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Race Preview: 2020 Goat Mountain Gallop Half Marathon (Molalla)

**GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY OF THINGS DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE PREVIEWING THIS RACE AS IF IT IS STILL OCCURRING . WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO FOLLOW THESE RACES ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR THEIR WEBSITES TO DETERMINE IF CHANGES ARE BEING MADE**

Are you ready for one of the oldest half marathons in Oregon? This year marks the 36th running of the Goat Mountain Gallop Half Marathon. This half marathon is organized and directed by the Molalla High School track and cross country teams with proceeds benefiting both teams. This is a challenging point to point course that includes rolling hills and the mile long Grimm Reaper. Despite the hills, there is actually an elevation loss on this course that begins at Colton High School and ends at Molalla High School. This rural race will take runners (and walkers) through scenic forest and farm land, and over the Molalla River.

Parking will be at Molalla High School with a shuttle bus taking participants to the start line. (Check website for shuttle times.) There will be a gear check at the start line and your gear will be transported back to the finish for you.

All finishers will receive a medal and there will be awards for first place overall male and female. After the race enjoy a pancake breakfast while you enjoy the camaraderie of fellow racers. The high school locker rooms will even be available if you wish to shower after your run! Just remember to bring your own towel and shower supplies.

This low-key event is a great way to support young runners and get in a budget-friendly half marathon away from traffic-laden streets. Come out and enjoy a run in the farm fresh country air, sure to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step! 🙂

Goat Mountain Gallop Details

Date: Saturday, April 11

Times:

  • 8:00 A.M. – Walker Half Marathon
  • 9:00 A.M. – Runner Half Marathon
  • 12:30 P.M. – Course Closes

Location: Molalla High School, 357 Francis St, Molalla

Entry Fees:

  • $35 – Half marathon, no shirt
  • $45 – Half marathon with shirt

Registration: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (480 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director 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 the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She 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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