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Jul 16, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Goshen Gallop

1245 Goshen-Ripton Rd.

Goshen VT, 05733

United States

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Entry Fee $
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no

Distance(s):

  • 10K
  • 5K

Type: Trail

Starting Elevation: 1200

High Point: 2800

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 1978

Description:

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”.

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 41st 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 – the maintenance and development of the trails and bridge you run on during the race. All proceeds go to the Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center, a registered non-profit.

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Past Event Dates

Held on Jul 16, 2022

Held on Jul 17, 2021

Held on Jul 18, 2020

Held on Jul 20, 2019

Held on Jul 21, 2018

Held on Jul 15, 2017

Held on Jul 16, 2016

Held on Jul 18, 2015

Held on Jul 19, 2014

Held on Jul 20, 2013

Held on Jul 21, 2012

Held on Jul 17, 2010

Held on Jul 18, 2009

Held on Jul 19, 2008