant limit 100 per distance and per wave.

Registration

Now Open / Closes September 9, 2022. Pre-registration required.

The GOAT Run Experience

GOAT Run is for trail runners who enjoy lush green forests filled with moss and ferns, towering evergreens, and trailside flowers. Running by the “Living Room” will give participants a stunning view of the Elwha River Valley. And if this wasn’t epic enough, get ready to eat, drink, and lounge lakeside on the shores of pristine Lake Crescent inside Olympic National Park.

Log Cabin Resort is the venue for food, drinks, and stunning views. Pro tip: Book a room or cabin and you will end your race right at your room!

Giving Back

This race is a friendly, community-based event, and a portion of race proceeds are donated to the Peninsula Trails Coalition and the Peninsula Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington, in appreciation for their countless hours of trail construction and maintenance on the North Olympic Peninsula.

The Courses

Half Marathon GOAT Run

The half marathon event is closer to 14 miles in length (not the official 13.1 distance) and has about 1500 feet of elevation gain. GOAT Run Half Marathon is 1/2 mile of unpaved forest road, 8.5 miles of singletrack trail, 4 miles of unpaved forest road, and 3/4 miles pavement on East Beach Road to finish line at Log Cabin Resort. There is a water/electrolyte station at miles 3, 7, and 11, and at the finish. There are Sanicans at the start and finish, but not along the course. Limit 260 runners.

Wave 1 shuttle leaves at 9:30 a.m. (10am race start) and Wave 2 shuttle leaves at 10:30 a.m. (11am race start).
Shuttle leaves from plaza across from Joyce General Store / Joyce Museum. (shuttle is mandatory)
Course map, elevation profile, description, GPS download:
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2335346638

Marathon GOAT Run

The marathon event is just under 26 miles (not the official 26.2 miles) and has about 3500 of elevation gain. GOAT Run Full Marathon is 21 miles of single-track trail, then 4 miles of unpaved forest road, ending with 3/4 mile of pavement on East Beach Road to finish line at Log Cabin Resort.There is a water/electrolyte station at miles 3, 7, 12.5, 16, 20, 23, and at the finish. There are Sanicans at the start and finish, but not along the course. Limit 130 runners. Time limit 7 hours.

Shuttle leaves at 8:00 A.M. – Race start: 8:30 A.M.
Shuttle leaves from plaza across from Joyce General Store / Joyce Museum. (shuttle is mandatory)
Course map, elevation profile, description, GPS download:

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2335340866

50K GOAT Run

The 50K course is slightly shorter than official distance. GOAT Run 50K starts with 1/4 mile on a trail on the north side of Hwy 101, then 6 miles of  unpaved forest road, 20 miles of single-track trail, then 4 miles of unpaved forest road, and 3/4 mile of pavement to finish line. There is a water/electrolyte station at miles 4, 8, 12, 17.5, 21, 25, 28, and at the finish. There are Sanicans at the start and finish, but not along the course. Limit 130 runners. Time limit 8 hours.

Shuttle leaves at 7:00 A.M. – Race start: 7:30 A.M.
Shuttle leaves from plaza across from Joyce General Store / Joyce Museum. (shuttle is mandatory)
Course map, elevation profile, description, GPS download:

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2335422277

 

 

Packet Pickup

Two ways to pick up packets:

Friday, September 9, 2022

At Hanger 19 in Port Angeles from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Join us for Happy Hour and pick up your packet at the same time.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

50K: Parking, packet pickup, and shuttles will be from the hayfield across from the Joyce Museum (50883 Highway 112) starting at 6:00 a.m. 50K starts at 7:30 a.m. 50K starts at 7:30 a.m. The shuttle leaves at 7:00 a.m.

Full Marathon: Parking, packet pickup, and shuttles will be from the hayfield across from the Joyce Museum (50883 Highway 112) starting at 6:30 a.m. Full marathon starts at 8:30 a.m. The shuttle leaves at 8:00 a.m.

Half Marathon: Parking, packet pickup, and shuttles will be from the hayfield across from the Joyce Museum (50883 Highway 112) starting at 8:30 a.m.  Run starts 10:00 a.m. and shuttle leaves at 9:30 a.m.

Packet pickup will go faster if you print out and sign your Liability Waiver prior to arrival!
Download the Liability Waiver

Masks are required while on the shuttle buses

Can I pick up my friend or family member’s packet?

Yes!

Results

Download race results from previous GOAT Run events

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2021 Results

Photos

2021

Lodging

Olympic Lodge Port Angeles

Olympic Lodge in Port Angeles is offering special rates for GOAT Runners:
*** RATES ARE GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 10TH ***
Use this link to book: https://bit.ly/3Eiizqh
Or phone direct at 360-452-2993 and use booking code GOAT to receive the same discounted pricing

 

Refund Policy

Updated refund policy: As we know, things are ever-changing. If we are forced to cancel any of the races due to covid-19, registered participants will be given the choice of a free transfer to the following year, or an 80% refund. If a participant cancels, we follow our normal policy of no refunds.

50% refund on entry until August 1st, 2022. No deferrals to following year.

NO REFUNDS AFTER AUGUST 1st, 2022 – but for shuttle planning purposes, please let us know if you will not be attending!

You can transfer your entry to another runner until 3 days before the race. Follow these instructions to transfer

https://help.runsignup.com/support/solutions/articles/17000062921-transfer-to-another-runner

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Parking

Parking and shuttles will be from the hayfield across from the Joyce Museum (50883 Highway 112). Look for the PARKING banner and race volunteers. You will need to follow race volunteer instructions for parking.

IMPORTANT regarding parking at Log Cabin Resort: If you have any non-runners planning to visit you or pick you up at Log Cabin Resort after the race, please note that there is limited parking at the resort. You and your crew can have fantastic parking if you book the resort for your visit – highly recommended for many reasons! Locals – how about bringing your bike, park at Spruce Railroad Trailhead and bike to the resort – cheer runners on the road on your way!

GOAT Parking

Event Guide

Trail Is Open

During the race, the trail will be open to the public. That means bikers and horses in addition to other hikers or runners. Bikers are supposed to yield to runners, but that does not always happen. So please be aware of it. Runners are supposed to yield to horses. If you encounter a horse, please step off the trail to the downhill side.

We are currently doing outreach to the main horse group in the area and they are getting the word out about the run. The horse club will also have people stationed at the horse parking area to encourage any horse riders to try a different trail that day. Point is, we should not see any horses during the race, but no guarantees. So be prepared.

Food And Drinks

After the race, stick around for heavy snacks and a variety of drinks, served lakeside. If you want a heavier meal, check out the restaurant at the Log Cabin Resort.

Can I Wear Headphones?

We’d rather you didn’t. If you insist, keep the volume low so you can hear course marshals, passing runners, and cougars. If you can’t hear your own footsteps, the volume is too high.

Sanicans

There will be Sanicans at the starts and finish, and there will be one at mile 7 of the marathon, and mile 12 of the 50K.

Return Shuttle

From the Finish Line, return shuttles will take you back to your car. The shuttles will run approximately every 20 minutes.

Clothing Drop

Clothing can be left at the start line, with the start line officials (do not leave on the shuttle). You must bring your own bag with your name on it. Do not leave any clothing along the trail. Your bag will be available at the Finish Line at Log Cabin Resort.

Awards

First male and female runner in each distance will receive an award. There are no age category awards. There are no finisher medals at GOAT Run.

Can I Walk The Race? Can I Bring My Dog?

Of course you might take a couple short walk breaks during the race, but GOAT Run does not have a walking division and we are not set up to accommodate walkers.

While we love your furry friends, our insurance and permitting unfortunately does not accommodate them to join in the fun.

Weather

Weather on the peninsula can change by the minute and the microclimate. Be prepared for sun, rain, flurries, drizzle, rainbows, mist, clouds, and wind.

Where To Stay

Of course staying at Log Cabin Resort, right at the finish line, is an amazing choice! Enjoy a lakefront lodge room, a cabin, or camping, all with the convenience of on-site kayak rental, restaurant, and store.

And there are plenty of other lodging options! Check out Visit Port Angeles or Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau for information on where to stay, and eat, and more.

Olympic Lodge Port Angeles

Olympic Lodge in Port Angeles is offering special rates for GOAT Runners:
*** RATES ARE GOOD UNTIL AUGUST 10TH ***
Use this link to book: https://bit.ly/3Eiizqh
Or phone direct at 360-452-2993 and use booking code GOAT to receive the same discounted pricing

VOLUNTEER

GOAT Run needs plenty of volunteers each year – if you are interested in helping out, please contact us at contact@peninsulaadventuresports.com

SPONSOR

Peninsula Adventure Sports could not host these events without the support and partnership of the local business community. Monetary donations as well as in-kind product or service donations serve as the backbone of these races. If you want to find out more about sponsorship, please contact us at contact@peninsulaadventuresports.com

GIVING BACK

GOAT Run donates funds to the Peninsula Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington and to the Peninsula Trails Coalition for the construction and maintenance of the Olympic Discovery Trail and the Olympic Adventure Trail.

Beer Garden Sponsors

Port Townsend Brewing Company, Finnriver Cidery, Harbinger Winery

Water Station Sponsors

Heart & Passion Films, Olympic Springs Water, Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau, Visit Port Angeles, CrossFit ThunderRidge, Browns Outdoor, Peninsula Trails Coalition, North Olympic Healthcare Network