Hillygoat Half

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Aug 13, 2022 at 8:45 AM

Hillygoat Half

21520 W Highway 31

Gretna NE, 68028


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Entry Fee $35
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $60
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10K
  • 13.1M
  • 5K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 200

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 80%

First Year of the Event: 2015


Time: 8:30 a.m.

Registration thru July 31:
What The Hill?! Half Marathon: $65
Half-a-Half: $50
Quarter Half: $35

Registration August 1-17:
What The Hill?! Half Marathon: $75
Half-a-Half: $60
Quarter Half: $40

What Is It?

Q. What’s the big deal?
A. Nothing, really. What the Hill?! is simply a stretch of a wee bit of asphalt and a bunch of dirt trails with roughly 200 feet of elevation change per 1-mile loop.

Q. How does it work?
A. The G.O.A.T.z are all about excess. Sometimes it’s in miles, sometimes in hours, and sometimes excess is simply a number. Obviously, you can’t run 1-ish miles and call it a half marathon, but you CAN run 1-ish miles 13 times and call it a half marathon. Yes, that’s right! THIRTEEN times! Really, how hard can it be? Half of it is downhill. Half of it is uphill.

Q. Half-a-Half?
A. Really? Did you ask this question? It’s half of a half marathon or, in What The Hill?! half-a-half terms: 6 laps. A 10k-ish.

Q. Quarter Half?
A. Really? Did you ask this question, too? It’s half of a half of a half marathon or, in What The Hill?! Quarter Half terms: 3 laps. A 5K-ish.

Q. Is the What The Hill?! Half Marathon and Half-a-Half certified?
A. What do you think? Certifiably crazy…maybe. Certified? Uh, no!

Q. Are there any trails involved?
A. There are now! We’d guesstimate 80% trails per 1-mile loop. What the Hill?! is now just 20% soft, bone, and joint-friendly asphalt per loop. (Don’t complain: it used to be 100% asphalt. Gross.)

Q. Why?
A. Because we love Schramm! Plain and simple. An event here helps us introduce road runners who may not be experienced in trail running to the G.O.A.T.z and our mission, and raise money to give back to one of the state parks system’s most beautiful parks.

Q. Is there a cap?
A. Yes. We will have a limit of 200 total runners.

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Past Event Dates

Held on Aug 13, 2022

Held on Aug 24, 2019

Held on Aug 26, 2018

Held on Aug 26, 2017

Held on Aug 27, 2016

Held on Aug 29, 2015

Event Results

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