Week 3 Training Run Information

April 05, 2013 at 10:46 AM


It was a better day last Saturday and many of you ran in the sun as the Mountain Goat Training series got back on track after the week 1 weather issue.

No doubt that those who had not seen the action up at the Woodland Reservoir got their first peek at the work going on and why the Goat is having to make a little detour around it this year. We once believed that this would be a one-year change but have since learned that pending the progress, there is the possibility that the project will continue into 2014. We are monitoring the situation but really will not know for sure until late fall.

One other change on the course that we have not publicized, until now, is of our own doing and we think will enhance the Goat. We are cleaning up the University section of the course to create less turns and traffic congestion for runners and better vehicle traffic in the University area. In 2013, runners will head down Comstock Avenue, but will NOT be making the right hand turn on to Stratford Street and the subsequent left onto Ostrom Avenue before the hard right into the Rose Garden and Thornden Park. Instead, runners will proceed down Comstock and make a right hand turn onto University Place, which then heads directly into the Rose Garden. This will save two turns and eliminate congestion on Stratford and Ostrom due to runner traffic and parked cars.

Week 3 Training Run Information


Week three training on tap for this Saturday will follow the first half of the course and return on Salina Street. Enjoy the run back to the MOST on Salina Street because it's entirely flat, unlike what you will face next week as we tackle the Colvin Street Hill for the first time in 2013.

Everything you wanted to know
 and more about Week 3 of the Mountain Goat Training Run, sponsored by OrthoNow!   

Where: The MOST in Armory Square.     

Time: Doors open at 7:15, instructions at 7:55 and training run at 8 a.m.   

Cost: $5 for the entire six-week series and you must sign a waiver.    

Distance: 6.5 miles miles featuring the first half of the course.  Check out the map here

Water Stops: Two at mile 1.5 and 4.5. 

Celebrate the Final 4 and wear Orange this Saturday 


The Syracuse Orange is in Atlanta getting ready for their big Final Four matchup with Michigan this Saturday and the Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Run wants to send good vibes and good luck to our team.

Step 1 - Wear Orange this Saturday at the Training Run, as much as you can find!

Step 2 - Get ready to cheer "Let's Go Orange" when we tell you. We will take a video and post it online that morning so The Orange can hear our best wishes. 


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