2021 Goshen Gallop
Come run the 43rd annual Goshen Gallop at the Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center! Tough trails, delicious locally sourced food, live music, and a great raffle await you. Best of all, all the proceeds from this event go to maintaining the very trails you'll run during the race. Feel free to contact email@example.com at anytime with questions or comments. Come celebrate with us!
Detailed Race Information
We’re excited for another year of Galloping! We anticipate being able to host a safe and fun event for you all again this year. However, VT State restrictions are still changing rapidly. Rather than trying to anticipate potential restrictions we plan to update our plans, notify all registered runners, and update the race website, the facebook page, and this site as the event approaches. Thanks for bearing with us and for your understanding!
Here's what we do know:
1. We will continue to hold 5 and 10km events on the traditional Gallop course.
2. We do anticipate returning to our normal 4pm race time, though potentially with racers starting in waves.
3. We’re getting a pizza oven at the Outdoor Center! Post race dinner will include ‘za, sides, and dessert! Yum! Your post-race dinner is an optional add on to your race entry this year.
4. Gallop tee shirts and long sleeves are back by popular demand as an optional add on to your race entry.
5. We plan to have timing for you this year.
Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or suggestions. We can’t wait for the race!
About the Race
The Goshen Gallop originated in 1978 from the idea that Blueberry Hill Inn ought to host an event in the summer to match our annual winter event, the American Ski Marathon. In the early years the race took the runners through the roads of Goshen only, incorporating the ever famous and very steep Carlisle Hill known as “Goshen Heartbreak Hill”. Sometime in the early 80’s it was decided to make the Goshen Gallop a trail race, using the Blueberry Hill cross country ski trails and a few of Goshen’s rugged gravel roads. The course remains the same to this day, and has challenged and rewarded generations of runners from New England and beyond; due to its elevation profile and defensive running on tough terrain it was coined as the “toughest 10.2K in New England”.
Local time: 11:00 AM
Over the years the Goshen Gallop has been held through every variety of weather elements--from the “mud run” in the 90’s, to high humidity, threatening thunderstorms, to low humidity and dust. Always held the 3rd Saturday of July, the Goshen Gallop is decidedly the event of the summer. For 30 years the philosophy of the Goshen Gallop has been to stress the fun of the event by including great music, fantastic food and celebrated friendships.
Now in its 43rd year, the Goshen Gallop course still takes the runner on those same gravel roads and cross country trails through the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area of the Green Mountain National Forest with fabulous views from the South end of Hogback – rated as one of the best views in Vermont.
By participating in the Goshen Gallop you’re contributing to a great cause – maintaining the very trails and bridges that you run over during the race. All proceeds go to the Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center, a registered non-profit.