GOAT RUN HALF-MARATHON
GOAT Run Half-Marathon
Maximum number of runners: 100 Each Wave
wave 1 Starts at 10:00 a.m., shuttle leaves at 9:30 a.m.
wave 2 starts at 11:00 a.m., shuttle leaves at 10:30 a.m.
Wave 1 starts at 10:00 a.m., and Wave 2 at 11:00 a.m.
Packet pickup takes place on Friday, Sept. 7, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Harbinger Winery in Port Angeles, and on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Crescent Grange in Joyce. Arrive early enough to check in and be ready for the shuttle, which leaves 30 minutes before the start times.
The Great Olympic Adventure Trail Run (GOAT Run) Half-Marathon is a one-way trail half-marathon on a route that traverses Kelly Ridge between the Olympic National Park and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington State. The total distance is over an official Half, it is about 14 miles.
The route follows the Olympic Adventure Trail for 8+ miles of single-track trail and 4+ miles of forest road. The final ¾ mile of the race is on a paved road, finishing with a bang as runners enter Olympic National Park at the deep, glacially carved Lake Crescent.
GOAT Run Half-Marathon Route
Famous for its turquoise blue waters of exceptional clarity, the lake is the perfect place to end the race. The finish line is at Log Cabin Resort on the lake, and runners will be greeted by stunning lake and mountain views, food, and fun. There are rooms, cabins, and campsites at the resort (how great would it be to have your room right at the finish line?), as well as public showers, restrooms, beach, restaurant and beer!
The course starts at 1,266 feet, near the top of the Joyce-Access Road, and reaches a maximum elevation of 1,619 feet, with a cumulative elevation gain of 1,528 feet over the 14-mile rolling course. While not as much climbing as the full marathon course, this is still a challenging route. But it’s worth it! The trail is impeccably constructed and maintained, and goes through a variety of forest ages. Highlights include stunning water views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca over to Vancouver Island in Canada, and an incredible log bridge over Whiskey Creek near the town of Joyce. And of course Lake Crescent, the biggest highlight of them all.
There will be minimal aid stations for the GOAT Run, and runners should be prepared to be self-sufficient and carry water and food as needed. There will be three aid stations for the Half Marathon, and they will be at approximately miles 3, 7, and 11. There will be food and drinks at the finish line as well.
A portion of the proceeds from this race will be donated to the Peninsula Trails Coalition, for use in the construction and maintenance of the Olympic Discovery Trail and Olympic Adventure Trail.
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GOAT Run donates funds to Backcountry Horsemen of Washington, Peninsula Chapter and to the Peninsula Trails Coalition for the construction and maintenance of the Olympic Discovery Trail and the Olympic Adventure Trail.