Mountain Goat Trail Race Weekend Set for April 13-14
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Mountain Goat Trail Race Weekend, sponsored by Mountain Outfitters, will take place April 13-14.
The sixth annual Mountain Goat Trail Run & Walk, featuring a 5-mile run and 2-mile walk, will be held on Saturday, April 13. The second annual Mountain Goat Trail Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, April 14. All proceeds will go to the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance (MGTA) to aid their efforts to complete the Trail.
“Last year’s race weekend brought the first official half-marathon to the Mountain, and the event was well-received, in spite of chilly weather. With the long-standing support of Mountain Outfitters, we plan to make this second Race Weekend even better,” said Patrick Dean, executive director of the MGTA.
The 5-mile run will begin at 10 a.m. in downtown Sewanee; the 2-mile walk will begin at 10 a.m. at Pearl’s Fine Dining. Both will finish at Mountain Outfitters in Monteagle. Prizes will be awarded for fastest men’s and women’s finisher. Drawings for outdoor gear from Mountain Outfitters and presentation of awards are planned after the finish of the run & walk.
The half-marathon (13.1 miles) will begin at 7 a.m. in Sewanee and follow the Mountain Goat Trail and approximately two miles of public roads before finishing on the newest section of the Mountain Goat Trail in downtown Tracy City.
Saturday night’s event features music and food at Baggenstoss Farms, in a collaboration between the MGTA and Friends of South Cumberland to raise funds for a connector between the Trail and the Fiery Gizzard Trail. More details and activities will be announced as they are added.
To learn more or to register go to www.mountaingoattrail.org/run