Goat Mountain Gallop

Saturday, March 12, 2022 • Molalla, OR • Course Map

Nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley in the northwestern corner of the state, just a short drive south from the far more urban environment of nearby Portland, this small rural city plays host each spring to the annual running of the Goat Mountain Gallop races, which mark their 37th running this year.

Described by the race organizers as both challenging and hilly, the Goat Mountain Gallop race follows a route that starts in the nearby town of Colton, which lies just a short drive east from Molalla.

(Though in past years the race has featured the 13.1-mile half marathon distance, for 2022 the race will feature a 10-mile, 5-mile run and a two-person 10-mile relay.)

From there, runners then head westward along the paved country roads between the two towns, which lie in the foothills of Goat Mountain, for which of course the race is named.

Runners — and walkers, the race is open to both — finish the race at Molalla High School on North Frances Street, where they also check in for the race in the morning and where they board the shuttle bus that takes all runners and walkers to the starting line in Colton.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in northwest Oregon, just over 30 miles south of Portland, the city of Molalla typically sees cool to moderately warm weather conditions in the mid-spring season, and usually less rain and snow than in the winter months, when precipitation is much higher.

  • March 12 average low temp: 41ºF
  • March 12 average high temp: 53ºF

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Goat Mountain Gallop Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

8:30 AM


  • $35 and up – 10-mile
  • $30 and up – 5-mile


To reserve your spot in the 2022 running of Molalla’s Goat Mountain Gallop 10-mile or 5-mile races, register online at ItsYourRace.com here.

Official Race Website



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