Find trail-themed adventure with annual GOAT Run

The Great Olympic Adventure Trail (GOAT) Run is a trail 50k, marathon and half-marathon that traverses Kelly Ridge between the Olympic National Park and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and is set for Saturday, Sept. 8.

The route follows the single track Olympic Adventure Trail for the majority of the course — plus some forest road mixed in — and finishes is at Log Cabin Resort on Lake Crescent.

Parking and check-in for the 50k and full marathon races are at Crescent School in Joyce. A shuttle takes half-marathon runners by shuttle from the finish to Joyce.

The 50k is the full marathon course, with a 5-mile out-and-back added on the Spruce Railroad Trail on the north shore of Lake Crescent. The race is limited to 100 people and starts at 7:30 a.m. with an 8-hour time limit. Cost is $80.

The full marathon reaches a maximum elevation of 1,619 feet, with a cumulative elevation gain of 3,519 feet over the 26.2-mile course. Like the 50k, the race is limited to 100 people and starts at 8:30 a.m. with a 7-hour time limit. Cost is $70.

The half-marathon is the western half of the full marathon course; note: the 10 a.m. half-marathon is sold out, so when registering for this race, sign up for the 11 a.m. race. Each wave is 100 people maximum. Cost is $50.

Registration closes Sept. 7.

Packet pickup takes place on Friday, Sept. 7, from 4-7 p.m. at Barhop Brewing in Port Angeles, and on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Crescent Grange in Joyce.

There are no T-shirts or medals; runners get a GOAT Run pint glass (and drink).

The GOAT Run raises funds to the Peninsula Trails Coalition for the construction and maintenance of the Olympic Discovery Trail and the Olympic Adventure Trail.

The Olympic Adventure Trail (OAT) is a project of Clallam County Road Department. The trail was constructed to be a “temporary” route to connect two sections of the Olympic Discovery Trail while the official trail is constructed. Construction of the 25-mile-long OAT was started in 2004 and was completed in the fall of 2011. Twenty-one miles of the trail is single track, with 4 miles of it logging road.

To register or for more about the race, see