Saturday, Jul 15, 2023 @ 4:00 PM

Goshen Gallop

1245 Goshen Ripton Rd

Goshen, VT 10K, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Jul 15, 2023

2024 Goshen Gallop

***IMPORTANT NOTE updated July 2*****Ultrasignup has made some changes which have impacted the check out experience. In particular, it looks like many 'add ons' (camping, meals etc), are more expensive at first. If you continue checking out, the price will adjust! Thanks for understanding and we've bugged ultrasignup to get this fixed quickly!




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Come run the 46th annual Goshen Gallop at the Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center! Tough trails, delicious locally sourced food, and a great raffle await you. Best of all, all the proceeds from this event go to maintaining the very trails you'll run during the race. Feel free to contact gallop@blueberryhillinn.com at anytime with questions or comments. Come celebrate with us!

Detailed Race Information

Greetings, Gallopers! Race day is fast approaching and we can't wait! Here are some important details. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns and be sure to like our Facebook and Instagram for further updates! Thanks for your support of the Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center. See you at the race!

Britta, Shari, and the Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center Team
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RACE COURSE: There will be a mass start at 4 pm for all racers (5 and 10k) under the “start” banner hung over the road. The course is well marked. With the exception of a few muddy spots between 6-8 km, it is generally dry. Check out the course map at these links:
10 km: https://www.strava.com/routes/3088101364692110710
5 km: https://www.strava.com/routes/3088100426170462856

WATER: The Gallop is a cup-free event. Please bring your own water hydration device. There will be a spigot at 5km to fill up water if needed. You’ll also need your own cup for water/lemonade after the race!

AID: Please report any injuries to the nearest volunteers. An EMT crew will be on-call during the race.

RESULTS: Unofficial results will be posted as soon as possible after the race. Please note that timers are not able to discuss results during the race. If you find an error in the unofficial results, please see the Timing Crew anytime following the race. Official results will be posted on our web page, Ultrasignup.com, as well as or on our Facebook event page.

FOOD: We’ll serve dinner buffet style between 4:30 and 6:30 for those who have purchased a meal. We'll give you a plate at registration, which is your meal ticket. A very limited supply of extra meal tickets may be available at registration. New this year: We'll have local VT beer available for purchase. Please leave your own alcoholic beverages at home!

RAFFLE: Raffle prizes will be available for sale before and after the race! We’ll draw names at approximately 6pm. Must be present to win!

AWARDS: Awards will be presented at approximately 6:15 pm.You must be present to receive your award. Awards for top three in each race and age group winners.

BATHROOMS: There are two porta-potties outside the ski center for runner use.

TRASH: Trash, Recycling, and Compost bins will be placed around the premises. Vermont does not allow food scraps in the trash; please compost.

POND: Feel free to take a swim in the pond behind the Inn. Please supervise children at all times around the pond!

DOGS: Your dogs are welcome to attend the Gallop, we just asked that you keep them leashed and controlled at all times. We have our own pup Remy who is very friendly and may be wandering around the event.

SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS: The Gallop is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors and volunteers. Please be sure to thank the volunteers and check out our list of amazing sponsors on our Facebook page.

QUESTIONS: Please direct any questions or concerns to anyone in a purple volunteer shirt.

About the Race

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.  Over the years the Goshen Gallop has been held through every variety of weather elements--from the “mud run” in the 90’s and 2023, to high humidity, threatening thunderstorms, to low humidity and dust.  For over 40 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 46th 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 – maintaining the very trails and bridges that you run over during the race. All proceeds go to the Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center, a registered non-profit.

Event's current local time: 5:37 AM ET

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