Need some encouragement?  We will be posting 40 amazing reasons to run the Mountain Goat between now and race day!  Keep checking our site every week for the newest reasons.

Reason #1

This is the big one, Running Over the Hill for 40 years! This year marks our 40th anniversary. Come out and share in the history!

Reason #2

All who register by February 28, 2018 will be given a free entry for the popular 4 Week Training Series, which starts on Saturday April 7, 2018 at the MOST in Armory Square.

Reason #3

The Mountain Goat Hall of Fame monument stands in all of its glory, waiting for you to run by during the race on May 6th, 2018 and touch him for good luck. Many people also stopped to take a selfie with the new king of Onondaga Park.

Reason #4

Brendan Jackson, his wife Jenny and their son Seth started chalking the hill up to
Thornden Park a long time ago and the tradition continues. Look for your name or
your friends name, an inspirational message or something to make you laugh or cry.
It will all be there on the road as some of our great volunteers will run up the last
hill of the Goat with you.

Reason #5

If you have not signed up for either then 10 mile Mountain Goat Run or the 2 Person
Relay, we have a New Year’s Gift for you!
Sign up by 11:59PM on Tuesday January 2 nd and save $10 as rates go up on January
3 rd .
You know you will want to be on Salina Street on Sunday May 6 th for the 40 th Dunn
Tire Mountain Goat Run. Sign up now!

Reason #6

You can’t buy the smile you have when you finish the Goat right down the middle of Salina Street. The music will be blaring and our announcer will be calling your name!

Reason #7

Every 10-mile & relay runner gets a blanket, bag & pint glass all with this years theme “40 years running over the hill” on it!  The best part?  It’s all FREE with registration

Reason #8

The Strathmore Neighbors know how to throw a party! Neighbors, friends and the
Strathmore Men’s Athletic Club host a party during the Goat that runs from the start
of your first climb up Stolp Avenue, right through the Hall of Fame Statue in
Onondaga Park.
When you run through Strathmore you will see signs, hear rock and roll and
cow bells, and possibly see some live Goats!

Reason #9

FREE NYS Craft Beer at the Dunn Tire after party to all runners 21+

Reason #10

Make it a family event! Get the littles off the couch & into the Mountain Goat Kids Run! Entice them with our cute stuffed goat for sale.

Reason #11

Come out and train with a celebrity! Our own Emmy award-winning journalist Matt Mulcahy will be joining out 4 training run series in April.

Reason #12

Nothing brings people together like powering through 10 uphill miles together! Come out and run with over 2,500 members of the Syracuse community and beyond. Build off each other’s momentum and conquer the Goat!