Mountain Goat Trail Race Returns on April 24

The 7th Mountain Goat Trail Race will have a unique format this year when it takes place on Saturday, April 24.

A two-mile race for Grundy and Monteagle elementary-school students in Tracy City at 8:30 a.m. will be followed by a 5K for University of the South students in Sewanee, co-sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities, at 10 a.m. A virtual 5K option will be offered for all others who want to participate.

“Studies show that young people have had the hardest time during the pandemic and quarantine. That’s why we’ve targeted these two events toward students, while giving all Trail supporters the virtual option,” said Patrick Dean, executive director of the MGTA.

This year’s race also honors Mountain Outfitters, which has been the event’s chief sponsor since the first running in 2014. “For the first time, we won’t be having the post-race festivities at Mountain Outfitters, so we felt it was important to publicly thank the Burnett family and everyone at Mountain Outfitters for their support. Hopefully next year we’ll be back to our traditional format,” Dean said.

More details and activities will be announced as they are added.

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