Climb your way up the mountain and around the pinnacle like a nimble mountain goat! 3 mile and 7 mile options for all levels of goats and goat-like creatures.
3 mile course: start at the pilot Mountain State Park Campground, go up the grindstone trail to the summit. continue on to the Jomeokee trail and circle the Pinnacle. Finish up at the top of the mountain where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Piedmont.
7 Mile Course: Start at the Pilot Mountain State Park Campground. Go down the Grindstone Trail towards the Ranger Station. Turn right onto Mountain Trail. Follow Mountain Trail around the mountain until it joins back in with Grindstone Trail. Turn right on Grindstone Trail and take it to the Summit. continue on to the Jomeokee trail and circle the Pinnacle. Finish up at the top of the mountain where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Piedmont.
Race Capacity Limit of 150 runners total - Register Early to ensure you get a spot!
What you get for your registration:
The opportunity to test yourself against the mountain and other like-minded mountain goat-like creatures
Long sleeve technical shirt with race logo
Awards for top finishers and first in each age group for both distances
Packet Pick-up will be available on Friday, December 17 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Jomeokee Campground, 1140 Paces Place, Pinnacle, NC. Packet pick-up will also be available race day from 8:00 am until 9:00 am. Please do not arrive at the park before 8:00 am, the park does not open until 8:00 am.
Camping is available at Jomeokee Campground, only 6 minutes from the race site! Visit their website for more information https://www.jomeokeecampground.com/ Registered runners will receive a coupon code for discounted dispersed camping ($10 per person.)
Parking at the race start is limited to the first 49 cars. After that you will park in overflow parking lots and walk to the start. Please plan on carpooling if possible! Spectators can also drop runners off at the start and drive up to the finish at the top of the mountain.
No refunds will be given for registered runners unable to attend on race day. Runners can change distance registered for or transfer their registration to another person by December 15, 2021 through Ultrasignup. Registration can not be transferred to another race or to the next year.
Local time: 9:38 AM
The Pilot Mountain Goat will take place rain or shine, unless Pilot Mountain State Park is closed due to weather conditions. If the state park does close for weather conditions, we will make every effort to reschedule the race for a later date.
If the park should have to close for Covid restrictions, we will transfer your entry to a future race or refund your entry fee, minus processing fees charged by Ultrasignup.