Race Preview: 2016 Goat Mountain Gallop Half Marathon (Molalla)

Photo from molallarunningclub.com

The Goat Mountain Gallop returns on April 9th for its 33rd year. This event is one of Oregon's oldest half marathons! Organized by the Molalla track team, this half marathon benefits Molalla High School track and cross country teams. The Goat Mountain Gallop has a reputation for being a challenging course due to its rolling hills. One of these hills is known as the Grimm Reaper. This mile long hill will be a challenge, but the overall course actually has an elevation loss. What goes up, must come down!  See course map here. This point to point course starts at Colton High School and finishes at Molalla High School. You will enjoy running on country roads with views of farmland, forests, and the Molalla River. You will be rewarded for all your hard work with a pancake breakfast at MHS after you finish. There are also showers available at the school.

Participants will park at Molalla High School and then take the shuttles to Colton High to start. (See website for shuttle times.) There will be a gear check at Colton High School. All bags will then be shuttled to the finish line for you to pick up after your race.

Participants will receive a tech shirt and finisher’s medal at this chip-timed event. There will be awards for the top 3 male and female finishers in both the running and walking categories.


Goat Mountain Gallop Details

Date: Saturday, April 9

Times: 8:00 A.M. – Walker Half Marathon
9:00 A.M. – Runner Half Marathon

Location: Molalla High School, 357 Francis St, Molalla

Entry Fees: $45 – with shirt, $35 – without shirt

Race Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (493 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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