The 2016 series was a big success! Thanks to all runners, sponsors and volunteers.
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Race #1 - Goats in the Meadow Saturday, Aug 20th - 9am
Little Blackfoot River Trailhead, approx. 9 miles.
Run up to Little Backfoot Meadow on scenic, non-technical singletrack. Course has rolling hills with a net uphill on the way out, then downhill on the way back. You will cross the Little Blackfoot River twice, both with an opportunity to get your feet wet. Allow 1 hour to go to the trailhead from Helena. Parking is limited so we recommend carpooling.
Race #2 - Goats in the Dark: Friday, September 16th - 9 PM
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Tubbs Trailhead, 3.2 miles of fun in the dark.
Race starts at the intersection of LeGrande Cannon Blvd and Silverette St on Helena's upper west side. To get directions with GPS software, type in 2400 LeGrande Cannon Blvd.
This race is B.Y.O.H. - "Bring Your Own Headlamp." The course takes you along LeGrande Cannon Blvd to the Tubbs trailhead, then makes a single loop along the Ambrose & Diretissima Trails, with a finishing sprint on Le Grande Cannon Blvd. Course is marked by glow sticks. Join the race director and other runners afterward for a bonfire and socializing!
Race #3 - Goat Pursuit: Saturday, October 8th - 9 AM
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Mt. Helena Ridge Run, 6.6 miles point to point time-trial format. The trolley shuttle will leave the Helena Public Library at 8 am to carry runners to the top.
The course starts with switchbacks up to the Helena Ridge trail. The rest of the course is primarily downhill on moderately technical singletrack, finishing at Dump Gulch Trailhead. This race is run as a time trial format - a runner will start every 30 seconds, starting with the slowest runner. If this is your first race in the series, please send a recent 10k or 12k time.
Race #4 - Goat Grind: Sunday, October 16th - 10 AM
Elkhorn Endurance Retreat (597 McClellan Creek Road, Clancy), 4 miles.
One series champion referred to this course as a "meatgrinder." It has steep hills, a creek crossing, and some moderately technical singletrack. Come enjoy the crisp autumn air, great views, a hot breakfast and SHATS series award ceremony after the race!