GOAT Run Runner Instructions

Thank you for registering for the Great Olympic Adventure Trail (GOAT) Run!  We are excited to bring this event to you, and we appreciate your support. Please take note of the following pre-run information that you should take a look at before the big day: 


Packets can be picked up at two different times:

Friday, September 7, 2018

  • At Barhop Brewing 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 8, 2018

  • Full Marathon & 50K: Parking, packet pickup, and the start line are at Crescent School starting at 6:30 a.m. Look for parking signs, parking will be behind the school (not the first lot you see). 50K starts at 7:30 a.m. Full marathon starts at 8:30 a.m. Start line is behind the school (no shuttle).
  • Half Marathon Waves 1 & 2: Parking, packet pickup, and the shuttle are at Crescent Grange starting at 8:30 a.m. Wave 1 (10:00 a.m.) shuttle leaves at 9:30 a.m., and Wave 2 (11:00 a.m.) shuttle leaves at 10:30 a.m.
GOAT Run Race Start Shuttle Park
50K 7:30 a.m. No Shuttle Crescent School
Marathon 8:30 a.m. No Shuttle Crescent School
Half-Marathon Wave 1 10:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Crescent Grange
Half-Marathon Wave 2 11:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Crescent Grange

* Remember we cannot check in 250 runners if they all show up 15 minutes before the shuttle departure, so please help us out by coming early.

WE ENCOURAGE you to please do the Friday night packet pickup if at all possible. It will help things to work better on Saturday morning, PLUS it will be super fun to come to Barhop Brewing on Friday to get your packet and maybe hang out at the brewpub for a bit!


GOAT Run Packet Pickup at Harbinger Winery

Packet Pickup at Barhop Brewing
Barhop Brewing

124 W Railroad Ave
Port Angeles, Washington 98362
(360) 797-1818

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For the full marathon and the 50K, park at the Crescent School, which is also the starting line. The half marathon shuttles leave from Crescent Grange, in Joyce, Washington, approximately 20 minutes west of Port Angeles. It is required that you take a shuttle bus to the half-marathon starting line, no exceptions. The Half-Marathon Wave 1 shuttle leaves at 9:30 a.m. and the Wave 2 shuttle at 10:30 a.m. The run course is one-way, ending at Log Cabin Resort on Lake Crescent, and then a shuttle will take you from the finish line at Log Cabin back to Joyce to your car when you are ready.

The parking is tight in Joyce – we would love it if you could carpool  – thank you!!
For safety reasons, headphones are not allowed during the event.
  • Are dogs allowed in the race? Dogs are not allowed in the GOAT Run.
  • Are walkers allowed in the race? Unfortunately, the answer is no – we are sorry we cannot accommodate at this time.
  • Is there a time limit? Yes, there is a time limit of 8 hours for the 50K, 7 hours for the full marathon, and 4 hours for the half-marathon. If it looks like you will not finish in time, you will be picked up at the nearest road crossing when you arrive there.
There is some parking available at the finish line (please carpool if possible), and maps to the finish line will be available at Harbinger Winery.
Clothing can be left at the start line, but you must bring your own bag with your name on it.  Your clothing will be available at the finish line. Do not leave any clothing along the trail.

There will be snacks and drinks at aid stations at miles 5.5, 9.5, 12.5, 16, 20, and 23 of the full marathon, and miles 3, 7, and 11 of the half marathon. For the 50K, two additional aid stations are available at miles 25 and 30. Runners should be prepared to be fairly self-sufficient and have a way to carry extra water and snacks between aid stations.

At the finish line, there will be snacks and drinks, and runners will also get a complimentary pint glass (and contents!). If you don’t like beer, you can get your pint glass filled with soft serve ice cream, or any other beverage available at the resort, including coffee drinks. We encourage you to stick around and have some food—you will be amazed at the view of Lake Crescent, and the beautiful surroundings. We know you will want to stick around and relax for a while if you can.

During the race, the trail will be open to use by 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 and bike groups in the area and they are getting the word out about the run.

Last Updated: August 22, 2018