Goat Mountain Gallop Half Marathon


Organized and directed by Molalla High School Track Team

Race Director- Sheron Farner – momsarunnr@molalla.net


Run a Legacy Leave a Legacy!

The Goat Mountain Gallop Half  Marathon is one of the oldest half marathons in Oregon. This year it turns 36! This point to point half marathon course starts at the Colton high school taking you past beautiful rural country fields, rolling hills and crossing the Molalla River. Your finish line is at Molalla High School where you will be rewarded by a pancake breakfast. Leave a legacy with this event as race profits benefit the Molalla High School track and cross country team. Support a legacy of American high school running this year by participating in the race that supports our sports future.  Could it be that the next record holder could come from Molalla High School?

The race is organized by the Molalla High School Cross Country team (not the Molalla Running Club), and comes with a tech shirt, is chipped timed by Uberthons, has both a separate running and walking option for the half, and finishing medals.

Course Description

14042_10200975936785941_993842539_nThis point to point course starts at Colton High School and finishes at Molalla High School. This challenging course has several rolling hills including the mile long Grimm Reaper but there is an overall elevation loss from the start in Colton to the finish in Molalla. You will enjoy the sweeping views of farms and forest lands through out this 13.1.

Course map and elevation

Shuttle Bus

Molalla High School 357 Francis St, Molalla, OR 97013

We will shuttle our walkers and runners to from Molalla High School to the starting line at Colton High School

Parking is free and available at the Molalla High School

Race Day Schedule1277079_10203896430757470_1221037833879365024_o

  • 6:30am- Packet pick up and day of registration opens
  • 7:15am- Walkers bus leaves for start line
  • 8:00am- Walker half marathon starts
  • 8:15am- Runners bus leaves for start line
  • 9:00am- Runner half marathon starts
  • 11:30am-Awards
  • 12:30pm- Course closes

Gear Check

Grocery bags will be available for you to put any sweats or other items that you don’t want to wear/carry during the race Please write your number on the bag and leave it at Colton HS. We will return the bags to Molalla HS to be ready for you after you finish.


Finishing medals for all racers!

First place overall male and female runners and walkers will also receive awards

Questions and more info

Contact Sheron Farner, race director, at momsarunnr@molalla.net for more information

*This race is not organized by the Molalla Running Club

Post Race

Fresh pancake breakfast, coffee, water and gatoraid.

There are locker rooms with showers available if you wish to shower after the race. Make sure you bring your own towel and soap!