Welcome to the 3rd annual GOATz Gravel Classic!
G.O.A.T.z Gravel Classic 30, 60, and 90 kilometer gravel road races
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Race start: 90k: 6:00 a.m. 30k / 60k: 8:00 am
Hosted by Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch
The G.O.A.T.z Gravel Classic is designed to be a fully self-supported no-entry-fee race that will test its participants on the gravel back roads of Washington County.
Driven by the desire to create a G.O.A.T.z event that caters to those who believe running a race shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg, the Gravel Classic will give runners a chance to experience a unique and challenging venue, while embracing the simplicity and purity of running.
No swag bags, no chip timing, no medals, no frills! It’s just you and the country roads.
This race has been and will always be free. With that said, you will still need to go through the formal registration process on Ultrasignup.com so we are aware of how many will be running on race day.
Each year, the G.O.A.T.z will match up to $500 of all funds donated on race day and present a check to a select local charity following the race.
The 2016 charitable recipient is: Joseph's Coat, the Washington County Food Pantry. Joseph's Coat is a fantastic local charity who provides food and clothing to those who don’t have access to them. They work closely with the Food Bank for the Heartland, another G.O.A.T.z charitable recipients.
2015: Heart Ministry Center
2014: Washington County Future Farmers of America
Again, this is a “no-entry-fee” race and you are under no obligation to donate. But we also know that G.O.A.T.z are extremely generous people and we believe many of you will want to give back in some way. That is why we are giving you an opportunity to donate to a local organization.
The course start and finish will be at Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch. (3935 Hwy 133, Blair, NE 68008)
Please check out the link below for an online map of the course. The course is a 30 kilometer loop on the gravel back roads of Washington County. For those interested in the 60k, you will run the loop twice.
The course will be minimally marked, with arrows at all the turn points. We will have a couple volunteers monitoring the course to ensure everyone’s safety. Being minimally supported, it is your responsibility to study and understand the course prior to race day. We ask that you not have any additional support vehicles on the roads with the other runners. If you need extra support on the course, please have someone waiting for you at the designated water stops.
The start/finish area will have a drop bag area for our 60k and 90k runners. There will also be 1-3 water stations on the course. Please be sure you have everything you need with you on race day.