Kiss the Goat is unlike most trail running races. This is an uphill time trial. A mini form of a sky race runners will spend most of their miles going uphill to reach the highpoint of Chimney Rock which overlooks beautiful Perry County, Kentucky. At Chimney Rock is where you get to meet, and blow a kiss to the goat. To make things even more fun runners start individually one minute apart. This makes it tricky to know how well you’re pacing, and the constant thinking of am I going hard enough? Too hard? Or just the right pace? Runners will get to see many of their fellow runners start and finish with this format and create an exciting race environment that leaves everyone on the tip of their toes.
Roughly 3.77 mile long course, 1100 ft elevation gain. (This is a steep mountain so GPS data will vary)
If you haven't done a similar workout like this before in training then consider spectating, walking, or volunteering to see what this is all about. The climb will have very little relief. Poles will be allowed. Water will be in various places on course but running with a pack/bottle is highly suggested. Temps will be hot. Do not underestimate the difficulty of this event and what it may look like to push yourself deep into the pain cave. Many people can do this, it will hurt, but many can safely do it. However, if you're new to running at very high efforts, in the heat, or up steep terrain then this may be something that you test the waters in by signing up as a walker. We ask that you don't come here and overdo it. This will be an annual event. If the going gets tough, there is always 2024 to best your time. Safety first to all runners who race this.
Event shirt note:
Runners/Walkers who sign up before May 31st at 11:59PM get an event shirt! After that it's first come/first serve on what sizes are left over. Sign up now to lock yours in! These shirts are from our friends at Rabbit! This will quickly become your favorite running shirt! Rabbit is leading the way in running clothing and we're excited to get these on our racers backs.
These are valued at $45 another reason to not miss this race!
More details coming soon!